Help out in our sustainably constructed eco-retreat in the Bolivian Amazon

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Bolivia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an Ecolodge and sacred space in the Bolivian Amazon. We maintain offices in the nearby town of Riberalta and oversee projects in our neighboring communities and onsite at our ecolodge. Found in the heart of the Aquicuana Reserve, our 80-hectare center is situated in an area of impressive biodiversity. We organize monthly plant medicine retreats and eco-touristic activities including guided hikes, canoe rides, bird observation and fishing.

    Our center was sustainably constructed with locally-sourced, natural materials, while minimizing the removal of vegetation. Through our non-profit extensions, we helped secure the protection of over 20,000 hectares of Rainforest.
    Our non-profit extension is registered in both Bolivia and The United States. Our projects focus community development programs including environmental sanitation efforts, reforestation projects, and the provision of scholarships.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We provide dedicated individuals the rare opportunity to live in one of the most biodiverse areas of the Amazon, while learning about plant medicines from traditional healers. All volunteers receive accommodation, clean-water, fully-stocked kitchen, transportation to lodge from Riberalta, and access to on-site activities including guided hikes, boat rides and ceremonies.

  • Help

    Help

    We offer work-exchange opportunities to a select number of applicants. Individuals with a sincere interest in making a positive and lasting contribution are invited to become part of our community. Generally speaking we do not receive volunteers for less than one month.

    We invest in our volunteers and recognize their importance to our retreat-center and non-profit. In return, we expect a high level of dedication and personal responsibility. We expect proactive professionals able to make a sincere commitment.

    Carpentry and Maintenance
    Community garden work: planting, weeding, composting, harvesting, etc.
    Healing services such as: massage, meditation, yoga, art therapy, etc.
    Content writing/ blogging
    Videography and video editing
    Conservation

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private Rooms in jungle cabins inside the Aquicuana Reserve. We also maintain a non-profit office and home for volunteers in the nearby city of Riberalta.

    We have a fully stocked kitchen onsite and volunteers can prepare their own food. Typically volunteers take turns to preparing food for everyone. During retreats, volunteers will receive the same food as participants. Between retreats we will either bring food out or provide a food stipend to volunteers. You won't go hungry.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Specific tasks depend on the applicant’s experience and interest, as well as our needs. Applicants will coordinate with staff to develop a mutually beneficial role.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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


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