Volunteer Trail Crew Lead - Boardwalks
Posted: October 19, 2018
Opportunity Date: February 18 - March 08, 2019
The project work site is located in the backcountry of Torres del Paine National Park, though nights will be spent in tents at a developed campground approximately 30 min away. This campground has running water and showers during certain times of day, as well as access to a refugio or lodge where breakfast and dinner will be provided. Boxed lunch is provided each day and taken to the work site. The site requires a ~1.5 day hike to access.
Perhaps after its iconic peaks and glaciers, Torres del Paine is best known for its harsh, highly variable climate. The average high in February is 63 degrees F and lows hover around 40-45 F. However winds can reach 100kmph and regularly gust at 25-40 km/h. Rain is also common. Needless to say, preparing for all four seasons is a necessity and work will definitely be conducted in wet, chilly conditions at some point during the timeframe. Comfort working and camping in such conditions is a requirement.
Support the Legacy Fund with technical expertise to develop 170m of high quality boardwalk infrastructure along Torres del Paine’s O Circuit.
The on-site work is scheduled for February 23, 2019-March 2, 2019 with some flexibility on either side. It is expected that the volunteer arrive 5-7 days prior to evaluate the work-site and assist with preparations. Therefore a time commitment of at least 2 weeks is foreseen for the end of February or beginning of March pending volunteer availability.
To be considered for this position, please submit your CV and a brief letter of introduction describing your relevant experience and availability to Emily Green at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.