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31 Aug 2017

Other Internships Parrot Keeper Volunteer/Intern

Echo Bonaire – Posted by Echo Rincon, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

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Job Description

Do you have a passion for Parrots? Have you got experience in caring for captive parrots? Are you handy in the garden? If you answer yes to all these questions there could be a volunteer position for you with Echo on the Caribbean island of Bonaire.

A typical day will start with feeding the birds at 6:30am and monitoring the released birds coming in to feed. The rest of your day will include repairing or improving the aviaries; changing branches; foraging for native fruits to feed the birds; clearing trails; or developing the parrot viewing area. Depending on the unpredictable arrival of rescued birds, you may also get to take part in a release, or receiving new birds into the aviaries. You may also have the opportunity to be involved in other research, conservation or outreach activities, depending on Echo’s activities while you are here.

NOTE: While you will generally be within earshot of the parrots, they are not pets and contact with the birds will be limited.

Applicants must be highly motivated, punctual as well as physically and mentally fit. You should also be prepared to live in basic accommodation (outdoor living with cold showers, composting toilets and solar power).

How to Apply

Before applying please read through our prospective volunteer FAQs which can be found here: http://www.echobonaire.org/volunteer/faq/ To apply, please visit: http://www.echobonaire.org/volunteer/current-opportunities/and submit your application online.

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Other Internships. Salaries: Unpaid.

Job expires in 6 days.

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