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VIVEMTV21.04 MÉXICO Rincon de Guayabitos LEAD 22/09/2021 25/10/2021

Sea Turtles Conservation Camp Leader IV | VIVEMTV21.04 | 2021-09-22 - 2021-10-25 | LEAD | Age: 18 - 99

Vive Mexico has been organizing this project regularly in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit since 2014. The main achievement of the project is to protect the sea turtles with the help of volunteers who will be cooperating with a team of biologists. Up to now, the project has been quite successful and has reached extraordinary results. Participating in sea turtle conservation is a great opportunity to discover the rather charming life of sea turtles. If you are a social person with group management skills, this camp can be for you! The camp language is English but as being the leader you should have some knowledge of Spanish.

Work: The volunteer will be the project leader and will be the responsible for the coordination of the activities that the group of international volunteers will engage in. Each MTV includes two short term projects that will be led by a volunteer. Your tasks will be the following: 1. The volunteer has to arrive to Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico on the first day of the workcamp for a compulsory leader training course. During the training all the tasks will be explained in detail (reception of the volunteers, management of extra fee, recreational activities and time management). The volunteer will be traveling to La Penita de Jaltemba, Nayarit after staying for six days in Morelia. The travel costs to the workcamp will be covered by Vive Mexico. After finishing the workcamps in Guayabitos, the volunteer can directly leave, he/she does not need to go back to Morelia. 2. To coordinate the reception of the volunteers 3. To organize activities with the local coordinator 4. To organize free time activities with the group 5. To submit reports of the activities planned to Vive Mexico 6. To take photographs during the workcamp 7. To encourage the volunteers to participate in the activities The volunteers will be working at night from 20:00 to 08:00, four days per week with an average of thirty hours. Depending the number of turtles that come ashore, two teams might be formed among the volunteers. In this way, each group will be taking turns, working one night and taking the next night off for recovery. In addition, the weekends are also spared for resting. Some of the activities to be performed are: 1. Finding adult turtles and collect their eggs. 2. Moving the eggs to a protected place called Vivero. 3. Releasing newborn baby turtles into the sea. 4. Patrolling the beaches at night. 5. Making some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps of the region.

Accomodation and food: Volunteers will be hosted in a hotel in a shared room with all facilities at their disposal namely, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, and air conditioning. The food will be provided. In Morelia, the volunteer will be staying at a hostal free of charge but the volunteer will be paying for food.

Location: Rincon de Guayabitos

Location and Leisure: MORELIA, founded in 1541, was one of the first Spanish cities in Nueva España. The first viceroy, Antonio de Mendoza, named it Valladolid after the Spanish city and he encouraged Spanish nobility to move here with their families. In 1828, after Nueva España had become the Republic of Mexico, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of local hero José María Morelos y Pavón, a key figure in Mexico’s independence. Morelia is the state capital of Michoacan and it’s a dynamic and beautiful city. Also, Morelia is an increasingly popular destination, and rightly so: the colonial heart of the city is so well preserved that it was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1991, and its cathedral is not just gorgeous, it’s inspirational. You can walk in downtown which has many cultural activities and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments. To learn more about Morelia; https://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/western-central-highlands/morelia http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/585/gallery/ RINCON DE GUAYABITOS, also known as Guayabitos, is a beach located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental, in the state of Nayarit and bathed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. It is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to the cities of Tepic, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta.

Train/Bus station: For the training, Terminal de Autobuses Morelia (Bus Station in Morelia)


Language: eng

Extra Fee: 0

IMPORTANT: Due to the situation that still exists on COVID-19 we would like to remind you of the security measures that will be taken during the workcamp. - Each volunteer will have their face mask (that each one will bring to the camp) which will be used in the areas indicated by the health protocols, that is for example at a public space. - The healthy distance will be practiced respecting in public places and only excepting people from the work team. -And volunteer will pay attention and respect the additional instructions that the coordinator of the workcamp have implement regarding preventive protocols against COVID-19. Please remember that these measures are as much to protect others as they are to protect us. We invite volunteers to review in the same way the travel requirements to go to Mexico on the following website: https://www.traveloffpath.com/mexico-covid-19-entry-requirements-for-travelers/