In between internship sessions, at Hoja Nueva we like to offer the opportunity for individuals to visit and help with ongoing research projects. In addition to providing a research base for scientists and a 5-star eco-lodge retreat for tourists, Hoja Nueva has a variety of continuing research projects where help in the field is always needed. Ongoing research projects are usually in the fields of wildlife conservation, restoration, reforestation, water and soil sampling, and agroforestry. However, they will not be expected to complete their own independent research. They can participate for a variable amount of time, and receive a lower price because of the services they are offering to our organization. Volunteers should request their time of stay in advance to inquire about existing projects we are working on.

The Hoja Nueva research center was built 1km inland from the Piedras River. We are nestled next to an idyllic stream and only 300 meters from our 2 experimental cacao plots. We welcome volunteers, researchers, tourists, and interns to stay in spacious shared rooms each with a maximum capacity of 6 people per room. Larger, single rooms are offered at a higher price to those who prefer a more private living experience.* Our Center has two common areas to relax and lounge in hammocks and on couches during the day, spaces that are ideal for reading and writing during off times. Amenities include 4 showers with changing rooms, sinks, and mirrors and two composting toilets reside a short minute-long walk from the showers.
• Four shared bedrooms with 2- 6 people per room*
• Showers with changing stations, sinks, and mirrors
• Composting toilets
• Electricity each evening for cooking and charging devices (solar powered)
• No wifi or phone service at the Center or nearby towns, just in Puerto

Included Services:
• Room in Puerto Maldonado, first day breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• Room and board at our newly constructed Center of Collaboration
• Transportation to and from our Center
• Three meals per days plus snacks and fruits
• 2-4 full time staff members
• First aid kit
• CPR/Wilderness First Aid/First Responder Trained staff
• Emergency Evacuation Procedures + Evac devices
• Venomous snake bite protocols

Services Not Included (Available Upon Request in Advance):
• Flights to/from Puerto Maldonado
• Private personal guide/field assistant
• Food and activities whilst in Puerto Maldonado
• Professional chef service
• Meals are made by staff and interns in group settings, not always by professional chefs. This creates opportunity to discuss projects, brainstorm ideas with other interns, and immerse in culture through food
• Visits to other tourist lodges/destinations

Single volunteer public room: $350 / week
Single volunteer private room: $500 / week

*Daily rates decrease with length of stay

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