As a volunteer in an animal rescue center you will experience how animals are saved from illegal trafficking and other dangerous conditions. The sanctuary center protects these animals, cares for them, rehabilitates them and ideally in the end enables them to return to their natural habitat. This project offers you the unique opportunity to soak in the fauna and flora of Ecuador and at the same time contribute to the protection and conversation of the endangered animals and the fragile environment. The volunteers work directly in the local environment together with an indigenous community which lives in the Amazonas Rainforest, which makes the volunteer work more authentic and life-changing. Overall your help and support as an volunteer will greatly be appreciated and are an immense contribution of manpower in Ecuador's rainforest.
There are no special skills required in order to work in the animal rescue center, however it is necessary for the volunteers to be nature and animal lovers. The participants should not have any problems with a simple lifestyle, surrounded by nature and animals all the time and isolated from any civilization. A certain base of spoken Spanish and English is recommended.
The tasks for volunteers are:
- Collecting food for animals
- Feeding animals
- Cleaning animal cages
- Constructing new or bigger cages for the animals
- Repairing cages
- Clearing and maintaining paths and hiking trails
- Administering medicine to sick animals
- Monitoring the behavior of the animals
- Maintaining the center's infrastructure
- Creating enrichment projects
Please contact us for further information.