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Forest conservation in the Amazon

Pays d’action: Equateur, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d’activité: Ecovolontariat
Local population has grown with the arrival of commercial industry and migrants, the cycle of intensive land use, resource degradation and poverty has taken hold. Small-scale farmers acquire parcels of primary forest and clear for lumber. The Volunteers help to conserve the remaining forest in the reserve while working with locals to raise living standards in an environmentally sustainable way.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

What do volunteers do?
Volunteers work in a variety of activities depending on the changing local needs. They work four to six hours a day. To maintain and protect the reserve, they participate in basic construction, reforestation and trail maintenance assignments. Volunteers are also involved in organic farming initiatives to amplify the self-sustainability of the reserve. Tasks include maintaining medicinal gardens, working in tree nurseries, feeding chickens and pigs and participating in activities like compost maintenance and seed collection. Additionally, depending on the time of year, volunteers visit the local Quichua community to serve on agriculture and conservation projects the community is involved in. There is also a possibility to teach English in a nearby elementary school. The children are 6 to 12 years old and depending on the time of year volunteers generally go once or twice a week.

Please note:
1. This description is intended only as a broad overview of the work. There is no typical day or script to follow. Remember, volunteers are serving in the developing world where conditions can change in an instant. Being flexible, open and able think on your feet are crucial characteristics of a good international volunteer. It is each volunteer’s role to fit in with their project and not the other way around. We expect volunteers to contribute wherever the need arises, even if it means being involved in activities they were not expecting to work in. Being able to adapt, adjust and fit in is challenging, but also what makes international volunteering so special.

2. Volunteers must attend a 15 to 30 minute check-in in Quito on the Sunday prior to their placement beginning on Monday. Volunteers leave by bus for the reserve on Monday morning and arrive at the reserve in the afternoon or evening. In the Preparation Booklet that volunteers receive when they sign up, we provide all the details about arriving in Quito and then travelling to the reserve.

3. Prior to arrival, volunteers must provide a police background check. Without it, volunteers will not be allowed on the project.

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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Equateur, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d'activité :
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 6 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 580 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 880 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 1380 €
3 mois : 1895 €
6 mois : 3440 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
The project starts every Monday and runs year-round (for groups of four or more, we may make an exception and allow an alternative start date – contact us to request an exception).
Age minimum :
18 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
No language requirements.
Qualifications particulières :
-The health and physical capability to live and do manual work in a tropical environment with few amenities. -The flexibility to participate in many different activities depending on the season and ever-changing needs of the reserve. -Education and/or professional experience in an environment-related field is not required.
Hébergement & repas :
Reserve in a close-knit community of volunteers and local staff. Share a room and bathrooms. A laundry service may be available for a small fee. For reliable internet and public phones, volunteers can reach Tena, which is the largest town nearby. It is about one hour away by public transportation.Food: Volunteers receive breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

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  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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