FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine

Animal Release Center: Reserve Maintenance

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Help us to maintain the grounds, the vegetable patch and the native seedling production. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups

The Mammal Monitoring is a part of our Eco-Volunteer role. As an Eco-Volunteer, you will help both IPBio (Biodiversity Research Institute) and Celine (Animal Release Center) in a range of activities which are conducted in a group. The majority of these tasks are field activities, so this is for the volunteers who like to be outside and enjoy physical activity.  

Reserve Maintenance:

This involves gardening, construction and maintenance of the reserves grounds. It is hard but rewarding work!

Besides Reserve Maintenance, we have a lot of other fun projects for which we can use your help, including Mammal Inventory,  Tree Inventory, Tadpole Research, Mushroom Inventory and many more! 

The Betary Reserve:

The Betary Reserve is situated about 6 kilometres from Iporanga. Iporanga is a small municipality in the State of São Paulo, founded in 1755 on the banks of the Ribeira de Iguape River and at the mouth of the Rio Iporanga. The name Iporanga of Tupi origin means "beautiful river". Iporanga has around 4,300 inhabitants and a total area of 127,700 hectares.     

Typical day

Our Eco-Volunteers work from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:00 with an hour lunch break. Often our Eco-Volunteers work as a group on two different projects every day. For example: In the morning we work on the Mammal Monitoring and in the afternoon on the Tadpole Research. This means that every day, your work will be fun and diverse!  

Free-time activities

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. Buoy 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.

Water Sports
Swimming
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV/Resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You must speak either English or Portuguese at an intermediate level.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine

This fee covers the volunteer’s accommodation, internet access and project costs. 

Accommodation

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. 

Dorm Room Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in Sao Paulo. We assist you to find cheap flights to Brazil.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Brazil provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Brazil you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Brazil.
Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 400
4 weeks
$ 800
8 weeks
$ 1,600
12 weeks
$ 2,400
24 weeks
$ 4,800
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 10,000
Average fees
$ 200 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Iporanga/Brazil between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Brazil.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas South America Brazil  Iporanga, Estrada Iporanga – Apiaí, Km 6, Iporanga -SP

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