Wildlife Veterinarians

how DO we take care of the animals?

less interaction, more prevention

In our center, we try to focus in prevention and well-fare to avoid having to interact unnecessarily with the animals. In the case that it's necessary, we perform basic procedures in which you can take part of and gain wildlife experience.

Come, learn, preserve!


  • 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

  • Professional attitude

  • 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


  • Gain experience in behaviour of animals, diets, medicine and specific needs for wild animals

  • Learn about wildlife management and conservation

  • Experience the beautiful Amazon rainforest

  • Become immersed in a unique multicultural setting

  • Make long lasting friendships

  • Join Liana Lodge (our neighbor and conservation partner) tours for free

  • Join our forest guards on patrols around Selva Viva for free

  • Internship/Volunteer certificate


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

volunteer tasks

General tasks:

  • Maintenance of animal enclosures

  • Preparation of animal food

  • Animal feeding

  • Preparation of animal enrichments

  • General maintenance of the center

  • Guided tours with focus in the conservation

Specific tasks for wildlife vets:

  • Help the center's veterinarians with procedures that come out during daily (attention to emergencies, deparasitations & basic surgical procedures)

  • Help to take care of animals with special needs

  • Help with the general animal check up

Fotos vets sitio



  • Which animals are in AmaZOOnico? Why can't we touch the animals?

  • What kind of work will I be doing?

  • Why do 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 the center safe? What can I do in case of an emergency?

  • How do I get there?

FAQ Volunteering at Amazoonico

how to apply?

Steps to become an amaZOOnico volunteer:

1) Fill in this form. In a maximum of 1 week we'll answer your application.

2) If it's accepted, you should proceed to the volunteer fee payment to reserve your spot.

3) Come, help, and enjoy.