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Volunteer with Dolphins & Whales

Mozambique

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Dolphin Encountours Research Center in support of DolphinCare was founded in 1994! The project was established to fund the longterm monitoring of marine mammals in Mozambique through educational and ethical marine mammal eco-tourism.Volunteer programs are based on a 4 week stay and are designed for those that would like to gain more knowledge and field experience in the marine environment - with a focus on wild dolphins, whales and turtles (depending on your chosen period) and incorporates ethical marine mammal tourism protocols as standard practice.  The primary focus of volunteers is working together with encountour participants and dolphins! Your time will be spent working on board Avalon, ensuring all participants get the best possible experience while in our hands. Volunteers help out with educational briefings, fielding questions, preparing and assisting participants in the water and working closely with our focal species. Avalon launches 1 - 5 times a day depending on season and volunteers will have the opportunity of collecting data, taking fin identification pictures, entering data and working with the reconstruction of cetaceans that have been collected through the Stranding Project. Volunteers may be called upon to assist inter/s in their specific field of research.

 

 

Organisation
Dolphin Encountours Research Center

Project title
Volunteer with Dolphins & Whales

Project location
Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique

Contact
Angie Gullan

Period
Year round

Languages
Fluent in English, Portuguese a bonus

Who can volunteer?
Adults of both sexes 18+

Commitment
4 weeks

Cost
30 nights costs R19 642. Includes: accommodation, basic meals (2 per day), training for specific tasks, DolphinCare contribution, field trips (3 per week - weather dependent), mentoring by the Dolphin Team, Dolphin Pack (t-shirts to be worn on duty, certificate of attendance, pictures & dolphin diaries from your stay), information on our dolphins, research & interesting reference papers.

Notes
While a biology background is an asset, it is not a requirement for volunteers (any necessary training will be on the job). Volunteers should be computer literate, a team player with people skills, not afraid of hard work and be in good physical health, and comfortable on/around the ocean.

How to apply
Please complete the online application form.

Please mention volunteer4africa.org when responding to this ad.

Website
www.dolphinencountours.org

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