Wildlife sanctuary Assistant

founded in 2005
Integrated Learning Experience
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Coordinator | Jose
Coordinator | Jose
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Work with exotic animals
Learn abou different animal species and their proper care
Learn Spanish
Meet other volunteers from around the world
Immerse yourself in the Peruvian culture
Work in a wildlife refuge that aims to rehabilitate wild animals that have been illegally kept as pets. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

The wildlife sanctuary was formed as small family run foundation that aims to help
endangered species , wild animals or mistreated animals rehabilitate back into the wild or
into proper care. Most of the animals in the sanctuary have been seized by the
government due to illegal possession or inhumane treatment and require special care to be
rehabilitated. Not all animals are able to be rehabilitated, and some spend their days in the
sanctuary under special care and proper conditions.
Some of the animals in the sanctuary include: condors,various monkey species, bears,
wild felines,parakeets,llamas,and other species.
Volunteers working in the wildlife sanctuary can help in a myriad of tasks according to
availability and skills. Volunteers must be motivated , flexible, and willing to get their
hands dirty and understand that caring for the animals is not playing with the animals

Typical day

Some tasks include but are not limited to:

-Feeding the animals
-Cleaning animals enclosures
-Assisting in small medical procedures(if qualified)
-Making toys and implements for the animals.
-Preparing proper food for the animals.
-Assisting visitors.

-Creating promotional material.

Work is around 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. Work starts around 8 am.
Minimum commitment : 2 weeks

Free-time activities

Cusco is a great destination for outdoor lovers, serving as great starting point for hikes, mountain biking, climbing, multi-day trips and more.

The many activities are available year-round depending on weather conditions. Asides from outdoor adventures, Cusco offers a wide range of museums, restaurants, pubs, cafes and events. Cultural experiences are also widely available ,as Cusco is the center of the Andean Peruvian culture. Volunteers can join spiritual retreats , traditional textile weaving, pottery classes and more.

Cusco offers a vast amount of archeological Incan sites to explore, among them the crown jewel of Peru, the ruins of Machu Picchu.



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)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
CV, Copy of passport, Criminal background check and proof of travel health insurance
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:30 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Integrated Learning Experience

• Accommodations with a host family with 2 meals per day.
• Participation in cultural activities.
• On call support throughout the service.
• Orientation to volunteer work
• Welcome at Cusco airport with transport.
• Certificate of program completion.

Your fee includes a donation to the project.

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

Volunteers are provided with airport pickup from Cuzco International airport on specified dates for free. Arrangements for the pickup are made after application .


Participants are placed in a welcoming Peruvian host family that provides them with a room, a place to store their belongings, a share bathroom , and two meals per day.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Participants are provided with two meals per day, unless otherwise specified on the project description.

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
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.
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Please pick a Sunday for your arrival date.

Our volunteer program advisors will help you choose the best Sunday upon application.

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
10 weeks
11 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$363 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Integrated Learning Experience 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 Integrated Learning Experience during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Wildlife sanctuary Assistant

Work in a wildlife refuge that aims to rehabilitate wild animals that have been illegally kept as pets.


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