Park Ranger in Forest of Orchids Nature Reserve

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The experience

According to your abilities and preferences, your tasks can be: -Sewing foreing trees and replace them planting native trees-Gardening (f.e.mantenaince of the gardens and the orchids and trees planted in the forest)-Upgrade the eco-trails (signalization, railing) -Crafting of specific structures (f.e. birding tower, plant-table) Please tell us if you have special skills that can be helpful to our initiative and are not contemplated.


What you offer

32 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!


Requirements

Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish

Over 21 years old

Be from outside Colombia

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We are a Nature Reserve and non-profit initiative for the study, in-vitro reproduction and reintroduction in nature of native Colombian orchid species. As advocates of the nature conservation, we initiated a process of ecological restoration in the area and socialize about the native fauna and flora trough different media (talks, leaflets, videos). As means achieve our objectives, we offer lodging in two cabins, all the buildings on the property are eco-friendly. We also offer birding and orchid watching tours, and orchid culture courses. We are located in an Andean mountain at 2700 MAMSL, 5 minutes away from the town of Tenjo - Cundinamarca and a 45 minute drive away from the capital city of Colombia, Bogotá. Surrounded by places of religious importance for our indigenous ancestors and rupestrian art as a reminder of them.


Activities & Shift

According to your abilities and preferences informed in the interview, your tasks can be:

-Sewing foreing trees and replace them planting native trees.
-Gardening (f.e.mantenaince of the gardens and the orchids and trees planted in the forest, cut the grass)
-Upgrade the eco-trails (signalization, railing)
-Crafting of specific structures (f.e. birding tower, plant-table)
-Maintenance (f.e. painting, fixed and repair orchidarium and cabin structure)

Please tell us if you have special skills that can be helpful to our initiative and are not contemplated. We'll rather have you enjoy your volunteer work e.g. landscaping, cooking for the team, crow funding, video maker...


Rules

- Age 21 or older
- Respectful of different ways of living
- Willing to respect and connect to nature
- Have an appropriate travel-insurance
- Have an appropriate travel visa
- Our volunteers will not be allowed to remain in our property under alcoholic intoxication or consuming illegal substances
- Allergy warning: We have two dogs. Please inform us beforehand of any allergies.
- It is not allowed to take or leave flora or fauna.
- Having been vaccinated for covid 19
- Face mask & social distancing
-Only foreing volunteers.