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Help us around our baby turtle release project while having an incredible experience in El Paredon, Guatemala

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  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to the Baby Turtle Release Project! For the past 8 years, the conservation project has been dedicated to protecting the turtles and their eggs in Guatemala, where it is unfortunately still legal to poach on turtle eggs. Our project focuses on buying back the eggs from poachers, ensuring the survival of the turtles while also providing a means for poachers to support their families. Lat year we bought back over 60 thousand eggs. By joining our project, you will not only have the opportunity to witness the incredible experience of releasing baby turtles into the ocean, but also play a vital role in supporting turtle conservation efforts and the local community.

    Job Summary:

    15 September - 15 December

    We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic person to volunteer for our Baby Turtle Release Project. As a volunteer, you will take tourists to the turtle breeding place every morning at 5:45 am to watch the baby turtles being released into the ocean. You will also educate them about the turtles and their habitat.

    Responsibilities:

    Lead groups of tourists to the turtle breeding place at 5:45 am.
    Educate tourists about the turtles, their habitat, and the importance of conservation efforts.
    Assist with the release of baby turtles into the ocean.
    Collect donations from tourists to help fund the project.
    Provide great customer service to all visitors.
    Assist with other duties as needed.

    Requirements:

    SALES skills and ability to ask for donations are super important as we need to earn then money back through donations.
    Passion for turtle conservation and environmental education.
    Great communication and presentation skills. Later in the season mid November to December groups can be as as large as 60 people.
    Ability to wake up early in the morning and work for 1,5 hour a day.
    Ability to work outside in different weather conditions.
    Comfortable leading groups of people.
    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    Willingness to learn and adapt.
    English & basic Spanish

    Benefits:

    Accommodation: We provide a room shared with max 1 other person and 2 meals a day (Breakfast and lunch).
    Training: We will provide all the necessary information and training for the role.
    Opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment and local community.
    Gain experience in environmental education, conservation, and eco-tourism.


    PS: If you are a marketing student looking for an internship we can combine the turtles with a job for the hostel with more responsibilities and more benefits

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    By joining our project, you will not only have the opportunity to witness the incredible experience of releasing baby turtles into the ocean, but also play a vital role in supporting turtle conservation efforts and the local community.

  • Help

    Help

    Responsibilities:

    Lead groups of tourists to the turtle hatchery at 5:45 am.
    Educate tourists about the turtles, their habitat, and the importance of conservation efforts.
    Assist with the release of baby turtles into the ocean.
    Collect donations from tourists to help fund the project.
    Provide great customer service to all visitors.
    Assist with other duties as needed.

    Requirements:

    Sales skills and ability to ask for donations are super important as we need to earn then money back through donations.
    Passion for turtle conservation and environmental education.
    Great communication and presentation skills.
    Ability to wake up early in the morning and work for 1,5 hour a day.
    Ability to work outside in different weather conditions.
    Comfortable leading groups of people.
    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    Willingness to learn and adapt.
    English & basic Spanish

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room shared with max 1 other person.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To really help the project we need someone who has some sales skills. We need to pay the poachers upfront as it takes around 48 days before the turtles hatch and the donations start coming in. Each year we try to raise around 10 thousand dollars to keep the project running. So are you not afraid to approach people and ask them smoothly for donations while giving them a great experience?

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have Wifi but it;s not the fastest. It does work an otherwise you could buy a sim card for faster wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 481841612517

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