Volunteer at an Amazon Environmental Sustainability Project in Peru


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

712 N. Wells StreetChicago, IL 60654


About

Greenheart Travel's environmental sustainability project in Peru offers an unforgettable experience to work closely with scientists and local experts studying animals in the Amazon Rainforest. During your volunteer opportunity, you will explore humans' impact on biodiversity, study crucial conservation issues and contribute to data that helps ensure these animal species remain protected in their native environment for future generations.

Volunteering Activities:
  • Wildlife monitoring and capacity building program
  • Mapping - using GPS to map the area and record areas of special interest
  • Water purification - using local plants and biomass to filter and cleanse water
  • Carbon initiative - offsetting greenhouse emissions through forest regeneration
  • Reforestation - planting new forest to provide renewable commercial timber
  • Education - educating local children in rainforest and sustainable development practices
  • Field guide - producing an illustrated educational tool
  • Jungle exploration - maintaining and expanding the trail system and exploring the area
  • Take a look at a sample program schedule of your daily routine on the project

Along with gaining amazing life experiences, your program also includes:
  • Accommodations in a volunteer lodge
  • Daily meals
  • Culture & Etiquette guide book
  • Medical/Accident insurance
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Pre-departure and arrival orientations
  • Personal assistance from a Greenheart Travel program manager
  • Overnight stay in the cloud forest
  • 4 day/3 night expedition (only for programs 4 weeks or longer)
  • Certificate of Completion upon request for successful completion of the program

Start dates are on a monthly basis but fill up quickly. Apply at least 12 weeks in advance to save your start date.

To request more information, please visit our website at http://greenhearttravel.org/program/adult/volunteer-abroad/peru-sustainable-development or call our office in Chicago at 888-227-6231 for further details regarding more program specifics, fees, and application process.

Skills

  • Environmental Policy
  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 2-12 weeks
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