Rainforest Volunteer Coordinator, Malaysia

Application Deadline: 
20 Aug 2017

Role: Volunteer, Full-time
Term: Min. 3 months ( no maximum, after 6 months a paid position is possible)
Start date: ASAP

Do you love the rainforest and want to gain conservation and leadership skills? Join us at our Conservation and Community project in Merapoh, on the borders of Malaysia’s Taman Negara (National Park) 

As the Rainforest Volunteer Coordinator you will be responsible for helping the project leader to organize the volunteers during the programme. You will often be the first point of contact for participating volunteers. You will be expected to help on jungle trekking and research focused work, as well as teaching.

The conservation work is focused on anti-poaching patrols to protect tigers, elephants, sun bears, tapirs and other threatened species. Currently, there is also a research team to study arboreal primates, such as gibbons. The community aspect includes supporting a semi-nomadic aboriginal tribe, called the Batek, who make the rainforest their home, but also need skills to interact and survive in the modern world.

You do not need any conservation background, but a strong interest in conservation and the forest is necessary. Also, you must be physically fit and open to new cultures and new skills.
You will be leading multi-cultural teams, so communication and teambuilding skills are essential. A sense of adventure combined with forest and safety awareness will be required.

Accommodation (mixed dorm) and communal food will be provided
You will be able to gain valuable conservation skills such as research and fieldwork
You will be challenged, mentally and physically, and gain management and leadership skills

If you stay longer than 6 months, a monthly allowance will be paid or there is a possibility for a more permanent paid position

For further information, click this link http://malaysianwildlife.org/rainforest-volunteer-co-ordinator-malaysia/

To apply send a cover letter and CV to barbara@biodiversitybusiness.org