Volunteering with us

Sustainable Bolivia has numerous volunteer and internship opportunities. Volunteers can help support our work in independent research, education and youth development, environmental education, conservation, healthcare, community tourism, eco-tourism, art and more.

All of our placements match individual skills and interests with local needs to provide the most rewarding and beneficial experience.

Here at Sustainable Bolivia we run 6 different volunteering/internship programs with plenty of opportunities to contribute to a more sustainable community development and the protection of the Aquicuana Reserve. Placement is determined by applicant interest, as well as time commitment, language ability, and previous experience.

Volunteering programs:

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Independent  Research: Studying the biodiversity of the Aquicuana Reserve at our Amazonian Research Station. We also support independent researchers and studies on conservation.

Education and Youth Development: to work with children and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds in orphanages or daycare centers at Riberalta. In addition, we support environmental education projects with local communities near the Aquicuana Reserve.

Ecotourism and Conservation: to help the development of a community-based ecotourism project and assist our conservation work.

NGO Support: to help us with communication, marketing, research, or grant writing and gain experience in international cooperation and development.

Onsite Community Support: to help with gardening, construction, cooking, yoga teaching or any skills that can benefit our community at the Aquicuana Reserve.

Art Residency: we promote art projects while fostering intercultural exchange between international and local people.

Together, we’ll work to find the most rewarding experience, while ensuring that our volunteers and interns make a sustainable impact in the community.

Volunteer Expenses

We do not charge anything to volunteer or intern. However, we ask our volunteers/interns to make a minimal contribution to cover what it costs us to host their volunteering stay according to their needs. Unfortunately, we do not have funding to cover housing and the staff ourselves.

Learn more about our costs.

We Provide

We provide dedicated individuals the rare opportunity to live in one of the most biodiverse areas in the world.  All volunteers receive accommodation (at the Aquicuana Reserve and Riberalta), food and kitchen access, clean water, and access to onsite activities.  Most importantly all volunteers have the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to support plant, animal and human populations inside the Aquicuana Reserve.

Learn more about accommodation with us.

Volunteer Application


Please send the following information to info@sustainablebolivia.org, clearly stating your position(s) of interest:

  • Your CV/resume
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in partnering with Pisatahua

In your cover letter, please mention your available dates, languages spoken, specific skills that would be beneficial to our work, previous experience with plant medicines and/or retreats and what you hope to contribute during your stay with us.