The crees foundation has been training volunteers in conservation research and sustainable community initiatives in the Peruvian Amazon for over 8 years. Our education programme actively trains and educates up to 18 volunteers each month to become knowledgeable, engaged and positive agents for change. We are looking for a passionate person, with rainforest experience, to help support our volunteer programmes in the Amazon.
Your main role will be to assist in planning and coordinating the day to day running of our volunteer
programme. This will include helping with volunteer training, organising workshops, leading
expeditions, and supporting our team of international volunteers. Our two main areas of work are
Conservation Research and Sustainable Community Initiatives. The Education Assistant will help to
train and educate volunteers in crees’ work and build team spirit.
This role requires a self-starter capable of adaptive thinking. You will have excellent people skills and
be a real team player. As part of the role you may be required to deal with complex situations in
remote environments and therefore will need to work well under pressure, have superb leadership
and people management skills, and be a fluid communicator who can engage people.
The role is across 2 core areas:
Operational Planning & Support: (in coordination with the Operations Officer and Education Instructor)
The Education Assistant will help with leading groups of up to 12 individuals, and all of the planningand overseeing that goes into this. This may include dealing with transport, expeditions, guides,equipment sourcing, emergency suppliers, risk assessments, etc.
Delivering educational content: (in coordination with the Education Instructor and Intern Coordinator)This role is central to the crees vision of actively engaging more people to become stewards and ambassadors for the Amazon. The Education Assistant will help with the training, mentoring, and care of our diverse volunteers.
Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant work experience
Must have at least 4 months living and working in a tropical rainforest environment
A valid CRB check
Intermediate Spanish (good written and verbal skills)
Excellent communication skills
Dynamic, good humoured and positive personality Active, fit and healthy
6 – 9 months (subject to 2 month probation period)
This is a volunteer position
Basic food and accommodation provided in Cusco (10% of time) and the Manu Learning Centre
in the Peruvian Amazon (90% of time)
International travel to and from the project (once per annum) is included
28 days holiday allowance each year (pro-rata)