Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi is hiring volunteers in Bolivia

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GiWY – Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) is a Bolivian organization that works with wildlife and is a leader in increasing public awareness of the environment and its importance through education and community involvement.

๐Ÿ“ Location: Bolivia
Update January 2022

We are looking for people who are passionate about wildlife to work in the Amazon rainforest! ๐ŸŒฑ + VOLUNTEER POSITION – Meals and Accommodation covered for 6 1/2 months. Send your CV plus a cover letter (see the CONTACT DETAILS section below๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ‘‡).


The animal caretaker will work in one or several management areas, taking care of wild animals in our sanctuaries, under the supervision of the Area Coordinator or the Director. The role requires autonomy and organization to carry out the daily routine, which involves the welfare of animals (preparing food, cleaning, enrichment…) and all the tasks assigned by the Area Coordinator and the management of the Center.

  • Commitment to the welfare of animals.
  • Willing to learn and get to know wild animals behaviour to give them the best possible care.
  • At least an intermediate level of both written and
  • spoken English and Spanish
  • Good physical condition
  • Be resilient to high temperatures and humidity, as well as mosquitos

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Old announcement โ€“ Update September 2021 โ€“ Volunteer position as Monkey coordinators!

We are hiring โ€“ย We are currently recruiting Monkey Coordinators at CIWY. They should be wild animals lovers, with an immediate start date. The position will be working across CIWY’s two Sanctuaries in Bolivia. This is a fantastic opportunity to be closely involved with the international community. To review the Position Description and for details on how to apply see the CONTACT DETAILS section below.

Position available: (4)
Organisation: Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi
Location: Bolivian Amazon, Southamerica
Duration: 6-month contract
Meals and accommodation are covered.

Previous announcement July 2021:

We are looking for construction volunteers who want to have a memorable experience in the Amazon rainforest! Be part of a committed group of people from all over the world whose goal is to set up an immense project to shelter hundreds of rescued wild animals at the Jacj Cuisi Sanctuary, located next to the important Madidi National Park in Bolivia.

โ— For volunteers who stay for 1 month, we include accommodation and food.ย 



Accommodation and meals covered.

About the organization

The organization began in 1992 and has been growing ever since. CIWY currently maintains three wildlife centres, where injured, abused or mistreated animals are cared for either temporarily or permanently. The organization has been featured in the New York Times and on the BBC and has the support of the Jane Goodall Institute and The Monkey Sanctuary.

Volunteers wanted

CIWY accepts volunteers from across the globe to help care for these animals, involving them in everyday activities such as

  • feeding,
  • cleaning
  • providing exercise.

In the past 15 years, more than 7,000 international volunteers have offered their help and support.

We don’t only need volunteers for work with animals but also for the smooth operation of the organization, whether it be through marketing, internship or helping with files, as well as help with education programs.

The Comunidad is also usually looking for the following figures:


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Organisation: Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY)

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