Oxapampa, Peru

Volunteer in Oxapampa

Travel to Oxapampa, where rolling hills seem to be suspended in the clouds in one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth.

Our team in Oxapampa is based alongside Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park, a protected biodiversity hotspot on the eastern side of the Andes stretching down to the Amazon Basin. They work to conserve the rare cloud forest habitat with its spectacularly diverse flora and fauna.

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.
Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.
Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.

Oxapampa volunteer projects


Join GVI to volunteer in Oxapampa, in central Peru. Our wildlife conservation research base in Oxapampa is found just a short walk from the stunning Yanachaga-Chemillen National Park. Recognised by UNESCO for its rare cloud forest ecosystems and wealth of biodiversity, the park is surrounded by protected Peruvian Amazon cloud forest.

Here you can spend your time surrounded by the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of the rich canals and tropical rainforest. Have the opportunity to spot species such as armadillo, jaguarundi, ocelot, puma, spectacled bear, andean fox, and howler monkey.

Both wildlife conservation and community development programs are run from this base, which is located in a research centre of our main partner CDS. For those wishing to explore the Amazon cloud forest on our wildlife conservation programs, activities might include biodiversity survey training, camera trapping, flora and fauna studies, reforestation, macroinvertebrates, tracking jungle species and data collection in the cloud forest biome.

By taking part in these programs you will help us contribute to addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, one of whose aims is to conserve life on land. All of these initiatives will assist in the wildlife conservation efforts in the Peruvian Amazon.

Book by 31 August 2022

New and Exclusive: GVI Experiences

A locally curated selection of extra activities are now included across our programs.

Learn to make Peruvian food

Discover the natural dyes of Peru

Take a mindfulness hike through the forest

Try a tree climbing and canopy adventure

Explore waterfalls in the rainforest

Hike through a remote cloud forest

Climb a mountain in the Andes range

Camp in untouched cloud forest