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Conservation volunteering & Internship opportunities (Paraguay)

Paraguay, Pilar
OliviaMarketing & Communications Officer
Contribute to the conservation of one of the most spectacular and most threatened habitats in the world, and experience Paraguayan culture.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response rate: 83%
Response time over a week
Olivia is part of:Para La Tierra
Olivia is part of:Para La Tierra
Basic information
min 3 day(s)
18+
5 helpers
Renewals & Fees
€ 50.00 / day per person

Located in the quaint city of Pilar, Para La Tierra is a Paraguayan NGO that is protecting habitats in Paraguay, a country with a record of extreme habitat loss. Since 2010, we have been achieving this mission through scientific research, community engagement and environmental education.

Para La Tierra is currently the only year-round scientific research station in Paraguay and has been working on the first inventory of the Ñeembucú wetlands. With the help of our interns and volunteers, we have discovered 100 new faunal records for the area in under four years, frequently publishing our studies in peer-reviewed publications. We are also caring for the country’s second largest natural reference collection.

Para La Tierra is further engaged in several conservation initiatives with local authorities and landowners. We also transformed the way that Paraguayan youth learn about their environment by founding the Eco-Club ‘Voces de la Naturaleza’ in 2015. We built a curriculum focused on developing young Eco-Leaders, ready to drive change. Working with schoolteachers, government officials, and other small companies, our Eco-Clubs reach hundreds of children across Paraguay every week!

We offer a great variety of placements that interns and volunteers can take part in. While interning or volunteering with us, you will also have the chance to get a taste of our other projects so that you will be able to make lots of different experiences.

No matter if you just finished high school, trying to figure out your next steps, are currently studying, or just finished university, we can help you gain valuable experience to get you kicked start on your career path!

Costs:
Para La Tierra charges interns to cover costs of room and board. The price includes all living costs during their stay with us and a personal pick-up upon arriving. Interns receive three meals a day, unlimited coffee, tea, yerba mate and diluting juice, as well as a bed in shared accommodation with hot showers and access to WiFi. It also includes organized activities & trips for our interns such as barbeques, game nights, beach trips and much more.
The fee further covers assistance with project development and execution, the use of PLT’s scientific equipment, transportation to field sites, administrative costs associated with the stay, and a small contribution to Para La Tierra's conservation and education projects.

Weekly basis pro rata payments are accepted in special cases. There is a 25% discount for South American nationals.

We Accept Helper(s)

From:
13 / 05 / 2022
To:
31 / 05 / 2026
Not available
Available
Help Required

Help with Eco project


Hours & Roster

20 hours/week

Work Days

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Days off

Saturday

Sunday

You can join our team as a volunteer or intern in both our research and our environmental education program.

As a volunteer you will get the full insight into the daily life of a conservation NGO. You will be able to participate in all of our projects and get more engaged with the ones you love the most. Join our interns and staff members in their research projects, engage with the kids from our eco-club, go out and spread the wold in the community, and last but not least - enjoy the open and lively Paraguayan culture. No matter if you can only stay for a couple of days or for multiple weeks - we will make sure that you can have it all!

If you would like to design your own research project, you are a perfect fit for our research internship program!
You will get the opportunity to step out of the classroom and into the field, gaining hands-on experience running a research project of your own design. Available topics include:
• Primatology
• Herpetology
• Entomology
• Ornithology
• Mammalogy
• Museum Studies
• Freshwater Ecology
• Habitat Monitoring
From conception of the project over data collection and analysis to completion, YOU will be in the driver seat!

And last but not least - our environmental education internships. This is the perfect program for you if you're passionate about conservation and education. You will join our Voces de la Naturaleza program and gain hands-on experience in education, while making a real difference in the world.
You responsibilities will include:
• Planning and leading lessons, games, and activities
• Be creative in coming up with new ideas to actively involve children in fun and educative activities
• Contributing to the overall design of the curriculum
• Interacting with Paraguayan children in a variety of settings (1-on-1, as a teacher in front of a class, as a tutor or assistant to small groups, as a group leader, etc).
You will help our club members grow into Eco Leaders, ready to stand up for a better future!

No matter which project you choose, you will always get the chance to have a look at all the other projects as well.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Paraguay!

Sleeping
Volunteer House
Dormitory Shared

Eating
Full Board

Linen & Laundry
Yes
Yes

Costs include:

A bed in a shared bedroom with access to a bathroom and separate shower room
Three varied meals each day
Unlimited tea, yerba mate and diluting juice
Collection and return from the bus terminal in Pilar
Transportation to your field sites (if necessary)
Assistance with project development and execution
Access to all necessary scientific and educational equipment for use in your project
Free WiFi

Getting There

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (IATA: ASU, ICAO: SGAS) is the main national and international gateway of Paraguay

Get Free Quote

Silvio Pettirossi Airport is 199.19 Km / 123.77 Miles from Pilar.
From there, you can get a taxi to the bus terminal in Asunción. Regular busses run to the bus terminal in Pilar, where we will welcome you and take you to your new home.

Males & Females welcome

Couples accommodated

Families NOT accommodated

Pets NOT allowed

Our volunteers and interns finish the program taking away a long list of newly learned skills, a professional reference, and one heck of an experience to share at their next interview.

But they also leave behind a great deal - all of our projects are directly involved in promoting the conservation of this threatened habitat. The scientific investigations of the area help raise awareness of the ecological importance of Ñeembucu at both the national and international levels. Our projects are regularly published in scientific journals, further raising the profile of Paraguay, and many interns make their way onto the author line for the first time in their early careers through their work with Para La Tierra.
At the same time, we are involvig the local community in our conservation efforts with our environmental education and community engagement projects. This helps us ensure the long-term effectiveness of our conservation efforts.

Basic information
min 3 day(s)
18+
5 helpers
Renewals & Fees
€ 50.00 / day per person

Located in the quaint city of Pilar, Para La Tierra is a Paraguayan NGO that is protecting habitats in Paraguay, a country with a record of extreme habitat loss. Since 2010, we have been achieving this mission through scientific research, community engagement and environmental education.

Para La Tierra is currently the only year-round scientific research station in Paraguay and has been working on the first inventory of the Ñeembucú wetlands. With the help of our interns and volunteers, we have discovered 100 new faunal records for the area in under four years, frequently publishing our studies in peer-reviewed publications. We are also caring for the country’s second largest natural reference collection.

Para La Tierra is further engaged in several conservation initiatives with local authorities and landowners. We also transformed the way that Paraguayan youth learn about their environment by founding the Eco-Club ‘Voces de la Naturaleza’ in 2015. We built a curriculum focused on developing young Eco-Leaders, ready to drive change. Working with schoolteachers, government officials, and other small companies, our Eco-Clubs reach hundreds of children across Paraguay every week!

We offer a great variety of placements that interns and volunteers can take part in. While interning or volunteering with us, you will also have the chance to get a taste of our other projects so that you will be able to make lots of different experiences.

No matter if you just finished high school, trying to figure out your next steps, are currently studying, or just finished university, we can help you gain valuable experience to get you kicked start on your career path!

Costs:
Para La Tierra charges interns to cover costs of room and board. The price includes all living costs during their stay with us and a personal pick-up upon arriving. Interns receive three meals a day, unlimited coffee, tea, yerba mate and diluting juice, as well as a bed in shared accommodation with hot showers and access to WiFi. It also includes organized activities & trips for our interns such as barbeques, game nights, beach trips and much more.
The fee further covers assistance with project development and execution, the use of PLT’s scientific equipment, transportation to field sites, administrative costs associated with the stay, and a small contribution to Para La Tierra's conservation and education projects.

Weekly basis pro rata payments are accepted in special cases. There is a 25% discount for South American nationals.

We Accept Helper(s)

From:
13 / 05 / 2022
To:
31 / 05 / 2026
Not available
Available
Help Required

Help with Eco project


Hours & Roster

20 hours/week

Work Days

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Days off

Saturday

Sunday

You can join our team as a volunteer or intern in both our research and our environmental education program.

As a volunteer you will get the full insight into the daily life of a conservation NGO. You will be able to participate in all of our projects and get more engaged with the ones you love the most. Join our interns and staff members in their research projects, engage with the kids from our eco-club, go out and spread the wold in the community, and last but not least - enjoy the open and lively Paraguayan culture. No matter if you can only stay for a couple of days or for multiple weeks - we will make sure that you can have it all!

If you would like to design your own research project, you are a perfect fit for our research internship program!
You will get the opportunity to step out of the classroom and into the field, gaining hands-on experience running a research project of your own design. Available topics include:
• Primatology
• Herpetology
• Entomology
• Ornithology
• Mammalogy
• Museum Studies
• Freshwater Ecology
• Habitat Monitoring
From conception of the project over data collection and analysis to completion, YOU will be in the driver seat!

And last but not least - our environmental education internships. This is the perfect program for you if you're passionate about conservation and education. You will join our Voces de la Naturaleza program and gain hands-on experience in education, while making a real difference in the world.
You responsibilities will include:
• Planning and leading lessons, games, and activities
• Be creative in coming up with new ideas to actively involve children in fun and educative activities
• Contributing to the overall design of the curriculum
• Interacting with Paraguayan children in a variety of settings (1-on-1, as a teacher in front of a class, as a tutor or assistant to small groups, as a group leader, etc).
You will help our club members grow into Eco Leaders, ready to stand up for a better future!

No matter which project you choose, you will always get the chance to have a look at all the other projects as well.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Paraguay!

Sleeping
Volunteer House
Dormitory Shared

Eating
Full Board

Linen & Laundry
Yes
Yes

Costs include:

A bed in a shared bedroom with access to a bathroom and separate shower room
Three varied meals each day
Unlimited tea, yerba mate and diluting juice
Collection and return from the bus terminal in Pilar
Transportation to your field sites (if necessary)
Assistance with project development and execution
Access to all necessary scientific and educational equipment for use in your project
Free WiFi

Getting There

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (IATA: ASU, ICAO: SGAS) is the main national and international gateway of Paraguay

Get Free Quote

Silvio Pettirossi Airport is 199.19 Km / 123.77 Miles from Pilar.
From there, you can get a taxi to the bus terminal in Asunción. Regular busses run to the bus terminal in Pilar, where we will welcome you and take you to your new home.

Males & Females welcome

Couples accommodated

Families NOT accommodated

Pets NOT allowed

Our volunteers and interns finish the program taking away a long list of newly learned skills, a professional reference, and one heck of an experience to share at their next interview.

But they also leave behind a great deal - all of our projects are directly involved in promoting the conservation of this threatened habitat. The scientific investigations of the area help raise awareness of the ecological importance of Ñeembucu at both the national and international levels. Our projects are regularly published in scientific journals, further raising the profile of Paraguay, and many interns make their way onto the author line for the first time in their early careers through their work with Para La Tierra.
At the same time, we are involvig the local community in our conservation efforts with our environmental education and community engagement projects. This helps us ensure the long-term effectiveness of our conservation efforts.