Company : International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Location : Cusco
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 250 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)
The objective of this project is one of ecological restoration - the process of re-establishing an ecosystem that has been degenerated, damaged or destroyed.
The project has a number of different phases so each individual volunteer will form part of a much bigger picture. Volunteers will work in the local jungles and ecological reserves located in the valleys surrounding Cusco. Volunteer activities vary but generally involve removing non-native plant species, planting and re-introducing native plant species, assisting with inventory and observation of wildlife and assisting at the local schools located in the jungle areas.
NB This placement has an extra charge of US$5 per day for travel on top of the program fees listed on the website (these extra costs will be included in the program fee quoted to you when you apply). While we do accept volunteers for one week on the jungle conservation program, because the site is located 6 hours from the HQ in Cusco and transportation is limited we recommend staying for a minimum of two weeks or choosing one of our other placements in and around Cusco for one week.
- Volunteers must be over 18 years of age at the beginning of the program
- Volunteers must speak fluent English
- Volunteers must present a recent criminal background check
- Spanish is not a prerequisite, however we recommend all volunteers, regardless of their Spanish language ability, take advantage of the very affordable Spanish lessons offered exclusively to you
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