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The Jatun Sacha Foundation offers volunteer opportunities

About the Program

The Jatun Sacha Foundation offers volunteer opportunities in their reserves and biological stations, in order to give volunteers field experience in various areas such as reforestation, environmental education, service and community development, wildlife conservation, agroforestry, organic agriculture, sustainable aquaculture and scientific research.

Why volunteer?

Volunteers can choose from a wide range of activities in different areas. Additionally there are fixed activities which are supervised by residents, researchers, environmental education instructors and administrative staff at each field station.

Every year more than 1000 national and international volunteers support the conservation activities carried out at the different stations. Most of these volunteers come from countries like USA, Germany, Canada, France, Denmark, Holland, Australia, England, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Switzerland, Ireland, Portugal, Costa Rica and others. This program not only gives you the opportunity to travel to a new country, explore wonderful places and live with people from other cultures, but also gives you the opportunity to develop new skills, gain field experience during organized activities, which help to preserve the forests and improve the quality of life of the local communities.

Join the efforts of the Jatun Sacha Foundation in order to protect the forest, aquatic and páramo ecosystems in Ecuador.

Where can you volunteer?

Volunteers can assist in various reserves located in the main regions of Ecuador: Coast, Highland, Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. The reserves contain preserved forest habitat types like tropical forest, montane forest of high and low moor, cloud forest, rainforest, mangroves and dry forest. In the reserves there are a number of activities that need the help of volunteers: maintain the infrastructure of the stations, trails, patrolling of the reserves, data collection, research assistance (not on all bookings) as well as eradication of introduced species (Galapagos). Voluntary work is highly appreciated by the Foundation. We thank all the volunteers who have come to our reserves. They are a very important part within our efforts to conserve the ecosystems in Ecuador.

Volunteering Reserves

Your contribution

Contributions to the volunteer program vary according to the number of weeks and the reserve where volunteers wish to work. Contributions cover three daily meals, accommodation in the cabins of the reserves, coordination, organization and support of various activities before and during the stay in the reserve. Include lodge and meals. Not include tax.

 

Galápagos – 2019

Days  1- 15 $ 45.00 / per day
Days 16 or more $ 40.00 / per day

+ App fee $ 50     (for volunteer)       Special discounts for groups.

 

Guandera and Jatun Sacha Biological Stations -2019

Days 01 – 5 $ 33.00
Days 6 or more $ 28.00

+ App fee $ 50     (for volunteer)       Special discounts for groups.

 

Bilsa Boilogical Station

Days 01 – 5 $ 35.00
Days 6 or more $ 28.00

+ App fee $ 50     (for volunteer)       Special discounts for groups.

Method of payment

Method of payment
  • Cash delivered to the office Jatun Sacha in Quito.
  • Personal Check (U.S. dollars).
  • Travelers Checks (U.S. dollars).
  • Bank transfer from your home country (U.S. dollars).
  • PayPal
  • Credit Cards (2Checkout)
  • Should be sent in advance and communicated to the Coordinator of Volunteers.
How can you send us your contribution?
  • Cash delivered to the office Jatun Sacha in Quito.
  • Personal Check (U.S. dollars).
  • Travelers Checks (U.S. dollars).
  • Bank transfer from your home country (U.S. dollars).
  • Must be submitted in advance and communicated to the Coordinator of Volunteers.
The data for the bank transfer is:
  •    Bank name: Banco Produbanco
  •    Bank’s address: Av. de la República, Quito 170147
  •    Swift Code: PRODECEQ
  •    To: FUNDACION JATUN SACHA
  •    Address: Teresa de Cepeda  N34-260 y Republica
  •    Current account: 2005065166
  •    Phone: 2432240 – 3317163
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