Do you love Animals? Help us being our Animal Guru

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The Exchange

In our ecolodge we have dogs, cats and a few small wild animals, such as birds and monkeys, that need some attention. If you like to take care of animals, you could help us with feeding, bathing and spending some time with our little fellows.

What you offer

5 hours of help per day

Animal Care: Perfect for travelers willing to learn and get experience with animals welfare

What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

The work routine starts with a morning meeting in which we clarify, as a group, how each mission is going and what needs to be done next. These priorities could change from one day to another, even during a single day, since we have flexible routines. We try to keep communication going as much as possible, so everybody knows what they are doing. We use to document our activities and time tables in a folder that we all have access to, as a way to follow what is being done.

We are equally responsible for the communal spaces, so each person has to help with harmonizing and cleaning those, on a specific day of the week. This includes kitchens, showers and dry toilets.

Activities & Shift

Here we work 5 hours a day, 6 days a week, having Sunday as a day off. We are quite flexible concerning shifts, as long as we agree in advance so we have no gaps.
Since you will be working with the animals, your shifts also depend on the time they are fed, so you might have to split your working hours in two.


Presently, because of the costs, we can take on volunteers with exchange for accommodation only, being each person responsible for their own food costs. On average, volunteers spend about approximately 80R$ on weekly groceries shopping, which happens every Saturday. We usually give the volunteers a ride to the local market, but when the car can’t go there it’s possible to share a taxi ride with us (80R$). Please, confirm us that you agree with these conditions. Our kitchens are strictly vegetarian!

There is a lot of structure and comfort here. You would be living in a shared bamboo room or in a tent. Sometimes, I can let you experience a treehouse or a separate room when not in use.