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Boarding Amazon Animal Rescue Center

This center assist animals rescued from trafficking. After a medical evaluation the staff works around the conditions of the rescued animals need. Some are reinserted in their habitat, others stay at the center and sadly, some come in such bad conditions they die.

The center is self-financed and the costs are covered through the entrance fee visitors pay to see the center.

• Animal Project
• We seek: enthusiastic volunteers with a minimum age of 22 years.
• Spanish level required: Intermediate (Level A2)
• Minimum time: 8 weeks
• Other requirements: knowledge of any of the following languages: Spanish, English, French or German.
• Location: Amazon. Stay for the project is in a shared room with basic accommodation
• Activities: care, feeding and cleaning the animals.
• Workdays: the shelter is open all year.

Project description
The shelter offers abandoned animals and animals confiscated on the black market, a new house. : Monkeys (spider monkeys, South America, and cappuccinos), parrots, toucans, turtles, ocelots,and tapirs, live in the shelter. About a third of the animals can be returned to their natural habitat, the other third of the animals are docile and remain in the center, and unfortunately, 1/3 of those coming to the shelter animals do not survive.

These are the activities:
•Feeding animals
•Cleaning cages
•Tour guide for visitors (tours are available in French, German, Spanish and English)
•Monitoring the health status of animals.

How can you help?
Volunteers can help feeding the animals, cleaning cages, observation of the animals and being a guide. The latter is a large and important part of the work because the center is funded by entry fees from tourists. Tours are conducted in English, Spanish, French and German. It is also possible to do an internship in science or environmental biology.
The language of the project is Spanish, so a good level of Spanish is required. The work is done in the open, physical fitness is essential. Because volunteers stay within the center, your accommodation is included.

This project requires a $300 per month fee for volunteer which will include accommodation and food in the rescue center + a 50$ administrative fee once .

Volunteer options

  • All
  • Amazonia
  • Animals
  • Children
  • Cuenca
  • Disabled
  • Elderly
  • Environmental
  • Galapagos
  • Health
  • Orphanage
  • Quito
  • Teach

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