Coastal Animal Rescue Volunteer Program in Guayaquil, Ecuador

As a volunteer on this program, you will be working at an animal rehabilitation center in Balao Chico, just two hours away from Guayaquil, Ecuador. You will be responsible for helping to care for a large number of wild animals at the center. In addition, the center works with the American Crocodile, the Spider Monkey, and the Guayaquil Macaw in three captive breeding programs; you may take a part in these programs as well.

Volunteers will help in the rehabilitation and improvement of the animals’ living conditions by supporting the day-to-day operations of the center. Regular duties include the daily cleaning of the enclosures and exterior areas where the animals live, and the preparation and distribution of food to all of the species sheltered at the centre. In particular seasons, volunteers regularly go on walks to collect wild fruits and leaves for the animals to eat.

Volunteers can also use the center’s special kitchen to prepare the animals’ meals based on their specific diets. Additional volunteer work includes keeping track of the animal behavior, and planting and maintaining food crops.

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