Rescue wild animals of the Amazon

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Program Description

The Wild Animal Rescue Center is located in Eastern Ecuador downstream the River Napo. It’s in the heart of the Amazon Jungle, around eight hours by public bus from Quito or six hours by bus and one by canoe. The work in the rescue center is varied and not always easy: The main task is taking care of the permanent and seasonal animals. All of these animals must be fed, their cages have to be cleaned every day and sometimes you have to take care of sick ones. The volunteer work also includes loading and carrying bananas and other fruits, which are needed for feeding the animals. Please note that this kind of work requires good physical conditions of the volunteers. The willingness of the volunteers to work is the most important source of the center’s income. Guided tours through the Amazon Jungle Rescue Center are very important, because it is an opportunity to tell tourists about the local animals, the projects and how they can help conserve the forest. This is also a part of the volunteer work.

Sometimes you will also need to comply with other activities such as planting, making inspection rounds and translating in guided rainforest tours. Furthermore you can be charged with administrative work.


Immersion into local culture
Lend a hand to people in need, or protect local environments
Improve your language skills
Build up your CV with meaningful work experience
Share your own culture with others
Master your understanding of local customs
Build new friendships


one of the following languages: English, German and/or French. Good physical conditions are required.
minimum 18 years of age
Minimum 8 weeks commitment to your project
A volunteer visa if you plan to stay for longer than 3 months
interest and passion for local culture
A monthly fee for food and accommodation and an application payment, which varies depending on the organization you volunteer with.
international health insurance, including liability and accident insurance
A completed Experience Report of at least 500 words upon completion of your volunteering project in Ecuador and and the right to publish it

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Placement with a great partner organization
Pre-trip welcome package
Orientation meeting in Quito
Accompaniment from the school to the project on your first day
Access 24-hour emergency hotline
Free afternoon activities
Visa assistance
Certificate to recognise your participation as a volunteer in Ecuador
Personalized assistance to help you find accommodation in Quito and beyond

Program Locations

Tena, Ecuador

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Program Details

Ailola Quito Spanish School
  • Ecuador: Tena
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Program Duration:
1-3 months
varying placement fees please contact us for more information

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