Train and assist with Survival trips in the Brazilian Amazon jungle! Join our team of ex military rescue commando's who were trained by the Brazilian Army and Amerindian tribes in the art of Survival.
You will help with the preparation and running of overnight survival trips, go on patrols to protect the rain-forest against illegal logging, teach English and learn Portuguese. While in the jungle you will sleep in hammocks while in the Manaus you will stay at a nice Homestay family for a great local experience!
What to Expect
Sometimes volunteers go several days without jungle activities. when this happens, teams are waived until the next appointment! When there are no jobs, the volunteer follows the daily routine at home, in the city, booking tours, etc. Learning the practical knowledge of the Portuguese language. when there are guests they head to the jungle. With this volunteer project you get the opportunity to get involved with a local small eco-tourism organization whose home base is located in Manaus a city which with its 1.7 Million inhabitants is an island in the immense Amazon Jungle. The organization is run by current and former members of the military Jungle rescue division led by a Lieutenant and his family who will be your host during your stay In the Amazon. Projects you will mainly be involved in:
• Learn how to survive in the Amazon jungle Assist with 2 days and overnight jungle survival trips
• Train with local military survival experts
• Teach English
• Learn Portuguese
• Educate locals and tourist about the importance to sustain the environment
• And many other projects!
Organizations like these give the jungle a long term sustainable financial value to the country opposed to the short term gain of logging this precious ecosystem.
Housing & Meals
You will receive 3 meals a day and will be provided by the homestay family and the project.
When in Manaus you will stay at a Brazilian host family where you will have your own room. When on trip you will sleep mostly in a hammock in the jungle. Meals will be provided in both the jungle by the organization and in Manaus by your host family. Linen and towels will be provided by the homestay.
As the saying goes time is of the essence. When volunteering you are giving your time to help run the survival courses. You help to strengthen the relationship between man and nature.
In a country with 2,000 beaches, 1,000 islands, and 62 national parks; it would be easy to spend all of your time in more rural areas. However, there are plenty of carnivals, sporting events, and big cities to keep you in the hustle and bustle if thats what you are looking for. Brazil exudes a zeal for life and it shows in every facet of their country with places like the Amazon, Iguacu Falls, and Sao Paulo.