Volunteer in Ecuador with Amazon Environmental Protection Program - from just $33 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Activities: Animal Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Country: Ecuador
Location : Ecuador, Pastaza Province
Duration: 1 week to 1 year
Approx Costs: 500 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

This amazing conservation project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the ecologically diverse Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. 

The aim of the program is to work on research and education projects that will ultimately help to protect this magnificent environment. Volunteers on the Amazon Conservation Program work at a Biological Station carrying out field research and education in the tropical rainforest region of the upper Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The station includes a reserve of 2,000 hectares, of which 70% is primary forest and the remainder secondary growth. Although its principal objectives are the conservation and protection of the natural environment, the centre also works on improving the health, nutrition and livelihood of the surrounding communities. Volunteers could work on a variety of research projects, one of which is the researching of non-timber products to provide alternative sources of income and developing of reforestation models.

Goals of this Project:

  • To preserve the beautiful Amazon jungle
  • Work on projects to protect the rainforest and improve the long term prospects of the communities who live within it
  • Educate the local people and the rest of the world on the rainforest’s importance to the world
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange between international volunteers and the local indigenous communities.

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Requirements

Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to give their time and energy to help protect the natural environment of Ecuador. This 'hands-on' project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in conservation/environmental studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. However, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by your local project leader. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

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