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Caribbean Conservation in Belize

Pays d’action: Belize, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d’activité: Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires, Ecovolontariat
Join an award-winning conservation team to monitor and collect data on native mammal, amphibian and bird species. These research findings are used to guide the management of these protected areas. Explore the rainforest, coral reefs and beautiful beaches in Belize in your free time.



Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

Volunteer role at the project:

Volunteers spend their time at one or both research bases; Creek Base or River Base, depending on the needs of the project at the time.

Each day will differ and all conservation activities are weather dependent, but volunteer tasks can include:

Creek Base

  • Transects to monitor mammals and birds
  • Yellow-headed parrot raising (if required) and monitoring
  • Camera trap downloads and monitoring
  • Monitoring manatees from boats
  • Amphibian monitoring
  • Cutting areas of transect
  • Fire management
  • Construction (if needed
  • Data input

River Base

  • Transects to monitor mammals and birds
  • Hicatee turtle tracking
  • Camera trap downloads and monitoring
  • Reforestation
  • Education outreach
  • Amphibian monitoring
  • Cutting areas of transect
  • Maintaining nature trails
  • Construction (if needed
  • Data input

How the project is making a difference:

The project is part of a leading non-profit organisation which has the management responsibility for three protected areas and takes a community centred approach to all conservation and development work. They encourage sustainable use of resources within the local community.

Why volunteers are needed:

Volunteers enable the project to sustain and expand its vital conservation and development efforts by having more people out in the field. Volunteers carry out important field research, education and conservation actions that are making a significant contribution to the project’s mission: protecting wildlife and its habitats, raising awareness, empowering local communities and sustaining natural resources. This means all our volunteer activities make a real contribution to the management of these spectacular areas and benefit the people who live closest to them.

The research and monitoring carried out by volunteers contributes directly to the ongoing, programmed activities at the project. Volunteers work alongside scientists, rangers, and field staff to gather and analyse data, assist in the protection of vulnerable and endangered species, and to achieve sustainable conservation results in protected areas of the Maya Mountain Marine Corridor. The work of volunteers makes an invaluable contribution to fulfilling this mission.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

We are an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001. Volunteers are needed from 2 - 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care, education, teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Asia, Africa and Central & South America.

In this time of uncertainty during the current Coronavirus outbreak, we are monitoring the global situation closely in conjunction with the UK FCO and our local teams on the ground. The health and safety of our volunteers is our primary concern and we will only restart placements when it’s safe to do so. It’s not yet clear when this will be but we aren’t accepting new bookings for placements before 1 August 2020.

We want to reassure volunteers that you can feel confident booking an overseas volunteering placement with us and we have introduced extra flexibility to help with this.

Flexible payment terms
We are giving added flexibility on payments. Normally we ask for final payment by 8 weeks before start date, but we are reducing this to 1 month before start date for placements with start dates in 2020. This takes some pressure off volunteers and allows us to see how the situation evolves over the coming months.

Flexible date changes
If any of our volunteers want or need to reschedule (regardless of whether it is related to Coronavirus or not!), we are happy to reschedule for up to 18 months. You just need to let us know 1 month or more before your placement date and it can be open ended if you aren’t sure when you want to reschedule to. We are keeping this free of charge for maximum flexibility!

Booking flights – wait for now
We normally recommend that volunteers book flights as soon as possible after their placement is confirmed to secure the best deals, but with the current uncertainty, it’s best to wait until travel restrictions are lifted and the airlines can confirm their schedules before booking flights and making other arrangements.

We’d love to help organise your next volunteer adventure, ready for when the world has returned to some kind of normality!
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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Belize, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d'activité :
Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires,Ecovolontariat
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 3 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 1630 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 2570 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 4440 €
3 mois : 6310 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
This project is closed for 2 weeks over Christmas each year.
Age minimum :
18 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle
Maîtrise de langues :
Volunteers must be confident communicating in English
Qualifications particulières :
Volunteers do not need any previous experience in the field of conservation but must be fit and healthy in order to complete the volunteer role.
Hébergement & repas :
At the homestay volunteers have their own room or share a room with one other volunteer (on a single sex basis). Accommodation at the research base is simple; all rooms are shared and basic, but clean and comfortable and have fans. The bathroom facilities are shared.All main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included during the placement.

Obtenir plus d’informations gratuitement

  • Recevez immédiatement un e-mail avec le site web et le n° de téléphone de l’organisation de volontariat
  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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