Volunteer programme in environment and nature tourism at the Urdaibai Bird Center, summer 2021

Monday, 03 May 2021 00:00

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The volunteer programme will take place from June 1 to September 15, 2021

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Shifts (three people per shift):


June 1 - June 30

June 1 - June 15

June 15 - June 30

July 1 - July 31

July 1 - July 15

July 15 - July 31

August 1 - August 31

July 31 - August 15

August 15 - August 31

August 31 - September 15


The programme aims to give volunteers training and experience in areas related to environment and nature tourism. They will be given the opportunity to develop their skills in the field of ecotourism, research and environmental education.


Volunteers will work in the following areas:

- Environmental education on the nature in Urdaibai.

- Customer and visitor service 

- Observation and interpretation of the birds in the marsh.

- Participation in bird monitoring projects: a ringing campaign, monitoring the reproduction of the osprey in Urdaibai. 

- Participation in projects related to habitat management.



The following aspects will be valued in the selection process:

- Reasons for participating

- Experience and knowledge in ornithology, ecology and the natural environment

- Experience in customer service 

- Language skills (Basque, English, French ...)

- Knowledge of the nature and biodiversity in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve


Accommodation will be provided for volunteers. This will be in the Urdaibai Bird Center itself.  Food and travel expenses will be covered by the volunteer.

Near the center there are many places of exceptional beauty to visit: Santimamiñe caves, coastal cliffs (Ogoño) beaches (Laida, Laga) Cantabrian oak forests, Atlantic countryside.



If you would like to apply, please fill in the attached form.

The registration period will end on May 20, 2021. Candidates will be notified on May 25.



Once the programme is finished, the participants will receive a certificate to verify their work and experience during the volunteer period.

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1 de junio – 30 de junio

1 de junio – 15 de junio

15 de junio – 30 de junio

1 de julio – 31 de julio

1 de julio – 15 de julio

15 Julio - 31 julio

1 de Agosto – 31 de Agosto

31 Julio - 15 Agosto

15 Agosto - 31 Agosto

31 Agosto - 15 Septiembre


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