Marine and Costal Habitat Conservation Assistant

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This volunteer contributes to an ongoing initiative to improve and monitor marine and coastal ecosystem health. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
Groupes
50+

As the Marine and Coastal Habitat Conservation Volunteer you will contribute to an ongoing initiative to improve and monitor marine and coastal ecosystem health. The data collected will help guide the environmental planning of this protected area. 

Your volunteer time will consist of marine and coastal habitat restoration work. On land, this includes invasive species removal, reforestation, bird diversity counts and data collection. Work in the water includes snorkeling to conduct fish and seagrass surveys, underwater trash pickups, and invasive species removal (lion fish capturing). 

Your specific tasks will depend on the needs of the community. 

Participating in an IOI project in Cuba offers the incredibly rare, and impactful opportunity to make a profound contribution in a country that is in an exceptional state of transition. 

Cuba is facing a sudden modernization process in communication, tourism, and real estate – all of which will have significant impacts on the local community and culture. As a result, things are moving very quickly, and the island could immediately begin to face environmental and social pressures as a result of trying to accommodate the influx of people and ideologies.

IOI is uniquely qualified to navigate the complex system that is Cuba in order to provide volunteers with real life, real impact programs that empower the local community in a sustainable way. In Cocodrilo, community members are working with local scientists and volunteers like you to protect their natural resources. The volunteer program has given them a reason to switch from fishing to conducting a fish survey or reforestation of native plants. Your participation in our volunteer program directly supports the conservation work. We firmly believe the only way to engage in effective conservation is by working with local communities.

As a volunteer, you will help collect data necessary for the conservation of Cocodrilo's local protected area. Your work will greatly help in maintaining the community's marine and coastal habitat restoration project. That fact that you travel all the way to remote Cocodrilo to help with conservation efforts shows the community that their resources really are worth protecting!

Journée Typique

Our schedules are based on 20 hrs/week. The normal schedule is Monday-Friday 7:30 – 11:30AM which may be subject to change depending on the tasks at hand.  Volunteer activities on land will fill 3-4 hours of the morning and are based on the needs of the community. The afternoons and evenings are free for you to explore Cocodrilo and it's beautiful coastline.

During your volunteer activities, you will be primarily working with local community members who have years of experience working with volunteers like you. They will make sure you are safe and happy during your time volunteering and that you are doing work that will be valuable to the community. All we ask of you is that you show up on time and are an enthusiastic worker and have an open mind. Many plans in Cuba can change last minute-so be prepared!

Make sure you bring clothes that are appropriate for the tropical weather, so in addition to the normal shorts, shirts, and flip flops, bring lightweight long sleeve clothing to protect yourself from the bugs and sun, sunscreen, bug repellent, good shoes for walking. Also bring your snorkeling gear including a snorkel, mask, and fins. 

Activités de Loisir

The town of Cocodrilo is small but there is plenty to do, especially if you like to be outdoors! You'll have the afternoon to explore the surrounding areas, from the picturesque beach to the crystal clear waters. We will provide you with a list of optional activities should you choose that you want to do something guided by a local community member for an extra cost. There is limited internet in Cocodrilo so it's the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the local way of life! 

Natation
Plongée /
plongée en apnée
Randonnée
Équitation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler espagnol (niveau de base)
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
- Basic level of Spanish.
- A genuine passion for marine conservation.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
- Flexible schedule that accounts for the day to day needs of working with a local institution.
- Physical ability to work outdoors with potentially high sun, element, and temperature exposure.
- Ability to independently collect data.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 08:00 - 12:00

Services inclus

Services de IOI-Empowering Cuba

The program fee is necessary to cover your cost of living and logistics. Our overhead is covered by other means, and thus, 100% of any funds that exceed your direct cost will go towards the project you participated in. The program fee includes all of your food, lodging, and transportation once on the Isle of Youth, plus one taxi ride to the airport terminal in Havana. 100% of any funds that exceed your cost of living will go towards the Manos para Cuba program.  . *The program fee does not include international airfare to Cuba, your flight to Isle of Youth (about $80 roundtrip), visa, or personal expenses. 

Transfert de l'aéroport Rafael Cabrera Airport

We provide airport pickup from Nueva Gerona, the airport closest to Cocodrilo. Nueva Gerona is a domestic airport and is a short flight away from Havana. We provide clear directions and assistance for booking the flights and can provide assistance in Havana if desired.

Logement

Accommodation is provided at Villa Arrecife, our volunteer house. The house has two air conditioned bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and back patio and is located only a short walk away from the ocean and town center. You will share the house with other volunteers. 

Maison des invités Chambre simple Chambre double
Aliments & Boissons

A private chef comes daily to the house to cook all meals. We can adapt to your dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

Accès à Internet
Accès limité sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Rafael Cabrera Airport (GER) à Nueva Gerona. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Cuba.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Cuba te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Cuba, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Cuba.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

Volunteers can join our program throughout the year. We encourage all volunteers to stay as long as possible to maximize local and personal benefit. Minimum stay is one week. We encourage longer commitments by discounting each additional week stayed. Maximum stay is one month.

Ce programme est en pause pendant Corona

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
1 - 4 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
1 sem (durée min.)
$1 000
2 sem
$1 500
3 sem
$2 000
4 sem (durée max.)
$2 500
Coût moyen
$813 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. IOI-Empowering Cuba t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
Les paiements peuvent être effectués par un virement SEPA en Union européenne ou par un virement à l’étranger pour les pays hors de l’Union européenne.
Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec IOI-Empowering Cuba durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Assurance qualité
Normes éthiques élevées & impact social vérifiable
Option Flex
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Garantie de remboursement
Si l'organisation annule ton séjour, nous te remboursons les frais
Support & Médiation
Nous te soutenons quelles que soient les circonstances
Notre service est gratuit
Les frais de programme sont perçus directement par IOI-Empowering Cuba.

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Marine and Costal Habitat Conservation Assistant

This volunteer contributes to an ongoing initiative to improve and monitor marine and coastal ecosystem health.

$813/week

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