Volunteer Openings in Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Volunteers are needed in tropical ecology research and conservation in the Las Piedras River watershed in the Madre de Dios region of Peru for periods anywhere between 1 week to 6 months. Join us to protect the Amazon Rainforest from external threats while living amidst amazing flora and fauna at our remote site.

The Alliance for Research and Conservation in the Amazon (ARCAmazon) is a Peruvian non-profit that supports research and conservation initiatives in collaboration with other non-profits in the region and with local communities on the Las Piedras River. Our field site, Las Piedras Amazon Center (LPAC), in a 4,460 hectare rainforest concession, acts as a hub that channels the energy and resources of volunteering and ecotourism to halt illegal logging, hunting and mining, improve our understanding of Amazonian wildlife, and develop sustainable solutions for the needs of local people making a living in the area.

Volunteers are invited to participate in our efforts at LPAC. We run programs in primate research, herpetofauna research, fungi research, mammal research, permaculture development, drone mapping/spatial ecology, and forest patrolling. Volunteers will work closely with an expert researcher in the particular field and contribute to data collection, monitoring, and analysis. More information on individual volunteer programs are available on ARCAmazon’s website:http://bit.ly/2Hk8SdN

Volunteers at LPAC stay at our remote off-grid camp/ecotourist lodge.
Comfortable accommodations and authentic Peruvian meals are provided.
Living at LPAC also gives access to beautiful trails, swimming areas and frequent wildlife sightings. Fees for accommodations vary by length and nature of the stay. Please refer to our website for details on pricing.

For any further inquiries, email karlu@arcamazon.org . To pick a program and apply for a volunteer program, please visit our website.