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Peruvian Amazon Conservation & Reforestation

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2 - 50 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Brilliant 4.7  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

Volunteer project with the highest quality. This project sets unprecedented standards in quality - an unparalleled level of excellence.

Highlights

  • Explore beautiful Cusco, Peru!
  • Protect the Peruvian Amazon!
  • Be part of the reforestation process by planting trees, shrubs and orchids.
  • Contribute to the Amazon Rainforest's conservation for the future to come!
  • Meet like-minded volunteers from all over the world!

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

About the program

The natural equilibrium of the Amazon’s ecosystems needs to be protected and volunteers can be part of it 🌿.

The Jungle Conservation program begins with 2 days in Cusco where volunteers participate in a mandatory orientation session and receive information about their trip to the project site. Volunteers go to a conservation site in the Amazon Rainforest, outside of Cusco. There, they are involved in ...

About the program

The Jungle Conservation program begins with 2 days in Cusco where volunteers participate in a mandatory orientation session and receive information about their trip to the project site. Volunteers go to a conservation site in the Amazon Rainforest, outside of Cusco. There, they are involved in various types of work depending on the current needs of the project.

Volunteers take part in a variety of activities, including:

  • Reforestation—planting trees, shrubs, and orchids
  • Removing invasive, non-native species of bamboo
  • Wildlife monitoring—observing and counting species of birds, insects (especially butterflies), amphibians, and primates
  • Organic gardening
  • Trail maintenance
  • Scientific research in biology, chemistry, and zoology
  • Educational workshops with local communities

On rainy days work may be limited to indoor activities, such as doing repairs at the lodge and/or working with the local school. Sometimes there are opportunities to teach English to the staff and community members.



Typical day

Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work 4-8 hours per day, Monday to Saturday. Working hours are in either the morning or the afternoon, depending on the needs of the project.

Typical day

Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work 4-8 hours per day, Monday to Saturday. Working hours are in either the morning or the afternoon, depending on the needs of the project.

Free-time activities

All year round, Cusco and its surrounding towns celebrate a mix of Inca and Catholic holidays, allowing visitors to experience a variety of cultural activities. Our local staff always posts a monthly events calendar to let participants know about the activities going on. Cusco also offers ...

Free-time activities

All year round, Cusco and its surrounding towns celebrate a mix of Inca and Catholic holidays, allowing visitors to experience a variety of cultural activities. Our local staff always posts a monthly events calendar to let participants know about the activities going on. Cusco also offers historical and archaeological sites both within and outside of the city. Common destinations volunteers can explore include Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, and the famous Machu Picchu. There are a lot of options and our staff is well-acquainted with the area and can advise on the must-see places. Our on-site travel partner is also very knowledgeable and can assist in setting up trips. 


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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)

Criminal Background Check

required

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, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Maximo Nivel

Our fees include:
- Airport pick-up
- Host family / Dorm accommodations (shared room with half board in Cusco and full board at the project site)
- Program and safety orientation
- Walking tour
- Official certificate of volunteer service
- Emergency contact number 24/7
- Program management

While in Cusco:
- Free Tandem Conversation Program
- Free office-wide WIFI and computer lounge
- Free social activities
- Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar
- Maximo Nivel Institute open 7 days/week

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

Airport pick-up and public bus transportation to and from the project and Cusco at the beginning and end of the program are included. Travel to the site is a minimum of 8-10 hours and can be even longer.

Accommodation

For the first couple days volunteers stay in Cusco to receive the orientation. In Cusco, they stay in a traditional family-stay with a pre-approved middle class Peruvian family in a shared room with 1-3 other people of the same gender. 

Breakfast and dinner are included seven days a week. Our host families live in the Cusco area, and are 10-25 minutes walking or by bus from the Maximo Nivel institute. At the jungle project, they stay in dorm-style accommodations that include three meals a day. 

Meals are often vegetarian, and vary depending on the seasonal ingredients available locally. During their stay, participants must take part in keeping their accommodations clean and doing other chores to help maintain the living facilities. 

Bedding, which includes at least one thick blanket, linens, and a mosquito net, is provided. However, between July and September they may also consider bringing a sleeping bag, especially if they tend to get cold easily. There are no laundry facilities available at the jungle project. Volunteers must be prepared to hand-wash their clothes and dry them in the sun. Hot water for showering is not available at the jungle project site.

Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner are included seven days a week the first two days at the family-stay. Three meals a day are included at the project site.

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Internet Access

Sorry, no access at the project site

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

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. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Projects begin every Monday, all year round. The first two days are spent in Cusco, where volunteers receive the orientation. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 1,101€
3 weeks 1,368€
4 weeks 1,625€
5 weeks 1,877€
6 weeks 2,129€
7 weeks 2,381€
8 weeks 2,634€
9 weeks 2,886€
10 weeks 3,138€
11 weeks 3,390€
12 weeks 3,642€
13 weeks 3,895€
14 weeks 4,147€
15 weeks 4,399€
16 weeks 4,651€
17 weeks 4,903€
18 weeks 5,156€
19 weeks 5,408€
20 weeks 5,660€
21 weeks 5,912€
22 weeks 6,164€
23 weeks 6,417€
24 weeks 6,669€
25 weeks 6,921€
26 weeks 7,173€
27 weeks 7,425€
28 weeks 7,678€
29 weeks 7,930€
30 weeks 8,182€
31 weeks 8,434€
32 weeks 8,686€
33 weeks 8,939€
34 weeks 9,191€
35 weeks 9,443€
36 weeks 9,695€
37 weeks 9,947€
38 weeks 10,200€
39 weeks 10,452€
40 weeks 10,704€
41 weeks 10,956€
42 weeks 11,208€
43 weeks 11,461€
44 weeks 11,713€
45 weeks 11,965€
46 weeks 12,217€
47 weeks 12,469€
48 weeks 12,722€
49 weeks 12,974€
50 weeks (max. stay) 13,226€
Average fees 407€/week

Program fees

407€ per week 2 - 50 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 50 weeks

Deposit

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

Your final payment will be agreed with Maximo Nivel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Maximo Nivel

Brilliant 4.7 rating (108 reviews)

Agency - founded in 2003

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Joyce

Spoken languages: English

About the project

Maximo Nivel offers Volunteer Abroad and International Internship programs in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.

Meet your organization

Who we are? 

Maximo Nivel is a family-owned organization that has been offering volunteer abroad programs since 2003. We are a locally-based organization in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru, where we also own and operate 4 intercultural centers in Antigua, Guatemala; Cusco, Peru; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; San José, Costa Rica.

What we do? 

We offer a wide range of work-study-travel programs, including Volunteer Abroad, International Internships, TEFL Certification, Gap Year, Spanish Immersion, Adventure & Culture, and more! 

Where we work? 

Maximo Nivel’s work-study-travel programs take place in Antigua, Guatemala; Cusco, Peru; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; and San José, Costa Rica. We also have off-site programs on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica and Guatemala and in the Amazon Jungle and Sacred Valley of Peru. 

Our mission/vision: 

Maximo Nivel is a professional, ethical, and hardworking organization that is completely dedicated to providing a great experience to every student, participant, client, faculty leader, and partner who joins us.

Our goals: 

  • Deliver high-quality, safe, affordable programs 
  • Provide the best Spanish language immersion in all of Latin America 
  • Improve impact at every volunteer project site where we work 
  • Train and certify world-class ESL teachers 
  • Organize excellent internships and other opportunities for international work experience 
  • Help people experience the world through education, adventure, and cultural travel.

Who are we looking for? 

Adventurous people who are passionate about travel, culture, languages, and helping others.

Why choose us? 

Maximo Nivel's program fees are affordable and transparent. We pride ourselves on providing great client service!

108 reviews · rating4.7

Being away from the noise of modern civilisation and staying so close to nature was such an eye-opening experience for me. The staff (Alex, Susan, Aldo) spent extra effort to make sure that the reasons for every volunteer work were well explained to us, and that they would make a positive impact on ...
Erin Taylor rating4.6

2023 at Sea Turtles Conservation Experience

I had the best experience with Maximo Nivel, the turtle conservation program is amazing! Maximo Nivel is a very well prepared organization, they are very helpful, they care for you and want you to have the best experience. Thank you so much! Costa Rica and the turtles have my ...
Alexey Carvalho rating4.2

2023 at Support Local Healthcare

Trabalhar no Centro Gerontológico, com os idosos por uma semana que fiquei em Cusco, foi uma experiência muito enriquecedora que recomendo, completada com a visita a Machu Picchu que fiz por conta própria. Acredito que faltaram apenas outras atividades, devido ao horário de saída do trabalho ...
Kathleen Nordstrom rating5

2023 at Community Childcare Supporter

I would recommend Máximo Nivel a million times over. The warm, engaging staff and volunteer/student community make you feel welcome from the moment you step in the door, and I met several lifelong friends. There are lots of opportunities to explore, including around the city and the country as a ...
Allegra Martin Campo rating2.6

2023 at Help Local Animal Rescue Centers

I wish I would've had more information about the project. There was almost no information about the transportation (duration, costs). The project was super far away and for a longer stay than 1 week it's a lot of money just for this. When I wanted to change to another animal project they only ...
Daniel White rating5

2023 at Sea Turtles Conservation Experience

Experiencing an arribada in Costa Rica was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. Thousands of turtles arriving simultaneously to lay their eggs was a remarkable sight to behold. As a volunteer, I felt privileged to contribute to the conservation of these endangered ...

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