Animal Shelter Puyo, Ecuador

40 reviews40

AyÚdanos en el mantenimiento y construcciÓn de una casa de bambÚ

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Help a sustainable project
5 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
23 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
19 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Needs help immediately
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.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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$ 10

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers
  • Materials for volunteer activities
  • Donation to project


Los voluntarios aportarán 10 dólares diarios para la compra de materiales de trabajo, plantas, abonos, pago de mano de obra.

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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
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
4 days

The Experience

Las actividades a ejecutar: - Construcción de muebles y artesanías de bambú. Mantenimiento del bambú. Limpieza de las zonas de construcción. - Las actividades son suaves, siempre bajo la supervisión del nuestro equipo. -Mantenimiento y cuidado del jardin. - No se necesita experiencia previa, pero si ganas de aprender y mucha creatividad.

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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40 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Animal Shelter


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 23 Get in touch with nature
  • 19 Meeting locals
  • 19 Developing environmental awareness
  • 18 Learning about sustainability
  • 16 Practicing Spanish
  • 15 Immersing in the local culture

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 5 15. Life on land
  • 4 3. Good health and well-being
  • 1 13. Climate action

United States


My experience here was really good. It is a very beautiful area and pretty quiet so I took a lot of time to myself to relax and just enjoy being here. The work was as agreed and wasn't difficult. Communication was a little hard for me, but that's because I don't speak Spanish well so it was a great learning experience to be able to start recognizing the words people were saying. Facilities are simple but clean and the rooms were comfortable. I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to get away into nature for a bit and disconnect.

2 months ago

United Kingdom


Unfortunately I couldn't stay as long as I'd have liked but Diego and his family made the effort to make the most of my time. Diego was really patient and helpful as I tried to improve my Spanish. he answered all my questions before I arrived and accommodated my changes. The accommodation is basic (it's the rainforest) but clean and neat and has all you need. You can be disconnected but there's also access to fast good WiFi. Short but memorable experience!

3 months ago



The house is wonderfully located and the work was great and not too hard, as it is only for up to 4 hours a day. I enjoyed my time as the food, bed and people were great. Definitely recommend!

3 months ago



My experience at the shelter was very beautiful. Diego welcomes you as a part of his family and shows you different cultural things, such as food or rituals, from this area. The work isn't too hard, and Diego is also very understanding and easygoing. Also, he gives you the opportunity to explore the area, with lots of cool activities. If you want to reconnect with nature and yourself, help a meaningful project, and get to know the jungle, I can only recommend this place.

4 months ago



I think it is important to know, that it is na typical volunteering, because you still have to pay. I still recomend the project highly. Diego is a carrying host and made sure that the groupe became a family. I loved the rituals and the meditations. Diego guided them really well. We were cooking the hole time together. Diego made sure that the food was always vegetarian (because of me). Diego is a loving and open character. I highly recomend to experience the authentic live in the amazon here.

6 months ago

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About the host

Hosted by Diego

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