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Bio-Blitz : Jenolan Caves / 23-25 November 2018

Bio-Blitz

Jenolan Caves

23-25 November 2018

Unleash your inner scientist with 3 days of wildlife surveys.

You can be part of the IVP team helping to organise this event.

The focus will be on Koalas, Quolls, Phascogales, Frogs, Gliders and some cave life. There will be several ecologists in the team and under their guidance you will: check for platypus in the morning, look for scats and tree hollows in the daytime, learn how to record sightings, go spotlighting in the evening.

For IVP volunteers will help with registrations and recording of sightings, as well as take part in the bio-blitz.  The work will commence at 10am on Friday and finish around 4pm on Sunday.  IVP can provide transport from Mt. Victoria Station so let us know if you need this.  Other options if you don’t have a car are here:  http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/visitor-info/getting-here/

Cost for IVP volunteers:  $20, $10 for students, includes dorm style accommodation and food, group leader, extra activities and hanging out with ecologists.  You must be a current member of IVP to be covered by insurance for this event.

Please fill out the application form here.  More detailed information will be provided after your application is accepted.

You can also simply register as a member of the public to take part in the bio-blitz on Saturday or Sunday.  For that you register through to the Jenolan Caves website.

This is a joint project of International Volunteers for Peace and Glideways.

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[Sci-exchange] Coastal Village camp

Coastal Village camp
This project is part of the SCI North South Programmes. Volunteers should be 20 years old, have previous volunteering experience and take part in the Preparation Workshops organised by their sending branch. More details from your sending branch.

https://www.workcamps.info/icamps/camp-details/camp-12665.html

Purpose of extra costs:
Inclusion: Food for 3 meals a day, accommodation, camp’s material, local transport within the project period, construction cost (if any), and administration charge. Exclusion: Health and travel insurance, personal expenses on free day, public transport from airport to meeting point and vice versa.
Required Language:
English
Spoken Language:
English
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Description: Bantaeng is located in the southern part of the province of South Sulawesi and has mountain and wide seas. Most of Bantaeng people work either as a farmer in mountain area such as vegetables, fruits, rice etc or seaweed farmer near the coast. The process of cultivating and harvesting seaweed has developed in Bantaeng as an accessible alternative for fishing communities.Therefore, the volunteers will give international support and help this community. Further, on other aspects in education for example, creating workshop intercultural exchange in classes after the exams and helping students preparing PORSENI (a yearly sport and art event after examination day).

Type of Work: The work will be divided into 2 (two) main activities and some additional activities in some afternoon. The main activity for the first week will be in the school during the day. We will work together with high school students to prepare PORSENI (a yearly sport and art event after examination day) and create workshop intercultural exchange. While the second week, our work will be focused on supporting seaweed farm community and help them to cultivate the seaweed.

Study Theme: Multi cultural exchange and International dinner will be held by the end of the workcamp, while volunteers also will have free time every day. Volunteers can used it to talk or learn about Indonesian or Muslim culture in the village or do local excursion. Volunteers will be work in a group to create workshop intercultural exchange and international solidarity/recognition including preparing their PORSENI event.

Accommodation: Bantaeng shelter (rent house), mattress and self-cooking. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

Approximate Location: Bantaeng, South Sulawesi

Notes: Bring international ingredients or something small from their country for culture exchange and be ready with many ideas for games and competition for senior high school students and some knowledge about international solidarity/recognition as we will conduct workshop.

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Becoming deeply involved with SCI

A Long-term Volunteer Story By Morgana Jolin-Thomas

Becoming so deeply involved with SCI wasn’t what I planned. I had just spent four years at university studying Economics, specialising in international economic relations so my brain was full, to the point of exploding, with the hard realities of global politics and power. I had begun my studies full of enthusiasm; I had this huge feeling inside me that with just a little bit of effort, I could solve the world’s problems. I soon became immersed in a world of economic theory, profit motives, multinational corporations and conflicts over resources. Hundreds of years of history put the state of the modern world into context. I came to realise that I wasn’t the first person to have the bright idea to try and sort out this mess.

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