[Coral-List] Voluntary work during Ramadan 2010 on Chumbe Island Coral Park, Tanzania

Conservation Chumbe chumbe at zitec.org
Thu Jan 28 03:41:31 EST 2010

Dear Coral List members,


Chumbe Island Coral Park, Zanzibar (Tanzania) is offering two volunteer
positions to work as Ramadan Rangers for the 2010 Ramadan season.  The
Ramadan Rangers would be expected to arrive on the 8th of August and stay
until the 12th of September 2010.  


During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan our Zanzibari Rangers are not able
to swim/snorkel in the sea during the daytime, but they are performing the
rest of their daily duties (such as guiding forest walks, intertidal walks,
lighthouse tour and viewing of the coconut crabs).  Chumbe Island Coral
Park, Ltd (CHICOP) seeks two volunteers to serve as snorkel guides in our
healthy coral reef.  


The position involves guest relations while guiding the guests at Chumbe’s
eco-lodge while snorkelling inside the marine park, requiring several hours
of in-water each day.  The Ramadan Rangers deliver a professional snorkel
briefing with safety information and assist guests with finding appropriate
snorkel equipment for their reef excursion.  The Rangers lead guests of all
swimming levels in the water and follow-up after the snorkelling session
with discussions of interesting and environmental issues incorporating reef
guides and other visual materials.  The position is ideal for two friends
(or a married couple).



*	Possess a background in marine science 
*	Have strong experience in diving/snorkelling (and must be a strong
*	Training in first aid and CPR 
*	Fluency in English 
*	Friendly and easy-going personality to interact with diverse guests 
*	Adaptable and energetic 


CHICOP will provide Ramadan Rangers with:

*	Basic accommodation in the Island Lodge Manager’s house 
*	All daily staff food on Chumbe Island 


* Please note, we are not able to fund travel to Zanzibar, but we will
gladly arrange for your airport pick-up/ drop-off and provide you with boat
transportation from Zanzibar to Chumbe Island. 


This is an excellent opportunity to experience the famous Chumbe Island reef
sanctuary and to work with a team of local staff members.  The uninhabited
island has a maximum capacity of 14 overnight guests and hosts a numerous
rare and endangered terrestrial and marine species. The mission statement
for Chumbe Island Coral Park is “To manage, for conservation and educational
purposes, the Chumbe Island Reef Sanctuary and the Forest Reserve.  This is
also supported by eco-tourism activities which are directly related to the
non-consumptive uses of the natural resources.”  


For further information please check our website www.chumbeisland.com
<http://www.chumbeisland.com/>  where you can find our newest newsletter.


We look forward to receiving applications (cover letter and CV) on or before
March 21st, 2010!


Best wishes, 

Lina Nordlund and the Chumbe Ranger Team


Ms Lina Nordlund
Conservation and Education Co-ordinator
Chumbe Island Coral Park
P.O. Box 3203 - Zanzibar, Tanzania
Phone/Fax: +255 (0)24 2231040
Mobile:      +255 (0)776 583442
Fax UK:     +44 (0)870 1341284

Ph.D. Student
Aronia Coastal Zone Research Team
Novia University of Applied Sciences &
Åbo Akademi University, Finland 


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