Rescue Center for Wild Animals
Volunteering in a rescue center for wild animals provides an opportunity to learn about wildlife!
Some wild animals are taken out of their natural habitat by humans in order to use them as pets or with the intention to save them. The rescue center takes care of the rehabilitation and reintroduction of these wild animals into nature! Most animals stay for a limited amount of time, until they are ready to return to the wild. Others will not be able to go back to the wild due to their poor physical condition. The center makes sure they have a comfortable and happy life!
Locations for Rescue Center for Wild Animals
Rescue Center for Wild Animals in Puerto Viejo
The Jaguar Rescue Center, located in Puerto Viejo, Limón, is a non-profit organization that works to rescue and rehabilitate wild animals with the aim of releasing them back into protected areas. You will be working with monkeys, sloths, raccoons, margays, owls, kinkajous, among other animals.
Tasks: Clean cages, prepare food, feed the animals, interact with them and if you stay at least a month, you can also get involved with guiding tourists through the center.
Spanish level: Min A2.
Other requirements: Love animals and don't be afraid to get a bit dirty. Be willing to pay the fee to the center: $350 per week, including 6 nights accommodations with breakfast. You need to take care of accommodations during the other 3 weeks yourself and we recommend our own hostel, Spanish by the Sea - Puerto Viejo.
Min time of dedication: 4 weeks.
Work schedule: 8 am until 3 pm, 5 or 6 days a week.
When closed: Never!
Internships available: Not yet!
Check out: http://www.jaguarrescue.foundation/volunteering/
$ - Booking & pricesView our location in Puerto Viejo
Rescue Center for Wild Animals in Boquete
La Jungla Wildlife Center is a non-profit rescue center dedicated to the preservation of local wildlife. The center is located near Spanish by the River. La Jungla is the home of many Panamanian species that are ill or hurt. La Jungla conducts tours inside the large aviary and monkey habitat allowing individuals and small groups to touch and interact with the animals. Every day La Jungla takes good care of these animals on-site and has a rehabilitation program. There is also a restaurant and a bar located on-site.
Tasks: Feeding animals, construction, maintenance, cleaning, working with the children that come and visit and working in the restaurant.
Spanish level: Min A2.
Other requirements: War old clothes.
Min time of dedication: One afternoon.
Work schedule: 1 untill 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
When closed: Check with us.
Internships available: No.
$ - Booking & pricesView our location in Boquete