Focus: Community, Conservation and Education.
The Jatun Sacha Foundation is an Ecuadorian nongovernmental non profit, private organization. It was legally established in 1989 by Ministerial Agreement No. 270 from the Ministry of Agriculture, published in the Official Record No. 238 on July 21st 1989. Our first conservation project begun in 1985 with the creation on the JatunSacha Biological Station and Reserve, in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
The Foundation is a self-sustaining institution with great impact in the line of private conservation initiatives through 5 different models of private reserves with community projects in rural and urban areas.
The lines of action are mainly: the conservation of biological and cultural diversity through different models of private conservation, environmental education and promotion of research and productive projects that help improve the quality of life of people living in areas of influence of its activities.
The Foundation has an integrated system of institutional development procedures that ensure the quality of their services. We have a national and international prestigious image, confidence and credibility for having helped position Ecuador in the field of conservation of natural and cultural resources, and for having influenced the creation of other NGOs based on its mission Institutional.
Our mission is to promote the conservation of the Ecuador’s biodiversity, through technical training, scientific research, environmental education programs at national and international level, community development, sustainable management of natural resources and the training of leaders with greater ethnic and gender participation to improve the quality of life of the communities.
Costs & Benefits
Jatun Sacha Foundation offers volunteer opportunities in their reserves and biological stations, in order to give volunteers field experience in various areas such as reforestation, environmental education, service and community development, wildlife conservation, agroforestry organic agriculture, sustainable aquaculture and scientific research.
Volunteers can assist in the various reserves located in the main regions of Ecuador: Coast, Highland, Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. Reservations preserved forest habitat types: tropical forest, montane forest of high and low moor, cloud forest, rainforest, mangroves and dry forest. In the reserves there are a number of activities that involve volunteers, maintain the infrastructure of the stations, trails, patrolling of the reserves data collection of different types, research assistance (not on all bookings) eradication of introduced species (Galapagos).
Voluntary work is highly appreciated by the Foundation. We thank all the volunteers who have come to our reserves, they are very important in day to day what the conservation of ecosystems in Ecuador is.
Contributions to the volunteer program vary according to the number of weeks and the reserve where they want to work. Contributions cover the three daily meals, accommodation costs in the cabins of the reserves, the costs of coordination, organization and support of various activities before and during their stay in the reserve.
Application fee US$47 for continental stations. Food and accommodation $475 per month and $67 Galapagos islands. Food and accommodation US$840 per month.
Volunteers must be dynamic and interested in conservation, aged 18 years old and over. English speaking, basic Spanish is recommended, but not required.
Fundación Jatun Sacha
C/ Eugenio de Santillán N34 –248 y Maurián. Sector Rumipamba.
Quito - Ecuador
Tel: ++593 (2) 243 22 40
Location:Quito - Ecuador
Average cost per day:$15 (continental stations) $28 (Galapagos islands)
Focus: Community, Conservation and Education
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and English speaking, basic Spanish is recommended.