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Payamino in Ecuador
OrganizationThe Payamino Project
Program Costs$250 per month
Duration2 week minimum 4+ preferred
Room & Boardincluded
Language Requirementsbasic spanish required
The Payamino Project is a community based project started by the Amazonian Kichwa community of San Jose de Payamino in order to create sustainable development in the community and preserve the forest and culture. The community located in the Ecuadorian Amazon in the Orellana Province. The community lands stretches from the foothills of the Sumaco Volcano to the Amazon lowlands along the Payamino River.

If you are interested in learning about and working with indigenous cultures while helping to save the Amazon rainforests, a true adventure awaits you in San Jose de Payamino. We are looking for people who want to become atively engaged in environmental conservation work and sustainable community development as well as to experience the Amazon and learn about life in a Kichwa community.

For us, volunteering is not just about the work. It is also a cultural exchange and opportunity to learn about the Kichwa culture and volunteers will be living and sharing meals with Kichwa families and are invited to participate in all community activities. You will also be given the opportunity to explore the amazing 16000 hectares of primary rainforest surrounding the community.