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|Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:02 pm Post subject: TURTLE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR 2010
VOLUNTEER and JOB OPPORTUNITIES 2010
SEASON DATES: 1st JUNE – 31ST OCTOBER
Turtle foundation is seeking highly motivated individuals that would like to participate in our sea turtle conservation projects in Boavista, Cape Verde.
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:
- Conservation Volunteers (minimum 2 weeks)
- Camp Coordinators (minimum 5 months) - APPLICATION DEADLINE 1st MARCH!
General Duties for participants in the projects are:
Patrols are undertaken each night at varying hours and in the early morning. Our beaches range 3Km-5Km. The patrols serve several functions and may last between 4-6 hours:
Search for nesting activity and nesting turtles;
Helping with tagging post-nesting turtles, carapace measuring and other data collection;
Search for any evidence of nests hatching;
Nest excavations and relocations;
Collect data on nesting turtles and nesting events;
Maintenance and preparation of equipment
Beach Clean ups
These are done regularly and involve schools, community, local businesses and the hotels in Boavista.
Education & awareness
Producing and distributing conservation related signs in the beaches is an ongoing activity;
Assisting with organized turtle watches and other events for school/community groups & tourists;
Volunteers will work under the Camp Coordinator’s supervision and comply with the following requirements:
Available for a minimum of 2 weeks;
Able to converse, receive and understand instructions in English;
Be able to withstand extremely difficult and sometimes adverse living and working conditions;
Minimum age of 18;
Physically in good condition and good health and enjoy working outdoors;
Being able to work in remote areas under extremely basic conditions (no sanitation in beach camps).
For Camp Coordinators Turtle Foundation will incur with the costs towards food and accommodation during your time in the project, and transportation to and from project sites once in the island. This is a volunteer, unpaid position.
Volunteers are requested to cover a participation fee of €12 per day during their time in the project. Longer stays will benefit from reduced fees.
Airfare, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses are not included in the cost. It is mandatory for all applicants to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.
You can download the full description of each position, as well as details on how to apply at: www.turtle-foundation.org