Wildlife Rescue Center in Guatemala

Wildlife Rescue Center in Guatemala

Price From: 2,117 CAD


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

Travel to Guatemala with Animal Experience Internation and volunteer in a life-changing wildlife rescue program that takes in injured animals of all sizes. The centre is well 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 Animal Experience International volunteer program 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 so fulfilling!




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

Country Fast Facts


Flag Flag_of_Guatemala.svg
Continent: Central America
Official Language(s) Spanish
Capital: Guatemala City
Population 15,806,675 (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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