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We are a group of biologist who are working in some projects to develop sustainable production alternatives in Peru, to improve the quality of life of the people. We are working in coastal areas (near to Paracas) about seaweed farming (aquaculture) and we have a laboratory of seaweed production. Our objective is develop this technology and give it to the fisherman....there are many social and economic problem in this area...so, we try to give them more chances to live well
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
They can learn about social work, logistic, management or formulation of projects...how can be a leader...can learn about another cultural perception, spanish, food, music...can learn many biological activityes in work not in boring classes....we can give certificated or some paper they need.
We receive many requests from volunteers around the world who wants to participate in our project. Unfortunately we cannot accept everyone because we don't have much space and we priorize a professional exchange. We do a selection based on the background of candidates like proffesional affinity and previous experiences.
We respect any type of belief and ideology. We have no problem with it, but we are not an organization that seeks to improve the life’s quality of people based on spirituality ideologies (like meditation, yoga, chamanism, etc.). We receive many volunteers’s requests who wants to connect to nature in another way than us. We respect it, but we prioritize scientific knowledge and social work based on the development of sustainable technologies (socially and environmentally). We believe that as professionals, we have the responsability to be actively involved in social change. Therefore, we will be grateful if you can write to us only if you share our way of thinking and you consider that you have a lot to contribut.
At the moment, our work aims to develop sustainable activities in Paracas region: production or good management of natural resources. Actually we are focus on seaweeds and waste reuse!
The work involves work in the production laboratory (non-axenic), work at sea (sowing, harvesting, monitoring), evaluation of experiments (physiology and reproduction of algae) and daily living activities (cleaning, cooking, etc.). We prefer a minimum stay of 3 weeks to organize the work with the volunteer... depending on the situation we can make some exception!
We can provide you basic accomodations and food (Also, we have a good internet connection). Normally our volunteers have free days when they can take relax or do the things they wanted. However, many things have changed due to the pandemic: we are taking security measures to avoid unnecessary infections. Therefore, if you are going to be willing to follow the protocols and/or requirements that we will detail, perfect.
A second wave of infections may start here... We dont know the restricction we are going to have. This year (2020) we needed to stop activityes by the quarantine, and our volunteers have to stay at home with us
until his embassies gave them a humanitarian flight. At the moment, we are plannying start proyects in January, we dont know if the next year the activityes will continue uninterrupted or we need to do a pause.
However, the activities have to continue and we would like future volunteers to be aware and responsible with the risks of the disease. Please, dont hesitate to write us if you are interested
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Our laboratory have an special area to live in the second floor... We have a living room and a room with cabins (for 6 person). Our location is in front of the sea, so you have an special sensation when you wake up. the bed are personal (1 place) and there is a place for students of university came (they finished they work, so...we have space). We provide food and we have a kitchen... we normally organize for prepare and cook, we have electricity, public water and the place is near to some touristic areas (Paracas, Ica)..
Learn how you can prepare the foods with local ingredientes can be a good experience.
We are near to Paracas turistic area, there are beautiful beaches...and we come back to Lima often (we are at 3 hours from lima). Normally, during the weeknds can come back to the city and visit many places...there are transport and many alternatives to enjoy the free time. However, many things have changed due to the pandemic, and many places are closed or there are some restriction.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
25 hours per week
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