"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." 

Margaret Mead

ABOUT US

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Requirements for Volunteers.

 

Months AVAILABLE: 2021 January, May, June, July, August and September.

Deadline for January Applications 20 November 2020.

Deadline for May-June Applications April 30th 2021

Deadline for July-September Applications May 15th, 2021

 

Volunteer positions are limited to 6 individuals per month. 

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Follow your instructor's indications at any time and procedures related to the task assigned to your person.

  • Perform data analysis and assist with preparing scientific publications, grants applications, etc.

  • Create outreach materials for schools, and communities about marine megafauna and wider marine conservation.

  • Maintain equipment and contribute to keeping accommodation facilities clean and in order.

  • Conduct fisheries surveys.

  • Conduct interviews with local community stakeholders connected with mobulid rays, marine debris and others.

 Requirements:

  •  Minimum 21 years old.

  • The commitment of a minimum of 1 month of the program.

  • Environmental or conservation of previous work experience.

  • Excellent swimming and snorkeling skills.

  • Willing to work sporadic and occasionally long hours on a boat (it is very sunny and hot during those months).

  • Strong passion for marine ecosystems/ manta rays/ conservation/education.

  • English with an intermediate level minimum.

  • We are in a Spanish speaking country. Applicants with some level of Spanish language knowledge will be given special consideration.

  • Creative and innovative person.

  • Computer skills (excel. PowerPoint, word, photoshop, graphs).

  • Comfortable working long hours at a desk.

  • Friendly and enthusiastic personality.

  • Comfortable to share work, and housing with other people.

  • Can relate with people of different backgrounds. 

  • Diving insurance. 

 

Please send your application with your resume / CV, and a covering letter outlining your goals and motivations (max 2 pages) to karen@mantatrust.org

 

Please title your email with the following reference: “NAME-Volunteer App Caribbean 2020”.

 

FEE PER MONTH $1,500 USD per month.

 

PARA MEXICANOS:

Requisitos: 

 

-Envía tu CV y una hoja con una carta de motivación de ¿Por qué quieres participar en el programa? y ¿Cuál es tu aportación para el proyecto?.

 

-Una carta de recomendación laboral o académica. 

 

  • Personas creativas, amigables y con actitud positiva!!

  • Estar cómodo compartiendo casa y tareas de trabajo con personas con diferentes antecedentes, conocimientos, e idiomas.  

  • Tener mínimo 21 años cumplidos.

  • Tener seguro médico. 

  • Comprometerse con el programa por lo menos un mes.

  • Excelentes aptitudes en el agua. (Certificados de buceo, apnea y/o snorkel altamente recomendados).

  • Dispuesto a trabajar por largas horas en computadora.

  • Dispuesto a estar varias horas del día en el sol, cuando se realizan las salidas de campo.

  • Contar con segundo idioma (Inglés, Francés, Alemán u otro).

  • Interés en ecosistemas marinos, conservación y educación ambiental.  

 

Responsabilidades:

 

  • Seguir instrucciones en todo momento y procedimientos relacionados con las tareas que se te hayan asignado. 

  • Realizar análisis de datos, ayudar a preparar publicaciones científicas y solicitudes de subvenciones.

  • Crear material para escuelas y comunidades relacionados con la megafauna marina y otros ecosistemas de la region. 

  • Llevar acabo encuestas de pesquerías.

  • Realizar entrevistas con la comunidad local y sectores como el turístico, entidades gubernamentales y otros interesados en temas relacionados con mobulidos. 

  • Mantener equipo en perfectas condiciones y ser limpio y responsable en actividades diarias en la casa de voluntarios. 

 

 *Tienen que cubrir sus gastos de alimentación y transporte para llegar a la Península de Yucatán. Nosotros apoyamos con hospedaje y salidas de campo.

SI VIVES EN ISLA MUJERES O EN HOLBOX EL PROGRAMA ES GRATUITO (MEXICANOS de preferencia estudiantes)

 

*Si realizas maestrías o doctorados no tiene ningún costo. (EL PERIODO 2021 ESTA COMPLETO CON ESTUDIANTES REALIZANDO ESTANCIAS, NO SE ACEPTAN APLICACIONES HASTA NUEVO AVISO, GRACIAS). 

 

WE WANT YOU 
 

If you are interested in manta rays and marine conservation, we want you to be involved!  Whether you're a marine biologist, videographer, GIS mapping expert, graphic designer or have other skills that you think could be of interest to the project, you can volunteer.

 

 Awareness and education within the community and schools is vital for the health and sustainability of all local ecosystems. Healthy environments and sustainable practices will ensure industry on the Isla Mujeres will continue into the future and locals will not revert solely back to fishing to support their economy.   

 

While volunteering you will have the chance to work on local conservation projects working with schools, local stakeholders and the general community. You will also learn about manta research, managing the database, photo identification, get some hands-on experience in the field with taking manta ID pictures and taking samples.

Choose to volunteer in blocks of 30 days.

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Contribute to groundbreaking research and help us unlock some of the mystery that lies below the surface in the Caribbean Sea

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