Jungle Conservation

Get the opportunity to volunteer in the Peruvian Amazon!

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

Volunteers that choose to do reforestation will be planting trees, bushes and different endangered plant species as well as removing non-native and invasive species of bamboo. Work supplies are provided for volunteers.

Volunteers that choose to do wildlife observation will be observing and counting various species of birds and primates and will have to perform this work very early in the morning or very late in the afternoon alongside a professional.

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 craftwork 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.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Typical day

While our programs are flexible and can be fit to your requirements, an example of a typical day is as follows:

7:30 AM Breakfast at the lodge.
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Volunteer leaves the lodge and walks to the project with other volunteers and the coordinator. The coorinator will delegate your duties each day. Volunteers will usually work for 4 hours either in the morning or the afternoon. After volunteering you are free to explore the jungle and enjoy your freetime.
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch at the lodge.
7:30 PM Dinner at the lodge.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Application From and copy of passport
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.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:30

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Jungle Conservation Reforestation project 2 Reforestation project Transport Accommodation 2 Volunteer at the project Accommodation Group of volunteers

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

Services

What's included?
- Volunteer placement in your preferred project
- Volunteer project management and administration for your selected program length
- Accommodations - Sundays through Saturdays at a jungle 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
- Spanish classes at a discount that can be arranged before you go to the jungle (placement based on your level)
- Volunteer discounts on tours throughout Peru
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

Please send us your flight details and a representant from Peru Volunteer and Travel will be waiting for your at the airport in Cusco at the appropirate time.

Accommodation

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.

Bungalow
Food & Beverages

All 3 meals are included ( breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Please let us know if you have any food allergy or dietry

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
Costs
1 week (min. stay)
$360
2 weeks
$720
3 weeks
$1080
4 weeks
$1440
5 weeks
$1800
6 weeks
$2160
8 weeks (max. stay)
$2880

You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 1 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Peru Volunteer and Travel will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$360/week
Deposit (20%)
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 (80%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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Budgeting
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What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Velazco Astete (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
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Calle triunfo 354, 2nd floor, 08000 Cusco, Peru