The Wildlife Sanctuary

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opgericht in 2003
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Coördinator | Lauren
Coördinator | Lauren
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Help to take care of wildlife rescued animals from illegal traffickers in Bolivia as a conservation volunteer! Our animals are happy for every helping hand. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
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About the Project

Situated next to the stunning town of Coroico in Bolivia, not far from the country’s capital La Paz, this project is based in a truly incredible wildlife sanctuary, caring for illegally trafficked animals that have been rescued from lives of captivity and cruelty. Established in 2003 as an ecotourism project, the sanctuary began taking in monkeys and parrots that had been rescued from traffickers. Today, the sanctuary is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and flora in the area.

The problem of animal trafficking in South America has worsened in recent years, as exotic and rare animals have a high monetary value when sold into the pet trade overseas. For this reason, many of Bolivia’s native species are under threat from traffickers, and their populations in the wild are slowly declining. This sanctuary aims to reverse this trend, rescuing animals that were otherwise destined for the international pet trade, and that have been snatched from their natural habitat.

The overall aim of this project is to have a direct, positive impact on the wildlife species in the region, to prevent other animals from being trafficked, and to create a sustainable, eco-tourism venture. The money invested in this project by volunteers and other sources also goes towards local community initiatives, helping to educate indigenous people about the importance of animal conservation and the threats facing their environment due to trafficking.

Volunteers on this project play a vital role in the care of the animals at the sanctuary, enriching their lives with feeding programs and husbandry tasks. Volunteers will also get to create enrichment for the animals at the sanctuary to keep them mentally and physically active. You will also be taking part in maintaining the facilities at the sanctuary, these tasks involve building cages and enclosures and if you intend on staying between 2-4 weeks you can take part in the care bear program. This also means that the sanctuary’s permanent staff are less occupied with the day-to-day running of the sanctuary itself, leaving them with more free time to rescue other animals in danger of being trafficked.

Prior to Arrival

Citizens of most countries can get a tourist card on arrival for up to 90 days. This will be dependent on your nationality however. Please make sure you double check, as this can be subject to change. There are often numerous passport checks, so they must be carried at all times. It is safest to carry photocopies rather than originals. As with most countries, your passport will need to be valid for at least six months in order to gain entry.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

First Day

After Arriving into La Paz airport you will be met at the airport and transferred to the project site. You will then spend the day settling in and meeting staff and your fellow volunteers.

Regular Days

These days will be spent working at the project. You will be engaged in a variety of different conservation activities every day from 7.30am until 5.30pm. There are no typical days but mainly tasks include:

Basic Husbandry: 

Feeding, cleaning, and caring for monkeys, birds, wild cats, turtles and various other animals.

Monitoring: 

Monitor and document feeding and behavioural habits to ensure proper diets and portions.

Maintaining the Facilities: 

Improving existing facilities and help build additional facilities. The task involves building cages and enclosures.

Enrichment: 

Working on enrichment projects for the animals to keep active mentally and physically.

Last Day

This is your final day and after saying your fond farewells you will transfer back to La Paz airport for your return flight or commence your independent travel plans.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Included within the project price is a voucher which allows you to either zipline or go canyoning down the lush canyons of the Vagantes. Both are exciting activities exploring the stunning scenery of the Yungas province - all with an extra pinch of adrenaline! Either add a whole new aspect of adventure when volunteering in Bolivia.

Watersport
Klimmen
Wandelen

Voor­waarden

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.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
No specific skills or experience are required. However, we do ask that you are a reliable, hardworking and trustworthy person with a willingness to get your hands dirty!
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag van 07:30 - 17:30

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door The Great Projects

Shared accommodation in the volunteer quarters - Private transfers to and from the airport - Three meals per day - Hot showers - Bed linen and towels - A voucher to use for extra activities (ziplining or canyoning) - Laundry facilities - Food and medicine for the animals you are caring for

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op El Alto International Airport

We organise transportation from El Alto International Airport in La Paz to the sanctuary for you on your project start day. This is included within the trip cost. The Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary is around 100km from La Paz, meaning the journey will take about two hours.

Accomodatie

You will be accommodated at the Volunteer House, a cosy wooden house with jatata leaf roofing located across the river from the animal refuge. There is one six bed dormitory and one three bed dormitory so you should be prepared to share a room with your fellow volunteers. Toilet and hot showers are adjoined to the house and laundry facilities are also available. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank

There are three meals provided per day whilst here. All meals are included in the project price and will be prepared for you by staff at the project. If you have any medical requirements it is important that you let people know as soon as possible so the staff can be prepared as it may mean buying different ingredients to normal. Please note that water is not included within the project price. However, bottles are available for purchase for a small fee at the sanctuary.

Internet toegang
Beperkte 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 El Alto International Airport (LPB) in La Paz. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Bolivia.
Reisverzekering
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 Bolivia biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Bolivia dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Bolivia.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

It is possible to start this project on any Monday, Wednesday or Friday throughout the year. Please contact us to see if your preferred start date is available.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.146
3 weken
$1.402
4 weken
$1.658
5 weken
$1.914
6 weken
$2.170
7 weken
$2.426
8 weken
$2.682
9 weken
$2.938
10 weken
$3.194
11 weken
$3.450
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$3.706
Gemiddelde kosten
$441 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in GBP. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. The Great Projects 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 The Great Projects 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:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als The Great Projects 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 The Great Projects

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The Wildlife Sanctuary

Help to take care of wildlife rescued animals from illegal traffickers in Bolivia as a conservation volunteer! Our animals are happy for every helping hand.

$344/week

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