Rescue Center for Trafficked Animals

opgericht in 2012
NGO Taxi
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Coördinator | Alex
Coördinator | Alex
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Caring for the center’s mistreated, neglected or abandoned animals
Informing both the local and international communities about the predicament of these vulnerable animals
Educating visitors and maintaining the environment
Touring the Amazon jungle with short treks in your free time
Generating a lasting relationship between the community and the environment
We include a FREE 1-week Spanish Course, to allow you to have a greater impact. Help combat illegal animal trafficking in the Amazon.

This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+

Volunteer duties are diverse and include interaction with the center's exotic animals’, general conservation, and visitor education. So if you want to create a positive future for these mistreated animals, while exploring the world’s most remarkable rainforest, then read on!

We include a 1-week full immersion FREE Spanish course because we believe that it will allow you to have a greater impact on the project, as you will be able to interact with local people and communities and share knowledge and skills. The Spanish course is catered to your project and will teach you specific vocabulary that you will need during the placement. 

Illegal animal trafficking in Ecuador is far-reaching, the trade is the fourth most profitable illegal activity in the world. In 2014, the number of trafficked animals rescued by authorities was approximately 8,000. Most exotic animals are taken from their natural rainforest environment in order to be sold on the domestic or international market. Animals most at risk from trafficking are being sold as pets, they include reptiles, mammals, birds, fish and insects. 

In recent years, several non-profit rescue centers have opened within Ecuador with the aim to rehabilitate, care for, and release back into the wild captured exotic animals. Although wildlife trafficking is now officially an illegal activity, the law can be hard to implement, especially in the outlying regions of the Amazon, therefore these important shelters are at the leading edge of the fight against illegal trafficking. We need your assistance to keep these centers in working order. Together we can stop this cruel industry!

Come and join us to:
  • Work closely with vulnerable animals under the supervision of the center. 
  • Learn about the process to rehabilitate different breeds of animals.
  • Give close care and attention to mistreated, neglected or abandoned animals.
  • Rehabilitate animals and teach them how to survive in their natural habitat.
  • Release the animals back into the wild and give them a second chance in life.
  • Inform both local population and visitors on issues concerning illegal trafficking.
  • Create a lasting relationship between the community and the environment.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

  • Preparation and distribution of the animals’ food on a daily basis.
  • Washing the animals’ cages on a daily basis.
  • Assisting in constructing and/or maintaining cages when necessary.
  • Occasionally helping with the medical treatment of animals.
  • Observing & reporting on animals health and general welfare.
  • Help to clean the general compound.
  • Occasionally act as a guide for any visitors to the center.
  • Assisting with monitoring tasks by filing reports.
  • Keeping a personal diary of your time with the project (including photos/ blogs)
  • Collecting daily food supplies, run errands and other administrative tasks
The tasks listed above are examples: the exact Project responsibilities are handed out by the Project Manager on the day, and will depend on the current needs and priorities.


Explore the Andes and the Amazon jungle!
The Amazon jungle will be an entirely new environment for you, offering limitless adventures! Why not spend your free evenings chilling out in a hammock, socializing with fellow volunteers or meeting local neighbors. Spend weekends exploring the world’s most famous rainforest, or going on fun, short hikes. Or just spend ‘quality time’ hanging out with the wonderful animals you are helping live a better life.



Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Program requirements:
You will be supervised by the centers technicians and professionals at all times, so as a volunteer you don’t need any professional requirements. However we do request that you have a genuine desire to help animals, commitment, and a hard-working attitude. Minimum stay is 4 weeks.

You also need to be in reasonable physical condition as the work takes place outdoors and can be labor-intensive.
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 07:00 - 14:30

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door NGO Taxi

Included services                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Accommodation in the volunteer house.
  • Three meals a day.
  • Personalized assistance with finding accommodation in Quito and beyond.
  • Pickup from airport.
  • 20-hour language course
  • Pre-arrival ‘welcome pack’.
  • Placement with a brilliant partner organization.
  • Orientation meeting upon arrival in Quito.
  • 24-hour support.
  • Assistance with visas.
  • Free afternoon activities.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Free T-Shirt.
  • Certificate of ‘Successful Volunteer Participation’ for your project.
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport

Airport pick-up is included


You will be sharing a wooden house where rooms are either private or double. The space is shared with other volunteers from all over the globe!  The center provides sheets, blankets and pillows (although you can bring your own). There is a shared bathroom with cold water available.

Guesthouse Slaapkamer (Enkel) Slaapkamer (Dubbel)
Eten & Drank
Three delicious meals are served each day!
Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Ecuador.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Ecuador biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Ecuador dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Ecuador.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Official start dates:
1st and third Sunday of the month

Individual start dates:
+ € 150,00 – Start your placement any Sunday of the month
+ € 250,00 – Chose your own start dates and change them up to 3 times before your trip.*

*Last date change up to 3 weeks before your departure.

jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
5 - 50 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
5 weken (min. verblijf)
8 weken
12 weken
50 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$376 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. NGO Taxi zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door NGO Taxi gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als NGO Taxi jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door NGO Taxi

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Rescue Center for Trafficked Animals

We include a FREE 1-week Spanish Course, to allow you to have a greater impact. Help combat illegal animal trafficking in the Amazon.


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