Short term Volunteer Field Assistant

Employer
Tambopata Macaw Project Coordinator
Location
Peru (PE)
Salary
Volunteer
Posted
Feb 18, 2018
Closes
May 18, 2018
Ref
2018-2
Employment Type
Volunteer
Salary Type
Unpaid

Tambopata Macaw Project

http://vetmed.tamu.edu/macawproject

Would you like to live in the middle of the amazon rainforest as part of a fantastic multicultural team while helping to preserve wild macaws? Add to that learning a new set of skills and great field experience at one of the longest running parrot projects in the Americas.

If this sounds good to you, come and join our team of dedicated volunteers!! 

Short term volunteer assistant preferred stay

15 to 30 days

General requirements:

Volunteers should be self-disciplined, responsible, enthusiastic, and patient. You should also be able to tolerate moderate insect levels, and hot weather (85-90F/30-33C with high humidity). You must also be able to get along well with others in a remote field setting.

Additional requirements:

Average physical condition, able to walk 2 km over moderate terrain, good sense of observing animals, ability to stay seated for long periods of time, some background knowledge of birds in general.

Volunteer activities:

These assistants will be quickly trained to identify all the local parrots by sight and become experts at clay lick monitoring and macaw nest observation with video camera systems (Nov – Mar). Due to the short length of stay, volunteers will have only minimal involvement in activities requiring higher training levels like parrot censuses and tree climbing. Assistants will also help with data entry.

Qualifications:

(1) Some background knowledge of birds in general.

(2) Good sense of observing animals,

(3) Capacity of stay seated for long periods of time,

(4) Some knowledge of Spanish (not required but helpful)  Costs:

Costs

Volunteers must pay their transportation to Peru (Puerto Maldonado City) and a fee of $40 per day to cover the cost of food and lodging

How to apply:

To apply please send an email to proyectoguacamayo@gmail.com  This email should contain the following:

 1.A letter of interest explaining why you are want to work on the project

 2.Your CV or resume

 3.Email addresses for at least 3 references

 4.The range of dates when you will be available and how long you can participate. For example you may say something like “any 60 day period between March and July 2013”.

For more information please check:  http://vetmed.tamu.edu/macawproject/volunteer

Short term volunteer assistant (12 to 30 day stay preferred)

General requirements:

Volunteers should be self-disciplined, responsible, enthusiastic, and patient. You should also be able to tolerate moderate insect levels, and hot weather (85-90F/30-33C with high humidity). You must also be able to get along well with others in a remote field setting.

Additional requirements:

Average physical condition, able to walk 2 km over moderate terrain, good sense of observing animals, ability to stay seated for long periods of time, some background knowledge of birds in general.

Volunteer activities:

These assistants will be quickly trained to identify all the local parrots by sight and become experts at clay lick monitoring and macaw nest observation with video camera systems (Nov – Mar). Due to the short length of stay, volunteers will have only minimal involvement in activities requiring higher training levels like parrot censuses and tree climbing. Assistants will also help with data entry.

Qualifications:

(1) Some background knowledge of birds in general.

(2) Good sense of observing animals,

(3) Capacity of stay seated for long periods of time,

(4) Some knowledge of Spanish (not required but helpful)  Costs:

Costs

Volunteers must pay their transportation to Peru (Puerto Maldonado City) and a fee of $40 per day to cover the cost of food and lodging

How to apply:

To apply please send an email to proyectoguacamayo@gmail.com  This email should contain the following:

 1.A letter of interest explaining why you are want to work on the project

 2.Your CV or resume

 3.Email addresses for at least 3 references

 4.The range of dates when you will be available and how long you can participate. For example you may say something like “any 60 day period between March and July 2013”.

For more information please check:  http://vetmed.tamu.edu/macawproject/volunteer

The Tambopata Macaw Project is a long term research project on the ecology and conservation of macaws and parrots in the lowlands of southeastern Peru under the direction of Dr. Donald Brightsmith of the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center at Texas A&M University. This project has been working with wildlife and local communities since 1989. A long history of dedicated research and monitoring has provided many insights into various aspects of parrot and wildlife of south eastern Peru. We are always looking to collaborate with anyone with a passion for conservation and biology