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Assistant at Zoo

Cusco, Peru

You will work to remedy this by providing care and rehabilitation for various animal species at our zoo , a super rewarding volunteering experie

With a mission to provide recreation and education alternatives to the community, the Zoo exhibits species from the Andean and south-eastern Amazon region and the development of strategies that recognize the importance of conserving the biodiversity of fauna present in our country.

Our Animal Care Program gives volunteers the chance to help animals that lack the proper care in Peru. At the program your time and talents will be greatly appreciated by not only the staff but the animals that deserve quality living conditions. 

The project is located in the city of Cusco and belongs to one of the best Universities. And is care for by the 2 caretaker who coordinate de local activities and have sure all animals are in good conditions. They have help from the Biology and Veterinary students.

The project requires volunteers who are innovative, motivated, and willing to take charge. At the project, you will help staff to take care of the zoo animals, by assisting with feeding, cleaning, and maintaining their living environments. Volunteers are able to help in the mornings or afternoons as the work is taken all day. Volunteers can participate in guided tour with local students. From the zoo staff you will learn about the variety of animals and the unique habits and histories behind each one.

We will give you the equipment you will need for working, during raining season (November to March) you may require to bring raining jackets so you can walk around the project easily and it is important that you bring adequate clothing as you will get a little dirty.

Typical day

While our programs are flexible and can be fit to your requirements, an example of a typical day is as follows:

7:30 AM Breakfast with the host family
8:00 AM Volunteer leaves home and takes public transport (or in some cases walks) to the project with other volunteers and program staff. You will be given a plan for your work. There is usually a tea break and a lunch break. Work and hours is dependent on the project and location that the volunteer is participating in.
2:00 PM-5:00 PM Work at the project usually ends. The volunteer at this point is free to visit and explore the city. When you first arrive you will also have the city tour in the afternoon and the night tour during the evening. You may also want to spend additional time working at your project up until the late afternoon.
7-7:30 PM Dinner with the host family.

If a volunteer is taking advantage of the Spanish language course, they will usually volunteer for half the day and take Spanish lessons for 1-4 hours in the other part of the day.

Details on Arrival

Available all year

Free-time activities

On the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town and Peru. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield such as Machu Picchu. At PV Travel we organize fun and interesting tours for our volunteers, so just let us know where you would like to go!

Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV and Application form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
innovative, motivated, and willing to take charge
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Any questions? Just ask. We at Peru Volunteer and Travel are happy to help you.

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Services by Peru Volunteer and Travel

  • Volunteer placement in your preferred project
  • Volunteer project management and administration for your selected program length
  • Program and Safety orientation
  • Pre-departure support
  •  Accommodations - Sundays through Saturdays at Family Stay
  • 3 meals per day
  • Airport pick-up
  •  Volunteer certificate 
  • Transport to volunteer project the first day
  • 24/7 support from our staff in Peru

**Your fee also contributes to the purchase of needed supplies for improvements at your project.

Option:. Add tours throughout Peru to your program and make the best of your time!

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

We pick volunteers up from the Cusco airport and transfer them to their accommodations. Flight information needs to be sent to us prior arrival in Perú.

Accommodation

Volunteers stay in Host families in order to enhance their volunteers experience, where they will also be able to practice Spanish and go on family trips with the family. Accommodations are based on shared occupancy. Bathrooms and living room are shared with other volunteers.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

All 3 meals included. Volunteers can expect to experience a variety of flavors and meals during their homestay experience as Peruvian food is diverse. We will be glad to let the family know if you have special eating needs. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you. 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (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.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$389.00
3 weeks
$459.00
4 weeks
$586.00
5 weeks
$757.00
6 weeks
$892.00
7 weeks
$1,027.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,702.00
Average fees
$168.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Peru Volunteer and Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.
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