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Shiwiar Community

This very special volunteer work program is located on the territory of a Shiwiar Amazon Tribe in an extremely remote region of Ecuador's Amazon that is only accessible by small chartered flight. Because of the regions remoteness it has not yet been exploited by the oil, wood, and mining companies that have devastated the rest of Ecuador's Amazon and the community wants to keep it that way by developing ecotourism in the area.

Shiwiar Community

USD 465 per person

Expected Tasks While Volunteering:

Translating for Foreign Guests
Teaching English to Children
Community Work
Organic Farming

 

A Typical Day While Volunteering:

You will be welcomed into the Shiwiar Amazon Tribe and be expected to help out with everyday tasks in the community that may include organic farming, construction, help in developing the ecotourism program and teaching English and maybe even hunting and gathering in the forest. This untouched area of the Amazon is still incredibly rich in biodiversity which is sustained because the Shiwiar Tribe lives in harmony with nature and leaves a very small footprint.

 

Why This Volunteer Work Project is Important:

This Shiwiar Amazon Tribe has rejected attempts by oil companies to destroy its land and instead wants to develop ecotourism there, and receive visitors in exchange for an alternative economic income.

 

The Volunteer Perfect for this Program:

Speaks an intermediate level of Spanish at least
Is able to be completely immersed in a vastly different culture with little contact to the outside world
Is eager to learn about Organic Farming and get their hands dirty
Is passionate and patient to teach and learn in the community

 

Price :

$465 USD per month
$410 USD three weeks
$350 USD two weeks

Price Includes:

* Day 1: Airport pickup and first nights accommodation in Quito

* Day 2: Transfer to orientation in Riobamba / home stay

* Training and Support

* Work Reference / Volunteer Certificate

* Support goes directly into the local Ecuadorian communities allowing them to develop their projects;
* Accommodation during your volunteer placement

 

Price Does Not Include

*Meals, however food is relatively cheap to buy in the local market, kitchen will be available for cooking!

* The small chartered flight fare is not included and costs approx. $190 roundtrip USD

            *Will assist volunteers in Ecuador to buy this flight

Minimum Time Spent Volunteering:
2 Weeks Minimum
(Maximum 3 Volunteers at a Time)

 

*Volunteers  receive discounts on Mountain Climbing and Trekking Expeditions with Ecuador Eco Adventures

 

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Shell, Pastaza, Ecuador
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM
  • Dress Code
    long pants and long sleeved shirt, swimmers, shorts
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Guide
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Meals

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