Content production in an Amazonian ethnobotanical garden.

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The experience

Contribute to creating multimedia content for social media, promotion, and tourist engagement. Additionally, enjoy a unique experiential journey within the community, immersing yourself in nature, and learning about Amazonian Kichwa ancestral medicine in Ahuano, Ecuador.


What you offer

6 hours of help per day

Photography: Take, edit and provide amazing photos.

Video Making: Create, edit and publish digital videos.

Social Media: Maintain and update social media channels.

Additional fee required

Amount: US$ 60 Per week

Fee pays for: Benefits for travelers and Materials for volunteer activities

Description: Volunteering in a remote jungle indigenous community incurs costs to cover the volunteer's sustenance, as there are limited food options. Financial contributions support meals provided by the host family, fostering cultural exchange. Costs ensure a meaningful and immersive volunteer experience.


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

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.

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

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Basic Internet Access: Basic speed internet for you to work remotely


Requirements

Beginner Spanish

Over 18 years old

Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

The project is led by a family of Amazonian Kichwas from the Isla Anaconda community, aiming to revitalize ancestral knowledge of Amazonian medicinal plant use. We provide volunteers with a unique opportunity to live with an Amazonian Kichwa community, learn about ancestral knowledge of medicinal plants, and contribute to the conservation of the Amazon rainforest. In exchange, volunteers share their expertise freely in their respective fields.


Activities & Shift

Community entry is recommended on Fridays, coordinated due to boat access. Volunteers enjoy Mondays and Tuesdays off. Weekdays begin with 7 am activities after breakfast, comprising three hours in the morning and three in the afternoon.

Saturdays start at 7 am, featuring four hours of morning tasks and an afternoon cultural activity. Sundays commence at 8 am, with four hours of morning duties and an afternoon sports activity.


Rules

Respect for the culture is paramount. Volunteers must refrain from conveying religious beliefs or bringing drugs. They should not anticipate participating in sacred rituals, as it may offend community members. Volunteers must be organized and respect local beliefs, just as the community commits to respecting the visitors.