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Experience Mamoní

Volunteer for Tropical Rainforest Conservation

Do anything from yard work to trail maintenance to organic agriculture. This is an opportunity to work hard in a tropical rain forest setting.

Experience Mamoní volunteers are people who want to get their hands dirty. You may have a college service requirement to fulfill, or you may just like to work in unique and remote settings—either way, this one's for you.

  • What's Included: Pick-up/drop-off at the airport and transportation between the Preserve and the Panamerican Highway (for people that commit to more than 3 weeks); food and lodging at Centro Mamoní; any paperwork you might need for your school; personal help and mentoring from on-site staff.
  • What's Not Included: Airfare to and from Panama; special trips; medical costs; junk food
  • Program: Here's some of the stuff you'll be doing as a volunteer with Experience Mamoní:
    • Improving infrastructure at Centro Mamoní
    • Augmenting our on-site sustainable agriculture operation
    • Blazing, marking and mapping trails throughout the Preserve
    • Mapping property borders
    • Interacting with communities around the Preserve
    • Data Entry
    • Food Preparation
    • Cleaning the grounds
    • Facilities maintenance
    • Unstructured personal exploration and experimentation

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) and Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Required Documents
Letter of Motivation/Cover letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Construction, cooking, trail blazing, agriculture, spanish, ESL, arts/music
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 17:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Experience Mamoní are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

Experience Mamoní encourages deep exploration and immersion. Our Centro Mamoní campus offers a number of options for these experiences, including extensive nature trails through forest and pastureland, beautiful swimming holes, and wonderful rural local populations.

Swimming
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation
Contact & Reservation
$245
/week
$245
/week
1 - 8
weeks
1 - 8
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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What's Included: Pick-up/drop-off at the airport and transportation between the Preserve and the Panamerican Highway (if you stay more than 3 weeks); food and lodging at Centro Mamoní; any paperwork you might need for your school; personal help and mentoring from on-site staff.

What's Not Included: Airfare to and from Panama; special trips; medical costs; junk food

Airport Pickup at Tocumen International

Private airport/city pickup/drop-off is included in the cost of anyone staying longer than 3 weeks. For volunteers staying less than 3 weeks it costs $120 each way for a ride to or pick up from Tocumen airport or Panama city. Another option is having us pick you up or bring you to Las Margaritas or Chepo, which costs $60 each way.

Accommodation

Guest, staff and volunteer houses are open-air architecture in order to facilitate a more immersive experience. For protection from insects, residents sleep in tents with mattress pads.

Camping
Food & Beverages

Meals are largely vegetarian, but are well cooked and hearty. All volunteers will participate on a rotating basis with preparation and cleanup of meals.

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$280.00
2 weeks
$560.00
3 weeks
$735.00
4 weeks
$840.00
5 weeks
$1,050.00
6 weeks
$1,260.00
50 days (max. stay)
$1,500.00
Average fees
$245.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Chepo/Panama between 1 week and 50 days. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Experience Mamoní 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 Experience Mamoní during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Panama

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Panama. Please check the visa regulations for Panama.
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Find out the best time to volunteer in Panama and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Panama.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Panama.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Tocumen International (PTY) in Panama City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Panama.
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 Panama provides security and is a plus to have.
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If you are intending to volunteer in Panama you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Panama.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Panama while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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