Volunteer in South America doing Animal Care work

Volunteer in South America doing Animal Care work

Biodiversity Research Institute

Come to Brazil and learn more about Biodiversity & the Environment!

Iporanga, Brazil
The Biodiversity Research Institute is a nonprofit NGO that develops biodiversity research and environmental education programs for the purpose of ecological conservation.
Animals Education Environment
Accommodation

The center receives wild animals caught by the police and the environment ministry as pets. We work on their rehabilitation to bring them back to the wild.
Animals
Accommodation Meals

Peru Vivential

Trujillo, Peru
About us:
We are a a small non-profit organization located in the low income district of La Esperanza in Trujillo, Peru. Currently we have two projects running, teaching English to some of the poorest children in Trujillo, and assisting at a Dog shelter for recued street dogs.
Animals Childcare Education
Accommodation

We are NGO dedicated rehabiltate of the wild animals in the jungle of Perú
Animals Environment
Accommodation Meals

Merazonia is a dynamic rescue and rehabilitation centre for trafficked and abused Amazonian animals, located on 250 acres of rainforest, in Mera, Ecuador, South America.
Animals
Accommodation Meals

FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine

Iporanga, Brazil
FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine is an animal release center situated in the Atlantic Forest. We combat the hunting, trafficking and illegal capture of wild animals and offer them a chance of freedom!
Animals Environment
Accommodation

COAGRO

Tupigachi, Ecuador
COAGRO's goal is to support regional issues such as organic agriculture, biodiversity, environment, small animal breeding, training and technology transfer, rural micro-finance, and crafts in the region of Pedro Moncayo and Cayambe townships.
Agriculture Education
Accommodation Meals

Save the Wild Chinchillas

Illapel, Chile
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.
Animals
Accommodation

Asociación Huanchaco Esperanza Canina is an association based in Huanchaco, Peru, dedicated to rescuing and taking care of street dogs who have been abandoned, are sick, hurt or mistreated.
Esperanza means ‘hope’ in Spanish and that’s what we want to give the dogs in our shelter.
Animals

Gestionamos Iniciativas Sociales en beneficio de comunidades rurales y urbano-marginales en extrema pobreza del Perú.
Agriculture Education Environment
Accommodation

Latest Reviews


Four Golden Weeks reviewed by Ann Kirstin
"I spent four weeks volunteering at IPBio during my semester vacations. The atmosphere at the reserve is very warm and welcoming. Everyone is very supportive and it seems like everyone here at the reserve really enjoys what they are doing! I worked with the communications program and created a newsletter for IPBio. I had a lot of freedom realising my own ideas and giving a personal note to the newsletter which I really enjoyed! The nature that surrounds the reserve is very impressing, hills covered in jungle, many caves and waterfalls and a lot more to discover! Therefore, every weekend was fully booked with trips exploring nature’s treasures. Every person that I met here, if it was another volunteer, a staff member or one of the locals, was very open and extremely nice! During the day, I was working on the newsletter, which required me sitting in front of my computer all the time, but sometimes I did help with the tree inventory as well so that I had the possibility to get out in the field! All in all, I would definitely come back to IPBio! I felt really welcomed and I think it’s a great opportunity to contribute to a really good cause and at the same time collecting personal experiences, if it is new language skills, insights in research work, making new friends, exploring new cultures and Mother Earth herself! "
16 days ago

Heartfelt memories reviewed by Huriana Kereru
"In July I spent one month at the Valle Alto rescue centre in San Placido and without a doubt it was one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences in my life. Viviana and Frank work tirelessly and have dedicated their lives to providing a safe, natural environment for the protection, rehabilitation and eventual release of animals in their care.

Each day I was excited to wake up and connect into nature and of course be amongst all the animals with all their crazy quirks; cheeky parrots, banana stealing howler monkeys, colourful macaws, squawky parakeets, excitable spider monkeys and capuchins, adorable ocelots, Pepa the pig, fluffy owls and much more.

Work activities included cleaning the quarantine and food preparation areas, preparing food and feeding the animals (twice a day), cleaning and sweeping cages, clearing pathways, gathering food resources from the surrounding forest, repairing cages (when required), providing medical assistance (when required) and assistance when animals were released. While at the centre I was overjoyed to see the release of owls, an anteater, an amardillo, a sloth, a howler monkey and parrots.

Each week the centre gratefully received food donations from the ministry but extra food always needed to be purchased to feed the demands of a growing animal family especially when the police or the ministry brought rescued animals to Valle Alto and thankfully a local veterinarian was available to help any animals that needed medical attention.

If you want to volunteer here come with an open mind, an open heart and be prepared to work hard. The shower is cold, there is no wifi and gumboots are worth it. Take the time to get back to nature, take photographs, enjoy these gorgeous animals and have a laugh with Viviana and Frank. I loved my time here and hope to return someday.

Thank you Vivi and Frank for the memories"