UCC Works Skills Centre Ambassadors
UCC Works Award Programme 2017-2018
Requirements:18+ Positive Attitude, Able to swim
There’s no better way to gain marine conservation / education experience, meet new friends and get a great tan than joining this amazing programme in Tenerife! Feel the sea spray against your face as you help a team of experts and volunteers from all around the world to research and support the conservation of Whales and Dolphins in the clear blue waters around the Canary islands.
The team’s activities aim to raise awareness of the threats to marine life caused by tourism, human development and climate change. In addition to the awareness raising work with visitors to the island, they also work with local education and community groups to share information about the threats to marine life amongst various groups of stakeholders on Tenerife.
You will receive accommodation, food, training, 24/7 support, in-country transport, airport transfers, additional activities such as snorkeling, horse riding, kayaking and more.
Places available all year round.
2 Weeks €600
1 Month €900
6 Weeks €1150
2 Months €1350
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
You will work from three main bases with numerous options for further experience for those who are able to stay longer.
# On the whale watching boats working as research guides three days per week
# In the research room processing, analysing and interpreting data.
# In the Whale & Dolphin Information Centre at the heart of the islands whale watching industry, interacting with the whale watching boats, tourists and the island’s tourism industry.
Skills required for this role:
Interest in Marine biology. Swimming.
Details of time commitment needed for role:
2 weeks minimum stay
Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Application online, Interview, References.
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Rachael Murphy
Address: Agape Adventures, Shiloh House, Co Wexford
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