Rainforest Species Protection

Feeding the animals, update the inventory of the animals and plants, English lessons in a local school.

The project
This project is located in the Ecuadorian Amazon region, this centre is for sustainable and ecological development of the country and its population. The centre combines western knowledge with traditional practices which ensures a professional and sustainable conservation of the Amazon region. 

The overall objective of this project is to improve the ecological balance of the region in participation of the local community, who have lived from hunting in the Amazon which has caused serious damage to the ecosystem. This is why the center was built to protect the rainforset and also educate the communities on biodiversity management. 


Your work 
There is always lots of different tasks to do on this program. On a typical day you will start around 8:00am preparing food and feeding the animals. You will also be analysing the behaviour of the animals, cleaning the enclosure, create a directory for regular control of the animals and also help maintaining trails and the project facilities. 

You will not only be doing these tasks but you will also be asked to provide English classes in a local school. You will usually have 2 days off per week but not always weekends and the tasks will be coordinated on site with the project leaders. 



Suitable for

Singles
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
17 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:30 - 15:30

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Rainforest Species Protection Analyse animals Educate locals Explore nature Build a better center Help animals

Free-time activities

In your free time there are a range of different activities to choose from such as a number of different sports like football which volunteers play in there spare time. Most volunteers go hiking around the centre looking at the wildlife and amazing views.

Climbing
Hiking
Sports

Services

What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation on arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accomodation volunteer house | Full board (3 meals per day) | Advice on travel insurance | Certificate of participation | Application fee
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Accommodation

In this project you will be staying in a volunteer house, the house has five dorm rooms with bunk beds, 2 bathrooms, and a kitchen. This is a great way to interact with other volunteers and meeting new people from around the world.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Yes full board is provided (3 meals per day)

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
Costs
2 weeks (min. stay)
$670
3 weeks
$865
4 weeks
$1060
5 weeks
$1255
10 weeks
$2230
18 weeks
$3790
25 weeks (max. stay)
$5155

You can volunteer at the project site in Puyo/Ecuador between 2 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$271/week
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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Airport
The nearest airport is Mariscal Sucre (UIO) in Quito. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ecuador.
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