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NGO Mamoní , Panama

5.0
23 reviews23

Support rainforest conservation in a biodiversity hotspot!


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Learn about sustainability
12 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Connect with nature
12 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

32h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
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The Experience

A not-for-profit conservation project in the depths of the jungle where we buffer two globally important biodiversity hotspots! Your support moves the organization forward with its conservation, sustainability, educational, and community development projects. Help our team with the much needed maintenance of the campus' many needs, while also getting involved in preparing for our guests and assuring a comfortable and unique experience for all.

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Additional Fee Required

$10 per day required. Transport is free when we can overlap with our weekly logistics with your arrival or departure. We try to do this as much as possible when we can, but no promises. If your arrival or departure time is flexible, then it almost always works out to overlap with free transport to civilization. Check the FAQ on our website for transport options.

Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Availability

Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Stay at least
2 weeks

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23 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

NGO

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

12 Learning about sustainability

12 Get in touch with nature

10 Developing environmental awareness

9 Meeting locals

9 Practicing Spanish

8 Meeting international travelers

Switzerland

5

After returning for the first time in 4 years, I was pleasantly surprised with the progress made by Geoversity at the Mamoni center. Upon my arrival, I was warmly welcomed by the team and other volunteers, which made me feel at home. During my stay of 2.5 weeks, I learned a lot through the agroforestry site and other activities such as gardening and house chores. Most of all, I had a wonderful time getting to know others, including volunteers and locals. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who enjoys or wants to learn more about sustainable living and working with others.

26 days ago

United Kingdom

5

My Boyfriend and I volunteered here for a month. The food is amazing, the people are friendly, the accomodation is basic but nice, and the work is tiring and hard but can be very rewarding. The staff are very knowledgeable and there are often experts visiting so it's a great opportunity to learn about a very unique environment. At times the work was repetitive. Special Thanks to Nico, Esme, Miguel, Mark and Scott the Dog for making this one of our favourite experiences in Panamá!!

about 1 month ago

United States

5

This was my first trip with Worldpackers and I couldn't be happier with the experience I had. All the staff were incredibly fun and friendly! Mamoní Valley is absolutely gorgeous and took my breath away every day. I was only there for a few weeks but I wish I could have stayed even longer!

about 1 month ago

Netherlands

5

What was meant to be just a volunteering job for a month became a life changing experience of eight months! The team and all the volunteers build a great community together that feels like home from the very first day. The facilities are very good: a nice and comfy bed (or tent if that's what you prefer), a warm shower and last but not least great food every day. The work is very varied. Depending on your wishes and abilities there's always a fitting job that you can do. Mark, Nico, you guys are the best and made my experience at Madroño unforgettable. Till we meet again!

about 1 month ago

Germany

5

This Place is Awesome and I consider to go back for a duration

I just want to kindly remind all people who consider to go to this place

It's Remote in the Jungle
You are In the Jungle in one of the Most biodiverse Spots on the planet you will encounter Wild Animals and some of them could be more then tickling
You should have respect for Nature based on your waste management and you shouldn't kill animals just because you get anoyed or have fear

You work 5 and a half day it's not just hammock time

The whole Team ist Awesome and frindly
but also a kind of clash of spaced characters




about 2 months ago

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