Project Category: Other
Number of Participants: The more the merrier
Duration of Project: 2 to 4 hours
Cost: Depending on project
Service Opportunities: Beach clean up
Location: San Fuego 70, Santa Cruz, Aruba MAP LINK
P: +297 5851234 (Arikok) / +297 7496191 (Carl)
Currently Arikok National Park needs volunteers to help with beach cleanups on the northern coast of Aruba, as well as with the beaches of the park. The work is not heavy-duty but it is vitally important to help clean our shores and coast from the waste, which is harmful to marine life, that washes up on the shores. If your group is interested in organizing a beach cleanup, please do not hesitate to contact Carl Quant at +297 585-1234.
Impact: Arikok National Park is a protected area of over 7900 square km and is home to much of the flora and fauna native to Aruba. Approximately 18% of the land of Aruba is assigned to Arikok National Park. Protection and preservation of our flora, fauna, geology, and historical remains within the park is essential to this organization. The park strives to create awareness among the local community and Island visitors with initiatives ranging from the youth ranger program to educational lectures at schools. Arikok National Park also monitors various animals that are found within the park and initiates actions to protect the future of the flora and fauna, in particular endangered species like Aruba’s shoco owl.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Varies depending on activities