Wildlife Caretaker

Highlights Voraussetzungen Leistungen Termine & Preise Bewertungen
Non-profit
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gegründet 2011
RAREC
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Koordinator | Kathya
Koordinator | Kathya
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. 
  • Support in animal’s treatment, assistance to the vet in the administration of medicines and monitoring of animal health in quarantine or in topical. 
  • Implementation of enrichment 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.
  • ·Work in the butterfly enclosure, development of the observation and feeding of caterpillars, monitoring the plan to determine the biological cycle of certain species, 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 5 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, Spanish and Portuguese. 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. For manual tasks such as area improvement, volunteers can rely on maintenance personnel.

We give to each volunteer RAREC t-shirts, rain cape, rain boots and a headlamp. 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 baby manatees the feeding is repeated 4 times a day and the case of the butterflies the change of feeding is once 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 8 a.m. to 5 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 tv, dvd, wifi, games and hammocks to relax. Within RAREC you can hike to the creek at the end of the land, where you can swim, in the whole way you can observe wildlife in freedom. You can also do sport fishing.

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. It is also easy to reach the port to navigate the Amazon River.
Swimming
Sightseeing
Hiking
Riding

Anforderungen

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 und Freitag von 08:00 - 16:00

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von RAREC

$ 50 USD per day for stays from 1 week to 2 weeks.

$ 45 USD per day for stays from 3 weeks to 4 weeks.

$ 40 USD per day for stays longer than 4 weeks.

Accommodation Includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  • Volunteer bedrooms made of noble material and wood (2-4-6 volunteers per room) with fan
  • Electricity all day in all the facilities
  • Exterior kitchen, with wifi 
  • Exterior dining room, with wifi 
  • Exterior recreational room, with wifi, dvd, games and telescope.
  • Shared bathrooms with running water
  • Laundry machine for free use
  • Equipment (Phone SIM Card with internet if you stay 1 month, RAREC t-shirts, a rain cape, rain boots and a headlamp)

Abholung vom Flughafen C.F. Secada Vignetta International Airport

RAREC staff will pick up the volunteer from the 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:

  • American breakfast from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Typical Peruvian lunch (if the volunteer requests a lighter type of food, it can be done without any problem): main course, fruits and drink at 12:30 pm
  • Dinner: sandwiches, soups, pasta, etc., at 6:00 pm
  • There are option for free use in the dinning room to take any time in the day: coffe, 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.
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.

Dates & Fees

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

The volunteers can join the program throughout the year.

They are welcome in any month 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 - 12 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
1 Woche (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 350
2 Wochen
$ 700
3 Wochen
$ 945
4 Wochen
$ 1,120
8 Wochen
$ 2,240
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 3,360
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 315 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. RAREC wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du 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.

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