Volunteer with Amazon Shelter for Animal and Environmental Protection

Amazon Shelter for Animal and Environmental Protection

We are dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals in the Peruvian jungle.

Puerto Maldonado, Peru, South America

Humans are mainly responsible for the current problems in relation to the deterioration of ecosystems. We believe that it is necessary to wake up the consciousness in people in order to achieve behavioural change in their activities and stop this deterioration.

What We Need

1) Support for the maintenance of wild animals. Prepare and distribute food for the animals; support in cleaning of the enclosures and maintenance of environments.
2) Monitoring of wildlife activity.
3) Environmental enrichment.
Conditioning of enclosures with natural and synthetic objects such as toys, hangers and others to stimulate the mental and physical activity of animals and thus reduce the stress of captivity.
4) Environmental education work.
5) Participation in artistic workshops.
This work is carried out with young people to spread the message of conservation of environment and wildlife through painting, crafts, stories, myths and/or legends.
6) Assistance in the control of animal welfare.

When & Who

All year.
Nope, we don't require a minimum duration
One week maximum stay.

What we Provide

Volunteers stay in bungalows with comfortable double wooden rooms
inside the CRCAS facilities. The facilities have showers, toilets and electricity (220V) 24 hours a day.

Currently in the CRCAS has the capacity to accommodate 16 people, between volunteers and eco tourists.

If the weather conditions allow it, you can camp in a suitable area to
enjoy the sounds of the night in direct contact with nature. The rainy season is from November to January.

The volunteer program includes the complete feeding of 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). The volunteers eat and socialize in a spacious dining room.

It is allowed to bring snacks such as cereal bars, cookies, chocolates, etc. But we ask not to bring food to the rooms, since the remains of food attract ants and other insects.

Our Fees


Contact Person

Carretera Tambopata km 11 Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Peru.
91% response rate

Other Ways to Help

Create/Update our Website

Fundraising to initiate our projects to release the howler monkeys and all the animals that are now rehabilitated.

We accepted all kinds of donations in materials or money.

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

The main activity that we do is developed around the Amazon ecosystem and the species which it houses, specifically in the southern jungle of Peru, where the Center of Rehabilitation and Conservation of Wild Animals (CRCAS), is located at kilometer 11.2 of the road to Tambopata from the city of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios.

Our mission:
The conservation of the Peruvian Amazonian environment and wildlife through the environmental education.

Our objective:
To promote the conservation of the Amazonian fauna of Peru, with emphasis on local species threatened by the destruction of their habitat and the trafficking of fauna, activities that put the biodiversity of the Amazonian ecosystems in serious danger of survival.

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