Volunteer opportunity posted by: CADIP - Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects
Posted on: January 18, 2013
In the Amazon there are communities and ecological reserves which are protected by the natives where volunteers can help with reforestation, agriculture, environmental protection and community tasks. This program is dedicated to true nature lovers who want to experience an eco-adventure and who would be willing to adapt to the modest accommodation offered by these communities.
The volunteers have the opportunity to learn about the jungle thanks of the "Jungle school" where they learn how to catch birds or any kind of animal of the forrest, fishing, travel by canoe, jungle food, night walks through the jungle, medicinal plants cultivations. When there is the opportunity, the volunteers can help in the communities or in the Indian Reserves, in the constructions of houses, cleaning of pads, in the construction of latrines, and other development projects in benefit of the community.
Special requirements: Knowledge of Spanish language is necessary to communicate with the natives because although the community native language is Kichwa, Shuar, and Ashuar, they also understand Spanish.
Language: English / Spanish
Duration of the project: The program is running all year round. Minimum time for volunteering is 3 weeks, up to 12 weeks.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be staying at the native's chozas (houses); the infrastructure is very simple; there are latrines near the houses. Volunteers can enjoy swimming in the nearby river. Their basic diet of the natives includes papayas, bananas, and bitter cane, cooked with leaves, noodles, tuna fish, and a special kind of fried bread made with flour.
Location: Our destination is located in the Amazon near to one of the Shuar communities. This is a very beautiful natural area, an ideal placement for volunteers who can adapt to live with very limited comfort.
More information and enrolment: http://www.cadip.org/volunteering-in-ecuador.htm
Please visit http:www.cadip.org for more information.