We are looking for volunteers to come and help us in our Animal Sanctuary in Cusco, Peru



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  • Description


    We, at the ANIMAL SANCTUARY , are a family run private organization, dedicated to rescuing and looking after animals which have suffered mistreatment of any kind from former owners or evil poachers or illegal hunters whom commercialize protected species. These rescued animals are put under the care by The forest Rangers, a dependency of The National Police or by the National Government.

    Since this place was stablished in 2007 we have been sheltering wild species, many of which are endangered. One of the species at risk of extinction is The Andean Condor, it deserves special consideration, because its population has been seriously decimated, and efforts to encourage its reproduction in captivity and later releasing the young Condors. It's our focus to illustrate our visitors on the factors that are causing this species to nearly disappear as a consequence of the action of man. The feathers are of great value for some craftsmen who later sell them as souvenirs for tourists, this activity stimulates the illegal hunting for this magnificent birds.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Promote cultural exchange and learning:

    1.- You will learn about the Peruvian culture and its worldview from the time of the Incas regarding the care of animals that are considered as gods.
    2.-interact with our local national and foreign visitors, learning their way of appreciating the world about animal care and teaching the importance of conserving biodiversity so that species do not become extinct.

  • Help


    1.-Teaching Program: Guide our visitors in English, Spanish, explaining the historiography of animals-
    2.-Animal care: Clean the house of the animals, feed them and love them-
    3.-General Maintenance: Do hard manual hand work to keep in good conditions our Center.
    Animal Sanctuary.
    4.-Building: If you are lucky you will find us building a house for the animals so you have to work
    5.- All activities can be carried out in a single day or in weeks, either together or not

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, spanish, Quechua; Portugues

  • Accommodation


    We have a house 100 meters from the Sanctuary, it has water all day, it has a kitchen, a shared bathroom, two shared rooms with 3 beds each, a warm shower with gas.

    We only give him lunch at the Sanctuary does not include breakfast and dinner.

    We only eat Peruvian food, we do not cook for vegans, vegetarians, etc. if they wish to have their lunch, they should notify the cook so that she does not miss the meal

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 22 km from the city of Cusco and 10 from the archaeological park of Pisaq, mobility to these places all day in local buses or taxis

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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