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.
Huancayo is the biggest city in the Peruvian Central Andes and is surrounded by beautiful mountain areas.
There are heaps of things to do in and around Huancayo. If you like outdoor activities you can go hiking there and climb up the Huaytapallana, a more than 4,000 metres high glacier next to Huancayo. Or you can take a walk around the Golden Forest (Bosque dorado) or around the National Park Area of Torre Torre which consists of impressive natural stone pillars.
In Huancayo there are also interesting museums, churches and a vibrant nightlife. It is also possible to take part in various workshops like cooking, handcrafting or knitting.
jauja airport is 45 km. far from Huancayo,
the pick up service from cruz del sur`s , ayacucho and pucallpa terminals is included
you are going to meet Joseph, who will be with our logo and your name written in an orange banner
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.
All meals will be served either at our small kitchen or at our dining room.
We will serve typical Peruvian food three times a day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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.