Animal Shelter Cuenca, Ecuador

9 reviews9

Alimentando animales y mejorando su calidad de vida

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 14

Per day

Fee pays for

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ste valor cubre el hospedaje y un refrigerio de media mañana. Valores *15 días = $168 *Mes = $336 *Mensual ( 6 meses en adelante) = $280

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What you get


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.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
2 weeks

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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  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 18 and 28 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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9 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Animal Shelter


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 2 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 2 Learning about sustainability
  • 2 Creating true social impact
  • 2 Practicing Spanish
  • 2 Practicing English



Long story short: volunteering in the host 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. the host is a project worth supporting and the world can be glad to have people working with such passion and commitment for animals!

almost 4 years ago



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 the host

about 4 years ago

Bioparque 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


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!

about 4 years ago



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 🙏😃🇪🇨

over 4 years ago



Fazer um primeiro voluntariado em zoológico, ainda mais no anfitrião, 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 o anfitrião e equipe por me permitir aprender inúmeras lições e por me ajudar em momentos muito cruciais que estávamos passando. Obrigado de coração!

almost 4 years ago

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