Caribbean Wildlife Centre in Belize

Help to care for over 125 native animals and gain experience of working in a rescue centre. Explore the rainforest, coral reefs and beaches in your free time.

By volunteering at this project you will make a major contribution to the welfare of animals in Belize. Your time and efforts will help to care for the animals, and the majority of the programme cost will go direct to the centre providing a vital source of funding for their work.

On a personal level you will have a unique opportunity to work alongside some incredible Central American wildlife alongside very knowledgeable keepers and gain the satisfaction of helping to make a difference to the lives of these animals.

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What to Expect?

Join the staff in their work of housing rescued animals and providing wildlife education to the people and especially the students of Belize. The centre receives visits from over 15,000 school students each year and there is always a need for energetic volunteers to join the work. If you are excited about animals and sharing your passion, then the Caribbean Wildlife Centre needs you!

The exact nature of the work you will be doing varies all the time and there is no such thing as a 'typical' day but generally the day will start at 8am and end between 5pm and 6pm depending on responsibilities during that day.

Volunteers are assigned to an animal keeper at the start of each working day and will assist in: * food prep * animal husbandry practices including cleaning and maintenance of enclosures * watering * providing enrichments * animal encounters and animal introductions when they occur * caring for newborns or orphan animals.

The centre is well located to allow you to explore the wonders that Belize has to offer. You could chose to spend your free time hiking in the tropical rainforests, snorkeling on amazing coral reefs or just relaxing on its beautiful beaches.

You could visit Belize City which is about an hour away by bus. From there you can fly or take a boat out to some beautiful tropical Caribbean islands including San Pedro and Caye Caulker. At the islands you may just want to relax on the beach or perhaps do some snorkeling or diving. You may also wish to use your free time to hike in the local rainforests. There is also a popular bar and restaurant which is only a 5 minute bike ride from the centre.

  • Program ID: # 1631
  • duration:
    1 to 2 Weeks
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
    More than 3 Months
  • location:
    Belize City Belize City
    Belize
    17° 31' 6.0384" N, 88° 14' 31.8768" W
    BZ
  • Fitness level:
    Light Impact
  • Closest Airport:
    Belize City (BZE)
  • Costs From:
    $500 to $1000
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Environmental & Wildlife Programs
    Learn Abroad
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