WhenAll year round
December 31, 2023
This program offers volunteers the opportunity to get involved with many research topics at IPBio rather than just one. This role varies depending on what research topic takes priority at the time.
The Biodiversity Research Assistant role can take many forms and the role doesn’t require any scientific background. Either you will be assigned to split your time between a couple of projects or assist in various research projects where needed. This role allows volunteers to get a feel for a range of research that IPBio conducts. Research Assistants will often work alongside eco-volunteers on various projects such as: tree inventory, camera traps for mammal monitoring, amphibian projects, bioluminescent mushroom inventory, gardening and creative construction projects and bird ecology projects.
Who do you need?
I. You must be over 18 years of age II. You must be able to speak either English or Portuguese at a high level III. Your minimum stay must be 2 weeks
What to do
35 per week
Days off per week
Volunteers work from 9am to 4pm during week days with an hour lunch break. Our town is called the Cave Capital of Brazil so volunteers often visit our state parks to explore the caves. Hike into the dense forest and visits to waterfalls are also common activities. Bouy cross, big balloons, are used to drift down the rivers, some of the river route are 3 hours long! After work volunteers can swim on the reserve deck, organize dinners, watch movies, read and go wildlife watching. On the weekend we often have a barbeque or organize dinner at a restaurant. Often there are social events or parties in the community that volunteers can go to. For more information, read our volunteer package on: http://ipbio.org.br/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer-Package-IPBio-Celine-FINAL17-final.pdf
More information about conditions
Volunteers at IPBio are required to pay 550 reais per week (Jan 2018 Exchange Rate = 170 US dollars a week). Volunteers are expected to pay in reais and therefore the exchange rate above is only an approximation. This fee covers the volunteer’s accommodation, internet access and project costs.