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Outstanding volunteer opportunity at Brazilian rainforest reserve

24 January, 2014 - 14:55 -- World Land Trust
A bird with feathers fluffed up and a red head.
Guapi Assu Bird Lodge set in grassland.

Reserva Ecologica De Guapi Assu (REGUA) is recruiting a volunteer lodge host for Guapi Assu Bird Lodge in Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest.

Guapi Assu Reserve is just two hours from Brazil's capital Rio de Janeiro. Covering more than 18,000 acres of tropical forest nestled on mountainous slopes, the reserve is home to more than 450 species of birds more than 60 mammal species, including PumaOcelotBrown-throated Three-toed Sloth, and the critically endangered Woolly Spider Monkey.

World Land Trust (WLT) has been funding conservation efforts at REGUA since 2005, and backs small-scale responsible tourism as a way to fund conservation work. WLT currently supports two wardens at REGUA through the Keepers of the Wild programme.

Guapi Assu Bird Lodge

The volunteer opportunity at the Guapi Assu Bird Lodge is perfect for anyone with an interest in wildlife and the natural world and looking for a new and exciting experience supporting an established conservation organisation in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. 

The lodge host is responsible for organising airport collections and drop-offs, managing visitors’ booking details, arranging excursions, helping with itineraries, and booking guides.

During quieter times, the volunteer lodge host will be able to accompany rangers on treks through the reserve, for bird watching and wildlife photography. In fact, exploring the reserve’s trails is actively encouraged so that the lodge host can talk knowledgably to visitors and advise on the suitability of the treks.

Visiting places of interest in the surrounding area will also be part of the role, enabling the lodge host to assess the best places to visit and to help guests create an exciting and varied itinerary for their holiday.

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Submitted by frank on

what is the visa situation for any one who wanted to volunteer in Brazil?

Submitted by Rachel Walls on

Hi. A 90 day tourist visa is issued for volunteers. Tourists will be admitted for a stay of up to 90 days which is extendable, at the discretion of the Federal Police, for a further 90 days.

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