This project offers volunteer opportunities in mangrove island in Golfo de Guayaquil. Volunteers can choose to: environmental education, community service and development, plant conservation, aquaculture, teaching English, field data collection.
Starting AtUS $105 / Week
Balsa Ecuatoriana-JP Foundation was created to help Ecuadorian society in order to improve quality of life and environment. We are a local organization, conservation leader who works with the Ministry of Environment program to protect the wildlife heritage and nature reserve. We promote environmental education and defend the rights of local communities. We support sustainable tourism as a tool to protect the incredible treasure that has been given, in the Gulf of Guayaquil
The work done in the conservation project is not available to anyone. The weather conditions are harsh with high rainfall and humidity, often with high temperatures. The way of life is rustic. We occupy a unique setting with high biodiversity. However, since it is a fairly remote place, we adapt the local way of life.
The volunteer will have one day off a week. That day you can use it to do some private tour guided by community members (paid for by the volunteer) or just relax. During the other six days are looking for a level of commitment to the project objectives. It is important to understand that there is no default work schedule but this will depend on the needs of the project at all times.
1. Monitoring in nature reserve
2. Control and register of crabbers members
3. Bio-metric data collection of crabs (registration number and size of crabs)
4. The mangrove nursery
5. environmental Training
Age range, type of group
Volunteers must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance. Limit 3 people
Sleeping and meals
Accommodation is available. Volunteers can stay in rooms shared between volunteers in volunteers house (home stays), including three meals a day in addition to the training, guidance.
Policies & Restrictions
1. Not permitted to consume alcoholic drinks before or during work and in the Bar. The image in the community and volunteers is important to the success of the program. There are days off where everyone can use it as you like but less in the community. Smoke during the patrol. Drug use of any kind is not allowed in the program.
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We need help from volunteers to create real change on our conservation and volunteer programs in Ecuadors coast