Building an On-Line Database on Amazon Gastronomy - Volunteer

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1 to 2 months



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To continue to build enthusiasm and experimentation with Amazon foods that can contribute to forest conservation, we´re working on developing an on-line Cumari database, including information about the conservation and culinary dimensions of Amazonian ingredients, for chefs, farmers, researchers and businesses. We´re looking for someone to help refine the website and research information to populate it. Passion for food essential.


This position offers the chance to work with and learn from a team of collaborators at Canopy Bridge doing wide-ranging work in sustainable markets and food, while being able to contribute in tangible ways to building these initiatives. Volunteers may have the opportunity to participate in field visits to communities and farmers that we work with. In Quito, Ecuador, the volunteer will have full access to our office space, and advice and guidance on getting settled here for a short-term stay. We are a small social enterprise and so unable to offer a paid position at the moment. 


Volunteers will work closely with Canopy Bridge’s founders, Jacob Olander and Marta Echavarría. Both have a long trajectory in market-based conservation, with their company EcoDecisión and in partnership with organizations such as Forest Trends, Conservation International, Ashoka and others. For more background information please go to

How To Apply

In order to apply, please send an e-mail to with your CV and a cover letter explaining why you consider yourself a good candidate for the position.