Inka Terra Asociación (ITA)
What We Need
Inkaterra Asociación invites you to take part in the Volunteer Program at Inkaterra Guides Field Station, to live the experience of conservation work and sustainable development in the field, within different areas offered by the Amazonian biodiversity of Madre de Dios and to promote the investigation.
As a volunteer, you will be integrated in the following projects:
Conservation of Amazonian palms
Maintenance of Amazonian crops in Biohuerto and organic farms
Establishment and management of forest nurseries
Wildlife monitoring with trap cameras
Monitoring of avifauna by sighting and ringing
Breeding and monitoring of Churos (Amazonian snails)
Gathering new information on rainforest fungi
Registration and processing of monitoring data
Projects with communities
When & Who
What we Provide
The lodge hosts both guests and volunteers and scientists, volunteers and scientists stay in shared rooms. Each shared room has a porch with working tables, four twin beds with 100 % cotton sheets, fleece blankets, two hypoallergenic pillows and a mosquito net; shared bathroom with hot water, shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap dispensers, a clean set of clean towels every day per guest; one ceiling ventilator, personal closets with plenty hangers, personal working table with a security drawer, reading lamp, rechargeable flashlight, an umbrella, and a universal plug. Free internet during electricity hours and housekeeping daily cleaning every morning.
Full board all meals are served in the common house. Food allergies or restriction must be requested in advance.
IGFS is becoming a plastic free operation. Please bring a canteen with you for your personal use, to help us in our effort. Water dispensers around the lodge are available.
Volunteering fees of $50 per day. This amount includes accommodations, meals and all fees related to the projects management and employees remuneration. It is a not-for-profit organization.
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More Services we Offer
Transfer in/out from airport to our lodge is included.
Every participant in the program can enjoy Inkaterra excursions offered at IGFS such as Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, River Island, Lake Sandoval, Caracamayo Trail, River by Night, Gamitama Farm, Wetlands, Trail System, and Rainforest by Night.
The station offers laundry service at an additional price located in Puerto Maldonado.
Other Ways to Help
Apply with your tentative dates and write your main interest.
Additional Info about Us
Inkaterra Asociación is an NGO conceived to promote research and conservation of Peru's natural and cultural resources.
Within its activities, Inkaterra Asociación conducts environmental education, the creation of field stations for biological research and the protection, management and sustainable use of natural resources in the Andes and the Amazonian forests of Peru.