Caretaker in Amazon Wildlife Rescue Center

gegründet 2007
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Koordinator | Sahil
Koordinator | Sahil
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A great opportunity to get away in the wilderness and making a meaningful contribution
Opportunity to volunteer at a renowned rescue center
Participate in rescue and conservation efforts with other volunteers from around the world
Experience Ecuador and take trips on weekends to explore the country
Calling in all wildlife enthusiasts. Work for the conservation of Amazonian animals at the rescue centers, and help in sending them back to their original habitat. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+

The project

Ever wondered how would the experience be of living in largest rain forest in the world? Does the mere thought of it excites you to brim? If you are an adventure and wildlife enthusiast, then this must excite you to the core for sure. Volunteering Solutions offer placements under the Amazon Animal Rescue Center Program in Ecuador. This project is located in the Ecuadorian rain forest and works for rescuing, rehabilitating and when possible releasing animals back to their natural environment. 

Founded in 2006 with the aim of protecting the wildlife of the Amazon region through the rescue and rehabilitation of local flora and fauna, this program is under the direct supervision and administration of the Ecuadorian Environmental Police (UPMA) and the Ministry of Environment. Continuous efforts are made in the fight against the trafficking, abuse, capture and hunting of wild animals. This center is very organized and volunteers can help with caring for the animals and maintenance.

The animals

There are currently at least 40 different species of animals at the center which include: Ocelot, tayra, capybara, parrots, monkeys, tortoises, and caimans among others. Some of the animals were orphaned when their parents were killed by hunters, others were rescued from animal dealers who were trying to traffic the animals out of the country and many have been retrieved from families who had kept these animals in captivity. Unfortunately the majority have suffered some sort of physical or psychological abuse.

Volunteer work

A list of routine tasks under this program is as below:

  • Day to day care of the animals
  • Cutting up fruit, preparation of diets, feeding the animals
  • Helping new arrivals adjust to the center
  • General maintenance and cleaning
  • Construction work; repairing and building new enclosures
  • Cage and enclosure enrichment
  • Assisting the vet when necessary
  • Other activities such as gardening, improving trails, making signs for visitors etc.
The center

The center is also open for tourists to visit, charging a small entrance fee that is the center’s only other source of income. As animal welfare is not a high priority for many Ecuadorians, the background and mistreatment of each animal is explained to tourists, with the idea to educate local and foreign visitors about animal protection issues. In general, the visits are not guided, but tourists can read about each animal on the information sign at the cages.


Volunteers will work from 08.00 am to 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, volunteers work for a few hours in the morning as the animals still need feeding and looking after but once all the tasks are completed you are free for the weekend.


There is a lot to do in Quito and not all can be covered in a day. You will have free time during evening and during the weekends which you can divide between things to do and places to visit in Quito. You can start with the Old Town, Iglesia de San Francisco, La Compañía de Jesús, and Casa Museo María Augusta Urrutia. 

Keep in mind that a lot of public attractions remain closed during lunch, you can rest in the afternoon or head to to El Panecillo for panoramic views of the city and have a hearty meal there, take a break and start again. How you want to end your day, depends on you. You can explore the nightlife or just settle for a light dinner.

Volunteers typically work for around 5-6 hours in a day. Depending on the workload every day, working hours can vary. Evenings are free for the volunteers and volunteers usually get together and go out for social gatherings, eat out or just relax at the volunteer house. Quito offers a number of activities and attractions for the discerning travelers. 

Quito is surrounded by Cotopaxi volcano and Pichincha, Antizana, Cayambe volcanoes that make the Andean contour. Full of churches and majestic architecture and exquisite fine dining experiences, walking tour in this beautiful city is not enough. Galapagos is at a distance of half an hour from the mainland Quito by air and you can go crazy looking and experience the untouched wilderness there. Island hopping, swimming, and snorkeling are just a few of the perks!



Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Benötigte Unterlagen
CV, Insurance und Passport
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 08:00 - 17:00


Dienstleistungen von Volunteering Solutions

The total cost for the program includes;

  • Airport Pickup from Quito
  • One night accommodation in volunteer house in Quito
  • Accommodation at the Project in Puyo
  • Pre Departure Information Guide
  • Orientation 
  • Local Staff Support
  • All meals on weekdays

Abholung vom Flughafen Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Volunteers would be picked up from the Mariscal Sucre International Airport by a local assigned representative. Volunteers who are already present in Quito, would be picked up from their locations. Inform your coordinator about your plans before hand.


On arrival to the project, on the first night, all volunteer will stay in a hostel accommodation/

While in Puyo, There are volunteer cabañas with dorm rooms offering space for up to 14 people in total. There is a shared kitchen, bathroom and social area with TV and DVD player, hammocks and books. You will be provided with bedding and will even have access to a swimming pool and wi-fi. Accommodation is basic and it is your duty to keep your living area clean. 

Schlafsaal Jugendherberge
Volunteers are provided with three meals per day from Monday morning to Saturday lunch. Outside these times volunteers can enjoy a meal out in nearby Puyo or prepare food in the communal kitchen. Volunteers are expected to help and contribute in the cooking and cleaning activities as well.  Volunteers are able to make trips to the local town to purchase any additional food items/snacks as well.
Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Ecuador zu finden.
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Ecuador bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Ecuador antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Ecuador überprüfen.

Termine & Preise


Informationen zur Anreise

Since the arrival date is the same as the program start date, you need to be in Quito on the same day as the start date that you have selected for your program. For example, if you have selected 14th October as your program start date, then you have to be in Quito on the 14th of October. 


  • September - 03,10,17,24
  • Oct - 01,08,15,22,29
  • Nov - 05,12,19,26
  • Dec - 03,10


  • Jan - 07,14,21,28
  • Feb - 04,11,18,25
  • March - 04,11,18,25
  • April - 01,08,15,22,29
  • May - 06,13,20,27
  • June - 03,10,17,24
  • July -01,08,15,22,29
  • Aug - 05,12,19,26
  • Sept - 02,09,16,23,30
  • Oct - 07,14,21,28
  • Nov - 04,11,18,25
  • Dec - 02,09

Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
2 - 24 Wochen


Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
3 Wochen
4 Wochen
5 Wochen
6 Wochen
7 Wochen
8 Wochen
24 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$348 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben angegebenen Gebühren geschätzt sind. Volunteering Solutions wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Volunteering Solutions während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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