Volunteering - Esperanza Verde

Come help us construct the Rescue Centre !

At the moment we have a comfortable volunteer house that can accommodate up to 12 volunteers, with shared rooms of 2 to 3 persons per room. As well as this we have a kitchen building with a living area and running water. There are cold showers and flushing toilets.

For the animals we currently have eight small cages, several large animal enclosures and a big aviary. If you would like to come and help us out, while living in and discovering the Amazon jungle in Peru, please contact us….(See link at bottom of page)

As a volunteer you will help in all ongoing construction, helping build enclosures and the quarantine and veterinary clinic. In addition you can help with mapping the area, and participating in our reforestation project by replanting among other things, fruit trees that originate from the area. Don’t worry, there is plenty to be done, even babysitting can be among the jobs if you like, as you will be living with us as a family as well (with two children).

Caretaking of the animals is one of the most important daily tasks, making sure that they are all kept fed, the enclosures clean and healthy.
You don’t need any qualifications in these areas, just the will and energy to help!

You will be living rather primitively, as there is no electricity and no hot water. Some solar electricity is available to charge batteries or computers. The biggest city nearby is Pucallpa (about 3 hours away), but the town of Curimana is closer, about 1 hour away and you can find most necessities there. There you can find an internet place and phone internationally. The village of the local community Bello Horizonte is just across the river.

The surroundings are beautiful. Here you will find yourself in the middle of the forest, nearby a river where you can swim. On the land there is a small waterfall with a small basin to bath. We are the first people to settle on this side of the river.

In order to volunteer, you must be at least 18 years old and we ask you to be able to stay for at least 8 weeks so it makes it worthwhile for both you and us. For your stay at Esperanza Verde we ask 350 Nuevo Peruvian Sol (also payable in US Dollars) per week, which covers food and lodging and includes a contribution for materials for the continued development of the centre. At the moment we mostly need money for building material. While you are here you can see directly where your money goes. We will invert everything you give, in the construction of the centre or in needs for the animals, food or medicine.

Thinking of coming ?

→ Read and download our volunteer guide here. This has detailed information about life in the jungle and lets you know what to expect during your stay.

Fill our application form

→ Contact Craig if you have any questions or need help planning your stay. 

Still need inspiration? Then read the volunteers testimonials here !