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Assistant at Animal Rescue Center

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2 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Good 4.2  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Excellent response rate

Highlights

  • Volunteers will have the chance to help animals that lack the proper care in Peru
  • Your time and talents will be greatly appreciated
  • Share your experience with your host family
  • Make new friends at yoru project and host family
  • Learn a new language

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the program

You will work to remedy this by providing care and rehabilitation for various animal species at our zoo , a super rewarding volunteering experience!

You will work to remedy this by providing care and rehabilitation for various animal species at our zoo , a super rewarding volunteering experience!

With a mission to provide recreation and education alternatives to the community, the Rescue Center exhibits species from the Andean and south-eastern ...

About the program

You will work to remedy this by providing care and rehabilitation for various animal species at our zoo , a super rewarding volunteering experience!

With a mission to provide recreation and education alternatives to the community, the Rescue Center exhibits species from the Andean and south-eastern Amazon region and the development of strategies that recognize the importance of conserving the biodiversity of fauna present in our country.

Our Animal Care Program gives volunteers the chance to help animals that lack the proper care in Peru. At the program your time and talents will be greatly appreciated by not only the staff but the animals that deserve quality living conditions. 

The project is located in the city of Cusco and belongs to one of the best Universities. And is cared for by the 2 caretaker who coordinate de local activities and have sure all animals are in good conditions. They have help from the Biology and Veterinary students.

The project requires volunteers who are innovative, motivated, and willing to take charge. 

At the project, you will help staff to take care of the animals, by assisting with feeding, cleaning, and maintaining their living environments. Volunteers are able to help in the mornings or afternoons as the work is taken all day. Volunteers can participate in guided tour with local students. From the staff you will learn about the variety of animals and the unique habits and histories behind each one.

We will give you the equipment you will need for working, during raining season (November to March) you may require to bring raining jackets so you can walk around the project easily and it is important that you bring adequate clothing as you will get a little dirty.



Typical day

Upon arrival in Cusco, we will be waiting for you at Cusco’s airport, from where we will go to our host family. We will be given a health & safety and program orientation, and you will have time to rest.

Monday morning, we will meet and you will be given a briefing about your project. Then we ...

Typical day

Upon arrival in Cusco, we will be waiting for you at Cusco’s airport, from where we will go to our host family. We will be given a health & safety and program orientation, and you will have time to rest.

Monday morning, we will meet and you will be given a briefing about your project. Then we will take the public bus to the project, where you will be introduced to the director and can start working.

Monday to Friday:

7:30 AM - Breakfast with host family
8:00 AM - Volunteer leaves to the project
8:30 AM - Arrival at the project, beginning of Volunteering
1:00 PM - End of project
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Lunch (free time)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free time
7-7:30PM - Dinner with the host family

**The volunteers on afternoons are free to visit and explore the city, or can chose to take Spanish classes which can be arrange at our office.


Free-time activities

On the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town and Peru. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield such as Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon or Lake Titicaca.

At PV Travel we organize fun and interesting tours for our ...

Free-time activities

On the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town and Peru. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield such as Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon or Lake Titicaca.

At PV Travel we organize fun and interesting tours for our volunteers, so just let us know where you would like to go!


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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 (intermediate level) or Spanish (basic level)

Criminal Background Check

required

Required Documents

CV and Application form

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

innovative, motivated, and willing to take charge

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Peru Volunteer and Travel

  • Volunteer placement
  • Volunteer project management and administration for your selected program length
  • Program and Safety orientation
  • Pre-departure support
  •  Accommodations - Sundays through Saturdays at Host Family
  • 2 meals per day ( breakfast and dinner)
  • Airport pick-up
  • Volunteer certificate 
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Transport to volunteer project the first day
  • 24/7 support from our staff in Peru
  • **Your fee also contributes to the purchase of needed supplies for improvements at your project.

    Option:. Add tours throughout Peru to your program and make the best of your time!

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

We pick volunteers up from Cusco airport and transfer them to their accommodations. Flight information needs to be sent to us prior arrival in Perú.

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay in a homestay where they will live with a local family. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other. We highly recommend staying with a family; that way you will also learn the Peruvian way of life, meet local people, eat typical food, speak the language (Spanish) and engage in local customs and traditions.

Volunteers will be sharing bathroom and common areas with other volunteers and members of the family.

Food & Beverages

2 meals are included (breakfast and dinner). Volunteers can expect to experience a variety of flavors and meals during their experience as Peruvian food is diverse. We will be glad to let the family know if you have special eating needs. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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 Peru provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Once you arrive in Cusco, please pick up your bags and then step out of the airport. Our PEVolunteer representative will be waiting for you there with a sign that has your name written on it.

The first day of volunteer’s program (normally Sunday) is upon arrival in Cusco, Volunteer will be pickup from the airport and then transfer to host family. Here volunteers will have the day to rest and acclimatize.

FLIGHT INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE SENT TO US PRIOR ARRIVAL IN PERÚ.

First day! Your Introduction

Volunteers orientation will begin on Monday at around 9:00 am at our office in Cusco and will be conducted by our staff. It will cover everything you need to know for your volunteer placement in the city including an introduction to Peru, Peruvian customs, Spanish classes, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Peru, and an introduction to your project and placement. Once our orientation is complete, volunteers will be transported to their projects, usually by public bus, with some exception of some walking distance projects. Upon arrival, Volunteer will be introduced to projects Directors and can start working at the same day.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 365€
3 weeks 473€
4 weeks 566€
5 weeks 689€
12 weeks (max. stay) 1,544€
Average fees 155€/week

Program fees

155€ per week 2 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Deposit

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

Your final payment will be agreed with Peru Volunteer and Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Peru Volunteer and Travel

Good 4.2 rating (20 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2011

Verified by Volunteer World

  Excellent response rate

Coordinated by

Jimmy

Spoken languages: English

About the project

Peru Volunteer and Travel is a Peruvian based organization, who really want to make a change. That is why we have created the most affordable, and life-changing programs.

Meet your organization

Peru Volunteer and Travel was founded in 2011, and is a leading organization in volunteer and internship abroad. We have a dedicated, multilingual team available 24/7 to support and care for our volunteers, we strive to set ourselves apart by providing a top-notch client service and great home base facilities.
As a Peruvian based organization, we personally know the reality from all of our projects and we know which volunteer projects really need help from volunteers and we place our volunteers in these places so that you feel needed and satisfied.
During your volunteer placement you will always have support close at hand by our Coordinators.

Whether you will be working in childcare or a medical placement, teaching English, or any other program with us, you will be making a difference in the poor Peruvian reality. You will interact with poor, disabled, and sad children whose faces light up when they see you come to help them. The adults will make you feel welcome and will be extremely thankful for your help. It will be a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget.

Our principal goal is to be one of the organizations that works with the neediest people in Peru in order to try to change their lives for the better. But, of course, we need the help of our volunteers. That is why we make sure to offer quality, safe, and affordable programs for our volunteers and travelers.
We can maintain low prices and high quality programs because we are the creators of our volunteer programs in Peru. We are the in-country coordinators for many other organizations, our main office is in Peru, and our programs are considered the best ones there are!

20 reviews · rating4.2

Elise Tournemeule rating5

2023 at Assistant at Animal Rescue Center

Nous avons passé 5 semaines incroyables avec Peru Volunteer ! Les personnes gérant l’association sont formidables et bienveillantes. Nous nous sommes sentis en sécurité, et accompagnés tout au long de notre séjour. L'équipe propose également diverses activités pour découvrir Cusco et le ...
Yorick Vonlaufen rating4

2023 at Assistant at Animal Rescue Center

Working at the zoo was a good, varied and great experience. I felt well involved and my help was appreciated. I recommend everyone to take this adventure!! The responsible organization was always available, committed and helpful. ..
Julianne Blanchard rating3.2

2023 at Assistant at Animal Rescue Center

First, about where we were lodged and everything. It was really nice. We were placed in a house with three other volunteers. There was great internet, a clean bathroom, the food served for breakfast and supper was nice, our room was clean ... For the zoo, we started around 8:00 a.m. We had quite an ...
Elléa Monnier-Ragaigne rating4.8

2022 at Assistant at Animal Rescue Center

My boyfriend and I wanted to discover Cusco by also giving some of our time to help. This program was really nice and adapted to tourism. We had either the morning or the afternoon off (they let us choose) so this gave us plenty of time to visit everything in Cusco and around the town. We also had ...
Markus Hochradl Alexander Markus rating2.6

2022 at Assistant at Animal Rescue Center

From the start till the end of the project everything was amazing. The workers and other volunteers in the zoo and of course luciana was super nice and helpful. The work there is very cool if you like animals and if you actually work and try to help the workers will be extremely nice and will show ...
Annalena Kreischer rating4.4

2018 at Assistant at Animal Rescue Center

The organisation is good, I got picked up at the bus station by Luciana, a super nice woman who is there for you everytime!! My host family was great, I directly felt at home and they helped me out with all my requests. Especially cool was that there was not only me, but in the beginning 7 others ...

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