Volunteer in Remote Jungles Panama
We are a non profit organisation whose main focus is to improve the health and nutrition of the incredibly impoverished young children living in Panama’s Darién province. This area of Panama is extremely poor and includes many indigenous communities. From our offices we serve over 6,500 children across the province’s four dist […]
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Duration of program:
1 week minimum
Adults of both sexes 18+
There is no cost to participate but volunteers are responsible for covering their own living expenses. There is a hostel where volunteers can stay and a couple of basic hotels. Overnight stays are often required when working in more distant communities. Depending on the community, volunteers will stay with a family or sleep in a hammock or even on the ground.
Dengue and malaria are very prevalent in the Darién region. Anyone considering spending time in the region should consult a doctor about preventative measures. It’s also important that travellers to the region bring iodine tablets to purify their drinking water. A mosquito net is essential and can easily (and cheaply) be purchased in Panama City.
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