For more than 20 years CIWY has been working for the benefit of wildlife rescued from illegal trafficking, giving disadvantaged youth a sense of purpose through involvement with wildlife care, and educating the Bolivian public to respect wildlife.

In recent years, CIWY has focused on rehabilitation and care of wild animals rescued from trafficking, from homes where they were kept as pets, from zoos and circuses, or affected by the destruction of their natural habitat.

Volunteer Details:

3 locations to choose from. Range in rusticity and what animals are there.

Volunteers at Ambue Ari and Jacj Cuisi get one day off per week. Volunteers at Machía are entitled to one day off for every two weeks worked.

Parque Machia - Puma, Capuchin monkeys, spider monkeys, coatis, turtles, an ocelot, a spectacled bear, exotic birds and more. Electricity, hot showers, kitchens, internet, cell phone reception, restaurants and shops. 29 day min to work with cats, bear or spider monkeys. ONLY LUNCH INCLUDED. There is an onsite cafe for the other meals. Meals average $1.50 - $5. 3170 BOL for 30 nights = $457 or $15/day plus 2 other meals.

Ambue Ari - Jaguars, ocelots, pumas, howler monkeys, night monkeys, exotic birds, tapirs, peccaries and more. 29 days to work with cats except 44 days to work with jaguars. Work 6 days and get every Saturday off. Basic accommodation in dorm rooms, electricity from a generator and limited cell phone reception. Running water from a well/bore hole. 3 MEALS/DAY INCLUDED except Saturday dinners. 3770 BOL for 30 nights = $543 or $18/day including meals. After 30 days its 80 BOL or $11/day if we wanted to stay to be able to work with the Jaguars.

Jacj Cuisi - only pumas, no electricity or running water. 3 MEALS/DAY INCLUDED