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Volunteer Program

Program Update:

For nearly a decade, volunteers from all over the world have lent a hand in Conservacion Patagonica's initiative to create the future Patagonia National Park. Volunteers have removed 450 km of fencing, countless exotic plants, and assisted in the creation of the region’s first Darwin’s Rhea Conservation Center. As this project has progressed, the volunteer efforts have evolved to tackle new challenges and to contribute valuable expertise. This year, we move to the next stage of our volunteer program. We invite applications from interested volunteers in two categories:

  • Organic Garden Volunteer Program: Help out in the park's organic garden and contribute to the park's sustainable food production. Sessions will operate in 22-day and 42-day sessions. More information here. Applications are due June 1, 2016.
  • Backcountry Volunteer Positions: As specific needs arise, we will be looking for volunteers to work in the backcountry of the park, based at the outposts of our various park wardens, assisting in our wildlife monitoring, and rehabilitation programs. These specific positions will be posted on this page as needs arise.

Volunteers from all over the World

Volunteers doing field work

As a recent volunteer puts it:

“The weeks flew by faster than I could have imagined. When it came time to leave the estancia, I realized how unique an experience I had enjoyed. I was able to help with the formation of a national park that will contribute significantly to the conservation of vital ecosystems. I was lucky enough to work in stunningly beautiful landscapes every day. I made friends and practiced a foreign language. Most meaningfully, I formed a connection to the land, the people, and the culture of Patagonia.”


We look forward to welcoming a new generation of volunteers to the park during the 2016-2017 season. Please consider these opportunities to contribute to this important work.

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More information:

Read more from volunteers
 

Photographing the Faces of the Future Park: An Interview with Eugenie Frerichs
(7/3/13) Photographer Eugenie Frerichs spent a month volunteering at the future Patagonia National Park, taking portraits of our team.
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Volunteer Profile: Carolina Pavón
(4/18/12) Carolina Pavón, from Quillota in Chile’s Fifth Region, joined our volunteer program at the Patagonia National Park project this January.
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The Life of a Conservacion Patagonica Volunteer: Some Reflections
(4/18/11) Katie Heineman, from Los Angeles, joined our volunteer program for six weeks in February and March. She shared some of her impressions on living and working in the Chacabuco Valley.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Pierce and Ann Mond Johnson
(2/28/11) Our volunteer program attracts many interesting and enthusiastic participants, but at the end of February, everyone got lucky when Pierce and Ann Mond Johnson, from Chicago, returned to lend a hand for the second year in a row.
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