EVP Volunteer and Site Coordinator
As we get more elephants, new projects and an increasing number of volunteers, our project site itself is constantly expanding! We are constantly working on projects which include: farming, small construction (eg. Trails, fences and bridges), nursery and reforestation projects, routine maintenance, running additional courses onsite and more.
We are currently looking to fill the position of Volunteer Coordinator, to help manage the site, the daily schedules, manage volunteers work tasks and be the onsite contact point for the volunteers. Basically organising who is who, where they are going and what they are doing to develop this amazing project.
Staff are based in town of Sen Mororom, 12 km from the project. The work will be based primarily at the EVP, with all positions working 5 and ½ days per week – Sun afternoon to Friday afternoon. On alternate weeks this position is also required to stay onsite with the volunteers, this rotation is week on/week off with the volunteer coordinator. Lunch will be provided when working onsite and food/accommodation when required to stay onsite overnight.
You will receive a local salary, which is more than enough to cover your living expenses while here. An initial commitment of 18 months is required or longer for the right person.
We are looking for someone to start Mid to late March 2018.
- Meet and greet visitors & help with morning check in’s
- Develop and plan weekly tasks with the Project Manager and local staff, then manage volunteer work schedules.
- Work on projects with the volunteers during the day, together with local staff
- Be the onsite contact person for visitors, helping if they are sick or have problems
- Engage visitors during meals and night time activities
- Week on/week off onsite living and night on-call duties
- Organise common areas and souvenirs areas and stock
- Other duties as required, including sometimes covering other staff e.g. elephant guides
- Experience managing groups of people
- Strong communication skills, as our visitors are all ages and come all over the world
- Interest in sustainable development and conservation
- Desire to learn new language and ability to work with local non-English speaking staff
- Current first aid certificate (preferably field First aid/rescue situations)
- Current driving License (manual trans)
- You will need to be a bubbly, outgoing and resourceful person who is ready to get their hands dirty
- Background in outdoor education/farm management/ permaculture or other conservation experience
- Basic knowledge of conservation and a keen interest in wildlife essential
We envisage this position to be for someone that has a strong interest in ecotourism, community development and conservation, who wants a start in an organization working overseas in this field.
With an expression of interest, your resume/cv, and anything else you think we will find interesting 🙂
Application Deadline: Mid to End Jan 2018