Wildlife Conservation Intern

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Coordinator | Dennis
Coordinator | Dennis
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High­lights

Provide medical care to wild animals (birds, foxes, turtles, rabbits etc), feeding animals, and maintenance of the facilities
Ideal for veterinarians & volunteers of any background
Develop your skills and understanding of different conservation aspects
Participate in environmental conservation & educational projects
Participating in actions (freeing animals, awareness events, etc)
Here you'll direct all of your efforts towards the long term rehabilitation of animals. Experience hands-on volunteering with wild birds, foxes, turtles, rabbits etc! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

This is an in-country hands-on internship program with provided shared housing and local team support.

This internship will involve tasks such as providing medical care to wild animals (birds, foxes, turtles, rabbits etc), cleaning cages, repairing/building cages, feeding animals, participating in actions (freeing animals, awareness events, etc) and maintenance of the facilities.

This program is important because together we will:

  • Rescue exhausted or trapped wild animals.
  • Take care of exhausted, sick, injured, or very young wild animals.
  • Rehabilitate animals that are fit for release in their natural habitat.
  • Raise public awareness and educate our fellow citizens and their children through environmental games and presentations.
  • Participate in events and festivals that aim to raise public awareness of environmental issues.

The team is made-up by professional vets & volunteers that participate in international environmental conservation & educational projects around Europe, eliminating any language barriers and offering international expertise.

Our wildlife conservation internship program offers veterinarians & volunteers of any background the opportunity to gain top quality experience interning on the wildlife conservation organization. With valuable experience, you’ll develop your skills and understanding of different conservation aspects.

Internships start on Mondays (with arrival on a Sunday) and interns have a choice to participate to a program between a minimum of 4 weeks or up to a maximum of 24 weeks .

For this program the participants need to be physically fit and able to undertake manual labor, enjoy practical activities, feeding & caring wild animals (birds, foxes, turtles, rabbits etc), work quickly and reliably both as part of a team and independently, have good oral and written communication skills, be safety aware.

As for Greece, perhaps there is no need for an introduction. It is one of the most popular and safest destinations in the world. Situated in southeast Europe it is blessed with sun, friendly people, rich cuisine and a truly unique landscape that spans from green forests to the deep blue sea. With its 2,500 years of history and its 1,400 islands there is plenty to discover in Greece and it will satisfy the most demanding visitor. Greece is one of the warmest countries in Europe with long, hot & dry summers and mild winters. The popular time to visit Greece is between May to September end. Occasionally heatwaves may occur with temperatures peaking (1-2 days) around 105°F / 41°C.

Typical day

A typical working week runs from Monday to Friday, with each day beginning at 9am and ending around 5pm/6pm. During this time, you will take part in a combination of the activities found below:
  • Providing medical care to wild animals (birds, foxes, turtles, rabbits etc)
  • Cleaning cages, repairing/building cages
  • Feeding animals
  • Participating in actions (freeing animals, awareness events, etc)
  • Maintenance of the facilities.

Free-time activities

The placement is a 15' drive from the vibrant coastal city of Thessaloniki where numerous events & cultural activities take place. At 1 hour drive you will have the chance to explore the Chalkidiki region which combines mountain walks with endless sandy beaches. The staff are more than happy to give detailed information on exiting activities and interesting places to visit

Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Swimming

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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, Passport copy, Profile Photo and Vaccination Certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Participants need to be physically fit and able to undertake manual labor, enjoy practical activities, feeding & caring wild animals (birds, foxes, turtles, rabbits etc), work quickly and reliably both as part of a team and independently, have good oral and written communication skills, be safety aware.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Cerca Abroad
To apply for this internship, its quick, easy and free!

We will review your application and if we accept you on this internship we will ask you to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The remaining of your internship fees (less your initial deposit payment) will be due no less than 30 days before your internship start date.

Airport Pickup at Thessaloniki International Airport
The program fee includes a free airport pickup on the Sunday before the Monday start date. To qualify for the free pickup interns are required to arrive between 9am-6pm. At the airport interns will be welcomed and transferred to their housing. For interns arriving at an earlier date, a pickup maybe provided if requested and subject to availability.


Accommodation

COVID:Due to the pandemic the Action for Wildlife requires all participants to display a 24-hour negative PCR/Rapid before starting the program. If the test is positive then a 5-day self-quarantine at a private apartment will be required prior to participating in the program.

The accommodation is fully furnished (single or double beds), with WiFi, shared with 1-5 other mixed-sex interns. The last night of the accommodation is the Friday night of the final week, leaving interns free to depart on Saturday. Extra nights of accommodation or private apartments can be arranged in advance, if requested and subject to availability.

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
The Action for Wildlife staff provide the basic weekly supermarket supplies free of charge. Participants will be required to cook for themselves or order takeaway from one of the hundreds of shops available in the nearby city of Thessaloniki.
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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) in Thessaloniki. We assist you to find cheap flights to Greece.
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 Greece provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Greece you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Greece.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Upon arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by the staff of the Action for Wildlife organization and they will take you to the National Park where the organization’s facilities are located in order to begin your program.
Due to the pandemic the Action for Wildlife requires all participants to display a 24-hour negative PCR/Rapid before starting the program. If the test is positive then a 5-day self-quarantine at a private apartment (at own cost) will be required prior to participating in the program.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$2,900
5 weeks
$3,500
6 weeks
$4,100
7 weeks
$4,700
9 weeks
$5,900
11 weeks
$7,100
24 weeks (max. stay)
$14,975
Average fees
$674 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Cerca Abroad will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 Cerca Abroad during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Wildlife Conservation Intern

Here you'll direct all of your efforts towards the long term rehabilitation of animals. Experience hands-on volunteering with wild birds, foxes, turtles, rabbits etc!

$674/week

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