SOQTAPATA RAINFOREST VOLUNTEER

Conservation Adventure

Cusco, Peru show on map
We strive to rescue biodiversity in an area of over 9000 hectares, source of life for the entire world This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Soqtapata is a conservation project in the rainforest of Perú. Our mission is to preserve this unique rainforest. 

Why do we need to do something for the conservation? Because in this area we have a main highway, The South Interoceanic Highway that is good for the people, but also for the illegal activities surrounds this area, such as gold extraction. This activity brings more illegal activities such as prostitution. 

So how do we help in the conservation and social problems, by doing a few activities in the area and with our neighbors. 

We do research, ecotourism, and social work. For all those activities we have a volunteer program that aims for the conservation and the involvement of the people in needs such as this.

Our volunteer program has 4 main parts:

- Research
- Ecotourism
- Community Work
- Maintenance

All of this programs aims for the conservation of the area. Your involvement will depend on your knowledge and capabilities you have.
Every volunteer will also contribute to the camp works, such as cooking, cleaning and other. However, the volunteer will have half of the day to do other activities. This free time could be used not only for relax but also to explore, enjoy and swim on the clean water of the pools, waterfalls that the rives provide us.

The volunteer will work helping in any project that is currently able, the idea is that help the staff in the research field, ecotourism or with the community. While the volunteer is doing that, he/she will be surrounding by the nature all day.
We expect from the volunteer to have all the energy to help of the preservation of a place that is rich in biodiversity.

The money contributed will be for the tent, mattress, sleeping, cleaning material, 3 meals per day and other that will be given to every volunteer. 
Also, access to the bathroom and the well appreciated the hot shower. 

This is a great opportunity to connect with nature and discover what are you capable to do with your natural side.

Typical day

The volunteer should wake up at 5:30 am and start working in any task he/she has.

At 7am is the breakfast.
At 8 am the work continues untill lunch time at 1pm.
After lunch the volunteer will have free time to enjoy the nature, our rivers, waterfalls, path and everything we have there.
At 6pm is time for lunch
At 10 pm everybody should be sleeping. 

Details on Arrival

All volunteers must arrive at SOQTAPATA in the morning. All entrance will be coordinated with 15 days before the entrance. 

Free-time activities

On the free time you can do yoga, rest, read, swim on the river, hiking, trekking, birdwatching, etc.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Climbing
Hiking
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 06:00 - 13:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
SOQTAPATA RAINFOREST VOLUNTEER (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by SOQTAPATA RAINFOREST VOLUNTEER

The price includes


- 3 meals per day
- tent
- mattress
- sleeping
- Personal Cleanliness
- Shared Bathroom
- Hot Shower
- Half day free every day

Accommodation

We have 2 places to camp, in an open platform or in a closed platform. 

All the accommodations according to law and good practices 

Camping
Food & Beverages

3 meals per day

all the water you want
not alcohol included

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,100
3 weeks
$ 1,550
4 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,000
Average fees
$ 525 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 2 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. SOQTAPATA RAINFOREST VOLUNTEER will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with SOQTAPATA RAINFOREST VOLUNTEER during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas South America Peru  Cusco, Km. 174 South Interoceanic Highway
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