VOLUNTEERING WITH AMAZONAS RECOVERY PROJECT
We offer you an experience where you can enrich your life and the lives of others while you work and discover in our projects in Madre de Dios, Peru. Volunteering at Amazonas Recovery Project gives you a chance to make a difference recovering lost Amazonas rainforest areas.
As a volunteer you will be able to use, share and improve your personal skill set and knowledge in a way that benefits nature, the team and the local population. Amazonas Recovery Project offers you an experience for a lifetime without the annoying hefty price-tag.
Currently we are looking for volunteers related to:
- Teaching (English, Chinese, German and vocational training in many different professional specialties)
- Researchers for the effects of Mercury on flora, fauna and water
- Business and Development Specialists (teaching the local people)
- Ecologists, Botanical and Zoological scientists
- Environmental and Civil Engineers and technicians
- Gardening and Landscapers, agricultural specialists
- Camp Facility specialists, cooks, electricians, plumbers etc.
- Social workers, Project Coordinators for the ARP interns and volunteers
- IT specialists (front and back end, internet presence and social media)
- Business Administration including Marketing and Fundraising
- Networker, librarians and archive specialists for our ARP database
When selecting volunteer projects you may want to consider that there are programs which will facilitate direct work with the local community, while others will be more behind the scenes.
Due to the multi-nationality of the Amazonas Recovery Project Team the working language is normally English, however, whilst volunteering at Amazonas Recovery Project you need to combine your project participation with a few weeks language course (at own expenses) before your tour actually starts. There are several options in Cusco, Lima, Chiclayo and Arequipa at very competitive prices. In order to move around freely you need to speak at least basic Spanish.
You have the option to stay in one of our student residences in Puerto Maldonado with other international interns and students, or you may choose to stay with a local family, which offers a more integrated Latin American cultural experience, at own expense.
Depending on the topic of your internship you might be required to live in the field camps close to our work areas, where we fill the pitches left by the gold miners, repair as much damages as we can and replant vegetation in order to attract animal life, as well.
You will receive full support from our friendly staff (who are other international interns or volunteers) for the whole duration of your stay. In your first week, you will receive an orientation seminar where you will learn everything you will need about the program, local life in your chosen destination, and nearby activities to keep your weekends filled.
For more info please contact us via Email.