Parrot Keeper – Available Year Round
Do you have a passion for parrots?
Do you have experience caring for captive parrots?
Are you handy and creative enough to enrich the birds’ aviaries?
If you answer yes to all these questions, this could be the volunteer position for you!
A typical day will start with feeding the birds at 7:00 a.m. and monitoring the wild birds coming in to feed. Other parts of your day may include finding native fruits to feed the birds, creating foraging activities for the parrots, and repairing or improving the aviaries. Depending on the unpredictable arrival of rescued birds, you may get to take part in a release or receive new birds into the aviaries. You will also be expected to be involved in other research, conservation, or outreach activities, depending on Echo’s activities while you are here.
Plant Conservationist – Available from September Yearly
Is a day filled with being outdoors, potting plants and watering trees your idea of fun?
Do you love to garden and have a knack for learning different types of plants ?
Are you prepared to really get your hands dirty, measurement trees and maintaining trails and trimming branches?
Do you want to gain practical experience in botanical work while also learning about conservation management and helping to make the world a better place?
If so this could be a perfect position for you!
Daytime Volunteer Positions
Are you on Bonaire and want to help protect this unique and special place but don’t have a lot of time to commit to it? No worries, we have regular morning and afternoon projects which could use your help! If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at least a day in advance so that we can coordinate your visit and volunteering.
We’re always interested to hear from good people! If you have an interest in plants and/or birds, like the outdoors and hard work, or have skills you think could be handy (such as welding, gardening, mechanics, and carpentry, to name a few) then please contact us via the application form. We may have a need you’d be perfect for!
Applicants must be highly motivated, physically and mentally fit, and able to work independently or as part of a team.
Before applying please read through our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about volunteering with us.