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NGO Huancayo, arequipa, lima, puerto Vallarta, Peru

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Are you an animal lover? Volunteer at our Zoo in the Peruvian Andes Valley!

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Immerse yourself in the local culture
14 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
14 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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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The Experience

Join us as a Zoo volunteer! Work alongside skilled veterinarians and staff, at our local Zoo in the Peruvian Andes. As a volunteer, you will learn about each species and support by feeding animals, spending time/sharing loving energy with animals, helping veterinarians administer medications, cleaning, gardening and maintaining the atmosphere for the animals.

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Additional Fee Required

We really appreciate your decision to come volunteer with us, your is a vital support to our projects since the moment you send the fee which goes straight into covering costs such as school supplies for the kids’ programs, food for the families in need, meals and meds for the rescued animals etc.. This non-refundable fee also assures your place with us. 400 usd per week private bedroom Or 300 usd private bedroom with shared bathroom.


  • Beginner English or Intermediate Spanish
  • 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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Stay at least
2 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

14 Immersing in the local culture

14 Meeting locals

12 Practicing Spanish

11 Get in touch with nature

9 Developing environmental awareness

9 Meeting international travelers

United States


This was my first time traveling outside of the U.S. and I immediately felt welcomed by Su & Vero as they hugged me when I arrived at the airport and offered to carry some of my items. Since my stay was short, they wanted me to have a fulfilling experience not just with the organization but with exploring the city to learn more about the culture and people, so they recommended different things for me to try. All in all, I am super grateful for my experience and all the people I have met especially the children, volunteers (Rosario & Lisa), CiCi, Carmen, Su & Vero💜 Thank you all for having me 🫶🏾

30 days ago

United States


I had a wonderful experience in Mexico helping with the school. Veronica and Su were waiting for me at the airport with hugs and a smile. They made me part of the family. I felt like a v.i.p to them the whole time! The school director was lovely and the students were very happy to try "yoga for children" with me. I met generous volunteers of all ages from the u.s.a. and other countries. We had a blast visiting tourist attractions together. I feel so lucky to have this as my first worldpackers experience. I would definitely recommend it. I hope to return !

about 2 months ago

United States


This was my first time traveling with a friend through Worldpackers and it was great! I was initially a little nervous but our hosts Vero and Su were accommodating and welcoming. Since we visited Puerto Vallarta during the holiday season, we were not able to work with the kids as we had originally expected but we were able to volunteer a little bit with the teachers. We got to visit a variety of places in Puerto Vallarta and learn more about Mexican and Peruvian culture through conversations with Vero and Su. They made us feel like part of their family in their beautiful home. Muchas gracias!

3 months ago



I had the most incredible time at the zoo in huancayo. Gabriela and her parents are so kind and I felt welcome from day 1. Working at the zoo was such a great experience and I learnt so much. All the staff were great and only one person could speak English so it really helped me to practice Spanish. The only perhaps downside I would say is that I only worked at the zoo until lunchtime. Afterwards I found there isn't much to do, but was perfect for me as I have exams when I get back so I could revise. There are some great tours available for the weekends though! I loved my time here :)

4 months ago

Veronica replied

Thanks for everything Emma. You are a special human!

United States


Wonderful experience! Poye has two locations - one in the organization and the other in Puerto Vallarta. Be sure to confirm the location they need assistance with and be ok to discuss the options that work best for you. I stayed two weeks at their location in Puerto Vallarta. I worked with the 3-5 year olds teaching them numbers, letters, and colors in English. Su and Verónica worked with me on my Spanish, healing rituals, and showed me the city and secrets of PV. I'd suggest any and all to come and support a great cause with wonderful people. I'd love to come again.

6 months ago

Veronica replied

Dear Zakiya thanks so much for everything, your presence at home was very special and significant, we hope to see you soon, you know that the doors of your house are open when you like to visit us.
hugs and kisses.

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