South America -Peru – Lima
You are welcome to participate in our volunteer program. We hope that we can provide you with the experience to live in a community and learn by helping. Here you will find special people that will do their best to make you feel comfortable and at home ; you will have such an experience that you might want to stay here forever and never leave. Below is a brief description of the community.
Date: October 2008
I am truly greatful for my experience here at EcoTruly. I would not have expected to learn vedic ideas on my travels in South America but it has been most interesting. It seems it could be more fulfilling with a little more time. The volunteer opportunities spanned mostly in the kitchen and garden with a few other projects around. It would have been fun to do some building too. The good nature and positive attitudes I have witnessed have been refreshing. Thank you so much for welcoming me, the way of life here is admirable.
Eco Truly Park is a beautiful Peruvian Pacific coast ecological, artistic community founded on Vaisnava principles, strategically located on Chacra y Mar beach, a district of Aucallama, in the province of Huaral, one hour by bus or car (63 km) north of the capital city, Lima. We live together according to principles of non-violence, simple living and elevated thinking, and visitors can learn and experience how it is possible to live happily in harmony with nature, others, and themselves. We are looking for people that are basically open-minded and want to practice tolerance, compassion and patience.
- Eco Truly Park
The architecture and values of the community is in part inspired by Indian traditional teachings and lifestyle. We are the first lively ecological educational center of Peru. We have inspired similar successful projects in neighboring countries such as Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia. http://officebap.com/directory/ The community is located at 2.5 m above sea level and consisted
previously of completely sandy, unworkable land. In the last 18 years we have developed a unique organic
awareness cultivation and ecological program run by an increasing number of residents and volunteers, with
the goal of becoming fully sustainable and self-sufficient.
If you are in an adventure trip to Cusco ,or going to take pisco in Peru, better than that is to take our volunteer program.
Today our community is visited by the people from Lima and all over the world, who are able to experience an alternative way of life. The surrounding area of Huaral has thus been positively influenced in terms of the development of ecological consciousness.
According to recent professional studies, Eco TrulyPark programs have become a model of sustainable alternative solutions for the extreme poverty of more than half of the Peruvian citizens (over 14 millionpeople) living in rural and urban marginalized villages. Nowadays, Eco Truly Park is also recognized as an important tourist destination by local government and the Peruvian media, receiving over75,000 visitors since its inception.
Usually the minimum requested time commitment for volunteers is one month, as it is costly for us to train and provide services to new volunteers. Some of our
Breakfast Eco Truly Park
volunteers can only stay for a few weeks, so we understand that people may be time limited and accept short stays (minimum ten days) on a person by person basis, if you would like to stay for only a few days, there is the option to stay in our hostel. Volunteers are allowed to stay at Eco Truly for as long as they wish. To get the most out of their experience, we estimate interns will want to commit themselves to at least 4 hours/day. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join us; the only requirement is that you are enthusiastic about working with our community. Our basic accomodations are separate shared rooms for men and women; if you would prefer a separate, individual room in our hostel, we can provide that service for a slight cost.
We have a number of workshops that you can take advantage of including yoga, art, and Vedic philosophy. You are also more than welcome to help out in our kitchen, vegetarian restaurant or bakery (operational 2 days a week). If you are willing to get dirty, you are can work in our organic farm with our biodynamic agronomist who also imparts theoretical and practical classes on organic agriculture, preparation of humus, and composting. More than anything we hope that you make new friends, and have the experience of a
The nearest town is only 15 minutes away by car and provides Internet (about 1 sol per hour) and international calling service. There are also some small shops closer where you can by most necessary items. We do have a machine for laundry as well as sinks (if you want to wash clothes the old fashioned way and conserve energy).
In this moment we don’t offer Spanish lessons but we do have a number of English speakers, and it is a very good place to practice Spanish in the performance of daily activities. People come here from all over the world, so we try and help out as much as possible to accommodate language difficulties.
We have a computer in our office that is available to for limited use, but we do not have available Internet. Electricity in Peru is 220 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second, so you may need a voltage converter.