Caretaker of Several Bird Species

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fondée en 2013
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Coordinateur | Laurie
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Enjoy the wonderful nature of Cochabamba and Bolivia
Help and take care of beautiful animals
Learn to speak Spanish
Enjoy Bolivian life style
Go on hikes and experience South-American nature in your free time
Several bird species have been kept by humans illegally, and can therefore no longer live in their natural habitat. You can help them. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 20+
Seul voyageur

Volunteer at a Refuge for Birds and Other Animals  

This project is located in Quillacollo, a place 45 minutes away from Cochabamba. Several bird species and also other animals live here, such as parrots, owls, eagles, flamingos, toucans, monkeys, reptiles, ocelotes, foxes and turtles. The animals have been (illegally) traded or kept as pets. The animals come from different backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: they have lost their freedom because of humans. The animal recognizes the human as guardian and feeder, and loses its ability to recognize its enemies and select its food in a natural environment. This makes reintegration into their natural environment impossible. 

This shelter gives the animals a second chance. Many of them can no longer be released into the wild and have become dependent on humans. It is possible for some animals to live in semi-freedom, but unfortunately this is not the case for all. As a result, extra hands are always needed from volunteers to take care of these animals. As a volunteer you help with cleaning the enclosures and paths in the park, preparing the food, or devising activities to keep the animals mentally occupied. Sometimes repairs are also necessary. Depending on your level of Spanish and experience, you may assist the veterinarian or guide groups in the park. Exactly what your day looks like depends on where the help is most needed at that moment. Your tasks and activities are therefore completely adapted to the needs of the animals.

It is hard work and you often make long days here, but the days give a lot of satisfaction. In this sustainable project you can really make a difference for the animals, because everything is done and organized by the shelter itself. They find financial self-reliance important and are therefore dependent on volunteers in many aspects. Your help thus ensures that this project can continue to exist!

Due to new rules and regulations made by the project owner, the volunteer must buy his/her own project t-shirt and should bring (or buy) good working shoes and gloves. 

Journée Typique

A typical day at the bird shelter starts at 10:00 AM and finishes at 18:00 PM.  That being said, it's possible to modify the hours depending on volunteer's wishes and needs. The mornings are all about food by feeding the birds, turkey's, foxes, monkeys and all other animals that reside at this shelter. The afternoons are all about cleaning and repairing. During the day there is plenty of time mentally occupy the animals with games and pet and cuddle them.

Activités de Loisir

In Cochabamba you can find hospitals and western doctors, supermarkets,  good mobile signal and a vast cultural life. There are National Parks nearby, sportstudios, museums and music-schools and yoga studios. Hiking-trails  in the nearby mountains  and trips to Villa Tunari and other Bolivian Hotspots. 
Musée /
Safari /
Shopping /
Des sports
Yoga /


Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 20 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base) et espagnol (niveau de base)
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi

Services inclus

Services de Beyond South America

Our one-time mediation fee 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
  • transport to your project (one-time)

Note: We offer an upgrade package (comfort class) for volunteers that need more support. This package includes more contact time. We take you more often to your project/Spanish classes, we offer 'airport drop-off' and there is extra time to explore Cochabamba. Naturally, this upgrade comes with a small price increase. 

Which costs are not included? 

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • food/meals and daily needs
  • Spanish classes (possible)
  • Project t-shirt + working shoes and gloves

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

Transfert de l'aéroport J Wilsterman Airport

Yes we provide airport pick up.  If you chose the 'Comfort Class' package we also drop you off at the airport the day you leave. 

You can either stay at one of our host families, where you have the opportunity to learn all about Bolivian culture, customs and traditions. Or you can stay in one of our studios with private bathroom and/or private kitchen at Casa Juntucha, where you meet other volunteers and travelers!
Chambre double Chambre simple Famille d'accueil
Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme. Aliments, collations et boissons sont disponibles contre supplément.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est J Wilsterman Airport (CBB) à Cochabamba. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Bolivie.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Bolivie te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Bolivie, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Bolivie.

Dates et Prix


Informations sur l'arrivée

Volunteers can start during the whole year.

janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
8 - 34 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
8 sem (durée min.)
34 sem (durée max.)
Coût moyen
$64 /sem

L'organisation facture ses frais en EUR. Le tableau des prix en USD est soumis à la fluctuation des devises. Beyond South America t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
L'acompte sert à réserver ta place avec l'organisation. Les paiements sont effectués par Paypal, notre partenaire de confiance pour les solutions de paiements internationales. Si tu n'as pas Paypal, tu peux également utiliser ta carte de crédit.
Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Beyond South America durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Si l'organisation annule ton séjour, nous te remboursons les frais
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Caretaker of Several Bird Species

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