Volunteer in Easter Island in Chile
The volunteer program is located in a 1.100 square meter big territory, which is placed closely to the capital Hanga Roa. The national forestry authorities supervise the volunteer program on
the Easter Island. The Easter Island suffered in the last centuries from massive logging and destruction of local plants. The ambition of the forestry authorities concentrate on the reforestation and reintroduction of endemic plants. Through the lost protection of trees, there are vast territories left infertile, because wind, water and sun pitilessly affect them daily. This
means there must be done more than only planting new plants, which is why the authorities also concentrate on the research and breeding of the local flora. A laboratory and plantations where diverse local flowers, plants and seeds are being grown under controlled conditions also contribute to the reforestation process. This is certainly important because the Easter Island is the species-poorest island in the South Pacific with less than 30 local plants. A healthy flora also indicates a chance for animals to survive which is why the project also aims for a reintroduction and protection of local animals. The sensitization of the population and tourists also belongs to the important tasks in order to create a sustainable togetherness.
Responsibilities may be:
● Collection, treatment and recording of plant seeds
● Working with germs and seedlings
● Preservation of local seeds and plants
● Reforestation, supervision and recording of forest and plantstocks
● Supporting in the environmental education
● Attending tourists at the park
Adminstration of the Easter Island National Park
Services included with this program
Translation of application documents
Volunteer work placement
Individual program offer
Orientation session upon arrival
Certificate of participation
– Single room
– Guest house
– Board upon request
– Limited Internet access
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