Volunteer with CONAPAC


Iquitos, Peru, South America
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CONAPAC promotes rainforest conservation by supporting rural communites in the Peruvian Amazon.

Volunteering Activities

Conservation Work
Social Work

What We Need

We need volunteers to love interacting with rural Peruvian kids in the Amazon. Each year volunteers join us in delivering school supplies to thousands of children, teachers, and classrooms who have no resources to obtain such supplies. The volunteers play an important role in showing the kids the world cares, and their fee supports the purchase of the materials. That's just week 1. Week 2, which is a separate event, provides a meaningful service project to a rural community in which a structure such as school kitchen is constructed. Lodging and transportation is provided by Explorama Lodges, and volunteers typically return annually due to the close relationships they build with communities and children living in the Amazon. To read more about this, please visit http://www.conapac.org/adopt.html

When & Who

March and April of each year. To learn of the current year's dates, please visit: http://www.conapac.org/adopt.html
To register, please visit https://detroitzoo.org/about/travel-programs/amazon-travel-program/
10 days

What we Provide

We provide transportation and lodging within Iquitos, Peru and along the river. Lodging is operated by Explorama Lodges, who has 30 years experience, and transportation is fast and secure. We handle all logistics so you can focus on your intercultural experience.

Our Fees


Contact Person

Av La Marina, Iquitos, Loreto, Peru, Iquitos, Peru.

Other Ways to Help

Create/Update our Website
Social Media Help

We need people with excellent writing style to make posts for us using RIPL and other social media image creators. We also need to increase the number of page likes on facebook and instagram.
Our website needs to be adapted to a ruby on rails model- flashy and modern with a clear message of conservation and social development.

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

If you can't spare the time, but would like to support CONAPAC with a donation, please visit: http://www.conapac.org/donate.html

CONAPAC is a conservation non-profit organization based in Iquitos, Peru, serving 50+ communities in the Loreto region. Our partnered communities all agree to conservation of their forests. In exchange, we assis them by improving school education quality, providing access to clean drinking water, developing their income through sustainable, organic agriculture, providing professional leadership workshops to town leaders, educating on tropical environmental sciences, and maintaining a library on the Amazon river that provides a full range of daily after-school enrichment programs.

We have 6 full-time staff, and we have been in operation since 1990. Brian Landever is currently the director, and Pamela Bucur, owner of Explorama Lodges, is the founder and president.

Our donors and partners include the Detroit Zoo, International Expeditions, Adopt-A-Village, Amazon Amigos, JBQ, International Fund for Economic Development (IFED), Exlporama Lodges, Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, Amazon Rainforest Workshops, EcoTeach, SAGA Charitable Trust, and hundreds of private donors. Our activities focus on communities along the Amazon and Napo Rivers.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, consider joining our annual service projects in March and April. If you are interested in supporting us with donations, please visit our website.



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We at CONAPAC would love to hear from you!