Help to take care of rescued animals in a center in the Amazon Jungle! Feed monkeys, parrots and coatis, take care of them and help maintain the center
About 7 hours from Quito, near the small colonial town of Puyo, you find the Amazon Rainforest Rescue Center. About 70 animals, that have been victims of illegal animal trafficking or were recovered from perilous conditions, find a safe home in the center. The rescued animals are rehabilitated and, in the best case, released back to their natural habitat.
There are many different animals who are taken care for at the center,like Squirrel Monkeys, Woolly Monkeys, Titi Monkeys and Capuchin Monkeys. There are also Peccaries (musk-hog) and carnivores like Coatis, Tayra, and Kinkajou, tortoises, snakes, turkeys and many species of parrots.
With its breathtaking panorama of the Amazon jungle the center is the perfect place for an incredible time in Ecuador.
At the local village El Triunfo (15 minutes by bus from the center) you find basic shops and a couple of small, local bars. Restaurants, supermarkets, and internet, are only available in Puyo.
Your work at the rescue center
As a volunteers at the rescue center your support is an indispensable contribution of manpower for the protection and conservation of wild animals. Your work will include the following tasks:
If all this sounds great for you, don't hesitate to participate in this program. Your ideas are very welcome, the more time and effort you are willing to put into this project, the more you will get back in return! From Monday to Friday your work day starts at 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, after lunch break you go back to work from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
In your free time you can go hiking, swimming and play sports
On the project site there are some wooden bungalows which are used as volunteer houses. You share bathroom, kitchen and living room with the other volunteers. The kitchen is fully equipped. Electricity is provided by a generator, so there is no guarantee that electricity is available 24/7. The showers have only cold water - but with the tropical temperature that should be a problem.
Groceries for your meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) is provided by the project. The volunteers make a food list with the basic things for the week to accommodate everyone's various tastes. Specific things like beverages and snacks you have to buy by yourself. Keep in mind that you live directly in the Amazon Jungle, so no luxuries should be expected!
Prepare food for animals,feed and clean animals, maintain cages, clear trails, guide tourists
Amazing volunteer project in the rainforest. Your chance to climb with capuchin monkeys, walk with feral cats and take care of exotic wild animals.
Organize games and activities for the children, Play games, supervise the children during the day
Reforestation, maintenance of trails, carpentry, environmental education, working in the garden, support campaigns and scientific studies
Working with children, organizing a number of games and activities, playing with children, helping with general jobs
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