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Animal Rescue Supporter

Take care of wild animals, feed and observe them. Help to clean the cages, maintain the equipment and to build new cages.

The program

You’d like to realize a dream and work with exotic animals in the jungle? Than this project is just right for you! Support an animal rescue center rain forest, protect animals and help to conversate the biodiversity of the Peruvian rainforest. 

The rescue center is relatively new and one of the first in the region. In the middle of the Peruvian rain forest the center gives home to confiscated and freed local animals. Monkeys, sloths, turtles and parrots live there and are rehabilitated in their natural environment. As far as it is posible some animals live half-wild, always depending on their capacity to get used to their natural habitat again. The idea is to lead the animals back to their natural habitat.

While you are working at the center you will be surrounded by a stunning natural setting. Your volunteer work will contribute to the protection and conservation of the wildlife in Peru.

On approx. 140 hectare of rain forest, together with the 
inhabitants of the villages nearby the center manages a sustainable cooperation for the reforestation and planting of typical local trees and plants, in order to reestablish the local flora in area.

Your tasks as a volunteer

You work in the middel of the jungel, surrounded by trees and exotic animals. Your have a lot of different tasks to accomplish and there is always something to do. Flexibility, tolerance and proactivity are very important in this project. There are to main areas of work tasks. On the one hand animal caring and on the other hand construction. 

In the animal care you can expect those tasks:

  • Cleaning and maintanence of the cages
  • Prepare food and feed the animals
  • Take care for the animals
  • Monitoring the animals‘ and keep them busy

In construction you don´t work directly with the animals, but it is an important support to keep running the center:

  • Construction of new cages, walls, floors etc.
  • Reforestation and planting fruit trees
  • Sowing seed and plants
  • Maintaining the paths 
  • Building equipment and toys for the animals

Suitable for

Animal Rescue Supporter View from the project site Construction work Little monkey eating Lunchtime with the volunteers Feeding parrots Elmo eating his lunch Monkey at the project Weighing of the baby monkey Taking care of monkeys Parrot eating banana Alessi whats to know whats up Living room Volunteer room Rescue of turtles

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level) and English (basic 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 - 18:00

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

Free-time activities

You can plan free-time activities with the other volunteers. Go swim, do some sports or go hiking around the project site.


Included Services

What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of application documents | Placement in Volunteer Work Project | Orientation session on arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accommodation | Full board | Advisery concerning adequate travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional and for free) | Certificate of participation | Application fee

At the project site you share a room with 2 or 3 other volunteer in the volunteer house. There is no electricity or running warm water. Water filters for drinking water are available, so is a solar cell panel during the day to charge batteries.
The equipment of the house is simple but functional.

Dorm Room Bungalow
Food & Beverages

You are provided full-board at the project site. From Monday to Friday lunch is prepared by a local cook. The rest of the meals you cook together with the other volunteers. Breakfast is prepared depending on your own preference.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

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)
6 weeks (min. stay)
8 weeks
9 weeks
25 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Pucallpa/Peru between 6 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.
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?

The nearest airport is Captain Rolden International Airport (PCL) in Pucallpa. 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.
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Ucayali Province , Pucallpa, Peru

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