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Guatemala: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Protection

Pays d’action: Guatemala, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d’activité: Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires, Ecovolontariat
Take care of exotic animals in the jungles of Guatemala and use your natural enthusiasm to ensure the survival of biodiversity. In an animal interception center, you will be learning about animals that have been secured from illegal trafficking and returned to their natural life with your help.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

The volunteer project in Guatemala is run by a Center for Wildlife Rescue and Environmental Conservation, committed to preserving wildlife and its habitat. The main objectives of the Center are:

Since the establishment of the Rescue Center in Guatemala, it has branched out into other very necessary activities including environmental education, protected areas management, marine turtle conservation, sustainable community development, eco-tourism and reforestation. Its Environmental Education Department reaches out to over 8,000 children a year throughout the country.
The keystone project is the Wild Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. According to a collaborative agreement with the Guatemalan government, the Center is responsible for the rehabilitation and reintroduction of all confiscated wild animals. The Rescue Center is the largest and most advanced of its kind in Latin America, caring for 400-600 wild animals of 35+ species per year. The Center was formed in 1989 by a group of Guatemalan citizens who were concerned when they saw their precious natural heritage, especially their wildlife, rapidly disappearing before their eyes. It was originally created for a very specific purpose: to build a rescue center to care for and rehabilitate wild animals that were being confiscated on the black market by the Guatemalan government.

The Center's main headquarters in Guatemala City offers training to teachers from the surrounding towns and villages in order to develop environmental education activities in local schools. In 2002, it inaugurated its Environmental Education and Interpretation Center on the grounds of the Rescue Center with the intent to teach local students and visiting tourists about the evils of illegally trading pets, while at the same time ensuring that the animals in the Rescue Center are not needlessly exposed to humans. Nearly all animals at the center have been seized from smugglers and are very young and need constant care and attention.

Note: The volunteer work described here takes place in different volunteer projects. The participation fee may vary depending on the project. The prices are therefore to be understood as reference prices. Please send us an inquiry, so that we can tell you the exact prices and project information.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

Our organisation was founded back in 2003 and has since then helped countless of people to realize their dream of spending a time abroad. We are dedicated to Study, Work and Language Travel and specialize in language courses, internships, volunteer work, farm stays and working holidays in Latin America. We are certified a member of WYSE Travel confederation. In the almost 2 decades of our business activity, we have already fulfilled the dream of an exciting and meaningful stay abroad for thousands of participants.
En savoir plus sur nos critères de sélection pour choisir nos organisations partenaires.

Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Guatemala, 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 : 605 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 1025 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 1865 €
3 mois : 2705 €
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 :
year round
Age minimum :
17 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Maîtrise de langues :
Basic Spanish. If needed, you can also book your Spanish course on site with us.
Qualifications particulières :
Pas nécessaire
Hébergement & repas :
Accommodation and meals are included.

Obtenir plus d’informations gratuitement:

  • 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
Plus d’informations par
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Questions & motivations*
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