Peru Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer



Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Puerto Maldonado


The Peru Rainforest Wildlife sanctuary is devoted to the promotion and protection of the welfare of rainforest animals - free and captive - and the conservation of their natural environment.

Illegal and uncontrolled extraction of flora and fauna has a deep impact on the loss of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest, and a key focus of the project is educating on the importance of wildlife in the rainforest through environmental education workshops for all different education levels.

Another important objective is reintroducing the animals back into the wild when feasible. Some of the animals that have resided at the centre include Howler Monkeys, Tortoises, Coati, Red Brocket Deer, White Lipped Peccaries, Brown Capuchin Monkeys, Three-toed Sloths, Ant-Eaters, and various types of Macaws.

Volunteers at the Peru Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary assist the project staff with a wide variety of duties including food preparation and feeding the rescued animals, helping to exercise the animals to keep them healthy and fit, construction, repair and cleaning of animal enclosures.

The different tasks at the project are regularly rotated to ensure that all the necessary work is done and means that volunteers get to help out with a broad range of tasks.

Why Globalteer?

As a UK registered charity, Globalteer is different than many other organisations who connect volunteers with delete projects around the world, as we are 100% not-for-profit, so the more money we raise, the more we can invest in helping the delete projects we work with.

By volunteering with us you will be helping established projects with long-term goals to bring practical and achievable solutions. All the projects we work with have been chosen by Globalteer because they are answering a genuine need, and are working towards making asustainable difference in their local community.

Because our projects have clear objectives and a demand for volunteers to help achieve these objectives, there will always be work for you to do - every volunteer has a vital role to play during their placement.

Where your money goes

The placement fee that we ask for not only covers the costs of organising your placement, but unlike most other organisations, a donation is always made directly to the project on behalf of each volunteer – no matter how short the placement. So not only will you be helping the elephants while volunteering, but your donation will support the welfare of the elephants and the sanctuary's long-term objectives in the years to come!

We don't charge a registration or application fee, and you are required to pay nothing until you are accepted and ready to commit to your placement. More than that, we clearly list everything that is included in your placement on our website, which as a minimum includes accommodation, transfer on arrival, in-country support, letter of reference (if requested) and orientation.

As a charity, we are legally required to ensure that all money we receive is used to achieve our charitable objectives, so you can be sure that every dollar donated by you will go towards a good cause!

Fee Required


  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To apply or learn more, go to our Peru Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary page. This page has everything you need to know about this exciting volunteering opportunity!