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Animal Protection Volunteer

Take care of animals and maintain local gardens in the beautiful city of Cusco. Help protect the diverse wildlife in the region!

The Project

Due to Peru's geographical location, it is the perfect breeding ground for rare plants and exotic animals. The main objective of this animal protection project is to explore the native wildlife and vegetation, protect and conserve them, and make sure that the environment is biologically diverse. 

The zoological center where the project takes place relies on its close relationships with local communities and universities to research and care for all the exotic plants and animals. Among these animals are turtles, monkeys, birds, llamas, parrots, bears, peccaries, condors, and ocelots.

The center works very hard to educate the local communities that are near the reserve on the importance of protecting the local environment and its wildlife for generations to come. 

Your Tasks  

During this project, you will be given a wide range of tasks and activities that aim to protect the local wildlife.

On a typical work day, you will: 

  • Fertilize and water a variety of different plants and shrubs
  • Research and observe animals and their behavior
  • Bathe different species of turtles 
  • Prepare food and feed the animals
  • Assist researchers and workers with everyday tasks 
  • Maintain and clean enclosures

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

In your free time, there is a wide range of activities, such as concerts, sports, and museums in the nearby town of Cusco. The most wanted trip is a excursion to the world famous Machu Picchu (ancient Inca ruins) that is easily to reach from Cusco.
Cusco and its surroundings is packed with cultural, nature and adventure offers and is one of the most touristic spots in Peru!

Concert/Music
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation
Contact & Reservation
$222
/week
$222
/week
4 - 25
weeks
4 - 25
weeks
17+
age
17+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of application documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation upon arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24-hr Emergency Number | Accomodation Homestay | Full board (3 meals per day) | Advice regarding travel insurance | Flight booking service | Certificate of participation | Application fee

Airport Pickup at Velazco Astete

Your airport pick-up can be arranged for a small extra fee.

Accommodation

For this project, you have the oppurtunity to stay with a local family in Peru. You will have a private bedroom, but share bathrooms and other living areas with the family. It is a great way to get to know the culture and improve your Spanish skills.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Full board is provided (3 meals per day). 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
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Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,085.00
5 weeks
$1,240.00
6 weeks
$1,395.00
7 weeks
$1,550.00
11 weeks
$2,170.00
25 weeks (max. stay)
$4,340.00
Average fees
$222.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Peru

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Peru. Please check the visa regulations for Peru.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Peru and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Peru.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Velazco Astete (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
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 Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Peru while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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