Wildlife Rescue Center in Guatemala

Wildlife Rescue Center in Guatemala

Wildlife Rescue Center in Guatemala

Trip Details:

Operator:   Animal Experience International
Price From: 2,117 CAD
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Light Impact
Program duration: 2 weeks
Trip Dates: 01-04-2017

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About this program

Join Animal Experience International and volunteer at a wildlife rescue centre in Guatemala that takes in injured animals and animals affected by poaching and the black trade. The centre is equipped with a quarantine area, veterinary hospital, rehabilitation area and flight cages which are spread out through the jungle.

Learn about the science of conservation and rehabilitation, alongside other volunteers and experts at the centre. The wildlife rescue centre is located a short boat ride from the tourist destination of Flores, Guatemala allowing for easy access to town in your free time.

Your volunteer experience with Animal Experience International includes:

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop Off
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Training
  • Emergency Support at placement
  • Travel Manual
  • Donation to Placement Partner
  • Carbon Credits to off-set 3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Travel Insurance (up to $500,000 USD in Emergency Medical Coverage)
  • Travel Discounts
  • 24/7 Travel & Emergency Assistance
  • Enrolment with the Global Travel Academy (earn a certificate in International Volunteering)
  • Guided trip to Tikal National Park (park fee not included)

This experience is fulfilling, life-changing, and exciting!


Volunteers provide care for all of the animals at the centre. Shifts are from 6 am to 3 pm daily, with opportunities to do more if you are interested. If you would like a day off, this can be arranged in advance with the coordinator once you are there.

You will be assigned to an area each day, and volunteer duties include feeding, cleaning and providing enrichment for the animals. Animal diets are prepared every morning, and the animals are given their food and clean water. Much of the cleaning happens throughout the day while animals are monitored. Each day volunteers help with extra tasks around the centre such as cutting the grass with a machete, hand scrubbing the animals laundry and laying the towels out to dry, and cleaning areas of the dorm or other common areas.

Country Fast Facts


Continent:Central America
Official Language(s)Spanish
Capital:Guatemala City
Population15,806,675 (2014 estimate)
Climate(s)Equatorial, Tropical
Major Airport(s):La Aurora International Airport (GUA), Mundo Maya International Airport (FRS)
Economic Driver(s):Tourism, Agriculture

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