Caretaker in a Park for Rescued Animals

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founded in 2013
Beyond South America
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Coordinator | Laurie
Coordinator | Laurie
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High­lights

Be surrounded by wildlife and nature.
Go on a adventures boat tour on the nearby river
Live in a remote place under basic conditions
Experience the solidarity and community-vibe of international volunteering
Live and work with monkeys
Take care of rescued animals and creat a semi-libral habitat for them. Monkeys, birds and other endangered species found a new home here. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

The animal park is located in a small village about 3 to 4 hours from Cochabamba. There are a number of different animals, for
example monkeys, reptiles, a few feline species, different bird species and a bear. All animals have been traded (illegally) or have
been kept as domestic animals and pets. In the park, the animals are given a second chance. Many of them can’t be released into the
wild anymore, so the park provides them with food and shelter and tries to imitate their natural habitat as well as possible by keeping
them in a ‘semi-free’ environment. Volunteers are needed to help feed and take care of the animals, repair the shelters etc. How your
working day will look depends on the work that needs to be done. There are always a lot of volunteers helping out and the atmosphere
is international with a great sense of community.

Typical day

You might get up and prepare food for the bear. Then you bring a group of monkeys to the woods (they come back later for the night)

Then you have to fix a trail that was damaged by the heavy rains. After lunch with the other volunteers you and two others continue to build an enclosure for the parrots that need a bigger home, because there are too many of them now. You carry materials and get your hands dirty and the time flies by.

At the end of the day you sit around with a group of volunteers. Someone volunteers to cook dinner. You take a shower and after reading the first page of your novel, you fall into a deep sleep surrounded by the sound of nature.

Free-time activities

This is a small but nevertheless touristy village. While you might miss a vast cultural life, there are restaurants, bars and karaoke places here. It's is surrounded by nature and you can go for jungle hikes and do canoying. 

Hiking
Riding
Safari/
Zoo
Water Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
experience in construction is helpfull

you may have worked with animals before

you are used to hard physical work
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

What's Included

Services by Beyond South America

We offer two types of packages that include the mediation fee:

€750 > 'Ready for take-off' for the more experienced traveler

€950 > 'Comfort Class' for those who like more guidance during their stay

The packages offer the same services, but with the package 'Comfort Class' we will take you more often to your project and/or Spanish Class, we drop you off at the airport and you get 3 extra tours in and around Cochabamba. 


We charge a one-time mediation fee

This includes:

  • search and mediation for a suitable project
  • preparation via Skype calls
  • search and mediation for accommodation (host family and/or volunteer house)
  • airport pick up and city tour
  • SIM-card
  • donation to the project
  • support with visa
  • 24/7 contact to coordinator on site
  • emergency support and hospital transport
  • evaluation of the project
  • We take you to your project

 

Additional costs and services for volunteers

 

  • flights
  • insurance
  • accommodation
  • food/meals and daily needs
  • Spanish classes (possible)
  • We take you to your Spanish class (if taken classes)

 

We will send you detailed information about the costs of living you can expect in Bolivia.

 

Please note, that all the profit of Beyond South America goes to the foundation "Casa de la Alegría" providing therapeutic workshops for children and adolescence in social projects in and around Cochabamba/Bolivia

 

Airport Pickup at J Wilsterman Airport

 Airport Pickup from Cochabamba Airport and instruction how to get to the project.

If chosen the 'Comfort Class' package, airport drop-off is included as well. 

Accommodation

You can either stay at the Animal Park where there is a place for you to sleep. Otherwise, there is the possiblity to stay at one of our host families or at our volunteerhouse Casa Juntucha in Cochabamba. In that case, you need to find transport that takes you to your project (3-4 hour drive). 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is J Wilsterman Airport (CBB) in Cochabamba. We assist you to find cheap flights to Bolivia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Bolivia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Bolivia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Bolivia.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

You can start all year around.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$810
12 weeks (max. stay)
$810
Average fees
$236 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Beyond South America will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Beyond South America during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Caretaker in a Park for Rescued Animals

Take care of rescued animals and creat a semi-libral habitat for them. Monkeys, birds and other endangered species found a new home here.

$219/week

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