NGO Mamoní , Panama

57 reviews57

Help tropical forest conservation in a biodiversity hotspot!

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Help a sustainable project
7 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
38 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Learn about sustainability
35 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


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

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 10

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers
  • Donation to project


$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.

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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
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.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
2 weeks

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 housekeeping and maintenance of the campus' many needs and get involved in preparing for our guest arrivals, while assuring a comfortable and unique experience for all :)

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

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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57 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 38 Get in touch with nature
  • 35 Learning about sustainability
  • 30 Meeting locals
  • 27 Practicing Spanish
  • 27 Developing environmental awareness
  • 26 Meeting international travelers

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 6 13. Climate action
  • 6 15. Life on land
  • 4 11. Sustainable cities and communities



It was kinda exactly how i imagined it to be. I stayed for 3 weeks and was able to work on a lot of different tasks therefore learned a lot. If you are generally interested in environmental sustainability and agraculture this place is perfect. I came to learn but also to detox from the stressfull city-life, the all surrounding forest provides one with a very vibrant but calming energy. I slept great in my tend, food was a lot and amazing. Hours were very fair and flexible, nico who is "in charge" of the campus is a very funny and understandable guy, big shoutout to him and esma(the cook)!!

about 1 month ago

United States


This was the best first solo experience I could've asked for. Being a first time female solo traveler was intimidating but Panama was incredibly safe. I had a chance to learn a bit of Spanish and practice it as well as most of the staff only speaks Spanish. The reviews are accurate because Nicky (Nico) was actually a great storyteller and the best host. We are now besties. Mark was nice for the brief time I met him. One thing I'd like to note is that you will most likely stay in a tent so be sure you're comfortable with that. It wasn't communicated until a few days before my trip.

about 2 months ago

United States


The organization main campus at Mamoní Valley Preserve is lovely. Nico is kind and funny and really cares for volunteers - he's definitely the dad of Mamoní. Mark is likewise wonderful. Both men are well-versed on the beauty of the location and the cool stuff to see and do in nature. I was also able to work with many other wonderful people such as Nathan and Zita, Claus, Juan Carlos, and others in the city. Good people. Great organization. Legit community/family environment at Mamoní. Awesome experience to reconnect to nature and chill for a bit.

2 months ago



My experience at Geoversity was amazing! At Mamoní I found very kind people eager to share with you. I helped with maintenance and gardening while learning about Panama's biodiversity. Other interesting things to learn about waste management and energy generation at Center Mamoní. I recommend this volunteering experience to anyone who wants to connect with nature and learn about sustainability. Thanks to the Geoversity Staff and other volunteers for such a great experience.

3 months ago



Absolutely loved my time with Geoversity! I've learned many new things and loved spending my time outdoors. The location is remote, but it is perfect to get more in touch with nature whilst still having great facilities. The nature is beautiful and relaxing. The best part were the people, especially Nico and Esme. Nico is a great guy from whom you can learn a lot and Esme is super nice and makes the best food! The other volunteers were also great company, would definitely recommend!

3 months ago

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