For Volunteers

Every year, firmm employs volunteers in the Strait of Gibraltar. Besides the desire to spend a few weeks at the Strait of Gibraltar a deep love for whales and dolphins goes without saying. You should feel an urge to help changing the critical situation of the cetaceans and do so by actively supporting our foundation in all its projects regarding the protection of whales and dolphins.

Description for Volunteers

Place: Tarifa, southern Spain
Time: between April and Oktober, minimum 8 weeks, better 3 month
Age: over 24 years
Languages: 3 languages minimum (fluent in German and English;
other languages: Spanish, French and/or Italian)
Working hours: 6-8 hours daily, 6 days a week, between 42-48 hours (depending on wind and weather conditions)
extraordinary flexibility necessary to cope with daily changes of programs due to rapid weather changes
Requirements:
  • finalized professional training
  • interest and love for Dolphins and Whales and marine animals in general
  • practical experience on the water and/or experience with tourists are an advantage
  • Enthusiasm to motivate, team spirit, flexibility
  • capability to control a group of people on board
  • driver’s license
Duties:
  • looking after tourists before the boat trips, giving information talks in different languages, working as guide on the boat.
  • if suitable, data-entry (under the supervision of our biologist, in accordance with the guidelines of Prof. David Senn).
  • Promo-tours to distribute flyers in hotels, tourist offices etc. in the nearer and farer surroundings.
  • Assistance in our offices – giving information to international tourists, general administrative tasks, etc.
  • Daily cleaning services of our two firmm-offices. (These duties are shared between all volunteers.)
We offer:
  • Accommodation. You will share an apartment with other volunteers
  • Possibility to learn more about the cetaceans by attending the theoretical courses at our classroom given by the biologist to our guests (mainly in German)
  • To get to know the surroundings of Tarifa by accompanying the biologist with the guests on alternative programs, like the sand dunes or rocky beach.
  • Besides more knowledge about the marine mammals you will be confronted with themes like dolphins and whales in captivity, commercial whaling, regulations of whale watching, over fishing worldwide. You will be given arguments about the responsibility we all carry for the survival of marine mammals and the future of the oceans.

Contact

For more information, please contact Ms Katharina Heyer, e-mail:

Before the Charlas start

Before the Charlas start

On the Trip with our boat firmm VISION

On the Trip with our boat firmm VISION

Description as pdf-document

Volonteers_Description_2017.pdf (74.8 KiB)