Cat Coordinator, (Rurrernabaque, north of La Paz)

Support Animal Welfare in La Paz, Bolivia


Skills: 
Conservation
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
5½ months to 12 months
Must Speak: 
Spanish, English
Helpful if Speaks: 
French
Benefits: 
Accommodations, Learning Opportunity, Meal Stipend

We think this is a meaningful project for the young animal and conservation enthusiast to support cats in La Paz, Bolivia in exchange for accommodation and food.

Opportunity Details


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.

 

DELIVERABLES

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.

 

NEEDED SKILLS:

  • Conservation

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

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • Spanish
  • English

ADDITIONAL USEFUL LANGUAGES:

  • French

We Provide These Local Benefits


ACCOMMODATION

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.

FOOD STIPEND

We are able to provide 3 meals a day, all vegetarian.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

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.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

An amazing experience to work with a multicultural team, international volunteers and Bolivian wildlife. 

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity


Currently accepting applications

Organization


Industry: Non-Profit

Mission: Animal Welfare

Size: Medium sized organization: 25 - 100 persons

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