Ecologically-minded people to help preserve environment in the middle of a tropical paradise in Tapirai, Brazil

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Brasil

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    23/11/2020

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Just 3 hours out of São Paulo close to the quaint town of Tapirai, you’ll find our place, built amidst one of the most preserved areas of the Atlantic Forest in the world. Here, whilst staying in comfort in the primary forest, you’ll have the unique opportunity to experience nature first hand, grow and harvest a variety of organic vegetables, and visit unforgettable places. Every effort we are making to preserve this forest is done with the aim of benefitting us all. Our main intention is to create habits amongst ourselves and those around us that will conserve what’s left of our Rainforest, ensuring the survival of many plant and animal species that are threatened with extinction. Help us to preserve this natural paradise, as we share knowledge and wisdom with the goal of a greater understanding of, and respect for nature.

    In our ecological reserve, we grow a variety of native fruits and vegetables. Our small-scale banana plantation provides us with an abundance of bananas, which we feed every morning to the many exotic bird species that share our land with us. Our guava trees bare sweet guavas in season, as do our orange and cacao trees. Recently we have started to grow papaya trees, and are planting watermelon seedlings that we grew from scratch.

    Our vegetable garden boasts a large variety of organic veggies; kale, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, beet root, lettuce, scarlet eggplant, corn, mandioca, leeks, spring onion and some herbs like rosemary, basil and parsley. We collect all organic matter from the kitchen, and after decomposing, we nourish our garden's soil with our own organic compost. We believe that plant-based foods are essential for the future of the planet and the evolution of humans. For this reason we focus on serving vegetarian cuisine at our restaurant, and make it a priority to prepare our food with organic, locally sourced products.

    Apart from getting your hands dirty in the soil, another main focus is on restoration projects to renew parts of the property, as we have been around for more than 25 years, and constant improvement is important. For the adventurous at heart, guided hiking, kayaking and birdwatching are some of the popular activities we offer here a, and as a volunteer we welcome you to take full advantage of these in your free time.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales
    Práctica de idiomas
    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
    Enseñanza

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    By becoming part of the our family, you’ll be surrounded by a team of local Brazillians, welcoming and open to sharing knowledge, skills and opportunities for growth with you. You could practice your Portuguese, taste many different types of traditional Brazillian dishes, learn about the region and the climate in this part of the Mata Atlantica and expand your knowledge on the bird, plant and animal species of the Atlantic Rainforest.

    In our garden you will experience growing seeds into seedlings, using a combination of soil and compost to plant the seedlings into vegetable beds, watering, pruning and caring for the growing plants and eventually harvesting the vegetables. You will also learn about the composting process, natural fertilizers and planting fruit trees.
    If you’re into photography, there are beautiful landscapes and hundreds of exotic bird species, a lookout tower that goes high up into the treetops and plenty of opportunities for close-up and drone shots.

    In ecotourism, volunteers and international tourists are an important asset when it comes to uniting the locals with their natural environment. Foreigners have the opportunity to experience the Rainforest ecosystem up close and at the same time they might show the local population that one can make a living by protecting and working amidst their natural environment, rather than by destroying it. The satisfaction of the guests and the strengthening of the regional economy should go hand in hand with the protection of nature and the improvement of the quality of life of the local people. Our goal is a lasting relationship between a small village in Brazil and a successful project to protect the Rainforest.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Ideally we are looking for hardworking, motivated individuals who are interested in ecology, with a focus on understanding nature and it’s processes in a non-invasive way. For us, it would be a great advantage if you are already working in this field or have studied related topics such as biology, however it is not a requirement, as we welcome you to learn more with us.


    Gardening: Our main objective is the continuation and maintenance of our permaculture garden, allowing you to get your hands dirty and learn all there is to know about sustainable organic gardening. We need your help to plant different native and exotic edible species of vegetables, herbs and fruit, whilst caring for the seedlings we are growing and maintaining the plants that are already bearing fruits and vegetables.

    Eco Lodge: Taking care of guests at the reception office, guiding guests on our jungle tours, translating for our international guests, assisting with general maintenance around the lodge and helping anyone who needs assistance, whether it be at our laboratory during a learning experience, helping our housekeepers or being an extra hand in the kitchen.

    Marketing: We are currently looking for text, concept and online marketing support, open to people who speak German, Portuguese or English. Developers are also needed! For this we require that you have good skills in Wordpress back and Frontend, PHP, and CSS system in general.

    Photographers and Filmmakers are also welcome as we can always use a little help to capture the essence of our beautiful place.

    Construction work: Volunteers who are experienced in carpentry or construction work are always welcome.

    Important Notes: For participating in our volunteer program, we require a minimum stay of four weeks, a minimum age of 25 and a maximum age of 45 years, to ensure that the experience goes smoothly on both sides and that expectations are mutually met. It is important for us that everyone's time here represents a fair exchange between our team and the volunteers. Currently we accept two Volunteers at a time, but this could change in the future.

  • Languages

    Idiomas hablados
    German: Fluido
    English: Fluido
    Portuguese: Fluido

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  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We offer different room types, all are fitted with cotton linen and towels, a storage shelf for luggage and a large space for you to hang your clothes. Large communal bathrooms and toilets are in the hallway and outside a terrace with a table, chairs and a hammock are also available. We have a washing machine available for you to do your laundry and we offer delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner, included in the volunteer exchange and served each day at our restaurant. Volunteers are welcome to serve themselves from the variety of fruit trees in our garden as they please.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Our place is located in the Atlantic mountain rainforest (Mata Atlântica) in the midst of the
    Territory of the municipality of Tapiraí. 140 km from the city of São Paulo and about 160 km from the Atlantic coast. 80% of the 812 sq km large community are still covered with primary jungle today.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

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  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)






Número de referencia de anfitrión: 743166385843