The Jungle Conservation is located at a biological research station in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, where volunteers live and work in one of the most bio-diverse forests in the world. Volunteers assist with a range of tasks including working in the greenhouse, trail maintenance, reforestation, wildlife catching, recording and researching practices and working in the fields at a local farm. Please note, the Jungle Conservation project is remotely located 10 hours from Cusco and we strongly recommend committing to at least 2 weeks for this project. The project also has an additional surcharge of US$49 per week for transport and supervision, which will be included in the fees quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.
Orientation is given by our local team at our offices in Cusco. Orientation begins on Monday morning and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Cusco – introduction to Peru, Peruvian customs, language lesson details, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Cusco, introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. Accommodation on the Jungle Conservation project is typically in an open, dormitory-style lodging with limited electricity and basic amenities. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided at the volunteer accommodation.