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Caribbean Wildlife Centre in Belize

Einsatzort: Belize, Lateinamerika & Karibik
Aktions-Bereich: Tierpflege & Veterinärprojekte
Assist keepers in the care of over 150 native animals. Feed and provide enrichment for jaguars, tapirs, howler monkeys and many more. Educate the community about conservation of their local wildlife and habitat. Explore the rainforest, coral reefs and beautiful beaches of Belize in your free time.

Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

Volunteer role at the project:

You are assigned to a zookeeper at the start of each working day and will assist in:

  • food preparation
  • animal husbandry practices including cleaning and maintenance of enclosures
  • watering
  • providing enrichments
  • animal encounters and animal introductions when they occur
  • caring for newborns or orphan animals

You'll get to know jaguars, pumas, ocelots, tapirs, harpie eagles, crocodiles, howler monkeys, gibnuts, scarlet macaws, toucans, king vultures, boa constrictors, coral snakes and many more beautiful and incredible animals of Central America.

There is also the opportunity for volunteers to experience a night tour of the centre and you may enjoy exciting encounters with a jaguar and harpy eagle as part of their placement.

How the project is making a difference:

The Caribbean Wildlife Centre houses over 150 animals in their natural habitat, keeping only native animals of Belize which have either been orphaned, born at the centre, rehabilitated, or donated to the centre from other zoological institutions.

The centre provides the optimal level of care for these animals and is set in 29 acres of Belizean tropical savannah. They have sensitively fenced and maintained the land to ensure that the animals live in an environment as close as possible to their natural habitat.

The centre believes that by bringing the people of Belize closer to the animals which are their natural heritage, they will feel proud of these special resources, and want to protect them for future generations. They educate the local communities on how this is possible and have active education programmes in local schools.

Why volunteers are needed:

Volunteers make a major contribution to the welfare of animals in Belize. Their time and efforts will help to care for the animals.

The centre receives visits from over 15,000 school students each year and there is always a need for passionate and energetic volunteers to help to educate the local community about their native wildlife and how to preserve the environment.

Die Freiwilligen-Organisation stellt sich vor

We are an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001. Volunteers are needed from 1- 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care, education, teaching, building and community volunteering projects around the world.

In this time of uncertainty during the current Coronavirus outbreak, we are monitoring the global situation closely in conjunction with the UK FCDO and our local teams on the ground. Some of our countries are now open again for travel, our destinations are opening up in different stages and with different travel requirements. We are following this closely and taking bookings accordingly. As for so many people, our projects have had a very challenging time and are in great need of volunteer support!

We want to reassure volunteers that you can feel confident booking an overseas volunteering placement with us and we have introduced extra flexibility to help with this.

Flexible payment terms
We are giving added flexibility on payments. Normally we ask for final payment by 8 weeks before start date, but we are reducing this to 1 month before start date for placements with start dates in 2021 and in the first half of 2022. We will only ever ask for your final payment if we are confident your trip will go ahead.

Flexible date changes
If any of our volunteers want or need to reschedule (regardless of whether it is related to Coronavirus or not!), we are happy to reschedule for up to 18 months. You just need to let us know 1 month or more before your placement date and it can be open ended if you aren’t sure when you want to reschedule to. We are keeping this free of charge for maximum flexibility!

Booking flights – wait for now
We normally recommend that volunteers book flights as soon as possible after their placement is confirmed to secure the best deals, but with the current uncertainty, it’s best to wait until travel restrictions are lifted and the airlines can confirm their schedules before booking flights and making other arrangements.

We’d love to help organise your next volunteer adventure, ready for when the time is right for your trip!
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Belize, Lateinamerika & Karibik
Tierpflege & Veterinärprojekte
Minimum: 2 Wochen
Maximum: 4 Wochen/1 Monat
(für vollständige Preisliste die Organisation kontaktieren)
2 Wochen: 1105 €
4 Wochen/1 Monat: 1795 €
Warum für Freiwilligenarbeit Geld bezahlen?
* Alle Preisangaben ohne Gewähr nach Angaben der Freiwilligen-Organisation. Bei Organisationen, die nicht in Euro abrechnen, können Wechselkurs-Schwankungen auftreten.
Verfügbarkeit des Projekts:
Jederzeit möglich
18 Jahre
kein Höchstalter
Individuell oder Gruppe?
Volunteers must be confident communicating in English
Besondere Qualifikationen:
nicht erforderlich
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
Volunteers live in shared dorms which are divided into single sex twin rooms. All main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included.

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  • Gratis unseren Ratgeber mit ausgefüllter Check-Liste
  • Einen Sprachführer als Dankeschön, wenn du dich später anmeldest
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