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Wildlife Volunteer in Peru: Overview

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Are you passionate about conservation work and helping wildlife? Are you looking for an affordable volunteer opportunity in Peru to make a positive difference in the lives of animals? Our wildlife volunteer program in Peru is perfect for you.

Peru is one of the exceptional countries in the world in terms of its diverse ecosystem, natural wonders and abundant wildlife making it an ideal travel destination for many nature and animals lovers. Its dense rainforests are home to a variety of unique and exotic animals and birds found nowhere else in the wild. Sadly, the wildlife in Peru is under great threat and many animals face the danger of extinction due to relentless human encroachment. The animals are hunted or captured to be sold as exotic pets in illegal markets and their habitat is constantly destroyed leading to a sharp decline in the wildlife population. Wildlife in Peru is in critical need of help and we need support from volunteers like you to help safeguard them.

By joining our wildlife volunteer work in Peru, you will keep our conservation projects running and make a lasting impact in the lives of these animals who desperately need your help. As a volunteer, you will work in a wildlife center with animal experts and conservationists. You will work with a variety of animals including Howler Monkeys, Wooly Monkeys and Capuchins, Tapirs, Wild Deer sand Tortoises, as well as native birds like Macaws and Parrots. You will assist with rescue and rehabilitation operations and help relocate animals back to the wild. You will also work with the local team to raise awareness about the importance of environmental and wildlife preservation.

Apart from wildlife volunteer work in Peru, you will also have opportunities to interact with the locals, discover a new culture and learn more about Peru through direct experience.

Contact RCDP today to learn more about this life-changing wildlife volunteer opportunity in Peru!


No specific skills or qualification is required and volunteers from any background are welcome to join our wildlife program, except that volunteers must at least be 18 years old to participate in this program.

Volunteers must be also passionate about helping wildlife and comfortable working with animals. Volunteers must be physically fit, able to do hands-on labor and should be able to work in an outdoor environment. Volunteers also need to flexible, patient, self-motivated and hardworking. Those with experience in wildlife care and conservation can also be a part of specialized roles that will enable them to utilize your skills efficiently.

Additionally, volunteers will need to have a Yellow Fever vaccine and a health/accident insurance. Spanish will be helpful for this project but is not mandatory.

Volunteer's Responsibilities

As a wildlife volunteer in Peru, you will be able to make a real difference in the field of wildlife conservation and help improve the lives of countless animals in peril.

Volunteer duties may vary day to day depending on the needs of the wildlife center and you will assist with a variety of duties. You will help rescue abused, mistreated, wounded and orphaned animals and birds. You will help rehabilitate and take care of the animals in need and help them make a complete recovery. After recovery, you will help relocate the animals back in to wild in a safe environment. You will also help collect and prepare food for the animals, feed them, clean and maintain their enclosures and administer medications to sick and injured animals. You will care for the orphaned and young animals and assist with grooming and washing animals. All activities will be conducted under the guidance of animal experts and local staffs. For safety reasons, volunteers should maintain no contact with the animals unless required.

Apart from working actively at the wildlife center, wildlife volunteers in Peru will also raise awareness in the local community about the importance of rainforests in the world, animal welfare and preservation of wildlife. Volunteers can also help with media, marketing and social media if interested.

Accommodation and Meals

Wildlife volunteers in Peru will be staying inside the premises of the wildlife center in wooden bungalows. The bungalows are comfortable and clean with double rooms that you may have to share with another volunteer of the same gender. You will have access to basic facilities like showers, toilets and 220V electricity available 24 hours a day. When the weather is good, you can also camp outside during the night to enjoy nature.

Volunteers will be provided with 3 meals per day- breakfast, lunch and dinner comprised of local cuisines. Volunteers will be eating their meals in a spacious dining room where they can socialize with other volunteers and local staffs. Though snacks are permitted, volunteers are asked to not bring food to the rooms, as the food scraps usually attract ants and other insects.