Volunteer at Amazon Animal Orphanage

Location: Peru: Iquitos

Term: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Program Duration: 3-6 Months, 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, Summer

Dates: Year Round

Volunteer Latin America


Office 1728 PO Box 6945 London, W1A 6US England

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Phone: + 44 (0)20 7193 9163

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Volunteer Latin America is an animal and eco-friendly organisation that helps people volunteer for free or at reasonable cost. It aims to connect prospective volunteers to some of the best volunteer programs abroad in Central and South America.

This project is dedicated to caring for animals affected by the black market animal trade in the Amazon jungle of Peru. It is looking for volunteers to help with an animal rescue program and within a butterfly house.

Volunteers have the opportunity to work with unique Amazonian species such as capybara, ocelot, jaguar, and many species of primate. Volunteer tasks include feeding the monkeys, guiding tours, walking the ocelot, and making monkey toys.

This is a free volunteer program but volunteers need to cover their own living expenses. There is no on-site accommodation and volunteers can choose to stay with a local family or in a hostel, depending on preferences. Prices range from US$6-10 per day. The accommodation options are in a nearby village, a 5 minute walk away from the project.

Highly recommended project for people interested in wildlife rescue, animal welfare, butterfly breeding, the Amazon, and affordable volunteering.


1. Gain valuable hands-on conservation experience.

2. Volunteer with an experienced research team.

3. Have close encounters with sea turtles and other wildlife.

4. Enjoy a wonderful natural working environment.

5. Go on a low-cost volunteer abroad program.


Everyone is welcome to apply

  • Ecology
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
Cost in US$:

No Costs

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Wildlife
  • Conservation
  • Animal Welfare
This Program is open to

Worldwide, Asian, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European, American, British, Irish Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Other
  • Independent living
  • Guest House

Participants Travel to Peru


Application Process Involves
  • Other
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 - 10 days working days
Year Founded