Conservation Field Assistant
Crees is seeking motivated and dedicated individuals to assist in a range of conservation projects at our field station (MLC) in the Amazon rainforest, Peru. Located on the edge of the Manu Biosphere Reserve, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, our research is oriented towards promoting rainforest protection and regeneration and determining the impact of that on biodiversity.
As a volunteer, you would contribute to various projects, such as our monitoring activities (mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects), tropical ecology surveys, assisting researchers studying the endangered blue-headed macaw as well as our local community initiatives.
This is an excellent opportunity to actively participate in meaningful, well-structured and important conservation and sustainable projects. Working alongside like-minded people, you would gain important field study experience, learning techniques and methods in an area of vital environmental importance.
Crees has been running internship and volunteer positions for over a decade. See our website blog for testimonials and more information (www.crees-manu.org/blog). The Crees Foundation was set up to promote the conservation of the rainforest through conducting scientific research. Volunteers and interns in the past have contributed to papers that have been published in the National Geographic, the Journal of Herpetology and Science Direct to name a few. Recently, a species of frog new to science was discovered while progress has been made in developing local community initiatives that help preserve the rainforest.
The volunteer program runs throughout the year. It is possible to stay for as little as two weeks, although we recommend longer visits. You will stay at our field station (the Manu Learning Center), located within the rainforest on the edge of the Madre de Dios river. This is a worthwhile and beneficial experience that will improve your CV and employment opportunities as well as complement your studies.
This program is available throughout the year. See the website for more information or contact our US Sales Manager (Duncan.Crees-Manu.org) for dates and availability. Minimum stay of two weeks (16 nights).
This is a volunteer position. You would be responsible for your travel to Cusco. Costs start at $1,800 and include all transport from Cusco to the MLC Field Station and back, accommodation and food for the duration of your stay. Rates are reduced for longer stays.
- No previous field study experience is required, but study in a related field is desirable.
- Commitment to Crees' mission and a passion for environmental education and conservation
- A positive and flexible attitude, desire to learn and work hard, willingness to adapt to a changing work environment
- Comfortable living in remote and rustic living conditions in a tropical environment, ability to get along with others in tight, close-knit, living conditions
- Selected applicants must complete a physician signed health form of good health
- Availability meets arrival and departure dates as outlined for each position