together we're stronger
Rehabilitating and releasing animals back into the forest is our prime objectives, as we strive to contribute to healthy wildlife populations and ecosystems.
More and more conservation efforts are undermined every year by corporate interests and corrupt government officials, while our planet is entering a mass extinction event.
By volunteering at amaZOOnico you're supporting conservation hands on. Our dream is that amaZOOnico and other wildlife rescue centers do not exist 20, 30, 40 years from now, and that people respect the ecosystems on which their lives depend
Minimum 18 years old
Minimum commitment of 1 month
Cover food and lodging expenses ($350 per month non refundable / $200 for Ecuadorian people)
Passion for wildlife conservation
Ability to perform strenuous activities in hot humid rainforest conditions
Comfort residing in a remote tropical location, with limited communication
Comfort working and communicating in a multicultural context
Fluent English or Spanish
Have a better planet to live in
Gain first hand experience in wildlife conservation
Experience the beautiful amazon rainforest
Join Liana Lodge (our neighbor and conservation partner) tours for free
Join our forest guards on patrols around Selva Viva Jungle for free
Become immersed in a unique multicultural setting
Make long lasting friendships
3 IMPORTANT RULES
Rules in our center are very important to assure the security of animals and humans.
Not following the rules will mean the expulsion of the center.
We can't interact with the animals (touching, talking, feeding them directly or looking them in the eyes)
We have to follow all the general rules
We have to follow all the biosecurity instructions that will be given in the introduction of the volunteering
We have to follow the daily schedule
Maintenance of animal enclosures
Preparation of animal food
Preparation of animal enrichments
General maintenance of the center
Guided tours with focus in the conservation
Specific tasks for conservation biologists:
Daily animal care and management through the hands-off protocol
Design and participation in enrichment plans
Assistance in socialization and releases processes when needed
Design and participation in environmental activities
Collaboration with researchers (field assistents)
IN THE DOCUMENT BELOW, YOU'LL FIND THE ANSWERS TO THE NEXT QUESTIONS
Which animals are in AmaZOOnico?
Why can't we touch the animals?
What kind of work will I be doing?
Why I have to pay a volunteer fee and what are the living conditions like?
Do I need to speak Spanish?
What happens after work? What can I do on my days off?
How long can I stay in amaZOOnico?
Do I need any vaccinations?
How long can I stay in amaZOOnico? And what about VISA?
What should I bring?
How do I communicate with my friends and family? How do I communicate with amaZOOnico?
What about the weather?
Is safe the center? What can I do in an emergency case?
How do I get there?
volunteer FEE payments
In here you can make your deposit, after your application has been accepted.
Please, make a screenshot of the completed transaction and send it to us.