Volunteers form an important part in this Animal Reserve workforce. They provide, in many capacities, within the reserve by contributing time, energy or talents that help to fulfill the reserve’s mission. Volunteers generate enthusiasm and interest. They extend and augment the work of permanent staff. The staff can then focus on individual tourists/clients or subject areas, and thus bring new insights, energy and time to the work.
This place offers a variety of areas in which the volunteer can unfold themselves. The volunteer benefits by having the opportunity to explore an interest and as a result gain new information, develop new skills and enhance existing knowledge. Through their experience they form leadership and social skills as they interact with paid staff, tourists/clients and other volunteers. They develop personal pride and satisfaction as they help tourists/clients and staff. The life experience not only adds to the volunteer’s exposure to different cultures and societies, but the experience also adds expertise in a specific area.
Participants in the volunteer program come from Argentina, as well as from all over the world, with open hearts ready to lend a hand. In return, this place offers training in areas such as construction with alternative materials, nutrition and wild animal handling, tourism, managing native seed bank, conservation, etc.
It is important that the volunteer knows where they live does not have the luxuries and comforts of the urban area. It's a really rustic atmosphere, where should be prepared to share a room with other volunteers.
However, it is located a few blocks from a small town and a few km from some very tourist and beautiful people. Buses pass through the route, so it is simple mobility in the area, and also to reach Cordoba Centro buses are taken from the road. There are interesting tours for the area, it is one of the most beautiful areas of the Calamuchita Valley. Volunteers can buy a cell phone while they are in Argentina and add a chip. There are also permanent signal at the animal shelter and Wi-Fi near the house.
Volunteer Opportunities: Animal Rescue Center
- Project Length: From 1 week to 8 weeks
- Arrival Airport: Córdoba (COR)
- Project Period: Year round
- Accommodation: Rustic Cabana
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 6-8 Hours per day
- Daily work: Morning and Afternoon
- Free days:: 2 during week. Free to sightseeing, Travel, etc.
- Requirements: Intermediate Spanish Knowledge
- Age Limits: 18 to 45 years old
- Airlines: American Airlines, Lan , Tam, Gol, KLM, AirFrance , Aerolineas Argentinas, Etihad, Copa Airlines
- Vaccinations: Routine Vaccinations, Rabies, Hepatitis-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov
- Airport meet and greet in Cordoba
- Accommodation in Animal Reserve 100km from Cordoba, 3 meals a day
- Orientation, project briefing in Córdoba
- Volunteer project placement 40 hour per week
- Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
- Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
- Flights to Argentina. Visas and/or entry-exit fees. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet.