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We are people who share a passionate love for nature that also have worked for years in wildlife management projects at different contexts (Bio-parks, Rehabilitation Centers, Noninvasive Research and Wildlife Sanctuaries)
In late 2011 we crystallized the idea of creating something different that not only offer a service of conservation and wildlife rehabilitation, but to work in coordination with the indigenous communities of the area, since they are the bearers of an ancient wisdom that remain untainted with the technology, consumerism and materialism of Western Society, having achieved to coexist with the environment. This objective is to be achieved through working with the local community combined with rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife from the illegal pet trade.
APART FROM THE LISTING HERE WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD LONG TERM VOLUNTEERS TO WORK AS COORDINATORS (MINIMUM 6 MONTHS)
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Types of help and learning opportunitiesHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareCreating/ Cooking family mealsGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Working with wild animals, many of them endangered species that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Indigenous lifestyle
Jungle life... and getting dirty!
The work can be split into five basic categories:
4. Public Relation
5. Community Work
6. Maintenance & Living Together
Important! It is not guaranteed that you will work with whatever animal you want to work! We will place you where we need you at the time and where we think it´s the most suitable match for each species.
Please understand as well that we are NOT a ZOO! For this reason you will get to see only the animals that you actually work with (plus eventually our released monkeys that are always around).
– Minimum: 4 weeks of stay
Spider Monkeys, Capuchin Monkeys and Squirrel Monkeys
We currently work with three species of monkeys. People who are staying for at least 4 weeks will be able to either work in the Spider monkey OR in the Capuchin and Squirrel monkey area.
Your tasks will be: cleaning cages and making enrichment. In addition, you may be asked to observe and feed the monkeys, give milk to the babies and in some special cases, walking with them on trails and help to untangle or move them.
Oncilla – Minimum: 5 weeks of stay
Ocelot – Right now on release program no volunteers allowed.
Jaguar – Minimum: 6 weeks of stay
We have three species of felines in the center: our Oncilla Cefira and our two Jaguars Beni and Khali. To be able to help with one of the felines, you need to commit to stay for at least 5 – 6 weeks (depending on the species). The longer you commit to stay in the center, the higher is the chance to work with one of the cats. This is to avoid the cats getting used to see new people and avoid the staff having to train new people each day. Cats need routine much more than the monkeys do and it stresses them to meet new persons often.
The work with the felines is mainly to walk them on their trails. Also you will do enrichment, clean their cages, prepare the meat and feed them in the afternoon.
– Minimum: 2 weeks of stay
Almost all the infrastructure of the center has been built with the help of volunteers.
Infrastructure work can be anything from help in constructions, improve the facilities to clear paths with a machete, repair things and do paintings (we would love to have someone that knows how to make beautiful drawings so we can paint murals on the walls of the buildings).
On some days you might be able to work alongside our indigenous professional worker Mario. Often this work will involve using local building methods and sustainable resources from the jungle, giving volunteers a chance to learn some of the techniques that have sustained people’s way of life here in the Amazon.
Depending on the amount of volunteers we have, people who work with the animals will also be asked to help with infrastructure work.
– Minimum: 1 month of stay
If you have expertise working with plantations and cropping vegetables (especially in tropical latitudes) we would be delighted to have you with us. Our goal is to be as self-sustainable as possible, as the demands of veggies and fruits that we need to feed the animals at the center are really high.
If you prove to be up to that task and willing to stay long term (at least 3 months), you will be in charge of this duty and we will cover all your basic expenses of food and accommodation.
4. PUBLIC RELATIONS
– Minimum: 2 months of stay
We are looking for a capable person that is willing to help on the following tasks:
• Arrangement of institutional conventions for finding students/professionals to make scientific studies (internships, thesis, etc...)
• Finding alternative ways for economical income to fulfill the continuous needs of the center (e.g. food, salaries, medication, technical equipment)
• Support in the management of the social media networks
This position could also be done from your home if you don’t have the possibility to come here and stay with us.
5. COMMUNITY WORK
We are located next to indigenous communities that live in close communion with the jungle. Although, as wildlife rescue center, our work is mainly focused on the rehabilitation of the animals at our charge our ideals are to help these people as much as we can whenever it is needed and we have extra time (we don't have a full time plan on it).
The community work is varied and depends on the needs of the community. In the past we have helped with education projects, their “chakos” (plantations), construction projects and tourism.
A position that one of the communities is always looking for is an English teacher that can give classes for the kids at school. If you are up for this task, you might get offered a place to live with them. It´s a great opportunity for people that want to focus on intercultural exchanges.
6. MAINTENANCE & LIVING TOGETHER
One of the most important aspects of the work here is the general maintenance of the common areas. As we are living together in a communal project, we will require that everyone helps out with the daily and weekly chores that need to be done.
Some of the chores will be:
• Prepare the breakfast, lunch or dinner for all the volunteers
• Turn on/off the water pumps to have drinking water in the different areas
• Clean and organize the common areas and dorms
We are also looking for long-term students who are conducting their master's thesis, PhD, or other research projects. We have many branches that could be interesting for biologists (fauna and flora), veterinarians, and even psychologists (primate-related). We offer a supportive environment where you can conduct your research and learn from our experienced staff.
Here are some specific examples of research projects that we have hosted in the past:
Assessment of the rehabilitation process' success of a group of black-capped capuchins (Sapajus apella apella)
Gastrointestinal parasitism in Neotropical primates and the use of phytotherapy for their control in the Beni River region
Diet and physiological factors of nutrition in the black spider monkey (Ateles chamek) in semi-captivity
Longitudinal parasitological fecal screening in Spider monkeys (Ateles chamek) living here, Beni Region, Bolivia.
The use of GPS devices in the management of neotropical primates in a rescue and rehabilitation center.
Camera Trapping Study of Terrestrial Mammals.
If you are interested in conducting research at our center, please contact us to discuss your project. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you get started.
Living conditions in the camp are quite rustic. We have a really simple big DORM with mattresses and mosquito nets where most of our volunteers will find room. The dorm is located in the main area next to the kitchen and bathroom (two compost toilets and one bathroom with shower). You will live here together with our 5 camp dogs.
In addition we have some very basic CABINS (indigenous style) around the park, where 1-2 persons each find room. These cabins are mainly reserved for our long-term volunteers who like to have some more privacy.
During your stay we will provide you with bed sheets. Please bring your own sleeping bag/warm blanket (can also be bought in Rurrenabaque) if you plan to stay during the dry season (approx. May to July), when it can get cold at night.
We are not a restaurant, an eco-lodge or something similar where we will be looking after all your special dietary whims (we had a few problems with this in the past). For breakfast we offer you some slices of bread, margarine, coffee and tea (no milk). The lunch is simple and the main meal is dinner. Usually everyone is super happy with the food as you can see in the reviews. But if you have special wishes (just as jam, eggs, fruits, chocolate,…) or you need to eat more, you can buy extra food/snacks on your free days (once per week) if you go to town. We can´t afford to buy this for everyone.
The dishes are mainly vegetarian. Meat is not on our shopping list (just for special occasions), so if you need to eat meat every day, you won’t be happy here.
Also, if you are really picky with your taste or food requirements (“I don’t like carrots or onions”…) OR you have any food sicknesses (like e.g. celiac) please let us know in advance to check out what we can do... It is simply much too hard to cook 3 different meals in between everyone.
The use of gas is restricted. We just use it for cooking the common lunch and dinner. An exception is the breakfast where anyone can cook extra stuff (toasted bread, boiled eggs, etc.). We cannot allow the gas being used anytime for making tea or coffee,… Gas is hard to find in town and it´s quite expensive.
We have electricity to charge your devices in the kitchen and inside the dorms. But be aware that there are not many plugs to charge your stuff so sometimes you will have to wait until someone else finished charging.
For walking around at night time, don’t forget to bring a head torch.
INTERNET & TELEPHONE
Until now, we do NOT have proper cellphone signal in the center. If you have a Bolivian simcard (“entel” or “tigo” companies) you MIGHT (not always) be able to send some Whatsapp messages or make a phone call on the beach nearby. With this, we want to make clear, that if you need internet connection every day for online work etc., here it won’t be possible.
Drinking water is available in different spots in the park. Just bring your own water bottle. The water is not treated like in the “western” countries, so if you’re a bit sensitive to this, we advise to bring a drinking bottle with filter.
For your work here, we advise you to bring the oldest clothes you can find. It´s nothing unusual to be covered by monkey pee and poo or cat scratches by the end of the day. Long and loose trousers and long shirts are the best solution for the flies and mosquitos in the jungle. Also we have a second hand clothes box (from previous volunteers) where you might find some clothes that you can use.
Important! Please understand that we can NOT ALLOW you to use mosquito repellent during the day when you work with the animals, as it can be extremely poisonous for them! An exception is “citronella”, a natural based repellent. After work (from around 5 pm on) you can use as much mosquito repellent as you want. If you have any serious problems with insect bites, better don´t come here… we live in the jungle!
There is plenty of rubber boots to lend to the volunteers but we cannot make sure we will have your size upon arrival. In Bolivia normally the biggest available size is EU 44.
We share our life with 5 dogs. They need to be taken care of like any other wild animal. Some of them, after being just a few volunteers for almost a year alone during the COVID outbreak can be territorial and aggressive if you do not try to make a relation with them (specially “Rio” who was abandoned in the river and has a bit of territorial issues). With this we mean to be ready to also play with them, feed them, walk around the place etc.
What else ...
Before contacting us we want to make sure the people will understand a few really IMPORTANT things about working with us... so please keep reading....
If you don´t finish reading this with all the questions included on the profile, we will infer that you are not committed to the project and you are sending a mail just to check out for a cheap place to stay in the jungle where you will make pictures with the animals, or looking for some kind of ecotourism-experience. That is quite the opposite.
Maybe we are going to be a bit too straight forward, too strong in these next lines… but we want to filter out the type of people that apply to come here. Our goal is to find the best suited volunteers for this job to make it an amazing experience for all of us.
We strongly advise against coming here if you are a) not an animal lover b) not a hard worker and c) picky in what you want to do or how to do the things. The hours are long, the work is repetitive and it can be tiresome and stressful or sometimes boring for some people. Please don't apply if you think it's a cheap way to get to spend time in the jungle without having to pay for a tour in Rurrenabaque. You will be disappointed and you will not last or will be politely asked to leave.
Do not apply if you only want to cuddle the animals and take photos of them! We are not a cuddle friendly sanctuary for the animals. Our mission is to release the animals back into the wild someday, so keeping them connected to their domesticated past is the most counterproductive thing that could happen to them. Any volunteer who comes for a short amount of time and cuddles them, is acting on an ego boost, disrespecting and destroying serious difficult work we are trying to achieve with these animals. It will not be tolerated.
We know we will lose loads of requests because of this, but that's our goal… being able to receive only the people that know in their heart that they are ready for this experience, helping with their soul to a really important project for everyone in the Amazon, especially the animals!
It is really important to be able to fluently speak English because it is the main language spoken here. If you do not speak English we can't train you properly and this is a huge problem.
With that!, we mean we need ENTHUSIASTIC volunteers wanting to do something different, help an NON lucrative NGO and at the same time learn a lot about life in the jungle. We strongly need adult minded people, who take action without needing to be told what to do all the time.
NO ILLEGAL DRUGS allowed here! Tobacco, alcohol and coca leaves are okay as they are legal. But no marihuana, cocaine or anything related...
This is a jungle environment, hard and rustic, jobs can be quite dirty, muddy (don't expect to have your trekking boots as clean as when you bought them (USE THEM!), dirty clothes almost every day, hooooot and really humid... mosquitos, tarantulas in your room, snakes etc... perfect for adventures souls... city people that need everything shiny and their nails clean, won´t enjoy it here at all... but the wild souls definitely will love it.
HOW TO GET TO US
The nearest town is Rurrenabaque (Department of Beni) with approx. 17000 inhabitants.
IMPORTANT If you're flying into Bolivia they might ask for a return ticket in the airport and might cancel your flight if you do not have it. Please make sure with the airlines about this problem because it happened already to a quite a few people.
From La Paz city we can be reached overland in a night bus ride that takes 14-18 hours (around 80 Bs). You have to leave La Paz from the Villa Fatima neighborhood (not the La Paz bus terminal!!!, so just ask a taxi to drop you in “donde salen las flotas a Rurrenabaque de Villa Fatima”). There are four bus companies that leave every day to Rurrenabaque between 3 to 6 pm. No online booking, so you either just show up and pick whatever bus is available or you go there in the morning to reserve a ticket.
Another option is to arrive from La Paz to Rurrenabaque by air in a 50 minutes flight (around 700 Bs) – not always available.
Once in Rurrenabaque you have the possibility to stay in a hostel/hotel and buy the last things that you might need for your stay (snacks, simcard, etc.) before we meet you. Our partner hostel is called “El Curichal” (located in comercio street), where the owners Selim & Yariza will be happy to welcome you at any time.
Please aim to plan your arrival date on either a Monday or Friday as we only come to town on these days. We can then meet you around midday after lunch and take a boat together on the Beni River for around 15-20 minutes to arrive to our place.
The contribution for the project to continue being sustainable is 50 Bs/night. This will cover food and accommodation costs, and derivatives (transport costs, construction materials, electricity, cleaning products, veterinary materials etc.). It doesn't include your own luxuries like snacks, beer, etc.
This fee also doesn't include the Animal work. In such case you should add 140 Bs/week to cover the expenses related to the work and the certificate you will receive at the end of your stay.
We are NOT a business... lodge, hostel, touristic operator or whatever... we are an organization that fights for a big dream. We do NOT earn a single cent from visitors and therefore volunteers shouldn't expect to be in one of those places where the host has to babysit the people only because they pay or the host EARNS MONEY. None of the staff earn a cent from your contribution, except for our indigenous employee Mario. With this, we give you some easy examples... We are not going take care of your garbage, your mess or your hangovers (extreme party people won't have a good time here (although we do like to party occasionally!), we are not going to clean your bed or dishes. YOU are supposed to be a part of the project, so everyone will be responsible for their chores and at the same time responsible of each other.
Last of all, anyone that wants to volunteer with us needs to answer this questions when contacting us:
• Did you have contact with livestock (goats, cows, horses, pigs, poultry, sheep,...) in the last two months?
• Have you been working with wildlife in the last two months? In affirmative case explain the activity.
• Did you have contact with macaques in the last two months?
• Have you been in Africa during the last two months? In affirmative case, explain the activities, dates and routes you followed.
• Have you been working in a sanitary camp (veterinary, doctor, nursery,...)?
• Are you carrier of Herpes/Cold sore?
• Have you had chicken pox (varicela) already?
• Have you had measles (sarampión) already? Or are you vaccinated?
Recommended vaccinations to enter the center:
• Yellow Fever
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$7USD (50 Bolivianos) a day
This is one of the most special places you can go to. It's been one year since I left and I still think of that place especially about the animals, the teens who are probably grown adults now. If you have empathy
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This is one of the most special places you can go to. It's been one year since I left and I still think of that place especially about the animals, the teens who are probably grown adults now. If you have empathy
When I arrived first I was overwhelmed by the place. It was wild and beautiful, but also scared me away. The conditions are tough, but you grow so much - I did for sure.
Andres is a very special person (again in either way XD), he is working so hard to make this place run and you can
Como agradecerte por haber podido colaborar en este brutal proyecto... <3 <3
Me ha dado cosas que nunca hubiera imaginado que experimentaría. Probar la capacidad de adaptación e integración en un lugar así (porque la humedad, los mosquitos, el calor, las duchas frías brrrrr no lo ponen fácil al principio) ha sido un gran reto
Amazing hardworking woman with clear mindstate on coordinating chores, huge passion for the animals aandbig social capabilities.
A huge thanks from us for your year here!
You did improve a lot our place!
first of all the animals were amazing, and I don't think you grasp the privilege you have to be that close and be part of this rehabilitation mission until it's the last day and it comes to an end! it is clearly
My task over 6 weeks was to care for the crazy Capuchins and integrate the youngest to the group. I don't think I will ever find any experience quite like this one.
But don't get mistaken, if you are afraid of spiders, pony sized cats, or get
Good Luck in your TRIP!
Thanks a lot!
We were two with a French friend, and we loved our five weeks there. It's a special, sometimes dangerous environment, which may not be for everyone, but Andres takes the time to explain the situation in his profile on Workaway, so read his recommendations carefully
Thanks a lot for your time here!
As other volunteers already stated, the work can be hard but it is very meaningful. You will find a rough jungle lifestyle (shared
It allows you to truly appreciate the meaningful things in life and
Fue un gusto
Amazing guy... miss you a lot!
The conditions can be tough in the jungle with the humidity and the bugs, but other aspects of the stay like the people and the animals make it without a doubt worth it. I was able to meet such cool people here -
Andres created such a beautiful place for all the animals there. I feel honored and absolutely greatfull that I could take part in this project and worked with the spidermonkeys. I Stayed for an extra week, but saying goodbye wasn't easy! I miss all the spidermonkeys, Andres and the
If you feel like you can handle the jungle life and the impressive amount of trust and responsibility that you will definitely be given, go for it!
(Also, capuchins are
Not to lie, the beginning was quite hard for me. It improved with the time but I have to warn you that it’s not everyday all perfect and easy. You go through difficult time
"Bueno gatito Beni" What an amazing CUTE, SWEET and RESPONSIBLE person the animals had the luck to encounter!
If you are a host and need someone you can rely on, This IS itt! we are going to miss you so MUCH!
You're gonna be dirty, sweaty, tired. Your skin Can be really weird with the mosquitos, humidity, monkeys rash...
If you don't like living in community, with dogs barking against monkeys really early, it's not for
Andres, thank you for
Crazy but responsible
Ready for anything even if it is something really hard or scary to do
Always with a smile and a even bigger appetite (not just for food.... ;) )
We miss you so much already... and all the animals
Great! Majestic! Bada**!
You are all doing an amazing job and we
After getting used to the sometimes hard conditions of life in the jungle (moskitos, humidity) I enjoyed every minute of it! This place is truly magical and made me fall in love with the jungle! The work with the monkeys was great, very rewarding and I miss
I could talk in length about the beauty of the animals, the kindness of the people, and the importance of the work done by this organisation- but in truth, it is best understood through experience.
If you are considering
thanks for all your help with the ocelot and the monkeys! we loved your dancing during cooking times and hope you enjoyed it here. lots of love
we wanted them to stay forever and had to bribe them with delicious meals and cakes for them to stay longer and they did!! thank you guys so much for your help. You cannot say a negative word about either of them, super helpful, WORKAHOLICS! ... but in a good way! the best way :D
you will always be welcome back xoxoxxo
Dagna was very passionate about working with the spider monkeys and made some excellent
Thank you very much!
We can't wait until you come back! the monkeys will be sooo happy! especiialy Suarez :D
Being here for one year,, She stuck it out through the hardest times, being the rock of support to hold us together... and was always there with her giggly giggles through the best of times.
We wish you the
they came to us even though most people left after the flood and even with the risk of another flood coming they came anyway and never complained about anything, always happy and so extremely helpful. we would love them to stay longer and we are so happy to have met you and grateful for your help. we hope you enjoy
As everyone says, the volunteering doesn't feel like work. It is such a joy to observe the monkeys and learn about their different
such nice company to have around.. super hard worker.. she got full of boro boros and was still smiling from cheek to cheek.. all round star volunteer and we would love to have her back any timee!!!! xoxoxoxo
Buuut this was the best experience we ever had! You and your project are just amazing and only because of your project it's worth going to Bolivia. We stayed here for two months from September until October 2018 and we have lived our lifes to the fullest. We've never seen such a
People involved in the project are really amazing and helpful. Monkeys are one of the loveliest animals on our planet!
Conditions are really simple, but it is not a problem if you really understand that you wait from life in the jungle.
Nat and Andres thank your both so much i will
Andres and Nat really know how to run and organize a project like this and are always there to answer questions or help with problems. But even more important they are funny bastards and attentive, lovely people which make you
Thanks a lot! xx
thank you for all your help and we hope to see you again one day!! xoxox
hard worker and was never a problem for us thanks so much louis hope youre having an awesome time cruising around on that bike!
Thank you Daniela!
Crazy Andrés, kind Nat, jungle samurai Mario, Vanessa and Oscar are all amazing people that are very dedicated to the centre’s mission and just great to be with. This is a volunteering experience like no other that will leave you with memories you’ll never forget ! Unless you drink too much Ceibo
Estabamos encantada de tenener esta chica en el albergue. trabajas fenomenal sin problemas! muy muy muy muy muy buena gente. muchas gracias esperemos que puedes volver un diaa!! xoxoxoxoxxoxoxo
Thankyou for putting up with our craziness!! You are lovely
We hope very much that you return as well! You will always be welcome!! xoxox
Thanks you Andres and Nat for give us this opportunity and congratulations for everything you do !! We wait the
thanks for everything!!
You were outstanding here and we are soooo grateful for your help!!!!
THANK YOUU!!!!! xoxooxxox
you have been one of the most badass volunteers ever and we will never forget you and everything you did for us we hope you come back sooon!!!
lots of love xxx
even when jessie got massive stitches in her lip she handled it like a champ!
Thanks so much for your support guys!!!
We just want to add some clarity for other volunteers looking to help out this awesome project!
Arriving in Rurre was easy, we took the bus from La Paz which was easy and fun. Monday, weds, and Friday Andres and Nat come into town and can give you a ride back.
We stayed in the dormatory which is just a room of bunk beds
Take care excellent people!
This crazy place gave us a lot more than we expected and we've learned so much. We feel so glad and thankful that we had the opportunity to join the life there and becoming a part of this beautiful project. Everything was unique for us and we
It's a community life (size changes depending on the number of volunteer).
You will have to cook, clean the dishes, floor etc...
The place as your house during your
First of all, helping there make you take part in a really amazing and couragous project. I did not realise the complexity of this kind of project before coming here, and I really admire people giving their full time to make it work.
I loooved working with the spiders, with Morphy and with the
so again: I stayed there for 4 weeks, got lots of mosquito bites and yet enjoyed every second of my stay. I loved the work, I loved the monkeys, I loved the team. Thank you for a wonderfull experience and I hope I will have
thank you so much Billy and the boys, you were such a massive help to us and the monkeys
thank you fot having me and allowing me to take part!
Send my love to my sweet baby Frodo
Good luck thanks guys
We r so grateful for volunteers like you!
We hope to have you back again stephan thankyou!
We had such a great time with you and r happy you enjoyed.
Ilay is hardworking and honest and great to be around!
This workaway have been the best I've been so far. I stayed only three weeks but I learned a lot. What a great project! The work is super interesting, Andres is a cooking Master and the people, the jungle... the atmosphere is just perfect.
THANKS you all for this great time.
I wish you all the
We all miss you and hope you're enjoying the rest of your travels.
I know you guys where challenged while you where here which makes everything you did so much more impressive. You where always happy to help us in whatever way you could, we all miss you two and hope to see you again.
The staff here were fantastic. They gave us a good welcome, showed us what was required of us from the start and gave us plety of responsibility when it came to looking after the animals and helping round the camp. They also clearly work very hard each day to
Thank you for all the work you did for us, you always found yourself more things to do, thank you for the massive trees and bamboo you had to carry, you really made our lives easier.
All the staff and the animals will miss you
The challenging environment, the good work, and the time to get to know you really made me happy.
You guys do an incredible job over there, every day, tirelessly, and it was so good joining you and learning all the things about the animals and the nature. The work with the different animals is so
Muchisimas gracias a los miembros permanentes del proyecto por su acoge y le deseais mucho suceso por las proximas etapas!
from all of us here
Pleasure to have you around thanks so much johannes!
A beautiful initiative in the jungle of Bolivia that is genuine in its intentions and its spirit. You will work hard and you will sweat, but it's worth every minute when you get to enjoy the food that Andres prepares as well as meeting the animals that call the
This is amazing place with full of energy people and friendly animals. You can feel the jungle there. Working it's not that hard and generally you can feel free with that what you wanna do.
Every lunch and dinner was delicious, but the best thing is we prepared it together!
I was there with my friends 8
As the volunteer you're completely free - either you can work hard or take it easy and rest a bit. Being surrounded by good, positive, hard-working, motivated and funny people in the bosom of nature is a
And I have to agree with all the others feedbacks, the food is amazing ! Thanks
Everyone and all the animals miss you, come back soon
The people living here and the other volunteers created an atmosphere that was welcoming and friendly, which made the hard work easier to handle. Even though the work at times was hard, we didn't want to
Volunteering here is at times difficult but always super rewarding, you know that you are making a difference and doing something worthwhile working at this place.
The staff/long term volunteers are honest and extremely hard working people and super passionate about
I had such a great time in this beautiful peace of nature!
This project is lead by people that have a true heart and that strongly believe in what they are doing... It was so good to get to meet them... They make everything so that you can feel good!
Thanks a lot for that awesome time with us!
Will miss you guys!
Big hugs and kisses from all the team/animals!
The place is beautiful and the food delicious. You work 2 hours in the morning and
2 in the afternoon. It can be a bit challenging if your not used to physical work but you learn quikly. All the animals are wonderfull :) And the people too :P
Hope to return some day !
Se veia a millas el amor q sentias por los animales. Te desel lo mejor y espero q vuelvas alguna vez a ver como ha crecido esta familia
A superb volunteer!
Hard worker serious but funny at the same time (recipe hard to find)
See you for sure!
Thank you for all your time and energy Andres!
Thankssss a lot and enjoy peruuuu!
Thanks for trusting me in this way, for the incredible food, for the nights with games, sushi, and films (eventhough I'm not the best person to watch films
Thankssss a lot for your invaluable help in this hard days and hopefully see uou in the future.
Big hugs from all the animals specially drucilla and negro
Take care and hopefully you come vack to see the improvements
Thanks a lot for every things. It was a good experience in la selva, with funky monkeys.
Good good woofing, with good organisation. Thanks to Mario. Thanks for the best food of the world ! Anf for games at night. and all !!
Bets people of the best kind ever. Miss you guys!!!
Sorry for that laaate fishing night again!
Hard worker and calm and esay going person... definitely a person to be with any host if they want to have a A+ volunteer!
Take care and enjoy!
Sam! really fun and enjoyable having you with us, hard worker and someoone you can trust in any chore... sorry about beating you those three times!
The monkeys miss you and vanessa too being able to make you look for them!
Take care and best wishes
Everyone who whants a 1st class cheff and a big1st class person who cares about your project dont hesitate with this guy. Thumbs up!
The work was often hard and we were drenched
For host! Wont find better people than this guy... really easy going and good humour sense.
Host interested in permaculture will have a goid one with him
Thanks a lot!
The work was varied and not to demanding. Enough free time to swim, hike, play with animals or just relax (they have nice boardgames for in the evenings..) The surroundings and sounds are beautiful. The food is also really good especially arepes (venezuelan burgers).
Hopefully we see you back here soon.
serious guy! Pleasure to work with you!
Andres and Vanessa are really welcoming hosts and you settle in from the moment you arrive. Alex and Mario, the two people who you will work with most, are both extremely friendly and teach you lots about the
Seriously recommended for anyone looking for host.
Andrés, además de sus monos, se
El cuesto se comprende una vez que se come, tan rico !
El trabajo es facil, divertido y variado. Gracias a vosotros dos para render posible de hacer parte de este lindo proyecto, con la sonrisa !
Thanks a lot for the amazing 4 weeks at your place. Learned so much there. And my best wishes for the start of the real project and the work with the monkeys. Greetings to Mario and Alex. See you !!
Host wont be disappointed with him!
good luck and best wishes
We had the most amazing time there.
Between interesting work and excellent food you have enough time to chill, swim in the river, swing with lianas or forfill other childhood dreams. :)
Our work included such as cutting "bamboo" for construction and