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[ 0 ] August 4, 2011

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Work at Inti Wara Yassi in Bolivia - Volunteering in Bolivia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Volunteer at an animal sanctuary in Bolivia

[ 0 ] July 2, 2011

Looking for volunteering opportunities in Bolivia? Parque Machia, 3 hours from Cochabamba, is a small animal sanctuary that needs volunteers on a regular basis.

The park, which is part of the Inti Wara Yassi organisation, specialises in small cats, spider monkeys, tejons and birds. Travellers can turn up any time without prior notice and start the next day – the only catch is that you must stay a minimum of two weeks.

Volunteer at Parque Machia in Bolivia - Inti Wara Yassi - Fabulous Travel Guide

Volunteer at Parque Machia in Bolivia - Inti Wara Yassi - Fabulous Travel Guide

It costs 1,400 bs (£124) and includes basic accommodation with shared bathrooms. Food is not included but the cafe serves super cheap food and there are plenty of places in town.

What to expect
Early starts and long hours! Some days you’ll start at 6.30am and work until 6pm. Typical duties include feeding the animals, cleaning out cages, cutting up fruit and lugging sand bags up to the Mirador.
Work at Inti Wara Yassi in Bolivia - Volunteering in Bolivia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Work at Inti Wara Yassi in Bolivia - Volunteering in Bolivia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Unfortunately you can’t choose which animal you work with. You’ll be placed wherever is needed. However, those who sign up for a month are more likely to work with a cat or monkeys.

What to wear

There’s a second hand clothes shop on site selling cheap t-shirts and trousers. Anything you wear will be ruined after a couple of days so wear your oldest clothes and hire wellies (10bs)! Socks, t-shirts, toothpaste, toilet roll etc can be bought in Villa Tunari, just over the bridge.

Looking for more things to do in Bolivia? Try Death Road in La Paz and don’t miss the incredible salt flats! Get more travel tips and advice by following us on Twitter!

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