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Brazilian Wildlife Program

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks


Volunteers need to be relatively physically fit, interested in conservation and breeding efforts, and mindful around the enclosures (especially around the big cats). No previous experience or education is required, but a background in biology or some Portuguese is helpful. This is an ideal placement for volunteers who are looking to spend some time in nature and who are not afraid of getting dirty.


  • English

Cost in US$:

2 weeks = 1,340

Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

The program includes:
* Airport pick-up in Curitiba
* Orientation
* Transportation to the sanctuary
* Accommodations and all meals provided on-site.
* Optional Portuguese classes available in Rio for additional language school tuition.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Biological Research
  • Business
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Parks
  • Reforestation
  • Tree Planting
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical volunteer, everyone has something to offer.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Guest House

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home