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Volunteer with Indigenous Amerindians in the Amazon Jungle!

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Location

Guyana: Georgetown

Description

The Experience
If you love to explore and know about indigenous cultures then this where you want to go and help to sustain their way of life before these precious cultures are lost! This project will bring you deep in to the amazing jungles of Guyana where many indigenous communities are struggling to keep their way of life.

Work together with local Amerindian communities to work on a sustainable environmental friendly tourism projects to give the jungle a sustainable value to keep out the loggers. The ultimate goals is to preserve the jungle and with it the wildlife and Amerindians way of life. This great volunteer abroad experience will lead you in the northern most frontier of the Amazon jungle in the southern reaches of South America's only English speaking country; Guyana! Have the privilege to discover this country while it is yet pure with many interesting indigenous cultures to meet and amazing wildlife to view.

This is Why
* Venture in to the amazing jungle of South America, world's last wildlife paradise.
* Sleep in hammocks in the jungle and wake up to serenade of awaking wildlife!
* Volunteer with local Amerindians to work on sustainable eco-tourism and protect their way of life
* Get trained and practice the arts of jungle survival skills
* Help to save the Amazon rainforest!

Highlights

Volunteer Benefits

* Visit one of the last wildlife havens in the world
* Work with and get to know the culture of the local fascinating indigenous Amerindian communities.
* Learn jungle survival skills

Meals

During your stay in Georgetown Meals are not included, while being in the jungle food will be included. Each project member will be involved in the food preparation.

Location
The nearby Iwokrama forest has an estimated 200 species of mammals, 500 of birds, 420 of fish and 150 species of amphibians. Close to 30% of the mammals are listed under the International Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). This sounds great, but if they aren't protected properly, which means maintaining their environment, then they will not survive. Local people are the forest and animal's best chance of protection from those outside who wish to rob the forest for profit; they just need a little help.

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week, 5-8 Week

Dates

September - April

Qualifications

Who Are We Looking For?
Adventurer's individuals who have an interest in the outdoors and who do not mind to get wet and dirty while working for a good cause.

Requirements, Guidelines, and Policies

* No Smoking is allowed on the property. Bush and Forest Fires are an enormous concern during the hot dry summers!!
* Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humor and dependable.
* You must be physically and mentally fit.
* Must love animals/outdoors
* Make sure to contact your local health organization to inquire about the needed/recommended vaccinations and medicine.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

USD 1,699

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country staff support
  • Travel while in host country

Program Fees Include:

* Accommodation
* Airport Pick up and Transfer
* Mail-holding service
* Ongoing service
* Tours
* 24/7 Emergency contact

What's not included:
* Flights
* Insurance
* Meals when in Georgetown

Salary/Pay

unpaid

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Building Maintenance
  • Building/construction Projects
  • Community Development
  • Conservation

Typical Volunteer

Adventurer individuals who have an interest in the outdoors and who do not mind to get wet and dirty while working for a good cause.

Age Range

18-35

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Other

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 5-20

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

4 weeks