SELVA Y VIDA 2017
- FPECH-ENVISM 2017
Fee 500$ for 4 weeks of volunteering. Minimum time for volunteering is 3 weeks, up to 12 weeks. Fee: 120, 00 US dollars per week
- Code : FPECH-ENVISM 2017
- Dispo : 3M / 1F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
This program is dedicated to true nature lovers who want to experience an eco- adventure and who would be willing to adapt to the modest accommodation offered in the project. This program is offered for individuals, depending on the month, the volunteer could be part of a group or maybe the volunteer could work alone with the Coordinator. The volunteers will be staying in the project at the native’s chozas (houses), its infrastructure is very simple; there are latrines near the houses. Our destination is located in the Amazon near to one of the Shuar communities. This is a very beautiful natural area, an ideal placement for volunteers who can adapt to live with very limited comfort. Access to water, showers, electricity or telecommunications may be unavailable. Volunteers can enjoy swimming in the nearby river. The inhabitants collect rain water, to prepare their food. Their basic diet includes papayas, bananas, and bitter cane, cooked by the locals with leaves, noodles, tuna fish, and a special kind of fried bread made with flour. The volunteers have the opportunity to learn about jungle thanks of the “Jungle school” taught by the Indian Coordinator who teaches his culture and traditions, they learn how to catch birds or any kind of animal of the Forrest, fishing, travel by canoe, jungle food, night walks through the jungle, Medicinal plants cultivations. Sometimes there are opportunities to help in the community in the construction of houses, cleaning of pads, in the construction of latrines, making a development project in benefit of the community. During scholar period (from September to June) the volunteers could assist in the school located in the nearest town, teaching two hours of Basic English lessons to the kids. There is not current water but we collect fresh water from a spring up water in the project, no communications no internet, but you can accede this service traveling two hours by bus to Macas, (the project is trying to get a radio for communication with Quito). The region where the project is located is not a malaria area, so you don’t need to take any medicine for this purpose, by de way, if you prefer to take the medicine is up to you.
With a host family.
Minimum time for volunteering is 3 weeks, up to 12 weeks. Fee: 500, 00 US dollars Fee includes: Four weeks of lodging, breakfast lunch, dinner and administrative support at the Foundation’s office. Fee does not include: Any kind of transportation, bottled water, extra food and extra beverages, phone calls, internet access and laundry. Knowledge of Spanish language is necessary to communicate with the natives because although the community native language is Kichwa, Shuar, and Ashuar, they also understand Spanish. Volunteer placements are available all year round.