Volunteer in South America doing Construction work

Volunteer in South America doing Construction work

Un poco del Chocó

Gualea-Quito, Ecuador
Un poco del Chocó is a private nature reserve and biological station in the montane rainforest of Northwest Ecuador.
Agriculture Education Environment
Accommodation Meals

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

Varsana Eco Village

Granada, Cundinimarca, Colombia
Our volunteer program is especially for those who want to experience the life of an Eco Village, engage in sustainable activities such as organic farming, Eco Building, Sustainable Tourism, Yoga Retreats, Oriental Art, etc.
Agriculture Education Environment
Accommodation Meals

Iracambi

Rosario de Limeira, Brazil
Iracambi is a Brazilian and US registered organisation, located in one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots, The Atlantic Forest. Our objective is to discover better ways of caring for the forest, and to protect the extraordinary biodiversity found here, whilst also generating forest-based incom
Agriculture Animals Education
Accommodation Meals

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

Sharing dreams Project

Huancay0, Peru
Sharing Dreams Project is a volunteer-driven non-profit organisation that works directly with the most vulnerable inhabitants of the Peruvian Andes, and that runs various volunteer projects, focusing above all on improving the well-being of women and children.
Childcare Education Healthcare
Accommodation Meals

Pa Yachay

Yanque, Colca Canyon, Peru
PA YACHAY was created to implement inclusion in education. All those children in need should have access and participate in a quality education that meets their needs.
Childcare Education Women Development

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

Latest Reviews


Beautiful cloud forest reserve reviewed by Anne Blokhus
"My partner and I spent five months as volunteers at Un Poco del Choco in 2012. The station is in a beautiful location surrounded by so much fascinating wildlife. We worked on creating a trail, trail maintenance, gardening and lots of smaller projects like helping with kids' visits to the station, teaching some English, and general maintenance. If - like us- you love wildlife it is a fantastic place to visit. Our work was often interrupted by the spotting of a new bird species, an armadillo rustling by, curious monkeys watching us or noisy frogs. Nicole and Wilo are passionate about their project and will help to make your stay comfortable and fun. Wilo's cooking is great and the house is very well equipped considering its location (I think some updates have taken place since our visit). I would recommend volunteering here if you enjoy wildlife, peace and quiet, and you aren't afraid of some hard physical work. We loved it and would love to go back one day! "
on 28/08/2016

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"