Equal opportunities at Vallee de Ferney Conservation Trust:
The Trust is committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment and hiring of volunteers. All candidates are judged solely upon the job criteria and their personal abilities.
We are not hiring permanent staff for the time being, but keep visiting this page for updates. We unfortunately cannot accept unsolicited Curriculum Vitaes and applications.
Dedicate part of your time to our work and help us make a difference.
We need people with a wide variety of talent and skills and will do our best to match your interests and strengths to complement the tasks at hand.
Volunteers can work in the following areas:
Reforestation - Join a group to restore degraded areas by removing invasive alien plant species or planting native trees.
Plant propagation – Help propagate native plants and maintain the plants in our nursery.
Educational activities - Facilitate activities that create awareness and appreciation of the importance of protecting the nature reserves.
Field research/ surveys - Assist in collecting data for research projects and other field surveys.
Visitor services - To provide general information to visitors in our Visitors’ Centre.
Computer work - Data entry.
You can volunteer as:
- an individual, to suit your own free time, as little as one hour a year to weeks or even months at a time.
- part of a corporate team building day.
- a break from city life college or university; a chance to work outdoors for a week or more.
- a weekend activity
- a work experience towards a conservation career and for CV enhancement
- a means of keeping fit and healthy
- a way of meeting new friends.
All volunteers will be able to claim travel expenses upon presentation of their travel tickets or receipts. Food will be provided at no cost during the volunteering period. Internationals may volunteer but are responsible for their own boarding and international travel expenses.
Hiring of volunteers may be dependent on the availability of funding or a sponsoring body. Potential volunteers are invited to contact us should they require an official “Sponsorship Request” letter.
Research and Capacity Building
Undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students wishing to undertake fieldwork and develop research projects in collaboration with the Trust are invited to email a synopsis and proposed research plan to the Conservation Coordinator. Co-supervision may be supplied by the University of Mauritius but may require co-registration with the latter for international students. Local student of the University of Mauritius should contact their project supervisor at the earliest for project ideas and work plans.