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Marine Conservation Volunteer in Ecuador

Locations

Ecuador: Bahia de Caraquez, Esmeraldas, Manta and 3 other cities

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks

Dates

Please email us for 2015-2016 dates

Qualifications

- Great interest towards environmental issues, with emphasis on marine 
conservation
- Ability to learn sampling techniques and to apply them satisfactorily in the field 
- Predisposition to camp and patrol beaches during the day and night.
- A careful and responsible person who can assist EA’s staff with data collection of 
great importance.
- Predisposition to assist EA’s staff with environmental education activities.
- Predisposition to walk beaches collecting trash.
- To work under the sun
- To work within water
- Patient and hard working 
- Enthusiastic
- Ability to work by yourself or as part of a team.
- Willingness to learn about the environment and local people. 

Minimum Education

Bachelors

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

USD 675 four weeks

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

* Accommodation in a volunteers house in Puerto Lopez (shared bedrooms, water, and kitchen)
* 3 meals per day (in restaurants or in the volunteer house)
* Volunteer certificate

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Cooking
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Parks
  • Public Health
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Water Projects

Typical Volunteer

- Diurnal and nocturnal patrols of beaches inside and outside the PNM - Measurement and tagging of turtles - Egg counting and nest tagging - Planning of activities for the Ecoclub. - Preparation of environmental education activities for schools in Puerto López. - Planning and execution of communication & diffusion activities to the local people.

Age Range

From 20 to 40 years old

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 5

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application