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.
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.
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.