Looking for a unique jungle and Andean experience: Volunteering opportunity in the Amazon Rainforest- Ecuador



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a native family from South America Ecuador specifically from the Amazon rainforest. We have managed to preserve about 1400 acres of rainforest and about 300 of this is protected rainforest for ecological studies and learning of medicinal plants.

    In summary, besides sharing our culture ,our natural way of living; we would like to a have a mutual exchange of skills. We are specifically seeking professionals in the following areas:

    - Green builders/ structural engineers/Architects
    -Senior care
    -Babysitters (Seattle,WA)
    -Organic farming/Cacao Farmers
    -Eco Stove builders
    -English teachers/writers
    -Web builders

    We will consider students who have four or more years of college pursuing the above careers .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We invite you to join us in creating new ideas on how to successfully build a cabin, green house,and organic farming while preserving our Amazon rainforest.

    ACTIVITIES include:
    -Removing an old roof from our jungle cabin
    -gathering of food,maintenance of trails and building of a green house, and a vegetable garden.
    -creating ecological paths and weeding of yuka, cacao, and platain plantations.
    -building the structural part of a brick house
    -Building a website
    -Drawing a blueprint for a brick house, green house, and cabin.

    **Volunteer on a short term(2 weeks). 4 weeks , long term 8 weeks or professional level long term volunteers are encouraged to create independent projects such us the investigation of medicinal plants, culture, agriculture, such us in Andean and Jungle communities**

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    -Rustic living conditions(in the jungle). Please bring a sleeping bag,toilet paper, mosquito net,poncho, rubber boots,,mosquito repellent, bathing suit. You will be sleeping in an open style Shuar hut.
    -food provided is simple(gathered from our organic gardens)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our programs are located in Southern part of Ecuador, Amazon,Andean,and Jungle.
    Banos, Santana.

    Also,during your free time you can take eco-tours. Depending on your desired trip duration and personal interest, our indigenous and experienced guides will create with you a unique expedition. Trips can last from 1-4 days(there is a fee associated with eco-tours).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 636973511339