Wildlife Caretaker

Non-profit
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gegründet 2011
RAREC
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Koordinator | Kathya
Koordinator | Kathya
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High­lights

Volunteer and enjoy the close relationship between wildlife and their natural habitat
Express your true affection for animals by improving their lives
Work closely together with specialists and gain new knowledge about the animals
Take action and help preventing further loss of endangered species
Come with us for a boat ride on the Amazon River or float down in inner tubes on the Itaya River in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest
We need people who love animals and want to support us in rescues, rehabilitation process and medical treatments, also implement enrichment programs for them!
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Familien
Gruppen
50+

Our volunteer program as a wildlife caretaker is very important in the project progress. We require people who mainly have a deep love for animals, no previous studies are required, people who have more experience will be designate to certain types of animals and those who do not have much experience will be responsible for other types of animals, the common quality should be to have a lot of patience and be very observant, the time the volunteer spend feeding and taking care of them is essential for the project because they can detect diseases, behaviors out of the ordinary, behavior patterns, attitudes, etc. Even before the veterinarians. The wildlife caretakers are the main and first source of information for monitoring the physical and emotional health of the animals in our care.

The project

The general problem that exists in this area of ​​the Amazon is the uncontrolled use of natural resources by unscrupulous people, which causes many losses of wildlife. All animals that come to our center were rescued from illegal traffic or hunting, as a result of this, they are orphans and very young, in some cases babies who require feeding by bottle and a lot of care and interaction to gain confidence and can adapt to a new group of the same species, this is the challenge that a volunteer is faced, cover not only food but emotional needs of animals arriving after suffering abuse and malnutrition.

Volunteer work

The volunteer program for wildlife caretaker includes the following activities in general:

  • Support in animal’s rescue process traveling with the staff, ecological police and authorities to the places where wild animals are confiscated for illegal traffic or because they have them as pets.
  • Support in animal’s rehabilitation, cleaning of each area, preparation of food and delivery of food, control of the growth and behavior of the animal to detect incidents. 
  • Implementation of enrichment and training programs for animals, monitor the behavior of a group of assigned animals, introducing external elements to observe their behavior, to implement improvements in their environment and quality of life.
  • Gathering of natural food for the rescued animals, such as fruit from the plantations and insects, development of the observation and feeding of crickets and achieve their reproduction in a controlled environment. 

The volunteers must be mainly responsible, the work we do is very delicate, since we work with the lives of vulnerable species; it is very important for us that the volunteers has passion for their work and they have to be very observant, and can contribute ideas and improvements in the care process. All ideas and improvements that can be implemented will be taken into account and welcome. What we want is forming a team in which all volunteers from different countries leave a positive mark on the project with ideas and improvements, they will see in the future through the social networks that they contributed to the growth of the project.

What you can expect

Volunteers can be sure that the facilities where they spend their days are comfortable and is a quiet environment, which allows them to work during the day and relax or do research at night. Our team is very united, we are a young organization that has grown little by little during the last 8 years, bringing together people who love what they do and contribute ideas, whose main objective is the welfare of the animals in custody. In this project your ideas will always be welcome.

The staff of RAREC speak English and Spanish. In our team we have specialists in rescues, rehabilitation and medical treatments, they live in RAREC and they will be in charge of designating the tasks and supporting volunteers in all the activities or doubts they may have. The project directors also live in RAREC and we are attentive to all the needs of the volunteers and we will collect all the information they can give us so that their work and findings will be part of the database and protocols of the project. On the other hand volunteers will work with veterinarians and biologists in charge of primates, manatees, and others, they make their follow-up visits once a week or come in emergencies. 

We give to each volunteer RAREC t-shirts and rain boots. It is important that they bring comfortable and fresh clothes, sneakers, sandals, hats and also long-sleeved shirts and pants to avoid bugs at night.

Tagesablauf

A typical day for a volunteer begins at 7 am with breakfast. The first task of all, is the preparation of food for the animals assigned and then take them to their respective areas, this task is usually done in pairs to also clean the area where the food is left. 

Subsequently, the environmental enrichment exercise is carried out in the designated area, or the administration of medications in the case animals are assigned in clinic or quarantine. 

In the afternoon, after lunch, the feeding for the animals and the exercise of environmental enrichment are repeated. Only in the case of calves the feeding is repeated more times a day.

Apart from this, volunteers can have other tasks that arise from observing the behavior of animals, or perform manual tasks implementing new ways to improve the areas of animals with swings, platforms, houses, etc.

On the days that we have rescues, the tasks will be reassigned so that a group can go out to the rescue area, always led by our staff.

The schedule is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the volunteers wish, they can take days off for tours, they should only tell us to schedule the tasks in advance.

Freizeitaktivitäten

We have a recreation room with movie projector, wifi, board games and hammocks to relax. Within RAREC you can hike to the creek at the end of the land or to a big lagoon where the amazonian manatees live, where you can swim, in the whole way you can observe wildlife in freedom. You can also do sport fishing.

 

We include boat ride on the Amazon River or float down in inner tubes on the Itaya River in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, for the volunteers who stay at least a week, this activity is usually done on Sundays.

Our road connection allows us to reach any tourist place in the Region, for example the Pacaya Samiria reserve is 4 hours from RAREC by road and by river.

Wassersport
Schwimmen
Sightseeing
Safari/
Zoo
Wandern

Voraus­setzungen

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
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
Love for animals
Responsible
Punctual
Hard working
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag und Samstag von 07:00 - 16:00

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von RAREC

Contribution request for Regular Volunteer Program:

For stays from 1 day to 3 weeks: US$60 per night, per person

For stays from 3 weeks to 6 weeks: US$55 per night, per person

For stays from 6 weeks + 1 day to 10 weeks: US$50 per night, per person

For stays from 10 weeks + 1 day to more: US$45 per night, per person

 

Reservation confirmed after deposit of 15% of the total.

Deposit of the pending amount, 2 weeks before your arrival.

 


September Discounts:

 

For stays from 1 week + 1 day to 3 weeks: US$55 per night, per person

For stays from 3 weeks to 6 weeks: US$45 per night, per person

100% Deposit in advance before September 30th 2021 (15% to Volunter World / 85% to RAREC)


For stays from 6 weeks + 1 day to 10 weeks: US$40 per night, per person

For stays from 10 weeks + 1 day to more: US$35 per night, per person

50% Deposit in advance before September 30th 2021. (15% to Volunteer World / 35% to RAREC)

Deposit of the pending 50%, 2 weeks before your arrival. 


Accommodation Includes:

  • Full meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). You must confirm if you have any special diet such as vegan, vegetarian, or food allergies. Fruits and drinks available anytime.
  • Volunteer bedrooms made of noble material and wood (2 or 4 volunteers per room) with fan and mosquito nets
  • Electricity all day in all the facilities
  • Exterior dining room
  • Wi-Fi available in common areas (You must take into account that being an area within the jungle, the internet signal received does not allow us to navigate on internet sites that require a high data consumption, this generates that the Wi-Fi work slowly. This situation is not very different from the city of Iquitos where you can’t access to a very strong or fast internet signal, unlike modern cities. But the internet signal accomplishes the basic objectives of communication and search on the internet).
  • Exterior recreational room, with movie projector, board games and hammocks.
  • Shared bathrooms with running water and warm water in the showers
  • Laundry machine for free use
  • Pick up and drop off in Iquitos Airport 
  • Equipment (RAREC t-shirts and rain boots)

Abholung vom Flughafen C.F. Secada Vignetta International Airport

Pick up and drop off in Iquitos airport.

It is only important that you confirm in advance the arrival flight information. It is preferable that you schedule the flight in the morning or in the afternoon.

Unterkunft

The volunteers are going to live in RAREC facilities. About our location, RAREC is one hour from the city by car, at Km. 47. The city of Iquitos is the largest population center in the area; RAREC is in a jungle area, connected to Iquitos by the only road that is here. We hire a point of electricity, so we have electricity all day in all the facilities, and you can receive internet through the wifi  (the internet signal is not like in the cities, it has an average speed and sometimes it is unstable due to the rains, but it works well for simple tasks such as chats, social media or internet searches).

Regarding the property, we have built approximately one fifth of the land, leaving the trees as they were and building in certain spaces the animal areas, the houses where we live and the structures made with wood and noble material where we have the kitchen, the dining room, and the recreation area, these are exterior structures where you can be very comfortable. All the rest of the land is still untouched jungle; there we hike to the creek that is at the end of the land.

Accommodation also includes free use of laundry machine. Each volunteer is assigned a room where there may be other volunteers as well. The rooms are made of noble material and wood, there are bunk beds, with fan. They are very fresh and have anti-bugs nets on windows and on the beds.

We have comfortable structures to stay and at the same time we are completely surrounded by the sounds of the jungle and trees, so we
guarantee the jungle experience. In addition, the days you decide to take free, you can go anywhere; the road connects us to all the
tourist places of Iquitos. Including the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, this 
is 4 hours by road and river. 

Schlafsaal
Verpflegung
The fee includes:
  • Breakfast, free use of the kitchen and ingredients to prepare or serve a complete breakfast.
  • Typical Peruvian lunch: main course, fruits and drink at 12:30 pm
  • Dinner: sandwiches or pasta, at 6:00 pm (also, free use of the kitchen and ingredients to prepare something additional if you want).
  • There are option for free use in the dinning room to take any time in the day: coffee, hot water, infusions, bread, jelly, butter and fruits.
  • Volunteers must confirm if they have any special diet such as vegan, vegetarian or have an allergy to any food, to take it into account in the preparation of their food. If you have a vegan diet or you are gluten allergic, it might be necesary you bring some protein supplements to complement your diet.
Internetzugriff
Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist C.F. Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT) in Iquitos. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Peru zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
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 Peru bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Peru antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Peru überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

The volunteers can join the program throughout the year.

They are welcome in any day of the year. 

The rainy months are from December to February, the rest of the year is very hot.

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
1 - 24 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
1 Woche (Mindestaufenthalt)
$420
2 Wochen
$840
3 Wochen
$1.155
4 Wochen
$1.540
5 Wochen
$1.925
6 Wochen
$2.100
8 Wochen
$2.800
10 Wochen
$3.150
24 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$7.560
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$368 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben angegebenen Gebühren geschätzt sind. RAREC 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 RAREC während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

Warum sollte ich über Volunteer World buchen

Zusätzliche Sicherheit und kostenloser Service
Volunteer World ist die weltweit führende Vergleichsplattform für internationale Freiwilligenarbeit. Wir führen dich durch einen sicheren und einfachen Bewerbungsprozess. Plane deine nächste sinnvolle Reise mit Volunteer World und erhalte freien Zugang zu:
Qualitätssicherung
Hohe ethische Mindeststandards
Flex Option
Ändere deine Reservierung ohne zusätzliche Kosten
Geld-zurück-Garantie
Wir erstatten deine Gebühren, falls deine Reise von RAREC storniert wird
Unterstzützung & Vermittlung
Wir helfen dir und unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
Für dich ist unser Service kostenlos!
Die Programmgebühren werden unmittelbar durch RAREC erhoben.

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Wildlife Caretaker

We need people who love animals and want to support us in rescues, rehabilitation process and medical treatments, also implement enrichment programs for them!

$368/week

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