ACA and ACCA are creative, hard-working, high-energy conservation groups and we welcome volunteers with the same qualities. Our volunteer positions are highly competitive and typically won by candidates with specialized skills, relevant experience, good language skills, a significant time commitment, and independent funding. Opportunities vary between our different sites and change frequently, so please read the descriptions below carefully. We do not currently consider applications for volunteer positions other than those described below.
The Amazon Conservation Association is seeking motivated volunteers to assist its DC staff in several projects. Duties may include: general office support, donor research, data entry, web updates, filing, editing, mailing, and event planning.
You will learn how we protect more than 400,000 acres of rainforest and how we work with local communities, and get a close look at our ongoing projects in research, conservation, sustainability and microenterprise initiatives. There is always something to do around here to keep you busy!
Also, please check Idealist.org for our latest internship openings and application instructions.
Candidates interested in volunteering for the DC office in other ways (website help, translation assistance, event planning - whatever your skills!) should send a CV and brief letter of interest including hours of availability and level of Spanish to
For the positions below, the minimum time commitment is one month. Monthly cost to volunteer, covering room and board at the station, is $900. To apply for any of the following volunteer positions, please send a CV and the application (pdf) to
The Amazon Conservation Association is seeking motivated and innovative volunteers to work at the Wayqecha Cloud Forest Biological Station in the cloud forest adjacent to Manu National Park in Peru. Volunteers work alongside Wayqecha staff monitoring wildlife, such as collecting information on bird communities, documenting orchids in bloom, monitoring forest succession, collecting weather data and recording animal tracks and markings. As well, volunteers work in identifying and collecting rare species of orchids to be included in our orchid garden. We are also interested in volunteers working in film-making, photography, art, and writing (contact us for special conditions). The first two weeks cost USD$800 ($400 per week) with each additional week costing $300. However, the price of extended stays, longer than 1 month, can be negotiated.
Volunteers are required to work 6 hour days at least 5 days a week and must be:
To apply for a volunteer position at Wayqecha, please fill out the following application (pdf) and send it with your CV to
Volunteer opportunities at Villa Carmen include:
Setting off. Photo: Raechel Running
Emperor tamarin at Los Amigos. Photo: Lindsay Lough
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