Wildlife Conservation & Community Outreach

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founded in 2003
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Coordinator | Sergio
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Highlights

Boost your CV with international volunteer experience
Do meaningful volunteer work protecting the fragile ecosystem in Paraguay
Learn more about the diverse flora and fauna in Paraguay
Visit a country that still is a real insider tip for volunteer work abraod
Broaden your intercultural skills while immersing into a new culture
Conduct scientific fieldwork, help protect local wildlife, and reach out to local communities in Paraguay! Choose from a variety of areas to work on site. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

This project is carried out by a non-profit organization that strives to protect the rich biodiversity in Paraguay. They do this through scientific research and community outreach. The project is located in the country's center very close to the river Neembucu, a huge and important river, which is part of a region that is a real hotspot for nature and wildlife research as well as eco tourism. This large stream feeds into the impressive Rio Paraguay and is home to stunning tourist attractions. Many of the species in this region are only native to this area, which makes it a unique place to study local flora and fauna. Many new species have already been discovered by the volunteer project, and there could still be more to identify.

In Paraguay, there is a constant concern about the continuous destruction of nature. This is due to expanding agricultural activities, like cattle breeding and soya production. Land purchased from conservation orientated organizations helps to protect nature and wildlife by providing protected corridors, which link remaining pieces of original vegetation.

Typical day

There are different areas where volunteers can work (subject to availability).

  1. Conservation Science: tasks include data collection regarding primatology in the Atlantic Forest, fishing in the river, butterfly and moth surveys, frog, lizard and snake surveys, camera trapping as well as habitat monitoring with a drone.
  2. Butterfly Inventory:  building a collection of all of the species found here to demonstrate to the world how special and biodiverse the reserve is. On a typical day, you will learn how to help grow caterpillars into adults, understand the insects’ lifecycles, and prepare the creatures for collection. 
  3. Reptile and Amphibian Survey: keeping museum and databases up-to-date, showing the interesting specimens to tourists, and helping to design and develop new educational materials.
  4. Reserve Maintenance: Maintaining trails, maintaining facilities, building rest areas, expanding the trail system, helping with the organic garden, or assisting with recycling projects.
  5. Outreach: The project works in the communities that are close to the reserve, providing environmental education to adults and children.

Free-time activities

The region where this volunteer project is placed is one of the most popular touristic destinations in Paraguay. The Nature is exuberant in the eyes of every visitor. The immense wetlands with animal and plant life markedly different from other regions serve to reinforce the charm of an area of unparalleled beauty.  Flowing rivers, such as Paraná and Paraguay, with unique places for relaxing on beaches, historical sites such as the Jesuits ruins of Humaitá, and a very good gastronomy call those who wish a healthy distraction.
Its picturesque villages keep their colonial style buildings intact, with mud and stacking constructions that continue to show all the beauty of the architecture of previous centuries.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
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 (intermediate level) and Spanish (basic level)
Education Requirements
at High School 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, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 16:00

Included Services

Services by South America Inside

Volunteer Work with Wildlife & Nature in Paraguay includes:
  Consultation of our experienced staff
  Translation of application documents
  Volunteer work placement
  Orientation session on arrival
  Orientation kit
  Local support
  24/7 Emergency Number
  Shared room in Volunteer House
  Full-board
  Advisery concerning adequate travel insurance
  Certificate of participation

What’s not included:
  International flight
  Travel health insurance
  Local travels

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay in a large house that has spacious rooms. Rooms can accommodate up to 4 people each and have their own shower with hot water. There is also a spacious living area to meet up and hang out. 

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Full-board is provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Internet Access
Good 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 Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU) in Asuncion. We assist you to find cheap flights to Paraguay.
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 Paraguay provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Paraguay you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Paraguay.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The volunteer work can be joined throughout the year. The start and end date can be set flexible, according to your availability and travel plans. Ask our experienced staff to coordinate your participation in this meaningfull volunteer project.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 840
3 weeks
$ 1,085
4 weeks
$ 1,330
5 weeks
$ 1,575
6 weeks
$ 1,820
7 weeks
$ 2,065
8 weeks
$ 2,310
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 6,230
Average fees
$ 340 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside 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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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