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Provide Care for Rescued Animals

Pucallpa, Peru show on map

Take care of wild, exotic animals that have been rescued in the beautiful country of Peru! Enjoy the biodiversity of the jungle!

The Project

Have you dreamed of working with exotic animals in the jungle? Then this project is perfect for you! Support an animal rescue center in the rainforest, take care of animals, and help conserve the biodiversity of the Peruvian rainforest. 

This project takes place at a rescue center, which is relatively new and one of the first of its kind in the region. Located in the middle of the Peruvian rainforest, the center provides a home for local animals that have been confiscated or come from the wild. Monkeys, sloths, turtles, and parrots live at the center, and are rehabilitated in their natural environment. The center aims to rehabilitate the animals and make them strong enough to be released back into the wild. This is sometimes possible, but in some cases, animals have to depend on the help of the center for the rest of their lives.


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

The project is located on approx. 140 hectares of rainforest. With the help of inhabitants from nearby villages, the center aims to re-establish the local wildlife and vegetation in the area through reforestation.


Your Tasks

As a volunteer, you will work in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by trees and exotic animals. You will have various tasks to carry out, and there is always something to do. Volunteers must be flexible, tolerant, and proactive. There are two main areas of the center where you will volunteer: animal care and construction. 

 

When taking care of animals, tasks might include:

  • Cleaning and maintenance of cages
  • Preparing food and feeding the animals
  • Taking care of the animals
  • Monitoring the animals and keeping them busy



When assisting with construction tasks, volunteers will not work directly with the animals. These tasks, however, are just as important to keep the center running:

  • Constructing new cages, walls, floors, etc.
  • Reforestation and planting fruit trees
  • Sowing seeds
  • Maintaining paths 
  • Building equipment and toys for the animals

Free-time activities

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

Swimming
Hiking
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level) and English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
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

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

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Consultation from our experienced staff | Translation of application documents | Placement in Volunteer Work Project | Orientation session upon arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24-hr Emergency Number | Accommodation | Full-board | Advice concerning adequate travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional and free) | Certificate of Participation | Application fee

Accommodation

During the project, you will share a room with 2 or 3 other volunteers in the volunteer house. There is no electricity or running warm water. Water filters for drinking water are provided and a solar panel is used during the day to charge batteries. The equipment in the house is simple, but functional.   

Dorm Room Bungalow
Food & Beverages

You are provided full-board on the project site. Monday-Friday, lunch is prepared by a local cook. The rest of the meals will be cooked together with the other volunteers. Breakfast is prepared based on your own preferences.     

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Capitan Rolden 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.
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)
6 weeks (min. stay)
$1,035.00
8 weeks
$1,275.00
9 weeks
$1,395.00
25 weeks (max. stay)
$3,315.00
Average fees
$153.00/week

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.
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.
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