Every year a host of local stakeholders, medical professionals, professors, development experts, conservationists, engineers, economists, agriculturalists, students, researchers, and businesses volunteer their highly valuable time and energy to support BioRegion’s efforts. Only a few Mongolian staff and seasonal logistics managers receive any direct financial support.
BioRegions makes volunteer opportunities available for people with both general interest and specific skills. In either case, before participating on a BioRegions work trip, a participant must be working with and invested in a specific Program Area and have made a tentative action plan and prepared necessary materials before going. BioRegions staff are happy to consult with potential participants and facilitate communication with Mongolian collaborators in preparation for a project. We also recognize that many new projects require an exploratory visit as the first phase. To view summaries of the 2014 BioRegions International Professional Work Trip and the BioRegions Programs Montana State University Student Work Trip click here.
If you would like to volunteer in one of our partner communities, please contact us and let’s discuss the possibilities.
BioRegions Program introduced me to a unique and extraordinary nomadic way of life and traditional culture. The people of the Darhad are kind yet resilient and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been immersed in their culture. My work with BioRegions was a stepping-stone in my career as a land reclamation scientist. I am able to apply the environmental health knowledge and experience I gained in Mongolia to better understand ecological and human health issues created by natural resource extraction and how those activities influence local communities throughout the Western U.S.- Loren Barber