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Protect Native Wildlife & Vegetation

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Take care of animals and local fauna of Peru. This volunteer project takes place close to the beautiful city of Cusco. Help protect the diverse wildlife in the region! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:

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. 

This animal rescue center strives to rehabilitate animals that have their native habitat in the Andes mountains or in the Peruvian rainforest. Among these animals are various species of turtles, monkeys, birds, llamas, parrots, bears, peccaries, condors and ocelots. In addition to the work with animals and plants, the animal sanctuary 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  

On a typical work day, you will: 

  • Help build specific habitats for each animal
  • Help keep the habitats clean
  • Observe the animals
  • Give care to the animals
  • Feed the animals
  • Learn about the the unique Andean wildlife
  • Maintain and clean enclosures

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!


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)
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 - 14:00

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by South America Inside.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
South America Inside (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by South America Inside

Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of application documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation upon arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24/7 Emergency Number | Accommodation Residence | Advice regarding travel insurance | Flight booking service | Certificate of participation | Application fee

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

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


Volunteers live in a residence together wiht fellow volunteers, Spanish students and backpackers. The bathrooms are shared and there is a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. Meals are not included in this accommodation option. Internet WIFI is available.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
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.
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)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 2 weeks and 24 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.
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%)
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.
  Americas South America Peru  Cusco, Cusco, Peru

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