Zoo Assistant

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founded in 2002
Veronica Ruth Angela
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Coordinator | Veronica Ruth Angela
Coordinator | Veronica Ruth Angela
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gain spanish fluency by living with a host family and sharing life with locals
Support the permanent employees at the local zoo in the Peruvian Central Andes with various daily tasks like taking care of animals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 14+
Singoli
Coppie
Famiglie
Gruppi
50+

We are grateful for volunteers that want to work at the local zoo which is located in Huancayo, in the Peruvian Central Andes.
At the zoo there are more than 100 peruvian amazonical and andean species of animals like pumas, lions, peruvian bears that are almost extincted as well as pantheras, snakes and condors.
As a volunteer you will support the local staff with feeding the animals, giving them medical assistance, cleaning their cages, rescuing them from mistreat and giving them a proper shelter. Other tasks that might occur occasionally are helping to maintain the area in general, doing gardening, building, painting, drawing, designing banners, guiding groups and making workshops, activities and shows for children and visitors.

For participating in that project at least 3 hours of working every weekday are required. It can be chosen if the workhours should take place in the morning or in the afternoon.

Free-time activities

We are surrounded by many tourist attractions such as:

-La Selva Central, home to many Ashaninka tribes

-Santa Rosa de Ocopa, the oldest monastery in the region (also featuring the largest library, with 25.000 ancient books)

-The first Peruvian capital "Jauja"

-The largest water reserve in Peru, "Reserva Paisajistica Nor Yauyos"

-Huaytapallana Glacier ( 5.200 m.a.s.l.)

-Numerous pre-Inca ruins

 

During your stay you can also share your free time in several activities in our local institutions enjoying an intercultural experience where you can share and realize your own dreams, practice your career or learn new things like the ones listed below.

Activities (certified courses available):

-Language classes (Spanish and Quechua)

-Peruvian Music

-Andean Philosophy

-Knitting

-Jewelry

-Ceramics

-Painting

-Others (please inquire if you have a specific interest)

Pleas note, that the listed free time activities cost additionally.    

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Requisiti

In order to join the program you need to be at least 14 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Education Requirements
at high school level
Required Documents
CV and copy of ID/ passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
being fond of animals, being an open-minded, adaptable and empathetic personality with a hard working attitude and sound social skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì from 08:00 - 13:00

Servizi inclusi

Services by Peru Peru Volunteering

We provide a room and full board for the volunteer at our home place.
The fees also include breakfast and lunch every week day that we usually eat together.
At our house you can use the laundry for free and you have access to internet via wifi.
The fees also include the use of water and electricity. At our bathroom we have a shower with hot water. 

Airport Pickup at Jauja Airport

We can provide an airport pick up,  Huancayo hasn´t got an airport - the next airport is Jauja (45km distance).


A pick up from the bus station (Cruz del Sur) in Huancayo is for free. 

Accommodation

We provide a room at our house which is located in the district Chilca of Huancayo.
Around the house there is a terrace as well as a big quite courtyard with a lot of free space.
For your use we will provide bed linen and towels. The room contains all the necessary furniture.
If you like to you can watch television at our living room.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Bedroom (Double) Camping
Food & Beverages

We will serve typical Peruvian food for breakfast and lunch .

All meals will be served either at our small kitchen or at our dining room.

If you like to prepare your own meals feel free to use our kitchen area.
In the morning we will serve continental breakfast. For lunch we provide a hot meal according to traditional Peruvian food style. 
Please be aware that you can not drink tapwater in Peru. So if you need additional water between the daily meals you will have to buy it by yourself.

Internet Access
Good 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 Jauja Airport (JAU) in Jauja. We assist you to find cheap flights to Perù.
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 Perù provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Perù you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Perù.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES
Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$300
2 weeks
$498
3 weeks
$696
4 weeks
$894
8 weeks
$1.686
16 weeks
$3.269
50 weeks (max. stay)
$10.000
Average fees
$250 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Peru Peru Volunteering vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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 Peru Peru Volunteering during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Zoo Assistant

Support the permanent employees at the local zoo in the Peruvian Central Andes with various daily tasks like taking care of animals.

$250/week

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