[Coral-List] Voluntary work during Ramadan 2013 on Chumbe Island Coral Park, Tanzania

Ulli Kloiber ukloiber at gmail.com
Sun Jan 27 08:54:44 EST 2013

Dear Coral List members,

Chumbe Island Coral Park, Zanzibar (Tanzania) is offering two volunteer
positions as Ramadan Rangers for the 2013 Ramadan season. The Ramadan
Rangers would be expected to arrive on the *1st of July* and stay until the
*11th of August 2013.*

During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan our Zanzibari Rangers are not able
to swim/snorkel in the sea during 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 Ramadan Ranger position involves guest relations at Chumbe’s eco-lodge
where the Rangers conduct guided snorkel tours inside the marine park which
requires 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 snorkeling session with discussions of interesting and environmental
issues incorporating reef guides and other visual materials. Evening power
point presentations for guests and staff are currently been developed, and
are another area where Ramadan rangers can get involved. The Ramadan
Rangersare also expected to share their knowledge with our Zanzibari
Rangers. The position is ideal for two friends, a married couple, or a
person who can easily work closely with other people.

*Requirements for Ramadan Ranger:
**    Possess a background in marine science
*    Must be a strong swimmer & have strong experience in snorkeling
*    Training in first aid and CPR
*    Fluency in English (other languages such as German and French are
*    Friendly and easy-going personality to interact with diverse guests
*    Adaptable and energetic

*CHICOP will provide the  Ramadan Ranger 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 any 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 16 overnight guests and hosts
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.

We look forward to receiving applications (personal letter and CV);
application deadline is *February 28th, 2013! *

Please use e-mail address ukloiber at gmail.com and *Subject:  Ramadan

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Best wishes,
Ulli & the Chumbe Ranger Team

Ulrike Kloiber
Conservation and Education Manager
Marine Biologist
Chumbe Island Coral Park
P.O. Box 3203 - Zanzibar, Tanzania
Email:    *ukloiber at gmail.com
*Mobile: +255(0)773499794*

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