[Jobs] EVACC needs volunteers to help save frogs in Panama!
kevinz at amphibianark.org
Wed Mar 21 06:00:53 EST 2012
*Volunteer help is urgently needed at the El Valle Amphibian Conservation
Due to changes in administrative organization, EVACC has several vacant
keeper positions that cannot be filled currently, possibly until May. To
ensure that rescued amphibians are adequately cared for in the transition,
EVACC is seeking volunteers to help with the following tasks:
1. *Assist in the maintenance and basic husbandry of the invertebrate
We have eight different inverts currently at EVACC. We are not asking for
people to change our system, we will have our protocols all written up and
available for volunteers to thumb through before accepting the position.
We are always willing to listen to ideas for improving our existing
systems, however volunteers must understand that this is not an institution
in the United States and our available resources and environmental
conditions are very different from what they may be used to in their
2. *Assist in the husbandry and maintenance of the public exhibition area.
The exhibition area needs some help with cleaning and basic husbandry.
1. A minimum 2-week commitment is preferred. Less than this and the cost
of training outweighs the benefit of the help.
2. EVACC staff cannot provide airport pick-up service. A volunteer would
need a little 'spirit of adventure' to get a taxi from the airport to the
bus station to catch a bus to El Valle. EVACC staff can help make
arrangements if an overnight stay is needed in Panama City coming in or
3. EVACC will provide lodging. The project house has clean mattresses,
sheets, and towels available for the volunteers. The house is located
about 2 km away from the facility, walking, taking a taxi and taking the
local bus are options of transportation in and around El Valle. The house
also has an equipped kitchen. WiFi internet is also available at the house.
4. Food is not included.
If you are able to help, please contact Paul Crump ASAP
pcrump at houstonzoo.org.
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