Program Details

Help create and implement community development campaigns around the areas of conservation. Volunteer projects start year around and last anywhere from 2-26 weeks. Increase your Spanish skills while helping to save the lives of parrots, monkeys, turtles,
Location:
Puyo, Ecuador
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Education, Sciences & Environment, Social Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:
Intern and be part of a project that rescues and protects animals from the jungle! This project was founded in 2006 in partnership with a local indigenous family that lives on the property of the Center, Sacha Yacu. The project rescues and rehabilitates wild animals from the jungle that were often illegally captured for sale to tourists or were injured or mistreated by their owners. This placement is ideal for people interested in biology, animal rights, conservation, and environmental policy, Remote but beautiful, the property teems with its talkative residents: parrots, monkeys, turtles, wild cats, and other mammals who call the verdant, lush green surroundings of this idyllic tropical location home. EcuaExplora is one of the leading volunteer organizations within Ecuador. We provide experienced staff to help you prepare for your trip and make the best out of your time abroad! We love to help our participants immerse themselves in the Ecuadorian culture and explore this fascinating country!

Help create and implement community development campaigns around the areas of conservation. Volunteer projects start year around and last anywhere from 2-26 weeks. Increase your Spanish skills while helping to save the lives of parrots, monkeys, turtles, and other mammals. Immerse yourself in a small town Ecuadorian community and learn all about the culture and daily life in Ecuador. Spend your weekend taking adventures throughout Ecuador and getting to know all that this vibrant country has to offer!

Airport pick up/drop off, orientation (includes city tour and lunch ), 2 days in hostel on arrival (no meals), homestay accommodation in Quito with 2 meals per day, 1 weekly activity, support 24 hours. Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit. Not included: Lunch, Dinner for the 1st 2 days Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day
Setting Description:
This project site is located 35 km outside of Puyo, the remote capital of Pastaza province that divides the southern and northern regions in the Amazon. Off the dusty road to Arajuno, after jostling past indigenous Amazonian villages, you enter a lush tropical jungle canopy where mist rises off distant mountains, free range monkeys can be spotted, and the chorus of rescued animals and frogs fills the air. This is a remote location, ideal for volunteers who like tranquil, remote, and simple living conditions, rewarded by meaningful work experience with the locals and animals.
Cost:
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