Peru’s Amazon Rainforest – Volunteer to decrease LPACs ecological footprint and enhance our sustainability systems!
ARCAmazon is looking for volunteers and interns to assist us with creating and maintaining our sustainability systems onsite. While we are all in the forest for adventure and research, we want to keep our impact as low as possible. Sustainability is one of our highest priorities here at ARCAmazon, and we need volunteers like you to help us realize our full potential. Previous volunteers have help us create our recycling system, our compost pit, and our pilot project for composting toilets. Maintenance of these systems are essential if they are to function properly so we ask that volunteers help in maintaining and harvesting our compost. In addition, volunteers get to use their own background to suggest new systems that we might not be aware of. Permaculture and Forestry Volunteers will also help us in our medicinal and vegetable gardens and on reforestation projects. Be prepared to get your hands dirty!
- Implement permaculture principles within a forest ecosystem
- Learn to identify species and uses of medicinal Amazonian shrubs as well as local endangered hardwoods
- Use and learn composting techniques to improve our food-waste and sewerage systems
- Plant and care for vegetable and local shrub gardening plots
- Learn about the difficulties of scaling and adapting sustainability systems to accomadate larger groups
- Embrace the opportunity for creativity and develop your own plans for improving on-site resource management
- Experience the challenges and successes of sustained rainforest conservation
- 1 Week – US$ 950
- 2 Weeks – US$ 1,445
- 3 Weeks – US$ 1,750
- 1 Month – US$ 2,345
- 2 Months – US$ 3,955
- 3 Months – US$ 5,130
- 4 Months – US$ 6,120
- 5 Months – US$ 7,500
- 6 Months – US$ 9,000
— Fees cover full board and lodging, training and supervision, daily wildlife research, plenty of fun adventures and relaxing in-between work, airport transfers and in-country support.
Remember, ARCAmazon is a non-profit so 100% of fees are used to cover the costs of research, conservation and sustainable development in the Las Piedras watershed.
More Details – Tropical Permaculture and Forestry Conservation Program
Volunteers on the Green Living Team May find themselves practicing composting and recycling, encouraging other volunteers and researchers to participate in and learn about our sustainable systems, planting gardens around camp, and creating new ways for us to become more sustainable! We ask that you put in some work, but there is still plenty to do in your down time. Optional activities include walking on the trails, helping out the other research activities, visiting macaw clay licks, rafting downstream, and playing in our famous waterfalls!
Las Piedras Amazon Center (LPAC)
The Las Piedras Amazon Center (LPAC) has been designed to cater for field research, conservation tours, expeditions and learning programs. It has a rustic Medicine Man-style charm. For those who love to experience nature and raw wilderness in rustic comfort, this is the perfect place for immersion into the wild. The center is located near beautiful streams and waterfalls. It’s surrounded by over 50km of trail networks and research transects. The camp is comfortable and sustainable with raised camping platforms covered by up-cycled advertising billboards, a large 2-story central work/dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen. There is running water, limited electricity (4-5 hours a day), outdoor and indoor showers, western and composting toilets. The camp can hold up to 50 guests at a time. There is NO internet or cellular phone network. The center operates as a non-profit business, where 100% of income is used to improve infrastructure, pay dedicated conservation and research staff and expand ARCAmazon’s conservation reach.
Who We Are:
ARCAmazon is a Peruvian non-profit organization that is committed to protecting and conserving Peru’s Amazon Rainforest; its valuable natural resources, its function in reducing climate change, its biodiversity and indigenous peoples. ARCAmazon’s team of experts have been active in Peru’s Madre de Dios region since the 90’s. They have trained thousands of volunteers and interns from all around the world, encouraging many to go on to become professionals in the environmental sector. Our team is constantly gaining knowledge and experience of the complex relationships between humans and the rainforest environment. This helps us to refine our conservation strategies and essentially become more effective over time. We lead and support research on themes from biodiversity to ethnobotany, socio-economics to sustainable business, agro-forestry to permaculture and conservation. ARCAmazon believes in the importance of sharing data with land owners, policy makers, NGOs and businesses, to help encourage all parties to take a stake in protecting this critical part of the planet.
The Amazon Rainforest in Peru is the perfect environment for aspiring researchers and wildlife enthusiasts to gain invaluable knowledge and skills while making a difference on the front-lines of ecosystem and biodiversity conservation. The work we do requires energy and enthusiasm of many. We are looking for people from all nations, races, sexuality, ethnicity, ages, beliefs and interests to get involved. All we ask for is that you bring passion, respect, love and a desire to take action for good, to save one of the last truly wild frontiers on the planet.
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PERMACULTURE AND FORESTRY VOLUNTEER
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PRIMATE CONSERVATION RESEARCH
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