Macaw Conservation Volunteer Breeding Centre- Costa Rica

Macaw Recovery Network (previously The Ara Project)
Punta Islita, Costa Rica
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Volunteer Openings
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Macaw Conservation Volunteer Breeding Centre Purpose: The applicant will be a care taker at our Macaw Breeding Center during the non-breeding season. After a training period, the applicant will be given responsibility to care for a group of Macaws. Depending on the successes of the previous breeding season this includes caring for offspring and preparing them for release into the wild. Volunteer Duties: • Daily food preparation and feeding of captive breeding birds, pre-release birds and supplementary feeding of the released flock • Regular site maintenance including aviary cleaning, providing perches and enrichment for captive birds and various other husbandry tasks • Monitoring the health and behaviour of captive birds • Different general maintenance or development tasks may be assigned depending on our current needs and the skills and abilities of particular volunteers Background: No previous experience or academic background in Biology needed. However applicants with a background in biology/veterinary or carpentry/construction are preferred. Hours: The volunteer is expected to work 5.5 days a week. Monday to Friday from 5.30am until 5pm with a three-hour break and half a day in the weekend. Duration of Work: The minimum duration is one month with a maximum of 6 months. Only available from the beginning of July through the end of February.
Desirable personal Qualities: • Dependable and responsible • Motivated and positive with a desire to contribute • Interested in bird- and nature conservation • Flexible, friendly, patient and optimistic • Sense of humor is helpful. Other Benefits: • Great experience both in terms of travel and supporting a non-profit • Increased understanding and appreciation of different values and lifestyles • Increased skill in creative problem-solving • Increased skill in team-communication Anticipated costs: All international and nation travel costs to get to the site are your responsibility. Volunteers pay $300 per month for on-site accommodation and all utilities. Volunteers buy and prepare all their own food and we recommend you budget for at least $40 per week. APPLY ONLINE:
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Sarah Williams
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