NGO Mamoní, Panama

5.0
(76 reviews)76

Permaculture and Bamboo Projects at a Tropical Rainforest Campus!

Top Host
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
24 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
55 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Learn about sustainability
52 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
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.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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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Amount

US$ 10

Per day

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Description

$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

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.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space for you to work remotely
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
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Availability

Jun
Jul
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Oct
Nov
Stay at least
2 weeks

The Experience

A not-for-profit education and conservation project in the depths of the Panama jungle buffering two globally important biodiversity hotspots! Support maintenance of our campus' gardens and its agroforestry containing dozens of edible foods: katuk, moringa, yucca, cacao, coffee, bananas, etc. Harvest and cure sustainable materials like guadua bamboo. Support construction and learn from syntropic farming. Harvest and get creative in the kitchen!

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or 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

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76 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

NGO

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 55 Get in touch with nature
  • 52 Learning about sustainability
  • 43 Practicing Spanish
  • 43 Developing environmental awareness
  • 42 Meeting international travelers
  • 41 Meeting locals

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 23 15. Life on land
  • 21 13. Climate action
  • 18 11. Sustainable cities and communities

Puerto Rico

5

Mamoní was afun and an eye opening experience. You get to learn fun facts about permaculture and meeting locals and a few times you get to go on hikes and walks to some beautiful places and also help in the kitchen if needed. I loved talking to Adriana and Angel who were very friendly and open to answer questions about local culture. Esme, José and Adriana's food was delicious and a good way to learn about Panamanian cuisine. All the other volunteers were very friendly and I enjoyed dinner conversations with them and Nico. First few days are the hardest but everything gets better after!

3 days ago

United States

5

This was my first solo travel experience, and I couldn't have asked for a better one. We were able to engage in countless outdoor activities (and obviously do work which was incredibly rewarding). I made lifelong friends and gained knowledge for my future solo adventures. I also loved all the staff and all the stories I got to hear. Sad to go, but I'll always remember my time at Geoversity. If you can, try to come during the student season, so you can visit local communities, join on hikes, and meet likeminded people :) I hope to see everyone again in this lifetime 🥹

10 days ago

United States

5

Was an awesome learning experience. The work was difficult and physically challenging but I loved my time getting my hands dirty, learning about permaculture, farming, and reforestation efforts. Mark and Nico were some of the most patient and knowledgeable nature experts that I have met. They and the rest of the staff always made me feel welcome. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to unplug in a the organization, and is willing to constantly be sweaty from humidity, live amongst beautiful trees, and get attacked by bugs. I also was able to practice my Spanish with the locals!

16 days ago

Australia

5

I absolutely loved my experience at Geoversity! This experience isn't for you if you don't like being fully immersed in nature (there will be bugs, mosquitos and your stuff will get a little mouldy… you're in a the organization so it's only natural), but if you enjoy being surrounded by nature, incredible Panamanian food, and learning different ways to live more sustainably, this place is for you! Geoversity has been the perfect detox from a stressful life back home, and a truly unique experience that I will cherish forever 🥰

about 2 months ago

Australia

5

My time at Geoversity was very enjoyable. We had a great group of other volunteers which made it even better. I loved immersing myself in nature (using the natural swimming pool and pavilion workout area), practicing Spanish with Esme and Angel (the lovely kitchen staff), and the hikes and night walk (seeing so many types of animals). Although we were limited with our permaculture involvement due to multiple school groups, I really enjoyed learning and getting involved with creating Biochar and the full process behind bamboo construction. I'd definitely recommend this experience!

3 months ago

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