You are interested in voluntary work in the Grand Canyon National Park? Experience a unique adventure in one of the most bizarre and at the same time one of the most captivating places in the world, with an incredible diversity of animals and plants. Discover the national park from an insider’s perspective, actively endeavouring to conserve this natural wonder. Scientists and naturalists confirm that the work done by volunteers accounts for a large part of the unrelenting efforts to protect the more than 2000 species of plants and animals and maintain the state of the park overall. Become part of a programme whose objective is to preserve the fascination of this national park, which has existed (as a designated National Park) since 1919, for generations to come.
350 km of the canyon lies within the boundaries of the national park. That is 80% of the total length. So it’s understandable that every helping hand is welcome and that the voluntary work of every single volunteer is important, making a significant contribution towards preserving the beauty of this enormous area. NATUCATE will help you find the perfect place for your assignment and will organise an unforgettable adventure in stunning scenery.
To take part in this project you should be at least 18 years old, have good English skills and be passionate about working in a nature conservation project. Work on the projects can be exceedingly demanding physically. This is why a doctor’s certificate, confirming your state of health and physical fitness, is required to complete your application.
You arrange your flight to Arizona or somewhere near the Grand Canyon on your own. We recommend Phoenix as destination airport. From then on, NATUCATE and our project partners are one hundred per cent at your disposal and will accompany you on your way. An employee of one of our North American partner organisations will collect you from the airport and will drive you, possibly with other participants, via Flagstaff to the project in the Grand Canyon. So don’t worry about anything and keep a clear mind for the things which are really important during your volunteer activity. You have eleven days in which to combine voluntary service and nature tourism of the highest standard. 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.
The weekend is completely free. That leaves ample time to discover the canyon and the vicinity by yourself. Or you have the option of going on organised excursions. 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 Grand 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.