Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon

Madre de Dios, Peru, South America
We are a non profit organization promoting the sustainable use of natural resources and the conservation of biodiversity for the benefit of all who live in and depend upon the Amazon rainforest.

Volunteering Activities

Agriculture Work
Animal Care
Conservation Work

What We Need

Maybe you're curious about the Amazon rainforest, or perhaps you just want to try something very new and different. Whatever the case, we have a great opportunity for you in Peru! This isn't ecotourism – you will work hard to contribute to our research and conservation projects in the rainforest. Your hard work, however, will be rewarded with a unique experience in one of the most biodiverse corners of the planet. You will mingle with an eclectic mix of like-minded people, including biologists, students, and other visitors from Peru and around the world.

Volunteer activities
Our projects in Peru are as diverse as the rainforest that surrounds us. Volunteers may assist in one or more of the following projects during their stay at Finca Las Piedras:

Butterfly diversity & ecology project:
Collect butterfly species using traps and hand nets
Search for butterfly eggs and caterpillars on their host plants

Biological inventories:
Set up camera traps to study rainforest mammals
Collect rainforest fruits and seeds to create color field guides to plants
Go birding to boost the Finca Las Piedras species list
Collect insects as part of ongoing surveys

Sustainable tropical agriculture:
Remove invasive plants from cacao agroforestry plots
Grow organic food for consumption on site
Create compost and biochar for incorporation into agricultural fields
Care for seedlings in the ASA shade house and tree nursery

When & Who

Between April 1 and December 13, 2019. Length of stay is flexible.
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Day
One week.
Individuals, Groups, Retirees

What we Provide

Types: Other

Fees include all food and accommodation, training & supervision.

Types: Accommodate Dietary Restrictions
First Aid

Our Fees

$40 daily

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pick Up/Drop Off

Pick up and drop off from the airport/bus terminal are not included in the fee, but we are happy to arrange it for you for an additional fee.

Contact Person

Johana Reyes Quinteros
Madre de Dios, Peru.

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

We are a U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is active in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon. Our directors and local partners are experienced biologists and conservation professionals. Our work aims to promote the conservation of natural resources in the Amazon through sustainable agriculture, biological research and monitoring, and community engagement and education.