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Volunteer with rescued wildlife in Bolivia at one of Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY)'s three Wildlife Custody Centres.
CIWY founded and manages three Wildlife Custody Centres, where injured, abused or mistreated animals are cared for either temporarily or permanently. We accept volunteers from across the globe to help care for these animals, involving them in day to day activities such as feeding, cleaning, providing enrichment and exercise.
In the past 20 years, more than 7,000 volunteers have offered their help and support – staying from two weeks, to two years or more! We are also very proud to have primatologist Dr Jane Goodall as our Patron.
Volunteers are normally assigned responsibility for the care of a specific area of animals or an animal in particular. We work with big cats, small cats, monkeys, birds and anything else which needs our help.
The volunteer work day is long, often tiring and dirty, but the animals make it all worthwhile!