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Pod Volunteer – Amazon Conservation in Peru – Gold Residential

Join Pod Volunteer and live in the heart of jungle and research the ecosystem to help conserve the rainforest through sustainable community projects.

How can I help?

The goal of the Amazon Conservation project is to help protect the Amazon rainforest through research and community work in the Manu region. The volunteer role changes day-to-day depending on the what is required by the research team so you will be involved in a combination of some of the following projects:

Documenting rare blue-headed macaws by the river bank

Capturing footage of mammals, which may include jaguars, tapirs or peccary through camera traps

Surveying amphibians and reptiles on transect surveys, pitfall surveys, leaf litter plots and bamboo traps

Butterfly data

Supporting the community projects

When can I join?

Start dates every month throughout the year for 2-12 weeks.

Where will I be living?

You will be based at the research centre which is within one of the world’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Manu Biosphere Reserve. The research centre is based at the furthest tip of the Upper Amazon River in a remote region, which is the largest tropical rainforest biosphere reserve on earth. This project is a real immersion into remoteness and the Amazon. Many volunteers choose to spend their free time relaxing in the hammock area which is perfect for watching the sunset and enjoying the view over the rainforest. You can go in small groups to the wetlands area which has a hide and is a great quiet place for spotting birdlife and wildlife.

Placement fee

Volunteer placements start from £1,195 for 2 weeks. This includes accommodation, all main meals, airport pick up and transfer to the project + planning your trip support from the Pod team.

To learn more about the Amazon Conservation project and the next steps on how to apply you can visit our website: https://www.podvolunteer.org/projects/amazon-conservation-peru

Pod Volunteer has a range of opportunities from 1-12 weeks at animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. You can see the full range projects that are available for your Gold Residential Award here: https://www.podvolunteer.org/projects#comboFilters[who]=.who-dofe

You can get in touch with the Pod Volunteer team by email at: [email protected]