AMA Torres del Paine
Focus: Environmental and Conservation.
Agrupación Medio Ambiental “AMA” Torres del Paine is a non-profit environmental partnership that was createdin November of 2004 in order to contribute to the protection of and education about Torres del Paine National Park. This protected wilderness area is remarkable both for the incredible beauty of its landscape – which draws more than 100,000 visitors annually from around the world – and for the great biological threat it is under.
The growing tourist interest in the park and the growth of tourist infrastructure is having a clear impact on the environment, an impact which could be minimized by following the regulations of the Corporación Nacional Forestal (Park Administration) along with the collaboration of everyone who visits and works in Torres del Paine.
With this in mind, a group of workers and landowners at Las Torres Patagonia created
AMA Torres del Paine in 2004, laying out the following mission and objectives.
AMA Volunteer Program is an instance in which different people can have the experience to work and be part of the Environmental Organization AMA based in Torres del Paine. AMA's mission is to help protect the natural and cultural resources of the Commune of Torres del Payne, through conservation, environmental education and scientific research support.
Costs & Benefits
Volunteer activity mainly consists of physical work in the field, in areas reached only by walking and where tools or materials have to be carried. Volunteers also have the opportunity to collaborate with intellectual work in office and in other cases working with children or adults in educational and recreational activities, both outdoors and inside. It is important to clarify that work can be tiring and tedious, but always respecting the needs of resting and getting the proper meals. Volunteers work around 8 hours per day.
The period for the volunteering is depending on the chosen program rather Condor Program (15 days) or Puma Program (36 days). If case any volunteer wants to stay longer, the decision will depend on the time availability of the volunteer and the needs of the organization.
More important than the requirements to apply, which are minimal, we believe the AMA Volunteer must have certain characteristics that are consistent with the type of work and place where it develops. Therefore, the people must have certain qualities such as: liking for outdoor work, ability for team working, ability to create good relations between partners, be a pro-active person, to show interest in local culture and language, to be optimistic and able to adapt to a The following are requirements:
Applicants must be over 18 years of age
Good physical condition
Health compatible with outdoor activities
AMA Torres del Paine
Estancia Cerro Paine.
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.
Location: Torres del Paine National Park Chile
Average cost per day: $15
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.