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Cuenca, Ecuador

5.0
9 reviews9

Alimentando animales y mejorando su calidad de vida


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Practice Spanish
2 travelers recommend this host to practice Spanish
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
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Support
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The Experience

Nutrición:Picado de fruta,recepción de alimentos Veterinaria:Llenado de historias clínica,monitoreo de consumo de dietas,monitoreo de comportamiento de los individuos Educación:Charlas y talleres de la información del bioparque,guianzas educativas, participación en charlas educativas Cuidadores de fauna:Limpieza de los comederos de los animales,limpieza del sustrato de los hábitats de los animales,colaboración en alimentación de los individuos

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Additional Fee Required

El costo es de 10 dólares por día para cubrir costo de hospedaje y almuerzo

Requirements

  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Stay at least
2 weeks

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  • a) How was your experience with this host?
  • b) How was your day-to-day routine?
  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

9 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Bioparque

4.5

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

2 Practicing English

2 Practicing Spanish

2 Creating true social impact

2 Learning about sustainability

2 Meeting locals

2 Meeting international travelers

Germany

5

Long story short: volunteering in Amaru Bioparque was by far the most mind blowing experience I made so far. Being so close to and working with all those animals we had an awesome time and could learn a lot about wildlife and animal care.

To all those who worked with us I want to say thank you for an amazing time and keep up the good work. Amaru Bioparque is a project worth supporting and the world can be glad to have people working with such passion and commitment for animals!

Mar/26/2020

Switzerland

5

My Time in Cuenca was incredible! Sadly I've just been there for 2 weeks but I would have loved to stay longer, the workers and the other volunteers where really nice and we came along nicely. it was a very nice experience and I highly recommend going to amaru

Feb/25/2020


Jorge replied

Muchas gracias por tus palabras Flo, realmente tu estadía aquí nos ayudó mucho, gracias por estar tan dispuesto a ayudar siempre. De parte de todo AMARU tedeseamos lo mejor y esperamos que puedas regresar pronto. Saludos

United States

5

It was such a wonderful experience! I stayed for 2 weeks but it went by too fast! Everyone was super nice. You can tell that everyone here truly cares about all the animals in the park and all the animals love them as well! AND all of the animals are rescues. If you love animals, you should definitely come!

Dec/01/2019

France

5

This is a unique experience. The all team is super friendly and professional. Jorge is helpful and flexible. You can ask him anything. I've learned so much things about animals. You can feed them, learn about the nutrition, and even participate to bird show. I definitely recommend this volonteer. Hopefully I can come back in the future. Thanks for this amazing experience that I will never forget 🙏😃🇪🇨

Aug/31/2019

Brazil

5

Fazer um primeiro voluntariado em zoológico, ainda mais no Amaru, foi uma experiência de vida que não têm nem como explicar. O contato com os animais, as lições aprendidas e o contato com toda a equipe e outros voluntariados somaram de uma maneira incrível em minha vida. Todos me ajudaram e me permitiram fazer parte dessa grande família. Espero com toda certeza, retornar um dia. Muito obrigado Amaru e equipe por me permitir aprender inúmeras lições e por me ajudar em momentos muito cruciais que estávamos passando. Obrigado de coração!

Mar/30/2020

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Hosted by Jorge

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