VOLUNTEER WORK IN LATINAMERICA

ECOLOGICAL PROJECTS IN BRAZIL BC-EC5


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THE PROJECT

This project is a wildlife conservation area situated about 30km from the center of Curitiba. After an abused Jaguar was found on a private farm this non-profit organization was set up in 2003 is located on Jaguar breeding ground in order to encourage the preservation of nature and the conservation of biodiversity and endangered plant and animal species for future generations. The organization is located on a total of 320 acres of land including 62 hectares of natural woodland where over 1000 species are under permanent treatment and care. A specialized team of professionals works together with locals and with volunteers to provide future restoration and endangered species conservation programs with vital knowledge and information to keep species alive that would otherwise be extinct. Volunteers work closely with animals in their daily care, as well as in the specified area for the jaguar breeding ground and the area for replanting endangered vegetation. In addition to gaining an unforgettable experience, volunteers will also greatly improve their language skills while working on this project.

YOUR ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER

Each area of the organization has different daily tasks, therefore the work of the volunteer depends greatly on the placement. Your volunteer representative will discuss your options prior to starting your project.

Daily activities may include:

  • Feed the animals
  • Treat and care for endangered species
  • Clean the enclosures
  • Help the biologist
  • Plant trees
  • Maintain walking areas


WHAT THE PROJECT NEEDS

The following are the guidelines used by the organization, however exceptions can be made based on the experience and enthusiasm of each volunteer.

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Minimum time commitment of 4 weeks
  • Minimum level of Portuguese required
  • Passion for nature
  • Desire to help others

Volunteers with only a basic knowledge of Portuguese are welcomed on this project however, it is recommended to attend the language program prior to starting this project in order to enhance your communication abilities and therefore your overall experience.



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