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<ul><li><p>Website:www.lamave.orgContact:volunteer@lamave.org</p><p>CebuWhaleSharkProject</p><p>Project:CebuWhaleSharkProject</p><p>Seasondates:year-round</p><p>Costpermonth:$450</p><p>KeyRequirements:21yearsold,fluentinEnglish,minimum3-monthcommitment.Comfortableinopenwater/Freediving</p></li><li><p>Website:www.lamave.orgContact:volunteer@lamave.org</p><p>WhoisLAMAVE?LargeMarineVertebratesResearchInstitutePhilippines(LAMAVE)isthelargestindependentnon-stocknon-profitnon-governmentorganizationdedicatedtotheconservationofmarinemegafaunaandthemarineenvironmentinthePhilippines.Westriveforconservationthroughscientificresearch,policyandeducation.</p><p>Introductiontotheproject:LAMAVEhasbeenmonitoringthewhalesharkprovisioningatOslob,Cebusinceearly2012.Ouraimhasbeentounderstandhowprovisioningmighteffectthebehaviourofwhalesharksaswellasthesocio-economicimplicationssuchanactivityandindustrycanhaveonthelocalcommunity,andregion.Wearenowmonitoringthepopulationofgreenandhawksbillturtlesthatusetheareawherethewhalesharksarefeddaily,andhowtheirbehaviourmightshedsomelightonhabitatusebyturtlesintheregion.</p><p>Training/whatyoulearnBytheendofyourtimehere,youwillbeveryknowledgeableinwhalesharkandturtlebiology,ecologyandresearchtechniquesthatcanbeappliedtothesespecies.Photo-IDisagreatnon/minimally-invasivetechniquetostudyawidearrayoftaxa.Youwilllearnhowtodothiseffectivelyonbothwhalesharksandturtles,andlearnhowthesedatacanbeusedtounderstandresidencypatterns,andhowthesesharks/turtlesmightlinkuptootherareas.Youwillalsolearnhowtostudytheirbehaviorthoughfocalfollowssothatwecangetabetterunderstandingofbehaviorofindividualwhalesharksandhowhumansandwhalesharksinteractwithoneanother.Duringyourlanddays,youwillhelpusinputdata;managethesedatasets,backup,etc.EveryMondaywehostJournalClubwhenamemberoftheteamwillpresentapaperoftheirchoosing,orappointedtothembytheProjectLeader.Youwillbeabletodevelop/trainyourpresentationskills,aswellasyourreasoningandinterpretationskills.JournalClubisdesignedforeveryonetolearnandcriticallythinkaboutthescientificliterature.</p></li><li><p>Website:www.lamave.orgContact:volunteer@lamave.org</p><p>Dailylife/TypicalWorkingDayTypicallyourdaystartsaround6am(somestartingat8am)andcontinuestillaround4pmwithabreakforlunch.Wecurrentlyconducthourlyin-watersurveysfrom7amtill1pm,whichincludephoto-IDofbothWhalesharksandturtles,aswellasfocalfollows.Forthosewhoareassignedalandday,theycanusethistimetocatchupondataentryorconductothertaskstohelppushtheprojectforward.Youcanalsousethattimetopreparelunchfortherestoftheteam.After4pmisfreetimeandtimetosocialiseunlessyouarethechefoftheevening!Eachmemberoftheteamtakesitinturntocookaculinarymasterpieceoftheirchoosing.Dinnerisservedat7pmandeveryonehelpstowashdishessothatwecanstartfilmnight,gooutsideandstudythestars,playboardgamesorevensingkaraokeatthelocalbaroncelebratoryoccasions.</p><p>VolunteerRequirementsPleaseensureyoumeetthefollowingcriteria:</p><p>Atleast21yearsoldMinimumcommitmentof3monthsFluentinEnglishAbletoworkindependentlyandaspartofateamComfortablelivinginasharedhomeandinaremotesettingwithextremelybasicamenitiesWillingtoworklongandirregularhoursifneededAdegreeinmarinescience,zoology,environmentalsciencesorrelatedsubjectsarepreferredExcellentswimming/snorkellingskillsandabilitytofreediveto7mStronginterestinWhalesharks,Turtles,researchandconservation</p><p>Equipmentrequired RecommendedgeneralpackingList Mask Snorkel FreeDivingFins(Freedivingfinsarenow</p><p>mandatory) Leggingsandalongsleeverashvest/rash</p><p>suit(forprotectionfromthesunandstingerswheninthewater)</p><p> Kneelengthboardshorts(mustbewornduringsurveys)</p><p> Rashguard(mustbewornduringsurveys) Hat&amp;Sunglasses(polarizedifpossible) Laptop(thisisessentialforwork) Smallbackpack Phonethatiscapableofrunning</p><p>whatsapp</p><p> Towel Smalldrybag/ziplockbagforelectricals Long(smart/jeans)trousers(forformal</p><p>occasions) Sunscreen(notallowedwhensnorkelling</p><p>ordiving) Insectrepellent Casualclothing Swimwear Raincoat Waterproofcamera(fordaysoff) Thin,longsleevedtopsandtrousers</p><p>recommendedtoprotectagainstbitinginsects</p><p> PersonalFirstAidKit Torch Traveladapter</p></li><li><p>Website:www.lamave.orgContact:volunteer@lamave.org</p><p>InsuranceAllvolunteersarerequiredtohavemedicalinsurance.Thestudysitesfortheprojectsareoftenbeinremoteareas.AllmedicalservicesinthePhilippinesneedtobepaidforbyindividualvolunteers.CostsvaryfromPHP50foraconsultationatthelocalhospitaltoPHP12,000forafullCTIscaninmosthospitals.Volunteersthatcontractacontagiousdisease,thatmayputothervolunteersandstaffatrisk,maybeaskedtodepartfromtheprojectstudysiteforhealthreasonsuntilappropriatehealthclearance.</p><p>DressCode</p><p>Tanktops-wife-beaterand/orlowslungsleevelessshirtsexposingmidsectionareforbidden.Pleaseseeexamplesbelowofwhatnottowear:</p><p>The$450amonthContributionBeinganon-profitorganization,werequestacontributionof$450USDpermonthtohelpcovertheprojectscosts(accommodation,threemealsaday,transporttoandfromsurveysites,LAMAVEt-shirts,equipmentmaintenance,supportFilipinoscholarsacrossourprojects).ThecontributionisdueBEFOREyourarrival(PayPal/BankTransfer),oronarrival(cash)attheprojectsite.TheProjectLeaderwillrefuseentrytotheprojecthouseuntilthisispaidinfull.</p><p>VolunteerscontinuetorepresentLAMAVE,evenafterworkisfinished,therefore,weenforceadresscodethatisconsistentandinoffensivetothelocalcommunityandculture.Shorts-hotpantsandveryshort-shortsareforbidden.Shortsmustbeatleastmidthighinlength.Shortsthatreachjustabovethekneearepreferred(pictured).</p></li><li><p>Website:www.lamave.orgContact:volunteer@lamave.org</p><p>OthercostsVisas</p><p>Onenteringthecountrymostvisitorsareallowedtostayinthecountryfor30dayswithoutapplyingforavisa,butpleasecheckthetermsforyournationality.Beforethe30daysareoveryoumusttraveltoanImmigrationofficetorenewyourvisa.Thefirstrenewallastsfor29daysandcostsapproximately3300PHP.Ifyouplantostayinthecountryafterthisvisadate,youwillneedtorenewagainandwillberequiredtopurchaseani-card(atouristidentitycard)withyourvisa.Thiswillcostapproximately7000PHPforthei-cardanda1-monthextension.*Pleasenotethisinformationwascorrectasofthe30thApril2017andmaybesubjecttochange.</p><p>RulesandregulationsGroundsfordismissal</p><p>Volunteersmaybeaskedtoleavetheprojectiftheydisplayinappropriatebehaviourorattitudethatdisruptswork,thelivingenvironmentorportraysanegativeimagefortheorganization.Groundsfordismissalcanalsobeasaresultofreleaseofsensitiveinformationtomedia/socialmediaplatforms.DismissalisattheProjectLeadersdiscretion.Theuseofdrugsduringtheplacementisprohibitedandwillresultinimmediatedismissal.</p><p>Daysoff</p><p>Eachteammemberwillbegivenadedicateddayoffeachweektorelaxortravel.DaysoffcanbespenttakinginthemanywondersanduniquecultureofthePhilippines.</p><p>Holidaysandvisitors</p><p>AsavolunteeryouarecontractedtoassistLAMAVEforaminimumof3month,thereforeshouldyouwishtohavetimetoexplorethePhilippinesfurther(whichwestronglyadviseyoudo!)pleaseplantimebeforeorafteryourstaywithus,asduringthethreemonthsplacementwedonotallowvolunteerstotakeadditionaldaysoff.</p></li><li><p>Website:www.lamave.orgContact:volunteer@lamave.org</p><p>HowtoApplyEmailusacoveringletterandacopyofyourCVtovolunteer@lamave.org</p><p>Rememberto:</p><p> Statewhichprojectyouareapplyingforintheemailsubjecte.g.CebuWhalesharks Telluswhyyouwanttojointheteam,indicatedatesyouwishtojoinandanyotherrelevantinformation</p><p>inyourcoveringletter. StateifyouareFilipinoandapplyingforoneofourScholarships.</p><p>Welookforwardtohavingyouontheteam!</p></li></ul>