Professional Development/Volunteer Professionals
Corporate partners! Iracambi is a great place for you to increase employee engagement, stimulate professional development, enhance visibility and add brand value through partnering with us in environmental and educational programs, professionally delivered and managed in one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots, Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Iracambi has a solid record of working with corporations, businesses and individuals in:
- Professional development and volunteering opportunities on and off site
- Partnering to deliver environmental and educational programs
Through our partnership with TIE, (www.theinternationalexchange.co.uk) Iracambi regularly welcomes professionals in the fields of advertising and finance. Rising young professionals are hand selected by their firms and challenged to use their skills in a unique and positive way. They are given specific tasks to help Iracambi grow, whilst operating in the context of a developing country and the challenges that it brings. (See case study Tiffany Sherrington, communications and branding work placement from Mindshare, London)
Benefits: increased employee leadership skills arising from thinking outside the box and operating outside the comfort zone.
Through our long-standing relationship with Partners of the Americas, Iracambi has hosted a number of volunteer professionals who have contributed to our programs in such areas as curriculum development, establishing a program of citizen science, resource development, creating a pilot scheme for small holder micro-credit, and working with local communities to understand the environmental and social consequences of bauxite mining. Individual volunteer professionals have supported us with their skills in GIS, biological inventorying, infrastructure design, creating a virtual photographic herbarium, and advising us on compliance issues for carbon trading.
Benefits: At the personal level, professional volunteers have reported increased interest and understanding of the issues of environment and development and a growth in self confidence as they successfully deliver projects in sometimes challenging circumstances.