The Centre offers facilities for researchers who would not otherwise have access to the rainforest to come and use the living laboratory for their research, which is then applied to solving the problems of conservation and land management by local communities. In addition to its research activities, the Centre runs an education and extension programme for local farmers groups and school children. The Centre welcomes volunteers to come and help in its activities: these include setting out forest trails, mapping, flora and fauna inventories, environmental education, fund raising, website development and reforestation. Volunteers who have relevant skills (computer skills, educational experience, a background in biological sciences) are especially welcome, but anyone who is willing to try their hand and learn new skills is welcome too. Volunteers may stay for as long as they are prepared to keep on working: They prefer those who will stay for at least a month, but they will accept shorter stays from those who have specially relevant skills. Knowledge of Portuguese is a great asset (as is the ability to play soccer) but is not indispensable. For further information, contact Robin Le Breton using the contact form.