Animal Rescue Volunteer in Huanchaco!

El intercambio

This opportunity is perfect for you if you enjoy spending time with animals and aim to have a positive impact on whatever community you are a part of. The refuge centre is in an informal settlement outside of Huanchaco and can accommodate up to 60 dogs. The owner and local volunteers are always in need of motivated assistance from genuinely interested volunteers with a passion for animal welfare as well as support from qualified veterinary staff.

Que ofreces

20 Horas de ayuda por semana

Cuidado de Mascotas: Ayuda a cuidar mascotas.

Trabajo Social: Ayuda como voluntario en proyectos locales y comunidades.

Que obtienes

2 dias libres por semana

Habitación compartida: Tendrás una cama en un cuarto compartido con otros viajeros.

Habitación del equipo: Tendrás una cama en un cuarto compartido con otras personas.

Tours gratis: Te llevamos a tours y paseos por la ciudad, GRATIS.

Excursiones gratis: Te llevamos a excursiones y caminatas por la ciudad, GRATIS.

Fiestas gratis: Obtén pases gratis a las mejores fiestas de la ciudad.

Eventos gratis: Obtén pases gratis para los mejores eventos de la ciudad.

Traslado: Te buscaremos cuando llegues y te llevamos a nuestro lugar.

Clases de idiomas: Toma clases de idiomas gratis en nuestro espacio.

Utilice nuestra cocina equipada: Siéntete libre de usar nuestra cocina y preparar tu comida deliciosa.

Certificado: Obtén un certificado de culminación una vez que hayas terminado tu experiencia.


Inglés Intermedio o Español Intermedio

Más de 18 años

Admite voluntarios solos, parejas y dúos

Lo que no está incluído

Vuelos, Seguro de Viaje, Transporte Interno y Visa

Programa detallado

It should be noted that looking after the animals is physically and emotionally hard work and therefore not to everyone’s taste. However, if you have the passion to be involved in animal welfare in a hands-on capacity, then this may well be the role for you.

Please note that all volunteer positions are also available as Internships. With this add-on you will receive an extra level of mentorship and where necessary all appropriate liaison with your academic institution to ensure compliance with internship placement requirements. Please check out our website at for further in-depth information.

This role can be undertaken on a part time basis, alongside any of our other roles.

Actividades & Turnos

● Assisting with rescues of dogs, some of whom may be in distress.
● Undertake daily care activities of the dogs in the rescue centre, e.g. feeding and grooming.
● Daily cleaning of the centre is involved, it should be noted that this is hard physical work.
● Taking the dogs out for walks along the beach.
● Helping administer over the counter medicines, such as flea and worm treatments.
● Taking dogs to visit the vets and assisting in specialized care for injured or disabled dogs.
● Trying to find new homes for the dogs.


What you can expect from us:
● Personal pick-up upon arriving and walking tour through Huanchaco
● Thorough introduction to the organization
● Certified training in First Aid and Child Safeguarding
● 24/7 emergency support
● Organized activities & trips (barbeques, game nights, volunteer-lunch, team building trips) with like-minded people from all over the world
● Working in a friendly beach & surf town right next to many historical sites
● The satisfying feeling of committing your work to a good cause whilst gaining insight into a new culture
● Certificate of completion detailing your role, the project(s) you participated in and the dates you volunteered in