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Wildlife Volunteer in Peru : Overview!

Are you passionate about wildlife and wish to make a difference in the lives of animals? Do you dream of rescuing and rehabilitating animals in the rainforests? Our wildlife volunteer in Peru is just the program for you!

Peru is blessed with one of the richest and most diverse biodiversity in the world. It is also the home of many exotic animals and birds. However, despite its abundance and beauty, Peru today is facing substantial challenges protecting its wildlife.

Activities like deforestation, poaching, illicit trafficking, demand for exotic pets and wildlife products worldwide are the main factors contributing to the depletion of its wildlife. Due to unchecked human intervention, the wildlife in Peru is now fragile and under serious threat with more than 150 species of animals and birds facing extinction.

By joining Global Crossroad’s wildlife volunteer work in Peru, volunteers can follow their passion for helping animals and make a meaningful contribution to the world while exploring the unique culture of Peru. Volunteers will work at a wildlife center that is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing animals back to the wild. The center cares for many wild animals ranging from Howler Monkeys, Wooly Monkeys and Capuchins, to Tapir, Wild Deer and Tortoises, as well as a number of Macaws and Parrots. During the evenings, volunteer will have opportunities for language exchanges with the locals, campfires, games, and movie nights.

Contact Global Crossroad today to learn more about this life-changing wildlife volunteer in Peru!

Wildlife Volunteer in Peru: Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

As a wildife volunteer in Peru, you will have a tremendous impact in the lives of animals. You’ll be working at a wildlife center and will contribute to all aspects of running the center under the guidance of animal experts and local staffs.

You will help rescue animals who are injured, orphaned, or confiscated from the pet trade. You will help rehabilitate the abused and mistreated animals for their eventual release into the wild. You will also work with animals who for various reasons are unable to be released back into the wild. You will help prepare and distribute food for the animals, assist with building and maintaining enclosures, daily cleaning and heading into the forest to cut leaves for the monkeys. Other responsibilities include feeding and caring for the younger animals and providing warm bedding for them. You will also assist the local staffs with some animals in need of washing and grooming. Volunteers must always respect the wild nature of the animals, and never attempt to hold, cuddle, or treat the animal like a pet, for its well-being and your safety.

Wildlife volunteers in Peru are also encouraged to participate in educational tours to both visitors and local children. We can also provide specialized roles to those interested in marketing, social media or film/photography.

Wildlife Volunteer in Peru: Skills and Qualifications

To join our wildlife volunteer in Peru, you do not need any specific qualification or skills. Even volunteers with no background with animals can help out. If you do possess a background or specialized skills in the field of wildlife, you can let us know and we can find even more ways for you to help.

Volunteers need to be least 18 years or older and must be passionate about working with animals. Volunteers should be able to work hands-on in an outdoor environment. It is also compulsory for volunteers to have a Yellow Fever vaccine and a health/accident insurance. Spanish will be helpful for this project but is not mandatory.

Wildlife Volunteer in Peru: Fees & Program Dates

Program Dates

Global Crossroad’s Wildlife Volunteer in Peru begins on Mondays of each month. However, we do allow for flexibility if you have travel constraints.

Volunteers can participate in our program anywhere from 1 week up to 3 months.

Fees: Volunteer in Peru

We at Global Crossroad work to provide the most affordable and quality volunteer work in Peru. We’re dedicated to providing our volunteers with the most meaningful volunteer opportunity that will enable them to truly make a positive difference. We strive to keep our costs low and believe in 100% transparency.

Global Crossroad's wildlife volunteer in Peru registration fee is US $299. The registration fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses. In addition to the registration fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee of US $280. The weekly fee will be paid directly to your program coordinator to ensure that the fees you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them.

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Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »
How your fee is allocated?
Spanish Lessons (Monday-Friday/10 hours a week): $75 (mandatory for medical project)
Summer volunteer and adventure (4 weeks include safari) $2,309
Mini adventure (2 weeks include safari) $1,299

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (shared)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Transport from the airport/bus station
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

Wildlife Volunteer in Peru: Accommodations and Meals

Wildlife volunteers in Peru will be staying within the premises of the wildlife center in wooden bungalows. The bungalows have comfortable, clean and neat double rooms. Volunteers may have to share a room with another volunteer of the same gender. You will have access to showers, hygienic toilets and 220V electricity 24 hours a day at the bungalow. If weather conditions permit, you can also camp in a suitable area to enjoy in direct contact with nature. The rainy season in Peru is from November up to January.

Volunteers will be provided with 3 local meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). You will eat and socialize in a spacious dining room. You are allowed to bring snacks but we ask not bring food to the rooms, as food scraps attract ants and other insects.