Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary

Company : The Great Projects
Activities: Activity Holidays / Career Break / Animal Volunteer Projects / Expeditions / Conservation Volunteer Projects / Wildlife Tours
Country: Bolivia
Location : Bolivia
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 500 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Help look after wildlife rescued from the illegal trafficking trade in Bolivia.

Nestled in a verdant riverine valley near the town of Coroico, roughly 100km from La Paz, the Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary has become one of the South America's leading centres for the care of wildlife rescued from illegal traffickers. Now working with the government's Environmental Ministry, the sanctuary cares for hundreds of rescued animals, including monkeys, exotic birds, wild cats and two endangered spectacled bears.

Volunteers joining the project in South America will partake in the everyday running of the sanctuary; feeding and interacting with the animals, creating innovative enrichment and helping to improve facilities.



Day 1

Arrival at La Paz airport and transfer to the project site. Spend the day settling in and meeting staff and fellow volunteers.

Day 2-14

Project days - Volunteers will be working every day from 7.30am until 5.30pm.

Day 15

Transfer back to La Paz airport for return flight or commence independent travel plans.


Project Activities

On this project you will get the chance to take part in a wide variety of exciting activities. Below are examples of some of those included in this project.

Basic Husbandry

Caring for, cleaning enclosures and feeding differnt types of animals such as birds, wildcats, monkeys and turtles.


Ensuring the animals have the right diets and correct portions by monitoring and documenting behavioural habits and feeding.

Maintaining the Facilities

Building new enclosures and carrying out all the jobs involved in maintaining existing facilities.


Keeping all the animals active both mentally and physically by creating enrichment items. .

Care Bear Programme

Volunteers staying over 2 weeks have the opportunity to care for the spectacled bears.

Start Dates

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Costs / Benefits

Prices from £645

What's included in the price of the project?
• Shared accommodation in the volunteer's quarters
• Private transfers to and from the airport
• Three meals per day
• Hot showers
• Bed linen and towels
• A voucher to use for extra activities (ziplining or canyoning)
• Laundry facilities
• Food and medicine for the animals you are caring for

What's not included?
• Beer, soft drinks, water and desserts are not included, but they can be purchased at a minimum price
• Onward travel after the project
• Flights
• Travel insurance


Volunteers should have at least a moderate level of fitness. La Paz is the world’s highest capital city, the project site is at a very high altitude, therefore altitude sickness can be an issue. No specific skills or experience are necessary. However, we do ask that you are a hardworking, reliable and trustworthy person, that is willing to get your hands dirty!

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