Cat Coordinator, (Rurrernabaque, north of La Paz)
Support Animal Welfare in La Paz, Bolivia
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT
The role requires autonomy and organization in carrying out the daily routine, which involves cleaning, preparing food, checking the animals and overseeing the volunteers’ work. The coordinator must have a strong level of teamwork, responsibility and initiative. The main goal is that the animals receive the best possible care and attention in the most efficient way possible.
We are a Bolivian NGO, made up of a team of committed Bolivian and international professionals and volunteers. Founded in 1992, our organization was the pioneer of the environmental movement in Bolivia and is recognised nationally and internationally for founding Rescue Centres dedicated to the rehabilitation of wildlife. We currently manages three Wildlife Rescue Centres in Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and Rurrernabaque (north of La Paz). Each Centre offers refuge to wild animals rescued from trafficking, offering them a better quality of life.
ADDITIONAL USEFUL SKILLS:
- Candidate should have a strong interest in cats
- reading and writing abilities.
- Candidate must have volunteered or worked with cats
- Candidate must be physically able to spend time in the jungle
ADDITIONAL USEFUL LANGUAGES:
We Provide These Local Benefits
Our accommodation is basic. There is no electricity and volunteers currently sleep in one large dorm with bunk beds. There are two ecological toilets with attached showers. A nearby creek is used primarily for relaxing and bathing. Please try to bring biodegradable soaps with you as much of this water directly enters the water system.
We are able to provide 3 meals a day, all vegetarian.
Our park is home to 3 pumas (Puma concolor) at the moment. The work here includes feeding the cats, cleaning the cages, providing enrichment for them and the general maintenance of the area. Some of the cats are walked through the jungle on cords. You will also be in charge of the volunteers in your area.
An amazing experience to work with a multicultural team, international volunteers and Bolivian wildlife.
Questions & Answers About this Opportunity
Mission: Animal Welfare
Size: Medium sized organization: 25 - 100 persons
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