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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

Dates

All year

Age Range

18 to 80

This Program is open to

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

Cost in USD

Aldeas de Paz works hard to keep the required financial contribution to an absolute minimum and to offer financial transparency by practicing an open book policy. The calculation of your financial contribution or donation is set up so that the longer you stay the less you give per week. We do this to encourage longer stays, recognizing that longer stays lead to more significant volunteer work and more energy contributed in the form of donated time in place of money! The minimum contribution starts at € 100 per week including double room accommodation at our Aldeas de Paz Guesthouse. Add € 25 to the rate per week for a single room, add € 35 to the rate per week for a fully equipped studio apartment. Minimum donation for the Host Family stay is € 180 per week and includes a private bedroom and two meals (breakfast and lunch or dinner). Please contact us for more information about costs and benefits.

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 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 six free Spanish classes on a weekly basis, full support, and 24/7 back up. 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 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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