[MARMAM] VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM WITH MARINE MAMMALS IN ECUADOR
femmecuador at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 11:59:06 PST 2019
*VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM WITH MARINE MAMMALS IN ECUADOR*
*BACKGROUND**: *FEMM (Fundación Ecuatoriana para el estudio de Mamíferos
Marinos), is a private, non-profit and volunteering organization. We have
been working on research and conservation for 30 years to benefit Marine
mammals: bottlenose dolphins (*Tursiops truncatus)* and humpback
novaeangliae*) mainly and in recent years with marine-coastal protected
areas to preserve their habitats.
We need volunteers to help us to support projects and activities related
with these marine mammal’s species and marine coastal protected areas. The
main areas of work are related to research, conservation, sustainable
management, environmental education, ecotourism and regulations and
policies. We expect that volunteers could be involved in research,
conservation, education, administrative, social media/web, fundraising work
and other activities.
*1. Assistant in different disciplines/multipurpose activities: *research
projects related with cetacean species (mainly bottlenose dolphin and
humpback whales) and the protected areas where they live. Besides, the
volunteering will help in conservation, environmental education,
sustainable management, ecotourism projects. The volunteer will do field
work for the study of these species and office work to collect, edit and
analyze the data.
*2. Marketing and Fundraising: *promoting the fundraising of the foundation
through donations; promoting the volunteering program; selling souvenirs,
dolphin and whale watching tours (standard and scientific tours);
administrative work; dolphin and/or whale research if agreed with the
*3. Community manager: *responsible of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.;
responsible of the Organization website; email response; volunteering
program platforms control; administrative work.
*4. Administrative Assistant: *secretary and administrative work; helping
to process information; fundraising applications; physical and digital
files organization; managing the organization agenda; sending
documentation; service payments; supervising other positions.
*5. Environmental Education Assistant: *developing a program of
environmental education; creating environmental information for schools;
creating environmental information for fishermen; creating environmental
information for tourism.
*6. Conservation Assistant: *helping on the creation of conservation
programs; contacting with other organizations to try to do some agreements;
helping on the research projects.
*7. Website Designer to create the Organization website: *we need someone
who can design or help us to find the most economical way to do the
website; besides the volunteer can help with promotion of the website and
the other platforms where we have information about the organization.
*8. Drone photographer: *video recording of the field work in a boat and
from the air studying the endangered bottlenose dolphin population; taking
pictures of the field work; edition of the pictures and videos for
promotion; recording and editing online courses; managing the YouTube
*WHERE*: Santa Elena and Posorja, Ecuador
*WHEN: *The bottlenose dolphins of the area that we study are always in
their habitats so we do field trips during the whole year. The humpback
whale season is between June and September. Beside we have office work to
analyze all this data the whole year.
*FEES: * There are four different volunteering programs:
*1.* *Paid volunteering*: minimum 1 month, it's included accommodation and
two meals per day (lunch and dinner).
*2. **Free volunteering:* minimum 6 months, it’s included accommodation and
two meals per day (lunch and dinner).
*3. **Free volunteering with special arrangements:* limited time for people
with skills required for the organization and conditions agreed with FEMM
*4. **Online volunteering:* minimum 1 month.
*In all of them it’s mandatory to pay a 5 USD application fee. For more
information, check the link below.
*PROCEDURES: *applicants should check all the information of FEMM in the
link below and apply here (it’s necessary to create an account):
When you apply you will have to agree all the requirements, answer the
questionnaire and pay de 5 USD. When this step of the application is done
is required a CV and a cover letter (why do you want to come, which are
your personal and professional interests). Once this process is done we
will check all the information and we will proceed to make a
videoconference interview by Skype.
We have a donation program as well for the people who would like to help.
· email: femmecuador at gmail.com
· Phone/ Whatsapp: +593 999892591
· Skype: pedro.ecuador peterjoe01 at yahoo.es
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FEMMECUADOR/
· Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femmecuador/
· Twitter: https://twitter.com/FEMMECUADOR
Biol. Pedro J. Jiménez V.
*Presidente FEMM Ecuador*
Especialista en Mamíferos marinos, biodiversidad y Manejo de Áreas
Consultor en Proyectos Ambientales y turísticos
Investigador de Mamíferos Marinos
Guía turístico nacional y local
*Dirección Oficina Principal*
Pasaje A, 204 entre calle 3ª y 4ª Urdesa norte
Guayaquil - Guayas - Ecuador - Sudamérica
*Dirección Oficina Sucursal Playas- **Península*
* Valdivia s/n y Felix Sarmiento ** - *Santa Elena - Ecuador
*Celular/ Whatsapp * 593-(0)999892591 *telf:* 593-(0) 2386127
*Facebook*: Pedro José Jimenez / FEMM Ecuador
Youtube: FEMM ECUADOR
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