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Volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary in Ecuador

Pays d’action: Equateur, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d’activité: Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires, Ecovolontariat
Ecuador is one of the great undiscovered gems of South America. The landscape rivals no other with magnificent mountains, lush jungles and jagged volcanic islands. Volunteer at an inspiring wildlife sanctuary on the edge of the Amazonian jungle, helping to care for hundreds of incredible animals.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

The project

Help to provide a new life to animals that have had a tough start. Often rescued from the illegal pet trade, from poorly-run zoos and even from people's homes, these animals need a place as close to the wild as possible to enjoy their lives.

Where possible, these rescued animals will be rehabilitated to the wild in a huge swathe of rainforest also owned by the sanctuary. Unfortunately many of these animals have become too humanised, or dependent on people for food, that they would simply not survive in their natural environment.

What will I be doing?
With over 35 species of animal, and over 250 animals, this is an animal lover's paradise. The sanctuary spreads through about 8 hectares of beautiful woodland and is a glorious setting for animals and volunteers alike.

Project tasks can include, but are not limited to:

  • Food preparation, feeding and enrichments
  • Cleaning enclosures
  • Monitoring animal behaviour
  • General maintenance and preparing animals for release

Accommodation and food

The accommodation is located on site at the sanctuary. You will be sharing a room with 2 - 3 other volunteers in a rustic jungle setting. There are shared bathrooms.

Food is delicious and plentiful. Breakfast is a buffet of fruit, toast and cereal. Lunch and dinner are cooked by locals, and include lots of fresh vegetables.

Project highlights

  • Prepare the food for chattering monkeys, feed the beautiful birds, provide enrichment to the majestic forest cats and care for the cute coatis
  • Live on the edge of the Amazon rainforest, and explore the amazing surrounding areas in your free time
  • Visit a remote Amazonian ecological reserve, where many of the rescued animals are released

Free time
You will be working Monday - Friday and either Saturday or Sunday morning, depending on your rota, so you will have plenty of time to fit in some trips too. The project is located in a beautiful rain forest setting, with activities such white water rafting, swimming in hot pools, hiking, cycling and canyoning.

Useful extra information about the organisation of this project

  • You will be with other international volunteers from around the world
  • There is 24/7 emergency support
  • Speak to someone who has done this project - our experienced team have volunteered on all of our projects and know them intimately
  • You will need travel insurance to be able to join this project - we can offer advice of what to look for in a travel insurance policy

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in 18 countries around the world. Projects mainly focus on animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability, with strong focus also on humanitarian and social care programmes. Their passionate and experienced team of travellers have been sending volunteers around the world since 2006.

We are able to accept bookings for all projects currently, however the situation is still evolving regarding when and where participants can travel. We are offering free trip changes, free date changes and also free unspecified date changes. This gives travellers maximum flexibility, whilst also giving them something to look forward to.

If participants cannot travel, their money is financially protected by ATOL or IPP. The money paid can be used towards any of our other trips within 18 months.

En savoir plus sur nos critères de sélection pour choisir nos organisations partenaires.

Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Equateur, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d'activité :
Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires,Ecovolontariat
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 3 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 1167 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 1637 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 2577 €
3 mois : 3517 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
Arrivals every Sunday of the year.
Age minimum :
17 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
English is required to join these projects. You will have plenty of opportunities to practice your Spanish here too with the local staff.
Qualifications particulières :
Pas nécessaire
Hébergement & repas :
You will be sharing a log cabin. Food is provided during the week. Breakfast is buffet style, whereas lunch and dinner are served for you.

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  • Recevez immédiatement un e-mail avec le site web et le n° de téléphone de l’organisation de volontariat
  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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