Volunteer field assistant opportunities now available with BFREE in Belize!

The Belize Foundation for Research & Environmental Education (BFREE) is located in the foothills of the Maya Mountains on a 1153 acre biological field station in southern Belize. Founded in 1995, BFREE's primary goals are to assist the government of Belize in the conservation of Belize's protected areas and natural resources. This is achieved through facilitating scientific research, conducting environmental education programs and helping increase conservation awareness within the buffer communities nearest BFREE. Over the last twenty years more than 100 interns and long-term volunteers have stayed at our tropical research station in the middle of one of Central America’s largest remaining tracts of intact rainforest. Not only have volunteers benefited from the unique experience of living and working in the tropical rainforest, but their creative contributions and hard work have helped tremendously with our wildlands conservation, sustainable living, and environmental research and education efforts.

Find out more about BFREE at: www.bfreebz.org

BFREE's mission is: “to conserve the biodiversity and cultural heritage of Belize.”
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BFREE is now offering an extraordinary opportunity to learn how a non-profit research station runs while gaining extensive experience in field methods as a Volunteer Field Assistant for the Summer 2017 season!

Apply now to one of the three Volunteer Field Assistant opportunities now available for summer 2017 at BFREE:


BFREE is seeking 5-6 motivated Volunteer Field Assistants for Summer 2017. Availability for Volunteer Field Assistants range from May 1 - July 31, 2017. Start dates are flexible, however- applicants must apply for a minimum of three weeks and a maximum of seven weeks.


This is a complete volunteer position. Field Assistants will pay their own travel costs to the BFREE Biological Field Station and a project fee of $350 per week (3 week minimum required). This project fee covers food and accommodations while at the BFREE Field Station. A large number of past students have received funding and/or credit from their host institution to participate. Belizean rates available for local students, please contact Tyler Sanville at tsanville@bfreebz.org to inquire.


  • A positive and flexible attitude, desire to learn and work hard, willingness to adapt to a changing work environment
  • Comfortable living in remote and rustic living conditions in a tropical environment, ability to get along with others in tight, close-knit, living conditions.
  • Commitment to BFREE’s mission and a passion for environmental education and conservation
  • Avian Volunteer Field Assistant must be proficient and active on eBird
  • Selected applicants must complete a physician signed health form of good health

All volunteers will assist with general day to day needs around the field station including the cacao and coffee agroforest work, helping with meal preparation and clean-up, assist with trail maintenance, town runs, and administrative tasks. Duties may change as determined by current needs at the time of your assignment.


Please email BFREE Program Coordinator, Tyler Sanville with a letter of interest as well as a completed application to tsanville@bfreebz.org by May 31st to be considered for Summer 2017 Volunteer Field Assistant opportunities. You will be notified once your application has been reviewed.

Begin your application, email tsanville@bfreebz.org with:

  1. A letter of interest stating preferred volunteer position as well as preferred field dates.
  2. Completed Volunteer Field Assistant application (Note: The fillable PDFs need to be downloaded, then filled out and saved in Acrobat only as they are not compatible with other viewers such as Preview for Mac, or the browser viewer in Safari or Chrome.)


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach BFREE Program Coordinator, Tyler Sanville by email at tsanville@bfreebz.org.

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