Collecting food for animals, constructing new or bigger cages for the animals, administering medicine to sick animals
Since the project started in Guatemala it has branched out into other activities such as environmental education, protected areas management, marine turtle conservation, sustainable community development, eco-tourism and reforestation. These activities now get taught to over 8,000 children each year in Guatemala.
This resuce centre is responsible for the rehabilitation and reintroduction of all confiscated wild animals. The centre cares for between 400 - 600 animals with over 35 species, this has made it the largest centre of its kind in Latin America. The center was created in 1989 by a group of local people who were concerned about the disappearing wildlife.
The centres headquater in Guatemala City offers training which helps develop environmental education in local schools. On the grounds there are many talks ensuring local people and tourists understand the impact that trading pets illegally has on the wildlife, most of the animals at the centre have been seized from smugglers and are very young and need constant care and attention.
On this project volunteers are expected to pull their own weight.
On a typical day volunteers will: Collect food for animals, feed animals, clean animal cages, construct new or bigger cages for the animals, repair cages, clear and maintain walking paths and hiking trails, administer medicine to sick animals, research and monitor animals, maintaining the center's infrastructure, creating enrichment projects
There are a range of different activities to choose from in your spare time such as hikes around the centre exploring the nature and great views the city has to offer, there are also internet cafes in the town where people go and spend a lot of free time
Yes, there is an airport pick up in Flores
The volunteers live in a house on sight with comfortable wooden bunk beds, and modern bathroom and shower facilities, there is a spacious kitchen and dining room, internet is available for a small extra fee.
Yes, full board is provided 3 meals per day