Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

Opportunities Abroad

Volunteer Opportunities Abroad by GoEco

The Kalahari Meerkat Project - South African Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Meerkat Project is a long-term field project investigating
the ecological causes and evolutionary consequences of cooperative
breeding. We are looking for volunteer field assistants to spend one
year at our study site in the South African Kalahari Desert, collecting
behavioural data on our habituated meerkat population.

We offer our volunteers extensive training in field- and data skills such
as animal handling, radio-tracking, observing animals in the wild and
working with databases. Accommodation, food and a small living allowance
will be provided, and we will contribute ยค300 towards travel expenses
following successful completion of the 12 month field season. We also
offer a limited number of full travel stipends for applicants from the
African continent.

Successful applicants usually have a good degree in the biological
sciences and will be enthusiastic, hardworking and physically
fit. As it takes some time to learn the necessary field skills,
we will only consider volunteers who are able to stay for a full 12
months. We are also only able to accept volunteers who have a driving
license. We are currently short-listing applicants to start from
June to December 2020. Anyone interested should visit our website
(http://kalahari-meerkats.com/kmp/volunteering/) for more info and
details of how to apply.

Deadline: 1 March (spontaneous applications beyond this date are welcome)

Frank Groenewoud & Jack Thorley
Contact: meerkat.volunteers@gmail.com

Frank Groenewoud <fg376@cam.ac.uk>


Oceans Research in Mossel Bay, South Africa

Oceans Research Institute is offering an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students across different universities to join its team of researchers in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Oceans Research Institute already collaborates with numerous South African and international universities.
During our month long experiential field research program, students gain hands-on practical training in conducting a wide range of research projects, from population to movement ecology projects on large marine megafauna (including white sharks and cetaceans), from intertidal community biodiversity assessments to fishery related research. Students are not just observers but rather they are an integral part of the research team, collecting data, while gaining valuable insight and training in the latest research methods (including ROV and drones) and seamanship, to equip them with the skills necessary to be successful marine researchers.

If you feel that this opportunity is something you might be interested in, I am happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Kind regards

Jeanette Gosling
Marketing Support
Oceans Research
m: +2782 371 3083
e:   Jeanette@oceans-research.com
w:  https://www.oceans-research.com/


One Heart Source

One Heart Source is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that runs service-learning programs for university students seeking international experience.  Our programs provide the opportunity for students to serve as mentors while examining community health, education, social work, and youth empowerment within the context of South Africa.

If you believe students will be interested, please share the following information (below the line) about our program opportunities in South Africa with students via email or social media.  Please let me know if this is possible, and if you have any questions regarding our 2019 programs or suggestions in reaching students on your campus.  Thank you for your support!

Callan Hajosy