Work-Trade & Volunteer Opportunities

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A volunteer hanging out with ‘friends’.

Rainforest Healing Center Chakra Alegría de Amor offers work-trade and volunteer opportunities in Peru in exchange for living accommodations for SELECT individuals interested in the participation of Ayahuasca ceremonies, self-healing modalities, and/or permaculture knowledge.  We are looking for a FAIR ENERGY EXCHANGE.

WE OFFER WORK TRADE IN EXCHANGE FOR SHARED OCCUPANCY HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS, FOOD, AND AVAILABLE AYAHUASCA CEREMONIES.

  • We ask that all volunteers commit a six-week minimum stay.
  • For work trade opportunities on our Permaculture Farm only, we are looking for leaders or those who have taken a Permaculture Design Course (PDC).  We will take care of all food, water, and accommodations in this magical part of the Amazon Rainforest in exchange for your hard work and dedication to this project.  YOU MUST HAVE A PDC TO BE ACCEPTED. 
  •  For work trade opportunities in exchange for participation in our healing center with plant Medicines, THIS IS A SEPARATE PROGRAM.

In exchange for work-trade and volunteering opportunities, we provide the following:

  • We provide the opportunity to apprentice or help facilitate in up to 6 Ayahuasca ceremonies per month (if groups are available), where you would be helping guests and our Shaman in ceremonies, hence partaking in helping people to heal.
  • The opportunity to ‘clock out’ of society and immerse yourself back into nature where ultimate self-healing can be obtained.
  • The rewarding gift of selfless service to help eradicate ego or selfish nature.  The act of offering services with no expectations in return helps to purify the heart.  When we truly give, we are connected back to our heart space, often resulting in a heighten sense of joy and awareness of our true Self.  The yogis call this act ‘Karma Yoga.’
  • Accommodations are in a shared tambo on the property near the kitchen, bathing area, and compost toilet.
  • All meals and tea will be provided for volunteers and we encourage all to stay on the dieta while guests are present.

Volunteer and work-trade responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

A recent work-trader from Workaway

A recent work-trader from Workaway

  • Trips into town (Iquitos/Nauta) to purchase food and supplies.
  • Kitchen help: assistance in preparing the menu for the dieta, cooking, serving food, washing dishes, and keeping the area clean.
  • Guest services: Setting up and organizing the tambos before guests arrive and the Maloca before ceremonies.
  • Permaculture: designing, composting, planting, maintaining, and harvesting crops from the jungle farm, feeding the livestock and animals in the rescue shelter.
  • Providing energy healing services (if applicable) including: massage, reiki, cranial sacral, yoga, art therapy, etc…. (tips will be encouraged to offset the cost of your stay)
  • Sign Language interpreting (if applicable) for all Deaf and Hard of Hearing guests during group and one-on-one sessions, meal times, ceremonies (basic needs), and when specifically requested.  This is not a ‘typical’ interpreting assignment and we ask for flexibility.  Please know, we also ask to lend a helping hand around the property if needed.  Please contact info@rainforesthealingcenter.com for more information about this specific volunteer position.

We ask all volunteers to be willing to wake up early and start the day around sunrise. Depending on the duties allocated, we expect volunteers to work an average of  6 hours a day for 6 days a week. The schedule, duties, and responsibilities may change when retreats are in session, so flexibility is key.

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This is a high demand position and we have limited availability so we ask that you take it seriously…

We all work very hard and we ask that all volunteers put their heart and soul into their work.  What you put in, you will gain in return. NO slackers! This is not Club Med!  This is an excellent and rare opportunity to be immersed in and reap the benefits of the powerful indigenous wisdom and healing forces of the Amazon rainforest.

Deposits, costs, duration of service:

  • We ask that volunteers commit to a one month minimum stay.
  • Price per month is $600.00 and non-refundable.
  • All volunteers/workers are required to pay the full amount to secure your position.

**The payment is necessary compensation for the center in the event of a no-show, late cancellation, insufficient work effort, or broken equipment or tools.  If the amount of labor you are contributing does not cover what it costs the center to house and feed you, then your presence here is hurting, not helping.  The payment is non-refundable to show your hard work and dedication to the healing center.

Thank you in advance for your labor of LOVE!! 


WWOOF, WorkAwayers, Work-Trade Application

Chakra Alegría de Amor Rainforest Healing Center offers work-trade and volunteer opportunities in Peru in exchange for living accommodations for those who are interested in the participation of permaculture experience, off-grid living, plant Medicines (Ayahuasca) and other healing modalities.

We ask that all volunteers commit to a six-week minimum stay. If you are applying for a work-trade position in exchange for ceremonies, you must understand this can be challenging at times. Priority will be given to those who have experience working with Ayahuasca.

This is a highly sought after position and we are looking for specific skills and abilities. Please answer the questions as honestly as possible so we can get to know you better!

We receive tons applications from many eager volunteers on a daily basis, and only accept a maximum of 2 volunteers a month. Please understand that payment is due prior to arrival and it is non-refundable.

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Volunteer Duration

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We require volunteers to be available to arrive and depart during our breaks between retreats. This allows us to provide a proper orientation and a tour of the grounds. We ask that your dates be flexible and we will give you a range of arrival and departure dates you can use to book your travel.

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*** If Sign Language/Spanish/English Interpreter, please be aware this is a work-trade position. You will have time to rest and relax, but we also ask for a helping hand around the center if needed. Please email tiffany@rainforesthealingcenter.com for additional information about these specific positions.

(1= I want to learn! 5= I am skilled enough to lead! (PDC CERTIFIED))
(1= I want to learn! 5= I am fluent)
(1=I burn boiling water! 5=I’m amazing in the kitchen!)
(1= I have never unplugged from the grid; 5= I have built and lived off-grid extensively)
(1= I want to learn! 5=I am dedicated, put me to work!)

This is a healing center along with an integrated permaculture farm. During retreats the guests are committed to a specific diet. We provide well balanced, organic, and healthy meals for all participants but we ask to respect the diet while guests are present. This diet includes: No salt, sugar, spices, dairy, oil, fermented fruits, herbs, prescriptions, caffeine, pork, processed food, sex, and masturbation of any kind.

Ayahuasca Ceremony Questions

We will not accept healing center work-trade applicants who have never experienced Ayahuasca before. This is for the safety of all involved.

Medical Questions

The following questions may be painful for you. It is not our intention to relive any traumas/pain you may have lingering or affecting you, but it helps us understand what self-healing modalities we can undertake or prepare for you.

We also ask these questions because you'll be working in a group, usually with strangers, during our retreats and courses. We want to ensure a safe, healing space for all participants involved.

If you do not feel comfortable describing the associated medical detail, please write how you feel. If you'd prefer to only discuss it over the phone or Skype during our follow-up, then please note that in the details field.

Thank you so much for your honesty, and understanding.
(e.g. bees/spiders/snakes/mosquitos/etc.)
Please note: we have a very extensive list of some medications that conflict/counteract with the vine. For your safety, please provide us with an accurate list and we can discuss possible options available.

General Questions

Please be aware that we share this magical place filled with indigenous species of flora and fauna who call the jungle 'home.' We do everything in our power to love and respect all living beings. We ask that you respect everything by admiring their uniqueness and beauty from a distance. Please do not touch unless otherwise guided/instructed to do so.

Our jungle surroundings are stunning, untamed, and full of wildlife at Chakra Alegría de Amor, and we want to maintain these characteristics by being as non-invasive and eco-friendly as possible.

This means we walk around the property on paths that are often muddy and, at times, a little steep. We use natural cleaning and hygiene products. We take bucket showers with beautiful, medicinal, clean creek water. We are mindful of conserving water and all resources. We have compost toilets for recycling our nutrients for the farm.

We are located 3KM from the Iquitos—Nauta highway. You will have to hike to the center on foot path with, hills as well as wooden bridges for crossing quebradas (streams). It we've experienced heavy rains it can be very muddy and slow going, and will be best undertaken in rubber boots.

We are not near any town, store, or, well... anything! We pack in everything that we will provide you for your retreat, and nothing more. We do have some emergency medical supplies, but you are responsible for taking care of your essential items prior to arrival.

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We recommend a five ceremony commitment for optimal healing and understanding. Please be aware that this is based on work ethic and dedication.

All work-traders are to be paid in full in advance.

Deposits hold you place in the retreat and is non-refundable 30-days prior to the retreat date. Full retreat amount is due 30-days before retreat date.

We will be emailing you an invoice with the final total after we check references and conduct an interview. Your payment reserves your place at the center.

Please add our email, info@rainforesthealingcenter.com to your address book so as not to miss any communication sent to you.

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