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Do you love the rainforest and want to gain conservation and leadership skills?
Join us at our Merapoh Rainforest Station, on the borders of Malaysia’s Taman Negara (National Park) as a Rainforest Volunteer Co-ordinator. The conservation work is focused on anti-poaching patrols to protect tigers, elephants, sun bears, tapirs and other threatened species.
There is also a research team to study arboreal primates, birds and other iconic species. The community aspect includes supporting a semi-nomadic aboriginal tribe, called the Bateq. They make the rainforest their home, but also need skills to interact and survive in the modern world.
Role (Voluntary, Full time, Fixed Term)
As the Rainforest Volunteer Coordinator you will be responsible for helping the project leader to organize the volunteers during the programme. You will often be the first point of contact for participating volunteers. You will be expected to help on jungle trekking and research focused work, as well as teaching.
Key Duties as Rainforest Volunteer Co-ordinator:
Contact the volunteers at least 4 weeks before they arrive to confirm their arrival date and time and discuss suitable pick up arrangements and collect all passports for entrance permit application
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