Volunteer in conservation and sustainable agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon!

Published

03/28/2018

Start Date

04/02/2018

End Date

12/07/2018

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Parcela 4, Monterrey
Madre de Dios
Madre de Dios

Peru

Description

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.

PROGRAM DETAILS

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

WEBSITE: www.sustainableamazon.org/volunteer-program

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

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 info@sustainableamazon.org.

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

info@sustainableamazon.org
https://www.sustainableamazon.org/volunteer-program

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 info@sustainableamazon.org.


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