What we do

CONAPAC is a Peruvian non-profit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of the rainforest through education of its stewards, the people who live along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. Our centerpiece project is the Adopt-A-School program, which is strengthened by workshops and complemented by service and sustainable projects in river communities.

 

 

Community Service Projects

Kitchen Project at Centro Unido

  • Tourist guests often look for ways to “make a difference” during their vacation travel. Through our partnership with Amazon Explorama Lodges, we are able to make this possible.
  • CONAPAC facilitates work in river villages on all-day community service projects which have included building playgrounds, latrines, community gazebos, painting schools, planting trees, and building bridges and fences. Starting in 2015 we've been building new school kitchens or remodeling them. We've done six so far.
  • Visitors provide funding for supplies and then work hand-in-hand with community members to make these environmentally friendly projects possible.
  • The objective of the community service project is to help villagers as they improve their lives and their children's while living in harmony with their environment.
  • The shared experience is mutually beneficial and fun for all. Working together helps build interest in rural populations and allows for social/cultural exchange as a unique tourist experience--one that builds cooperation among communities, individuals, families, and tourist enterprises.
  • Tourist guest participation and hard work bring many smiles to the children of the rainforest, while most visitors depart with the feeling that it was the best part of their trip to South America. Consider volunteering on your next trip to Explorama Lodges.

How to volunteer