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Andean Bear Carers Bolivia



We are a privately run animal refuge and eco lodge located in the lush green, cloud forest of the Yungas, Bolivia. Our mission is to give the best possible care to native animals rescued from illegal trafficking or abuse, guaranteeing their well being under optimal scientific and technical handling conditions, in a natural environment that allow […]

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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
4 weeks minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

The project costs 5210 Bolivianos (approx. US$762) for 4 weeks and 1060 Bolivianos per week thereafter. The fee includes shared accommodation in the volunteer house, hot showers, sheets, towels, laundry facilities, 3 meals per day, and a donation to buy food and medicine for the animals. A fully refundable cash deposit on arrival of US$100 is required, for the following items: volunteer shirt, towel, bedding, room key, etc. Upon return of these items the full amount will be refunded.

Other information:
We always welcome vets, vet nurses, zoo-technical, or animal trainers that are willing to spend some time with us.


Rewarding work, beautiful environment
"Being given the chance to help care for the bears and other animals at this large refuge was an amazing experience. Set on large land in the jungle at the bottom of death road it is a remote but beautiful setting. Hard work 7 days a week but I loved every minute. Volunteer numbers vary from 5 to 20, great staff and I would highly recommend this to all animal lovers."- Kathy Netherclift

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