Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Estrada Iporanga – Apiaí, Km 6, Iporanga -SP - Brasil
About IPBio: The Biodiversity Research Institute (IPBio) is a place where research meets conservation. IPBio is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that develops and supports projects in environmental education and scientific research on biodiversity, ecology as well as on the behavior of species of fauna and flora of Brazilian ecosystems.
Read the volunteer package: http://ipbio.org.br/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer-Package-IPBio-Celine-FINAL17-final.pdf
Read our Newsletter: http://ipbio.org.br/wp-content/uploads/IPBio-Newsletter-2017.pdf
Watch our Volunteer Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/obbioadm/playlists
Volunteers can help with raising international awareness about the Institute and developing our communications by:
- Improving the website - web design, additional content, website translations
- Social media - targeted messaging, blogs, facebook posts
- Creating videos - to recruit volunteers, display our infrastructure and inform people about our work
- Increase the number of visitors who come to the reserve
- Contacting universities to organize courses or set up agreements to develop our internship program
- Promoting and marketing our Ebooks or other products
- Developing and implementing strategies to increase funds by partnering with institutions, companies and other NGO´s
- Helping us acquire donated equipment such as audio recording equipment that can help develop our research projects through grant-writing
Life at IPBio:
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.
Accomodation and Living:
Volunteers will stay at the Darwin Guest House, situated on the reserve itself, which accommodates up to 14 people in 8 rooms. Two rooms are collective rooms and 6 rooms are single rooms. All rooms have air conditioning, closet space and electricity outlets. Individual rooms have a desk with a chair. The house has 4 bathrooms with hot showers, a washing machine and has a fully equipped kitchen where volunteers can cook. A cleaning lady provides basic cleaning services for public areas and will provide fresh bed linen once a week. However, it is also the volunteer’s responsibility to maintain and clean the house; we take this very seriously. Shops are located in the town of Iporanga 6km away from the reserve, which you can walk to or get a taxi, where there are various shops where you can by all the supplies you will need from groceries to toiletries. There is an organic small herb and vegetable patch volunteers can use in the gardens.
Requirements and Skills: Any experience or education in a marketing, communications, IT or fundraising would be useful but is not required. You must speak either English or Portuguese at an intermediate level. You must be over 18. Minimum two week stay and you can stay for as long as your visa allows (usually between 3-6 months).
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Email us your CV/resume and clearly state the position (or positions) you are intertested in to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch with our volunteer package containing further details! We respond to all applicants within a week so if you can´t find a response please check your spam folder a week after you apply.