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High School Tutor in the Amazon Rainforest!

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ORGANIZATION: Muyuna Lodge

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Participate in our 2 year-running educational project - Extracurricular academic reinforement tutoring. Be part of our team focused on delivering weekly interactive tutoring sessions to a wholesome group of High School students. We are actively seeking volunteers interested in coming to the middle of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest to our headquarters, the Muyuna Ecolodge, 140 KM upstream from the city of Iquitos.

We're Immersed in the local culture and environment, well suited to familiarize volunteers with our culturally sensibilized tutoring lessons. We have an educational team composed of 4 dedicated educators preparing lesson plans, training volunteers to best deliver classes, and accompany volunteers throughout their jungle experience.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ We appreciate your interest in participating in rural educational reinforcement in our neck of the woods to assist high school students from the San Juan de Yanayacu community in reaching their grade level before graduation.

Volunteer opportunity includes airport transfer, lodging, full-board meals and all the amenities that Muyuna Amazon Lodge offers for 7 days in the Tamischyacu-Tahuayo Conservation area, 5 days of work, 3 guided excursions into the Amazon River and forest, and 2 days of rest for the cost of $500/ week. If interested, we can extend your volunteering experience!

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About Muyuna Lodge

Location:

calle putumayo 163, Iquitos, Maynas +1, PE

Mission Statement

Co-create socio-ecologic resilience in Amazonian riverside communities utilizing regenerative land management practices and alternative education.

Description

Located in the Yanayacu Amazon basin, where we have shared experiences for over 20 years with 3 riverside communities: San Juan de Yanayacu, Junin, and Ayacucho Tipishca, and to support local resilience, Muyuna Lodge has formed the NGO, Muyuna Foundation, promoting greater attention to the environmental and social well-being of the Yanayacu basin.

The Muyuna Foundation is committed to ensuring socio-environmental resilience in the buffer zone of the Tamishyacu-Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area (ACRTT) consistently and for a long period of time, as well as demanding the resolution of various local issues that we face daily. We articulate and implement regenerative actions that sustain the sustainability of local projects by presenting a platform that facilitates collaborative work among international, national, and local allies. As of May 2025, we have focused on the following initiatives:

A) Complementary education program consistently tutoring high school students in San Juan de Yanayacu to assist in academic leveling (23 students).

B) Waste management in the Yanayacu basin focusing on composting and recycling, collecting over 1 tons of recyclables and generating 4 tons of compost.

C) Collaborative construction of a community house (220 m2) managed, worked on, and financed jointly by the beneficiary (San Juan de Yanayacu) and the funder (Muyuna Foundation).

D) Lead with the local community a series of conservation campaigns centered around the endangered turtle species "taricaya."

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Environment
International
Education & Literacy, Environment, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

calle putumayo 163Iquitos, 1Peru

(-3.74376,-73.25156)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Spanish
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 17
  • at least one week

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