ECHO Vacancy: Parrot Husbandry Volunteer - Kralendijk, Netherlands Antilles

Do you have a passion for Parrots? Have you got experience in caring for captive parrots? Are you handy with a hammer and nails? - or in the garden? If you answer yes to all these questions there could be a volunteer position for you with Echo on the Caribbean island of Bonaire.

A typical day will start with feeding the birds at 7am and monitoring the released birds coming in to feed. The rest of your day will include repairing or improving the aviaries; changing branches; leading aerobics classes with our ‘fat-parrots’; foraging for native fruits to feed the birds; clearing trials; or developing the parrot viewing area. Depending on the unpredictable arrival of rescued birds, you may also get to take part in a release, or receiving new birds into the aviaries.  You may also have the opportunity to be involved in other research, conservation or outreach activities, depending on Echo’s activities while you are here.

NOTE: While you will generally be within earshot of the parrots, they are not pets and contact with the birds will be limited.

Suggested start date: ASAP

Suggested position duration: 3 months preferred, but durations lasting 1-3months (depending on your availability) will also be considered.

Applicants must be highly motivated, punctual as well as physically and mentally fit. You should also be prepared to live in basic accommodation (outdoor living with cold showers, composting toilets and solar power).

Before applying please read through our Prospective Volunteer Information sheet that can be downloaded via this link: HERE to learn more about our field camp and team living conditions

To apply, download our Volunteer Application Form via this link: HERE then email your completed application form to 

We look forward to receiving your application! | Closing Date: 30/06/2014