Sircadia Eco Project

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Quillabamba, Peru via
Contact
Person: 
Thomas
Email: 
madreselvalodge [at] gmail [dot] com
Phone: 
95-777-5799

The Sircada Eco Projects manages over 110h of humid cloud forest, near the town of Quillabamba, in the province of Cusco. It is located in a closed valley with a private access, which creates an appropriate environment for our activities and the project of conservation on private level according to the Peruvian law.

The location is a true piece of paradise, a private valley, surrounded with a intact native forest with over 10 waterfalls scattered around the area and with a presence of hundred species of birds and other animals.

Details
Commitment: 
About 2 weeks
Skills: 
There are volunteering opportunities for everyone, there is plenty to do and plenty to learn at our eco project and so individual skills and interest can easily be applied. Volunteers will be able to help in all working areas, such as construction, farming, gardening, tourism, teaching, as well as contribute with ideas to the overall design of the project. Volunteers will live as part of the community and as such will also participate in the daily duties such as cooking, washing, shopping, etc. Our project is about preservation of a native forest so that the local community and others can visit and enjoy the unspoilt nature. Also we aim to promote organic farming and eco community way of life. This is a pioneer project, the work in all done manually, the food is cooked on fire, the bath is in the waterfall, the nearest shop is 5 hours away and we lack all commodities found in the city, in brief this is a great school of a real life experience, resource management and living with other people under one roof.
Type: 
Volunteers are requested to work 5 hours daily (Sundays off). The minimum stay as a volunteer is 15 days. There is no maximum stay. Other conditions 1. Drugs and alcohol are prohibited onsite. 2. Each participant is responsible for obtaining a valid tourist visa (usually 3 months) 3. Volunteers should be 18 years old. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Money: 
Each participant covers own costs of arriving to either in Cusco or Quillabamba. As a volunteer your room and board costs will be in the amount of $10,00 dollars per day for the first month. For the second month, the cost of your room and board will go down to $5,00 dollars per day. If you decide to stay as a volunteer for 3 months and longer your room and board costs will be provided by us. Please pay for your first 15 days upon your arrival in Quillabamba.

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Quillabamba, Peru


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