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Monkey and Volunteer at Inti Wara Yassi in Bolivia
OrganizationInti Wara Yassi
Program CostsVaries
Room & BoardVaries about $8 per day
Language RequirementsBasic Spanish
In 1996, Inti Wara Yassi founded a wildlife refuge in "Parque Machía", Villa Tunari. In 2002 Quest Overseas made it possible to purchase our own land on which to establish a new, much larger refuge between Trinidad and Santa Cruz, called Parque Ambue Ari. Animal numbers were growing beyond Machía's capacity, and having our own land offers us the security we need to plan longer into the future.

Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi is also working with indigenous communities, schools and colleges, the media and international organizations to raise awareness of the cruelty in the wild animal trade. The refuges house over 1000 animals - monkeys, birds, tortoises, coatis, sloths and cats. All were illegally poached and kept in private homes, hotels and circuses, often in disgusting conditions.

We desperately need volunteers to help with this enormous and exciting challenge. Volunteers are needed to feed and provide care to the animals and to assist with the upkeep of the facilities.