Volunteers contribute to the protection of endangered wildlife in the city of Casa Grande, located in the Cordoba region of Argentina, a destination for sustainable tourism.
The purpose of the refuge is to care for animals that have been victims of abuse or illegally kept in captivity.
Local school children also participate in workshops and awareness activities on environmental conservation organized by this project. The goal is to highlight the condition of animals in the Cordoba region and in Argentina.
Through education and research, the association has created programs to improve the state of local fauna and flora.
The refuge welcomes animals that have been trapped or come from exotic animal trafficking. Some of them are severely injured and cannot survive in their natural habitat, so they remain at the center, while others can be treated and released.
The animals can freely roam within the 6 km reserve. There is a protected area for pumas, two lakes where Argentine fauna can be observed, such as groups of capybaras... You can also admire many other species such as eagles, toucans, parrots, guanacos, maras, swans, monkeys, deer, and more. The center is open to the public. School groups and families visit the reserve in their own vehicles.
Volunteers in Argentina, a destination for sustainable tourism, participating in this project will assist in animal care and necessary repairs/construction at the refuge. They will also have the opportunity to maintain the friendly atmosphere of the refuge and the park by working with other volunteers.
- Environmental awareness: Guided tours of the reserve for visitors, raising awareness and conducting workshops on the environment.
- Environmental conservation: Control of exotic species, collection of plant species' seeds, gardening, animal care, etc.
- Maintenance: Trail and signage maintenance, cleaning, waste and recycling management.
Volunteer schedule: Volunteers work 9 hours a day with one day off per week to travel around Argentina, a sustainable tourism destination.
Homestay accommodation with a local family in a shared room.
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Dress code and equipment:
Comfortable clothing, pants, shorts, short and long-sleeved t-shirts, sweatshirt, sturdy shoes (boots).
Sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, flashlight, binoculars (optional), work gloves (useful for feeding carnivores), you can purchase them upon arrival in Cordoba.
You will be greeted at the airport upon your arrival, a team member will be waiting for you with your name on a sign. Please note that the return transfer is not included, taxis and buses can take you to the airport at the end of your project.
Upon arrival, you will have an orientation meeting at 9am on Monday, as well as a city tour. Your mentor will accompany you and introduce you to the project coordinator.
The currency of Argentina is the peso. On your first day, your coordinator will inform you about the different banks and ATMs around the project. Credit cards are usually accepted (Visa and Mastercard).
During your free time, you can enjoy the magnificent landscapes characteristic of Cordoba, including lakes and rivers, and one of the most famous tourist sites: La Falda Dam. You can also take advantage of these places for fishing or water sports such as windsurfing, water skiing, or jet skiing.
Just 2.5 hours by bus is Cordoba capital, the second-largest city in the country. This city with Jesuit heritage and Hispanic influences is the perfect mix of the past and modernity. Cordoba is also a university city, with many universities, which makes it very lively and innovative. That’s why the people of Cordoba are known for being friendly, kind, and open-minded, so they welcome visitors and international students with pleasure.
– Be in good mental and physical health.
– Be respectful and tolerant of each other’s culture and differences.
– Be able to work both in a team and independently.
– Be 18 years old.
– We appreciate individuals who show initiative, and those wishing to participate in the project should be passionate about nature and animals.
– Tetanus vaccination is recommended.
– A certificate from your doctor stating that you are fit to work.