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Biodiversity Research Assistant

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

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.

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Eco-Volunteer (Research on Mammals, Fish, Trees & Mushrooms)

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

The Eco-Volunteer contains a range of activities which are conducted in a group. The majority of these tasks are field activities so this is for volunteers who like to be outside and enjoy physical activity.

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Bioluminescent Mushroom Researcher

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

IPBio is looking for a long-term volunteer who would focus on searching for new species of bioluminescent mushrooms; photographing them and finding the conditions that allows us to cultivate them in the lab.

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Voluntariado at Instituto Mundo Libre

Pachacamac District, Peru   Working with kids

IML is a therapeutic institution for rehab for children at high risk. In ML you will have the opportunity to work in various areas: Workshops, Social Work, with Educators, in the area of psychology, street work or coordination of the volunteers.

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Tree Inventory and Monitoring (Eco-Volunteer)

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

Conduct a tree inventory of the reserve to understand the species and check the well-being of our forest. Support in other activites as an Eco-Volunteer.

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Artists/Painters/Mural Artist:

Brazil   Arts

IPBio recently constructed a new volunteer house and we wish to give each room an animal name, with a painting on the door and a mural of the animal on the walls inside!

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Photographers/Movie Producers:

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

Capture images and videos of nature and its wildlife to use in YouTube clips, documentaries or magazine publications.

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Website Developer

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

IPBio is looking for a web developer to add new content and features to our website, improve the aesthetics and organize the website's structure.

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Fundraising and Communications Manager

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

Raise awareness about the Biodiversity Research Institute and fundraise to support our projects.

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Volunteer Management Assistant

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

Coordinate volunteers activies, accompany them in their daily tasks and liaise with the staff to help run the program and give us feedback.

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Biodiversity Research Assistant

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

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.

ADDRESS
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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

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

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.

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Eco-Volunteer (Research on Mammals, Fish, Trees & Mushrooms)

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

Tree Inventory: study the biodiversity in different areas of the reserve to assess forest well-being and understand distribution of fruit tree species for releasing rescued native birds.

Garden Days: help out in the gardening, construction or maintenance of the reserves grounds. This is hard but rewarding work!

Mushroom Inventory: we search for new species of mushrooms in order to identify, photograph and collect their spore prints which are like a mushrooms finger print. In addition, we do searches at night to find bioluminescent mushrooms which light up the floor in an avatar-like fashion.

Mammal Monitoring via Cameratraps: we have cameras filming 24/7 in the forest but all his data needs to be sorted. Volunteers are tasked with watching the footage, organizing the photos of mammals and identifying the species.

Fish Inventory: understand the biodiversity of species in our rivers.

When it is raining support in: literature research, creative project and communications

ADDRESS
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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

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

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.

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Bioluminescent Mushroom Researcher

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

The position entails active searching during both day and night, photographing mushrooms in the forest and at the research center, filming the development process, and testing various substrate compositions, temperatures and other factors that are conducive to the development of the mushrooms in the lab.

Bioluminescent mushrooms are only abundant during the summer when the humid conditions are favorable to their development. IPBio wishes to develop a protocol which allows us to grow them in the lab under controlled conditions so they are readily available all year long. This would allow: researchers to study them over longer periods; students on school trips to visualize the mushrooms during their winter trips (when they do not grow naturally) and potentially have an impact on tourism in Iporanga through initiatives such as the development of a “Museum of Bioluminescence”.

ADDRESS
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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

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

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.

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Voluntariado at Instituto Mundo Libre

Pachacamac District, Peru Working with kids

You can work directly with the children or in the area of organization.


General Dates:
The NGO Mundo Libre is a non-profit organization dealing with problems of drug abuse and children at high riskin Peru since the year 1984. Mundo Libre was founded by Mrs. Marilú de Cossio de Gonzales Posada, as a response to the alarming increse in drug consuption in this country, especially among children.

Mundo Libres Mission:
Promote the integral and healthy development during childhood and adolescence, through the application of prevention and rehabilitation programs.

Mundo Libres Vision:
Maintain, with the participation of partner institutions, a program of intervention permitting the children and teenagers to reach equal opportunities in a life of dignity, among their family in a safe and violence-free environment.

Beneficiary population:
- Girls, boys and teenagers living on the street
- Girls, boys and teenagers at high risk
- Consumers of psychoactive substances
- Children coming from dysfunctional substances
- with physical, psychological and emotional abuse
- Gender: masculine or feminine
- age range: 9 to 17 years
Living in the streets endangers the childrens development by causing emotional instability, social isolation in a situation of neglect and abandonment, violating their human rights and rights as children.

ADDRESS
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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, Español,

Type of work

The volunteer will be working for our objectives as an organization, in their assigned area of the therapeutic program: Educators, Workshops, Social work, Area of Psychology, Street work or Coordination of the volunteers.
Supporting the community, directly with the residents:
- Internal activities (academic leveling, teaching reading and writing, celebrating birthdays, games, etc) and external activities (field and camping trips)

In the volunteer department in the following 4 areas:
- Human resources: maintaining a continuous team of volunteers supporting the organization
- Production and sales
- Marketing: Web Page, social media accounts
- Projects: educational, recreational and/or environmental
- Organization of Volunteers: Inform about the volunteer program, reunions etc. as well as in the area of coordination (databases, organizing a variety of activities and project proposals)

The working hours vary and are to be discussed with the coordinator Lucy Maldonado

Conditions

In Mundo Libre you have the possibility to share a room with the other volunteers during your work days. On your free days you will have to find another place to sleep, but there are a lot of options in Lima.
You will not be paid and won´t have to pay anything, for you will be a volunteer. In return for your work you will receive three meals per day.

You will have days off, wyhen and how many is to be communicated with the coordinator Lucy Maldonado.

You won´t have to pay for your accomodation or the food you receive during work days. But at the end of your stay you are expected to donate/gather donations or realize a project in favour of the children.

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Tree Inventory and Monitoring (Eco-Volunteer)

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

Tree Inventory:
We study the biodiversity in different areas of the reserve to assess forest well-being. In the process we can understand the distribution of fruit tree species which is particularly important for our partners at Celine Bird Release Center. Why? Imagine you are releasing a parrot which only eats a certain fruit and it only grows between June and July. Therefore you should only release this parrot during these months to ensure it has available food which will increase the chances of a successful release. Moreover, these birds are tagged and monitored after their reintroduction to the wild to ensure they are adapting well and therefore identifying fruit trees in the area will increase the likelihood of finding the bird to monitor their progress.

The tree inventory is part of a larger role named "Eco-Volunteer". The Eco-Volunteer role contains a range of activities which are conducted in a group. The majority of these tasks are field activities so this is for volunteers who like to be outside and enjoy physical activity. Not all these projects occur at the same time as various projects are seasonal. Tasks of an eco-volunteer are not limited to the roles below but we have listed the main areas that the eco-volunteer will participate in: Gardening/Reserve Maintenance; Mushroom Inventory; Tadpole Research; Bird Inventory; Mammal Monitoring using Cameratraps; Fish Inventory; Literature Research; Communications Support; Creative/Arts & Crafts projects and much more.

ADDRESS
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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

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

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.

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Artists/Painters/Mural Artist:

Brazil Arts

IPBio recently constructed a new volunteer house and we wish to give each room a native animal’s name, such as the “Jaguar Room” or the “Hammer Frog Room”. Along with the name which would be drawn on the door, we would like to put a painting of the animal and then inside each room to have a mural on the wall. This would not only make each room more welcoming but would also facilitate the organization of each room. When a new volunteer arrive it would be as easy as saying “You are in the Anteater room!”

ADDRESS
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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

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

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.

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Photographers/Movie Producers:

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

The Biodiversity Observatory OBBIO - is a network of video cameras that record the fauna and flora 24 hours a day, generating films and content for use in research and education. The dream is to make wildlife monitoring accessible to everyone by placing it online allowing with anyone interest to participate in conservation efforts. Moreover, if the model works and other NGO, National Parks and Research Institutes use the same technology they can link their networks to transfer images, videos and knowledge seemlessly. Therefore OBBIO also seeks to establish partnerships with individuals, businesses and institutions wishing to conduct online monitoring of fauna and flora in other regions of the country. Our videos have been used on the Discovery Channel and are regularly published on our YouTube channel. People interested in adding content to the database or can put the content to good use in clips, documentaries or magazine publications are welcome. Anyone with editing or digital ar skills would be of great help also.

You can work closely with our biologist and photographer to join them on expeditions to capture the images or to set up the camera traps in the forest. They can provide you with important information about what species are endangered, what are the major cause that driving extinction and the current models for conservation.

ADDRESS
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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Type of work

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

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.

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Website Developer

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

IPBio is looking for a web developer to add new content and features to our website (blog), improve the aesthetics (photo gallery), and organize the website structure (layout). We are looking for people with education and/or experience with website development. Our website uses Wordpress so experience using this format would be a plus.You can work inside our center or outside on the porch. The internet connection is very good, considering we are in the forest, and you will receive support by our team. We will provide you with an overview of what we were hoping the website will look like, but you can also bring in your own ideas. Yet we may go through a process of drafting and the final decision of what to publish, which is finally IPBio's decision.

ADDRESS
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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Type of work

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

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.

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Fundraising and Communications Manager

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

Volunteers can help with raising international awareness about the Institute and developing our communications by:

1) Improving the website - web design, additional content, website translations

2) Social media - targeted messaging, blogs, Facebook posts

3) Creating videos - to recruit volunteers, display our infrastructure and inform people about our work

4) Attempt to attract more volunteers by posting adverts, like this one, on various volunteer websites

5) Contacting universities to organize courses or set up agreements to develop our internship program

6) Promote and market our Ebooks on biodiversity and wildlife

7) Develop and implement strategies to increase funds by partnering with institutions, companies and other NGO´s

8) Help us acquire donated equipment such as audio recording equipment that can help develop our research projects

Volunteers can also take part in fundraising efforts for the Institute using our profile on an online fundraising platform called Global Giving. Ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of the NGO is critical to the longevity of existing programs and can allow us to develop new projects. Come help us let the world know why we want to preserve our forests!

ADDRESS
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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Type of work

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

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.

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Volunteer Management Assistant

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

IPBio is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to support in the expansion of our volunteer program that is willing to stay for a minimum period of 3 months. IPBio currently has 2 full-time staff member dedicated to the management of the volunteer program, however, with the increasing numbers of volunteers interested in participating in our programs we are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator who can support the Volunteer Manager in organizing the daily tasks of volunteers.

- Coordinating volunteers in their diverse daily activities
- Ensuring the well-being of the volunteers
- Supervising the organization and cleanliness of the volunteer house
- Organizing weekend activities for the volunteers
- Hosting events/dinners and providing entertainment for volunteers
- Administrating the volunteer program
- Reporting concerns and intermediating requests to management
- Coordinating group activities like Garden Day´s
- Supporting in the preparation of material that provides exposure to the program such as volunteer videos, ads and updates on social media

ADDRESS
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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Type of work

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

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.

Learn more