Ways to get Involved.
In Kichwa, "Yarichi Ñucanchi Yachanata" means “Remember Our Teachings.”
Welcome to our volunteer program!
We are excited to offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Kichwa indigenous community and make a positive impact on their ongoing efforts to preserve their culture and way of life. As a volunteer, you will have the chance to work with the local community in a variety of projects, such as teaching at the Tribal Learning Center, providing medical care at the Jungle Medicine Clinic, or assisting with Social Media and Content Production.
**Please note that volunteers are responsible for covering the costs of their stay.
We offer dormitory-style housing with three meals per day for $15 per day. We believe that this experience will be incredibly rewarding and transformative for volunteers, as they contribute to the community and gain a deeper understanding of the rich cultural heritage of the Kichwa people.
We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:
Tribal Learning Center:
No openings at this time (check back soon).
Jungle Medicine Clinic
Shamanic Wellness Retreat Center
Spanish / English Translator
Social Media & Production
Develop international cultural tourism marketing strategies
Social Media Campaigns
Website Development / SEO
The Amazon Rainforest has inspired many.
The Amazon Rainforest has been a source of inspiration for many, and now you have the opportunity to be a part of its preservation through our volunteer program.
At our program, we aim to preserve the ancient indigenous Kichwa culture that faces the threat of extinction due to the cultural erosion caused by modernization, globalization, and the expansion of the petroleum industry. The Kichwa tribe has been positioned on the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder in Ecuador, which has further contributed to their struggles.
As a volunteer, you will have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditions, culture, and habitat of the Kichwa tribe. By being a part of this program, you can contribute to the preservation of their way of life while also gaining an invaluable experience of a lifetime.
Join us in our efforts to make a difference and witness the beauty of the Kichwa culture firsthand. Come volunteer with us and help preserve the legacy of this ancient culture for future generations.
Imagine now being able to witness such ancient cultures yourself!
Here travelers and volunteers can get immersed in the traditions, ancient culture, and habitat of the Kichwa tribe.
Tribal Learning Center:
The Tribal Learning Center is an indigenous school located in the Ecuadorian rainforests of the Amazon. Our volunteer program aims to support the center's educational courses, which focus on creating culturally appropriate and relevant courses for indigenous students, young and old. Our main objective is to staff the center with bilingual teachers who have intermediate to advanced levels of speaking Spanish and English, and are available for at least 4 weeks. By volunteering with us, you can help us achieve our goal of ensuring that indigenous knowledge, language, and cosmologies remain at the heart of the Tribal Learning Center educational experience.
Jungle Medicine Clinic
The Jungle Medicine Clinic is looking for volunteers with a medical background to help meet the healthcare needs of the indigenous community and their retreat guests. The clinic was established to address the inadequacies of mainstream health services and to provide quality medical care to indigenous families, guests, and volunteers. As a volunteer, you will work with a team of qualified physicians, medical staff, and indigenous healers to provide medical care and community education workshops on health and wellness. If qualified, you may also assist with first-aid training. Join us in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of the indigenous community in the Amazon rainforest.
The Sacha Wasi Retreat Center provides safe and authentic shamanic wellness retreats in the beautiful rainforests of Ecuador. Guests and volunteers stay in locally-constructed bamboo huts with modern amenities such as high-speed internet, electricity, hot showers, laundry, and three meals a day. Our retreats focus on individual wellness and offer a range of treatments, including medically supervised integrative health and wellness treatments, psycho-spiritual addiction and recovery support, detox, and shamanic cleanse rituals. These rituals, used for centuries by shaman and Yachaks, provide grounding and healing effects that can enhance physical health, creativity, productivity, wisdom, clarity, and spiritual awareness. Guests come here to experience the natural healing power of nature's botanicals and rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul at Sacha Wasi Retreat Center.
Social Media & Content Production Team
Join our Social Media & Content Production Team and help us expand our online digital presence through web development, content creation, social media campaigns, and video/media production. As a volunteer, you will work to develop and fine-tune various online operations to support the community's ongoing financial sustainability. Help us develop international cultural tourism marketing strategies and showcase the beauty and unique culture of the Kichwa indigenous community. We are seeking talented volunteers who can help us reach a broader audience and make a positive impact in the world.
MAKE AN IMPACT.
Support Indigenous Cultural Preservation
Your volunteer service helps preserve Indigenous culture.