NATUCATE offers you a terrific project in the US federal state of Utah: in Bryce Canyon National Park, founded in 1928. Here you will find breathtaking scenery with fantastic rock formations, in shapes and magnitudes the likes of which are to be found nowhere else on earth. And while the scenery is so astonishing, the biodiversity of flora and fauna that has found a home here is equally as amazing. Your help is more than welcome. Together with other volunteers you can give the rangers a hand and make your contribution towards preserving the fascination nature of Bryce Canyon. As we at NATUCATE love nature in all its diversity, we stand united behind this project and invite you to learn more about Bryce Canyon.
Of course, Bryce Canyon National Park, with an area of nearly 150 km², is nowhere near as large as the Grand Canyon. But one thing is indisputable: it is no less attractive and it needs our support just as badly, in order to continue to be able to provide a home for more than 200 different animal and 1000 plant species. More than a million visitors admire the beauty of the canyon year after year and marvel at the impressive rock formations (Hoodoos), which look as though they have been sculpted. On arrival in the south-west of the US federal state of Utah, in this magnificent creation of nature, you will undoubtedly be emotionally overwhelmed by the mighty stone sculptures before you are raring to go and start on your nearly two week voluntary activity in the Bryce Canyon National Park.
To become part of this project you should be of legal age and have good English skills. Workon the projects can be exceedingly demanding physically. During your stay you will have to adapt to varying climatic conditions which are caused by the great altitude (up to 2700 m) and the three climate zones. This is why we ask you for a doctor’s certificate, confirming your state of health and physical fitness.
For eleven days you will make your contribution to maintaining the beauty of Bryce Canyon National Park. But before you start, you will be given in-depth information about rules and other important facts. You will have to organise your flight to the vicinity of St. George yourself, but you will then be collected from there and driven to Bryce Canyon National Park. We suggest Las Vegas as flight destination, as it is only 200 km away. Once at the camp, you will receive detailed instructions and then tasks will be allocated. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.
Accommodation is generally out in the open. During your stay you will be given your own tent. Food is provided and prepared together by the group. That strengthens team spirit and communication. When work is done, enjoy the proverbial “ranger romanticism” and let the day draw to a close under a starry, clear night sky.
Everybody interested in volunteering abroad should be able to adjust to entirely unfamiliar standards of living in their future host country. Therefore, we would like to point out the importance of being flexible and adaptable regarding the accommodation and sanitary facilities provided by the project. Those are very basic and – depending on the project – cannot be compared to European standards. The equipment and furnishings are limited to a minimum; air conditioning is not available. Depending on your host country occasional power blackouts or water outages are quite common. Please contact us if you have further questions about your accommodation. We are pleased to provide you with comprehensive information since we would like you to feel entirely prepared for your time abroad.
Should you have time to spare beyond your voluntary service, we strongly recommend that you stop over either before or afterwards, because the region around the Bryce Canyon is just too awesome. And since you’re already there, you should take the opportunity to discover more. We at NATUCATE can help you with your planning arrangements and give you valuable tips for a memorable trip in North America’s west.