Wildlife conservation and community volunteer projects and internships worldwide

Peru Volunteer in Peru

"During my time on the wildlife volunteer project, I learned a lot about the medicinal plant use of native communities in the Madre de Dios region. I also spent time with the wonderfully talented ethno-botanist Natalie, who has taught me so much and whom I can’t wait to visit again!"

Veerle Ammerlaan, the Netherlands

Volunteer in Peru – Wildlife Conservation, Animal Rescue and Forest Restoration

Peru, a land where the echoes of ancient empires meet the vibrant pulse of diverse ecosystems, invites you to make a difference through wildlife conservation, animal care and forest restoration. As you volunteer in Peru, you embark on a journey that intertwines the preservation of nature and care for animals with the exploration of rich cultural sites such as Machu Picchu.

Why Engage in Wildlife Conservation in Peru?

  1. Varied Ecosystems: From the Pacific coastline to the towering Andes and the dense Amazon rainforest, Peru’s diverse landscapes are home to an incredible array of wildlife. As a volunteer in Peru, you’ll contribute to preserving these natural wonders.
  2. Rich Biodiversity: Peru is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists. Participating in wildlife research and conservation in Peru means protecting some of the world’s most unique and varied species, contributing to global biodiversity efforts.
  3. Cultural Immersion: The Peruvian culture, with its love of food, music, and dance, is intrinsically linked to its natural environment. Through our volunteer programmes in Peru, you’ll not only protect forests and animals, but also immerse yourself in a culture that reveres its natural heritage.
  4. Conservation Impact: Your role in wildlife conservation and animal care in Peru is crucial. Whether it’s researching native species, aiding in habitat restoration, or educating communities, your efforts will have a lasting impact on both the environment and the people.

Become a Guardian of Peru’s Natural Legacy

Choosing to volunteer in Peru, particularly in wildlife conservation, animal care and forest restoration is a commitment to safeguarding one of the planet’s most biodiverse countries. Your work here will extend beyond mere volunteering—it’s a step towards ensuring that Peru’s natural and cultural treasures continue to thrive for generations to come.

Ready to be part of this vital mission? Check out our brilliant Peru nature and animal volunteer projects below:

Our Projects in Peru

Geography and Climate of Peru

Larger than Spain and France combined, this South American country is divided by the Andes in the central region, with a coastal plain to the west and a low lying jungle to the east.  Climate varies quite significantly across these terrains.

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Peru's History and Culture

Peru is home to one of the most magnificent ancient empires and a culture blended from some of the world’s most festive and colourful traditions. Its food, music and dance will leave you full to the brim with happiness.

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Peru's Wildlife and Biodiversity

The range of terrain and climate makes Peru one of the world’s top 10 ‘megadiverse’ countries.  A host to incredible fish, mammal and bird species, this country is renowned for its biodiversity and as a volunteer in Peru, you will be spoilt for wildlife sightings.

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