Volunteer in conservation and sustainable agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon!
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Parcela 4, Monterrey
Madre de Dios
Madre de Dios
Whether you’re considering a career in field biology, looking to contribute to conservation, or just want to get your hands dirty, we have a great opportunity for you!
Our Volunteer Program is designed to gain direct, hands-on experience in tropical biology, sustainable agriculture and community development. Some of our activities include: research on primates ecology, biological inventories (insects, birds, mammals, trees/plants), tree nursery management, macaws nesting placement, etc.
LENGTH OF STAY: Minimum 1 week required
DATES (2018): Open starting April 2, 2018
LOCATION: Madre de Dios, Peru
APPLICATION & PAYMENT DEADLINES: Two weeks prior to start
Our projects in Peru are as diverse as the rainforest that surrounds us, and fall into one of our two focal areas: biological research and monitoring and sustainable tropical agriculture. Volunteers may participate in one or more of the following projects during their stay in the Peruvian Amazon:
Biological Research & Monitoring
-Biological inventories – insects (butterflies), birds, mammals, trees/plants
-Plant phenology (fruiting and flowering of select trees and plants) – to monitor changes over time in a changing climate
Sustainable Tropical Agriculture
-Organic gardening and farming
-Trail maintenance and labeling food, fiber, and medicinal plants
-Shade house and tree nursery management
-Native food forest – a future forest of native species with food, building, and/or medicinal uses
MORE INFORMATION & HOW TO APPLY
For more details about our Volunteer Program in the Peruvian Amazon, as well as how to apply, please visit the Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon’s website www.sustainableamazon.org. For general inquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers