Waorani Amazon Experience

The Waorani, translated as “humans” are an Amazonian nationality in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Living a simple life and harmoniously with the jungle is currently being put to threat while their ancestral lands are in great danger to oil production, and logging. The Waoroni are known for their expert hunting skills as well of their extensive knowledge of animals and medicinal plants in the jungle. Volunteers will be living with the community of Tiguino, which is located 2 hours from the main city of Coca.

Waorani Amazon Experience

USD 150 per person

Why This Volunteer Work Project is Important

This Waoroni Tribe has decided to partake in ecotourism and receive visitors to create a sustainable source of income for the community. Volunteers help them with this initiative to create a harmonious life within the jungle.

The Volunteer Perfect for this Program

The perfect candidate for his program should be a person who is self motivated, and wants to help in as many things as possible, like fishing, building, teaching English, agriculture and more, candidates have to be self motivated since the waoranies live on their own pace. Activities consist only in every day living essentials, like gathering food and making handcrafts and some natural medicine.

Typical Day Volunteering

Volunteers will live in a tent inside a traditional amazon bungalow, built by the waoranies, there will be a kitchen and bathroom for volunteers, as well as a close by a community with stores and schools where volunteers can continue helping.

Volunteer Expectations

-Volunteers will be volunteering between Monday to Friday with weekends free for leisure time or travel around Ecuador.
– Apt to simple living
-Able to be self sufficient
-Volunteers must bring their own food to the community. There will be a kitchen provided on site.

Volunteer Contribution:

This contribution goes towards the community for hosting the volunteer in their community and goes directly towards materials needed for project activities.

Volunteers, students or researchers looking to stay more 3 months or more are considered long term volunteers and will only have to pay the 1 month collaboration

$265 USD per month
$210 USD three weeks
$150 USD two weeks

Volunteer placement deposit

A $200 deposit will be made to EEV in advanced so we can confirm your volunteer placement.

It also includes:
* 24/7 emergency contact and support from EEV staff, administration costs, communication costs with volunteers and travel costs for program inspection;
* Day 1: Airport pickup and first nights accommodation in Quito
* Orientation in Quito
* Accomodation
* Training and Support
* Work Reference / Volunteer Certificate
* Contribution to the community

Price Does Not Include
*Meals, however food is relatively cheap to buy in the local market for cooking at the community!

Minimum Time Spent Volunteering

– 2 week minimum
(Maximum 4 Volunteers at a Time)


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

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Coca, 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
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