I volunteered in July 2019 and given the opportunity, would volunteer again in a heartbeat. Camping and assisting with research in the Peruvian Amazon was an incredible experience.
My experience in Asa was incredible, I was as a research resident in the Lepidoptera project, I learned a lot from the whole team, who do an extraordinary job, committed to conserving the forests, working with the community and the research work that is carried out. does there. I'm going to miss those reforestation Fridays, planting your trees in the Amazon jungle, it's like leaving your mark on the earth, I hope to return soon to be able to eat and see the fruits of everything that ASA as an organization will achieve.
Fui becaria de ASA en el año 2017 durante dos semanas en una Expedición de Lepidoptera. Conocí a Geoff y a Joanna en esa época y para mí, como bióloga en formación en ese tiempo, fue un acontecimiento muy importante, pues no sólo me generó conocimientos teóricos y prácticos sobre mariposas y polillas, sino también calidez y respeto por la naturaleza para emplearlos hasta la actualidad. Es increíble el trabajo que desempeñan tanto Geoff, Joanna y todo el equipo de ASA; los diferentes esfuerzos que ellos realizan para dar a conocer la diversidad, enseñar la importancia de ella y ser parte de la conservación de la selva peruana, tanto a la sociedad como a la comunidad científica.
Sólo tengo buenos recuerdos de esas dos semanas, hasta ahora estoy agradecida con ellos por la gran oportunidad brindada, y me gustaría seguir colaborando futuramente con la organización.
They allowed me to exploit my creativity and achieve goals like those I could not have imagined, such as the publication of a scientific article. I am very grateful to this natural laboratory and I will always be amazed at the wonders it preserves.
Authentic, on the ground commitment to protecting Amazonia!
I worked for six months as a volunteer with Alliance For a Sustainable Amazon and have high praise of the organization. ASA has ambitious and important goals for the sustainable development of the region and is working incredibly hard to meet them. The staff were supportive of my individual development and gave me the tools to help me succeed. The facilities and living arrangement exceeded my expectations and as a biologist, the rainforest was always a dynamic and exciting place to live. Since volunteering with ASA, the lessons I've learned and skills I've developed have stayed with me and helped progress my professional career and personal growth.
I studied as a student and work with ASA where I learned sustainable ways to help local communities and the environment. It was a life changing experience.
Great nonprofit organization with extensive research and educational programs.
I visited Fincas Las Piedras, the field site for the NGO Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon (ASA) for two weeks in 2017. The site is well run and lots of important work is being done there. ASA has contributed a substantial amount to our understandings of many ecological processes and organisms in southeastern Peru. They do great work with local communities, encouraging a love for the environment and promoting sustainable agriculture. This organization does lots of good in a very important part of the world!
I joined ASA on an excursion to Manu in 2018. The team was engaging and professional as well as fun. I learned a lot on that trip and ASA continues to educate me about the area through their ongoing work. Great organization!
ASA is a wonderful organization! I always look forward to the updates about their meaningful work on different conservation, education, and research initiatives.