If you are interested in seeing how Conservation works on a day-to-day basis, we invite you to join us as a volunteer at the reserve.  At present we offer three different volunteer options:

Wildlife monitoring:  We have ongoing, long-range surveys of large mammals, primates, amphibians, and reptiles, and most of the data for these surveys is collected by citizen-science volunteers.  In this program, volunteers spend most of their time on the trails, both during the day and at night, accompanied by an experienced guide/para-biologist, carefully recording species and their behavior on pre-existing data sheets.  This information is added to our growing bank of data, going back to 2015, and enabling us to make decisions about which species need protection, and allowing us to apply for grants to do so.  

Education: if you are interested in teaching, we have a number of volunteer possibilities.  Most importantly, we need people to teach English to the reserve’s staff, as well as to other locals interested in entering the tourism business.  Additionally, we have a great need for people who wish to go into neighboring communities, both Kichwa and Mestizo, and teach those interested on important environmental topics.

Construction and maintenance: maintaining infrastructure in a rainforest is a full- time job.  If you are handy, and enjoy physical work, you can join the reserve staff while they clear debris from trails, construct and make signs, restore existing structures, build new ones, and maintain our simple gardens.

Contact us for information, and to discuss which program is right for you.

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