I received an e-mail from one of the physicians at www.AmazonPromise.org about their wonderful opportunities for volunteer work in the Amazon jungle. What is very interesting, to me, is the opportunity for shorter trips, such as one week duration. A large number of humanitarian organizations seek volunteers on a longer term, such as 3-6 months. Amazon promise can help arrange trips for one week, allowing time to volunteer, help others and gain experience for those with a busy schedule.
Their organization offers opportunities to work in remote clinics, in Peru. Running organized trips since 1994, they provide health and dental services as well as education to 32 jungle villages. Their website contains lots of information, blogs and videos.
I look forward to getting an opportunity to work with them, in the future!
Also, a special thanks for sharing the information with me and those who read the blog, I know I am always looking for interesting opportunities such as this!