Esperanza Verde is a wildlife rescue center and conservation project based in the Amazon jungle.
Building the Wildlife Rescue Center
As a volunteer, you will be involved in many hands-on activities related to the daily care of animals. This involves preparing food, feeding animals, cleaning cages, assisting with veterinary treatment, and meeting any special care needs. For example, one of your responsibilities could be to give milk to orphaned baby monkeys. Moreover, there are other activities to get involved in such as creating enrichment for the animals, constructing enclosures, reforestation, planting trees, general repair and maintenance, and administration.
We hope to preserve existing trees and replace fallen trees in the area. We are planting both native wood and fruit trees.
- Live in the Amazon jungle
- Work hands-on with wildlife
- Help protect the Rainforest
- Learn basic construction skills
- Help rescue animals from the illegal wildlife trade
Shared dorm-style rooms, two to three beds each. We provide sheets, a pillow, and a blanket.
We provide three meals a day. Please let us know if you have a serious allergy.
The cost is 350 Peruvian soles per week (about $15/day). Prices are per person and include your food and lodging, as well as a small contribution to the project for buying materials. To guarantee and reserve your place here we ask for a non-refundable deposit of your first week’s payment (350 soles).
We rescue animals from the illegal wildlife trade and give them a second chance.
In Peru, many animal species fall victim to illegal hunting, either as food or to be sold into the Pet Trade. We rescue and rehabilitate animals that have been confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade. Where possible, we will always try to release an animal back into the wild; however, sadly, this is not possible with all cases. As a result, we also provide permanent homes to animals deemed unfit for release. We protect a large area of rainforest and actively look to reforest areas previously lost to farming or logging.