Volunteer in a Southern Right Whale Observatory, Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Anything that you can bring, will be very helpful to give opportunities those more in need. Volunteer!!

The Southern Right Whale Observatory is located in the Puerto Madryn surroundings. It is the first place in the world in which people can observe from a close distance a wide number of Whales. Due to its calm waters, the Golfo Nuevo is the place most Southern Right Whales choose to give birth and look after their calves.
Since 1999, the Organization offers residents and tourists the opportunity to enjoy this marvellous scenery and provides them with all the necessary information.

Join this project and make the difference!

The observatory is located 21 meters above sea level and surrounded by “Las canteras” and “el Doradillo” beaches. This allows visitors to have a unique view of the calm waters of the Golfo Nuevo and enjoy an  unfogettable experience. This organization organices daily maintenance activities for the preservation of the environment and conservation of these species. Thanks to your help in research and understanding of these whales, you will contribute to the their conservation. In addition, you will be constantly with tourists and visitors who are eager for you help and guidance in this beutiful encounter with the  Southern Right Whales and their calves.
This project is only available from July until October.

Accommodation

Families & Homestays

Our families know, due to their experience, what it means to be a real host. They have received many students from different nationalities, occupations and ages. We will take into consideration your likes and preferences. Living with a local family is the best way to learn their customs, likes, and style while you learn a new language.

Residences & Hostels

If you want to live with several local and foreign students, you can choose to stay in a private or shared room in any of the students' residencies we offer you. Sharing a place with young people from all over the world is a great opportunity to learn about different cultures and make new friends as well as learning about the place in which you are studying.

Requirements

Usual Volunteer Tasks

*Latin American students applying for Volunteers in Spain must have a valid EU passport.

  •  Over 18 years old
  •  High school degree
  •  Health insurance, accident and liability
  •  Commitment to the Host Organization,its rules and tasks
  •  Basic knowledge of Spanish
  •  Attitude of service
  •  You must have the ability to adapt and live in rustic conditions.
  •  You have to be healthy and willing to help in the observatory. There are specific behavior rules, so please follow them and be good mannerd. It is forbidden to drink alcohol and to use illegal drugs.
  •  Energy, pro-activity, creativity and a good ear are needed
  •  Dynamism
  •  Fulfill with all legal and formal requirements for your Volunteer*
  •  On this project tasks are simple, but indispensable and on top of everything varied!
  •  ssitance in research activities about Southern Right Whales and the patagonic coast environment.
  •  Organization of educational activities for the community about environmental care.
  •  Preservation and care of the observatory and beaches.
  •  Assistance to tourists and visitors.
  •  Infrastructure upkeep.
  •  Helping on maintenance activities

The activities mentioned above may vary depending on the time of the year and number of volunteers registered. 
 

Project Hightlights

  • Be there and experience the birth of whale calves.
  • Collaborate in the research of these mammals for their conservation.
  • Guide visitors from all over the world in their experience with the Southern Right Whales.
  • Organice educational activities to promote environmental care.

Daily Routine

Generally, volunteers are on duty from 8 am to 4 pm. Keep in mind that the schedule may change depending on the work load and the needs of the project.
 
 
 
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