The Work with Nature foundation strongly believes in an integral approach for the protection of the rainforest. We aim to buy and protect land, conduct scientific research, cooperate with the locals and live in a sustainable manner in the tropics. As a volunteer, you will assist in all possible ways. The activities are diverse. You will learn a lot, and you will help protect and maintain the rainforest. At the same time, we hope to learn from you as well. As a volunteer, you will be part of our team. Everybody will to contribute, to create a durable project in an amazing environment.
By means of our research center, located in the reserve, we create a place where humans and nature can live hand in hand: cooperation. Our name is Work with Nature for a reason! Our main goal is to live in and with nature without damaging it. Therefore, we will provide ourselves with electricity and water, grow our own crops, using durable and environmentally friendly materials and we will handle our own garbage in a conscious manner. Profits made by the foundation will be used to buy more endangered parts of the rainforest. Our presence in the reserve will prevent illegal logging. Scientific research will help us to find out the natural values of our surroundings. We will support local workers with a fair salary and show them that nature can be valuable.
We have access to multiple hectares of land we will use to construct an organic garden existing of vegetables, fruits and flowers. We will arrange our garden according to the ideas of permaculture: a sustainable arrangement in which you work together with nature. This way, different crops are grown in clusters, space is used efficiently, no pesticides are used and nothing is being thrown away. You will learn the principles of permaculture and help create and maintain the garden. And obviously you will also get the opportunity to taste what is being harvested.
You will reside in the research center, or in a small village nearby called San Miguel. You have a bedroom and restroom you will share with other visitors. Meals will be served three times a day. As a volunteer, you will be occupied for 4-6 hours per day with one or multiply activities. There will always be someone around to speak to, and to ensure your safety in the area.
You will receive full pension (3 meals daily), professional guidance and an amazing experience for EUR. 34,- a night.