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Environmental Conservation & Restoration in the Caribbean
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Environmental Conservation & Restoration in the Caribbean

Causes

  • Animal Welfare
  • Biological Research
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Reforestation
  • Tourism
  • Tree Planting
  • Wildlife

Program Duration

7-12 Months, 2-4 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, Summer, 5-8 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 1-2 Years

Year(s) Offered

Year Round

Age Requirement

Open to All Ages

Participation Guidelines

American, European, Australian, South African, Canadian, Kiwi, Worldwide, Asian, British and Irish Participants.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

• Volunteer placement in the program/s of your choice
• Accommodation
• Placement introduction and hand-outs, supervision, regular briefings
• Free Spanish language lessons
• Certificate and/or written reference upon completion
• Full support and 7 days, 24 hour back-up from our local staff
• Santa Barbara de Samana bus terminal pick-up

Accommodation Options

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Dormitory
  • Group living
  • Guest House
  • Home-stays

Salary & Compensation

Volunteers or Interns receive up to 6 free language lessons every week. Classes focus on developing communication skills so that students are able to put their knowledge to practical use as soon as they step outside the classroom. Our teaching method enables students to develop four basic skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.

Experience Required

No.

Qualifications

Overall there are no previous experiences required to participate in the program. A typical Environmental Conservation & Restoration volunteer and intern should be interested in protecting the nature, biology, wildlife and sustainable tourism. He or she needs to be enthusiastic, proactive, willing to learn, ready for a challenge, and should not be scared of being in contact with dirt/mud and garbage. Friendliness, commitment and patience are among significant qualities. Basic conversational Spanish skills are required, and the more advanced your level of experience and Spanish language skills are, the more opportunities will be available to you. In order to enable deeper integration into the community, we provide up to six free Spanish classes on a weekly basis, full support, and 24/7 backup. We ask you to bring your laptop with you as well as flexibility regarding your working environment (as it is necessary for example to stay overnight at beaches for the monitoring of sea turtles nests).

To support the restoration of coral reefs you’ll need a diving license (Open Water Diver). If you don’t have the license yet, we can easily put you in contact with a diving center (where in some cases it may be possible to offer you special conditions) and you can acquire the license during your stay. Please consider that you need four days to acquire the license.

Application Procedures

  • Online Application
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