Volunteer with Save the Wild Chinchillas

Save the Wild Chinchillas

Illapel, Chile, South America

Save the Wild Chinchillas is a conservation organization, aiming to restore essential habitat for endangered Chilean chinchillas while deterring further habitat degradation. Our main objectives are to educate and involve people worldwide in conservation, promote habitat regeneration, and create knowledge base.

Since 1996, we have created and distributed educational materials ranging from children’s stories to scientific publications with the help of artists, students, teachers, scientists, and zoos internationally.

We appreciate and continue to utilize popular press to promote awareness of chinchilla habitat preservation in specific, and conservation in general. We work directly with the local community, focusing on creating and enhancing habitat for chinchillas on communal lands. Seeds are collected from mountains, germinated in our modest nursery, and seedlings transplanting into restoration areas. Until now, we have raised and transplanted 6500 plants.

Although we work outside the National Chinchilla Reserve, we support it by compiling reports, conducting scientific training for the guards and sharing field supplies. Our partnership with the local community has strengthened our knowledge and has led to their growing support for local and global conservation.

We are proud to say that people from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America have aided in our achievements.


Our Activities


What We Need

Fixing fences, planting seedlings in restoration plots, nursery work, gathering seeds.

Anytime.
Volunteers can come for as little or as much as they would like.

What We Provide

Accommodation

There is housing at a rural site with a few barns, one for cooking.


Important Info

Suitable For

Everyone

Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

Up to 5 people


Fees

Volunteers do not pay any fees.


Watch Us


Reviews


Our Recent Supporters

Ivonne
paulilm@ono.com
Manja
Andrea

Your Contact Person

Amy
Illapel, Chile.
88% response rate , 19 hour(s) response time.

Other Information

Volunteers need to bring a tent along with them.


What are you waiting for?

We at Save the Wild Chinchillas would love to hear from you!