|Become a volunteer
Ecuador's rainforest is home to countless unique species, many of which are found nowhere else. Protecting the rainforest maintains ecological balance and conserves endangered species.
2) Indigenous communities:
The rainforests host Indigenous communities with unique cultural heritage. Protecting their habitat preserves their way of life and traditional knowledge.
3) Climate change mitigation:
Rainforests absorb and store vast amounts of carbon dioxide, playing a vital role in combating climate change.
4) Medicinal resources:
The rainforest contains numerous medicinal plants with potential for future medical discoveries.
5) Ecosystem services:
Rainforests provide essential services such as clean water, air purification, and climate regulation.
Join us in the fight to protect the Amazon rainforest, a vital ecosystem facing threats such as deforestation, mining, oil extraction, and agricultural expansion.
Your volunteering efforts can help preserve its delicate balance and ensure its long-term survival. Together, let's make a difference for this invaluable treasure of our planet.
The specific tasks for each journey may vary based on several factors, such as the current needs of the land, our partners' availability, and weather conditions. Nevertheless, all tasks contribute to Bosque Medicinal's core mission, which involves enhancing conservation efforts, supporting scientific research, and promoting local education. Generally, our work will be carried out within or near the Runahurco protected natural reserve.
The experience isn't just about work; Bosque Medicinal also incorporate enjoyable excursions (although many of the tasks are exciting too)! The specific activities for leisure might differ for each trip, depending on interests and availability. However, they hope to share many of the following experiences with you:
We suggest allocating a week (or longer) after the volunteer trip to discover the rest of Ecuador. This magical country offers a wide range of incredible experiences. We can assist with planning, and often our volunteers collaborate before or after the official trip to continue their Ecuadorian adventures. You can explore natural hot springs, ancient ruins, high-altitude plains, dry forests, the Galapagos Islands, and even witness whales during the late summer months!