Voluntariado (remunerado) en una reserva de guacamayos en Costa Rica ~ Bioblogia.net

4 de enero de 2024

Voluntariado (remunerado) en una reserva de guacamayos en Costa Rica

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Tour Coordinator at Wild Macaw Reserve in Costa Rica

Macaw populations have declined significantly over the past decades. The main causes are illegal poaching for the pet trade and the loss of mature forest habitat, which they rely on for feeding and nesting. MRN's vision is to see a future with thriving parrot populations in healthy, connected forests, across their former ranges. The Wild Macaw Reserve is MRN’s release site for Scarlet Macaw and a key location for local tourism.

We are looking for someone to start on February 1st, 2024. We are looking for someone to join us for a long term period.

This is a supported volunteer position, therefore you will receive a monthly stipend.

Reports to:

Visitation Manager


To be able to reach its mission, Macaw Recovery Network is completely dependent on donations, gifts, and grants. Daily tours at the Wild Macaw Reserve in Punta Islita is a key income source for making this work possible. The Tour Coordinator will be leading tours, managing bookings, and keeping track of inventories at the reserve’s visitation center for an international audience.

Volunteer Duties:

· Answering visitation related emails and phone inquiries, replying to online reviews (TripAdvisor, Google and elsewhere) and ensuring visitors overall satisfaction.

· Assisting in handling reservations, booking engines, answering visitation related emails, messages, and calls.

· Execution of our tours and presentation of the project.

· Manage souvenir store inventory and sales records to send this information to the Visitation Manager.

· Generate invoices and reports for the tour and store sales.

· Make sure that the tour building, and visitor trails are clean and organized.


- An educational background in any of the following fields: Conservation, Biology, Communications, Journalism, Ecotourism Management, Tourism, (or Business Management with ecotourism experience)

- Comfortable presenting in front of an audience.

- Strong communication and writing skills.

- Being comfortable leading groups and talking in front of an audience

- Detailed oriented.

- Understand and effectively communicate MRN’s purpose and programs.

- Experience as a tour or visitation guide (desired).

- Experience working in a souvenir store or retail (desired).


The tour coordinator is expected to work on a flexible schedule as tours can be daily at 7:00 am and/or 4:00pm. General work hours are from 7am until 5.30pm with a 5-hour break. 6 days of work per week and 1 day off.

Desirable personal qualities:

• Dependable and responsible

• Independent

• Motivated and positive with a desire to contribute.

• Interested in conservation.

• Flexible, friendly, patient, and optimistic

• Sense of humor is helpful.

• Able to live in an isolated location in basic conditions.

• Approachable, flexible, and reliable

• Personable, ambitious, and self-motivated with a passion for all things social

• Highly communicative; to be able to convey passion and excitement and clearly convey a clear message and call to action.

• Comfortable taking on a leadership role.

• Attention to detail is crucial.

• Efficient in work, will need to be able to juggle and organize competing priorities.

• A supporter-first mindset and passionate about developing two-way relationships with visitors.


· Shared Accommodation provided.

· Monthly Stipend.

Other Benefits:

• Great experience both in terms of travel and supporting a non-profit

• Increased understanding and appreciation of different values and lifestyles

• Increased skills in creative problem-solving and time management

• Development of an independent work attitude and quick decision-making

Please send your resume to brandon@macawrecoverynetwork.org

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