Volunteering with Animals in South America Ecuador
We are an environmental zoological organization that offers a unique experience of contact with animals and plants that are part of the natural and cultural wealth of Ecuador, which promotes and executes education, communication, recreation and research programs to promote the conservation of Ecuadorian biodiversity. We are located in the city o […]
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Duration of program:
2 weeks minimum
We only accept over 18 years old, we are willing to work for them, regardless of their gender or ethnicity.
US$150 for two weeks which includes accommodation on the second floor of the clinic. The second floor has 2 offices where the park management works, the room is shared where we have access to 4 beds. Our volunteers have free access to the kitchen where they can prepare their meals if they wish. They have access to the internet, a bathroom for the exclusive use of the volunteers with hot water and fully equipped (toilet paper, soap, shampoo). We do not have laundry service. Lunch is provided for 5 days of the week (free).
You are going to work in all the different areas that comprise the Biopark, for example a time in nutrition where the diets of all animals will be carried out, in veterinary where there will be a direct contact with the animals, collaborating with the veterinarians working in the park, in maintenance with the construction staff where work related to the creation of new habitats will be carried out, in education where we will work directly with visitors and educational institutions that visit us, and in other areas that include the park. Apart from participating daily in all areas of the park the goal that we have with you is to generate, execute and complete specific projects with each of you, these projects will be awarded on your first day here with us. One of the requirements that we require as volunteers is to think about projects for our institution so that the next volunteers can execute them, and if the time allows us to execute together with you your own project.
"Volunteers get to work with the zookeepers in feeding the animals and fixing the exhibitions. I recommend learning as much Spanish as you can before coming, this way you can get more out of the experience. The zookeepers are very friendly and this is a great opportunity to get to know Ecuadorian culture."- Ari Nimocks
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