Jungle Conservation

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founded in 2009
Peru Volunteer and Travel
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Coordinator | Jimmy
Coordinator | Jimmy
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Get the opportunity to volunteer in the Peruvian Amazon! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Our conservation project is located in the Amazon Rainforest on the outskirts of Manu National Reserve outside of Cusco. Volunteers will be involved in various types of work such as reforestation, animal observation and animal care.

The Volunteer work involves a commitment to collaborate, creating alternative development, initiatives and participation in the action, supporting the personnel to maintenance the reserve and the development of the activities in the conservation area.

What makes this program unique is the fact that you have complete freedom as a volunteer. The more you put on these programs, much more valuable and effective they become for the environment and the local people.

The project requires volunteers to work creatively and independently, and is not the best option for volunteers who are looking for a highly organized and supervised program.

Volunteers normally work for 4 hours a day and the rest of the day they have free to explore the amazing area.

The type of work that you choose to undertake will depend upon your expectations and skills. You may choose works or may discuss with us before your arrival the type of work you would like to undertake and we can advise you of the possibilities.

  •         Maintenance/cleaning, transplantation, seedbed preparation
  •        Watching wildlife in their natural habitat
  •        To record, create herbal and develop statistical data of the existing flora and its medicinal benefits.
  •        Support the rescue center wildlife
  •        Organic agriculture
  •        Reforestation
  •        Cleaning and maintenance of the paths / trails
  •         Repair and maintenance of structures
  •         Personal research projects, thesis students are received depending on the subject of application.

Please note that the reforestation and observation workload is often limited when it rains. As a result, you may be working inside the lodge doing craft-work or working with the local school. Teaching English in the native community is another option for volunteers who are interested in working within the indigenous community.

Typical day

Upon arrival in Cusco, we will be waiting for you at Cusco’s airport, from where we will go to our host family. We will give you a health & safety and program orientation, and you will have time to rest.

Work usually starts on Monday; we will meet at our office in Cusco from where we will take you to the bus station where you will take your bus to the Lodge. The bus will take approximately 6 hours. You will have stop on the way for lunch.

Upon arrival our Monitor will be waiting for you and will take you to the lodge. You will have a briefing about your work and then some time to rest.

Monday to Friday:

7:30 AM Breakfast at the lodge.
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Volunteer leaves the lodge and walks to the project with other volunteers and the coordinator. The coordinator will delegate your duties each day.
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch at the lodge.
2:00 PM After volunteering you are free to explore the jungle and enjoy your free time.
7:30 PM Dinner at the lodge.

Free-time activities

During the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually just relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of the jungle.
Swimming
Climbing
Hiking
Riding

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 (intermediate level) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Application From and copy of passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteer must have intermediate level of Spanish in order to have a full experience at the program.
Spanish classes are available at our office if needed before the program starts.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:30

What's Included

Services by Peru Volunteer and Travel

  • Volunteer placement
  • Volunteer project management and administration for your selected program length
  • Program and Safety orientation
  • Pre-departure support
  • 2 nights accommodation in Cusco ( upon arrival and departure)
  •  Accommodations - Mondays through Saturdays at Lodge
  • 3 meals per day
  • Airport pick-up
  •  Volunteer certificate 
  • Transport to volunteer project the first day
  • 24/7 support from our staff in Peru

**Your fee also contributes to the purchase of needed supplies for improvements at your project.

Option:. Add tours throughout Peru to your program and make the best of your time!

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

We pick volunteers up from Cusco airport and transfer them to their accommodations. Flight information needs to be sent to us prior arrival in Perú.

Accommodation

Meals and accommodations are included. Volunteers will stay in the lodge where they will live with other volunteers. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other volunteers. Three meals per day are included while staying in the lodge. However, we need to stress that supplies are limited and you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible. Mosquito nets will be provided for all PVT volunteers for their stay in the jungle.

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Food & Beverages

3 meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Volunteers can expect to experience a variety of flavors and meals during their experience as Peruvian food is diverse. We will be glad to let the family and Lodge know if you have special eating needs. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you.

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.
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.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Once you arrive in Cusco, please pick up your bags and then step out of the airport. Our PEVolunteer representative will be waiting for you there with a sign that has your name written on it.

The first day of volunteer’s program (normally Sunday) is upon arrival in Cusco, Volunteer will be pickup from the airport and then transfer to our host family. Here volunteers will have the day to rest and acclimatize.

First day! Your Introduction:

Volunteers orientation will begin on Monday at around 9:00 am at our office in Cusco and will be conducted by our staff. It will cover everything you need to know for your volunteer placement in the city including an introduction to Peru, Peruvian customs, language Spanish Classes, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Peru, and an introduction to your project and placement. From our office we will take you to the bus station where you will take your bus to the Lodge. The bus will take approximately 6 hours. You will have stop on the way for lunch. Upon arrival our Monitor will be waiting for you and will take you to the lodge. You will have a briefing about your work and then some time to rest.

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens November 2020. Apply Now!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$515
2 weeks
$935
3 weeks
$1,355
4 weeks (max. stay)
$1,775
Average fees
$479 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Peru Volunteer and Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 Peru Volunteer and Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Get the opportunity to volunteer in the Peruvian Amazon!

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