Support the permanent employees at the local zoo in the Peruvian Central Andes with various daily tasks like taking care of animals.
We are grateful for volunteers that want to work at the local zoo which is located in Huancayo, in the Peruvian Central Andes.
At the zoo there are more than 100 peruvian amazonical and andean species of animals like pumas, lions, peruvian bears that are almost extincted as well as pantheras, snakes and condors.
As a volunteer you will support the local staff with feeding the animals, giving them medical assistance, cleaning their cages, rescuing them from mistreat and giving them a proper shelter. Other tasks that might occur occasionally are helping to maintain the area in general, doing gardening, building, painting, drawing, designing banners, guiding groups and making workshops, activities and shows for children and visitors.
We are surrounded by many tourist attractions such as:
-La Selva Central, home to many Ashaninka tribes
-Santa Rosa de Ocopa, the oldest monastery in the region (also featuring the largest library, with 25.000 ancient books)
-The first Peruvian capital "Jauja"
-The largest water reserve in Peru, "Reserva Paisajistica Nor Yauyos"
-Huaytapallana Glacier ( 5.200 m.a.s.l.)
-Numerous pre-Inca ruins
During your stay you can also share your free time in several activities in our local institutions enjoying an intercultural experience where you can share and realize your own dreams, practice your career or learn new things like the ones listed below.
Activities (certified courses available):
-Language classes (Spanish and Quechua)
-Others (please inquire if you have a specific interest)
Pleas note, that the listed free time activities cost additionally.
We provide a room and full board for the volunteer at our home place.
The fees also include three meals every day that we usually eat together.
At our house you can use the laundry for free and you have access to internet via wifi.
The fees also include the use of water and electricity. At our bathroom we have a shower with hot water.
We can provide an airport pick up, but only for extra costs -> 100 Soles. Huancayo hasn´t got an airport - the next airport is Jauja (45km distance).
We provide a room at our house which is located in the district Chilca of Huancayo.
Around the house there is a terrace as well as a big quite courtyard with a lot of free space.
For your use we will provide bed linen and towels. The room contains all the necessary furniture.
If you like to you can watch television at our living room.
We will serve typical Peruvian food three times a day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
All meals will be served either at our small kitchen or at our dining room.
If you like to prepare your own meals feel free to use our kitchen area.
In the morning we will serve continental breakfast. For lunch we provide a hot meal according to traditional Peruvian food style. For dinner we will serve sandwiches and hot beverages.
Please be aware that you can not drink tapwater in Peru. So if you need additional water between the daily meals you will have to buy it by yourself.
Assisting local school sports teachers in Huancayo to coach children in doing sports lessons.
We need volunteers to help out at the local museum in Huari. The museum is located next to an archaeological place: Wari Willca ruins.
Supporting local school children with solving their homework tasks and giving them afternoon lessons in sports and cultural issues
Training Peruvian horses and help with the administration of the stables of the owner. Help with feeding, cleaning and veterinarian treatment of the horses.
Help with Eco-Farming at the village Matahuasi in the Mantaro Valley.This small village is located around 25min by car from Huancayo. It´s known for its agriculture.