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Fruit Tree Mapping Inventory

Sign up for a unique role at FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine! Volunteer and assist with our Fruit Tree Mapping Inventory, which involves creating a phenological calendar (related...

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Animal Release Center Grounds Maintenance

Grab the opportunity of a lifetime to gain hands-on experience at a wildlife center in Brazil. Join us, at FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine, as a volunteer and help with the grounds...

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Photography and Producing Videos

Are you an aspiring photographer or filmmaker? Or are you simply interested in taking pictures of nature? Use your skills or innate talent to help with wildlife and natural...

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Communications and Fundraising

Join our team at FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine and help with communications and fundraising activities as a volunteer. Help us increase international awareness about what we

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Website Developer.

FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine is looking for a web developer to add new content (such as a section with independent pages describing our projects); add new features to our website;...

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Mammal Inventory

You will help us to inventory the mammals that are living on the Betary Reserve. You will do this by searching for mammal traces, installing camera traps at these sites and...

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FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Tree inventory

I did tree inventory for the time being a volunteer at Reserva Betary. I enjoyed my staying very much. It is very cool to see the amazing nature and to meet different people from all over the world. Tree inventory is quite a hard work. It includes hiking uphill, marking, photographing, and measuring trees, as well as checking if any flowers or fruits growing on the tree. It is a very important step to know if there are available food source for those released animals at different period of the year. The project will be better if knowledgeable people are there to teach volunteers how to identify different trees and let us figure out what trees we are working on.

Program: Fruit Tree Mapping Inventory

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Getting ready to release animals

At FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine, the main goal is the release of the rehabilitated animals, but they can’t be released just anywhere; we need to make sure the area is ideal for that animal, so that it can find food and thrive, without competing too much with the animals that already live there. That said, the priority at the moment is the tree inventory, so that we can know how many trees we have in the area, if they’re already big or still very young and, most importantly, where the fruits are. Most of my work was done hiking to those areas and checking, measuring and marking those trees. And since there is wildlife everywhere, there hasn’t been a single day when I wouldn’t find something interesting to photograph, and species I had never seen before! It is hard work, but it’s definitely worth it, and it’s perfect for people wanting to get a close and personal contact with the largest remaining area of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest!

Program: Fruit Tree Mapping Inventory

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Great experience

IPBIO was a wonderful experience, I stayed there Two months for an internship with my school, Imran is listening and he answered all our questions, the team is very friendly and the projects are very interesting, my first mission was the tree inventory and my second mission was to build a release center at FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine.
Another factor that I loved was the multiple attractions of Iporanga valley :
- Boya cross
- Waterfalls
- Climbing
- Cananeia Beach (you can see dolphins)
- Quilombo
You could always make a BBQ with the team
I recommend to all those who want to end up facing beautiful landscapes, has all those who love nature, animals and forest.

Program: Fruit Tree Mapping Inventory

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    10

My abroad volunteer experience

I am a French engineering student and I had the chance to participate in the volunteer program at Reserve Betary for 2 months. I absolutely don’t regret having come. There are many great projects which interact in different fields related in fauna and flora. The team is welcoming and helps you in your project.
The arrival went very well, they gave me all the information necessary for this to happen as simply as possible. I came here as a volunteer coordinator, which required management and organizational skills. I also worked with other projects related to other fields, such as the amphibian and bioacoustics programs.

Moreover, many activities were organized each weekend in order to discover the surrounding regions’ many beautiful mountains, caves and waterfalls. You will have the opportunity to hike, discover and meet the locals.
I highly recommend Reserva Betary to anyone who is hesitant to participate in a volunteer program. It was a great life experience.

Program: Communications and Fundraising

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Love(d) It!

Hi,
my name is Marleen and I am the volunteer coordinator at FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine. Before I started here, I volunteered for our partner IPBio, with whom we developed a joint volunteer program. I volunteered there as a research assistant and did the mammal inventory on the Betary Reserve, using camera traps. I loved doing this because it included a lot of hiking (through the beautiful jungle, who wouldn’t like that?) and it was always a surprise what animals we would find on the footage of the camera trap. I got a lot of cool results such as the tayra, oncilla, capuchin monkey and South American coati.

I really enjoyed my stay at IPBio and hated the fact that I had to go back to the Netherlands. During my stay at IPBio, I heard that an animal release center (FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine) was being constructed on the Betary Reserve and heard that they were also planning to set up a volunteer program. I talked to the manager of the animal release center and got the opportunity to help them setting up the volunteer program. Six months after leaving IPBio to go back to the Netherlands, I was back, but this time as a volunteer coordinator for FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine. I am planning to stay here for one year, but already know that this is going to be way too short.

I would really recommend everyone to come here and to volunteer for FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine (or IPBio, but preferably FWB Celine ;)). We might have separate volunteer programs on paper, in reality we work together a lot. All volunteers (of both FWB Celine and IPBio) stay in the same house and will sometimes work together. We also do a lot of fun weekend activities together with IPBio’s volunteers, so you don’t have to be worried about boring weekends.

Not convinced yet? Check out our website and read the blogs of previous volunteers!

Program: Mammal Inventory

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