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Volunteer Animal caretaker in an animal park in Bolivia

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Beyond South America

Are you curious, adventurous and looking for a nice internship or meaningful volunteer position? Beyond South America - a small scale mediation agency in internships and volunteer positions - helps, connects and supports.


The project

The project is in a small village about 3 to 4 hours from Cochabamba. In the park there’s a number of different animals like monkeys, reptiles, a few feline species, different bird species and a bear. All animals have been traded (illegally) or have been kept as domestic animals. The animals all have different backgrounds, but they have all lost their freedom due to humans. In the park the animals are given a second chance, while many animals can’t be released into the wild anymore. The park provides the animals with shelter and they try to imitate the natural habitat as good as possible by keeping them in a 'semi-free’ environment. They’re living in a natural park with no gates, but still dependent on people.


Sadly it’s not possible for all animals to live 'semi-free’. Because of this volunteers are needed to help feed and take care of the animals. As a volunteer you can help with cleaning, preparing food, and you can think of games to keep the animals mentally occupied. There are also animals that need walking daily and possibly there will be repair works for the animal’s living areas. What your day will look like exactly, is dependent on the work that needs to be done at that time.


It’s hard work with long days, but it’s also really rewarding. In this project you can make a true difference for these animals.

After the first week you will have one day off, after that you will have one full day off every week.


Your profile

  • Interest in nature and animals
  • Independent
  • Motivated with a positive work ethic
  • Experience of or interest in living abroad
  • Basic level of Spanish


Who are we?

You have a burning desire and are curious to learn by actually doing something that makes sense? Have you ever faced yourself in a Latin American world beyond the regular (mind) map? Then it’s really time to partake action with Beyond South America (BSA). While sharing your talents and goodwill, you will be part of some sustainable, long-term social changes. We operate throughout South America and have the perfect project for you!


We’re a small company with big dreams, to make these dreams come true we’re always looking for ways to make volunteer work sustainable. We are an organization that works with students and volunteers. We offer different kinds of activities based on your very personal aims and preferences. BSA has many possibilities for you: internships, volunteer work, language courses and recreational activities/excursions. Just make a digital trip to our website for the bigger picture or to zoom into all the present ins and outs.


BSA exists in the service of Casa de la Alegría: a foundation that with its love and dedication supports children and youngsters who have dealt with (family) traumas like sexual, mental and/or physical abuse or addiction. Their mission is to empower vulnerable, precious children so they can finally discover their strengths and talents. In the end both as for the coming future, these children will be able to raise their voice and to embody the new generation which can make a true difference to a local, sustainable and loving everyday life. All profits made by BSA will go directly to Casa de la Algeria.

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Language/Cultral Support Available

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Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

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Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

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WHEN

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WHERE

Cochabamba, Cochabamba Bolivia

(-17.41398,-66.16532)
 

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