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Allqo Llaqta Rescue Centre - Rescuing street dogs in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Peru)

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  • DescriptionWe are a new rescue centre (and the first one) for stray dogs in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru. This is an exciting time to get involved with us.

    You can do any of these activities:

    1. Day to day operation of the rescue centre: take care of the dogs, cleaning, hosting tours of the shelter for visitors

    2. Construction of the remaining unfinished pieces of our infrastructure

    3. Working with the local population and schools to raise awareness in dog welfare

    4. Updating our website: Adoption page and News page

    5. We welcome vet and vet nurse volunteers

    See our webpage https://www.allqollaqtarescuecentre.org/volunteer for more information
  • LocationPeru, Cuzco, Urubamba, Urubamba

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Building
    Charity work
    General maintenance
    Help with computers / internet
    Help with eco project
    Helping with tourists
    Teaching
  • Hours per day A work week has 5 days of work (6 hrs a day) and 2 days off. The time of your shift will vary depending of the number of volunteers present, and the needs of the rescue centre. But everything will be talked about.
  • Work requirements: You need to commit for a minimum of one week, as training takes time.

    We are a new rescue centre so volunteers should not expect to work in a highly structured environment, so we need volunteers that are mature and a little independent.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: Minimum one week of stay
  • Maximum number of helpers: 5
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Has pets? We are a rescue centre for stray dogs.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: - We provide accommodation free of charge. We have two volunteer rooms with 5 beds in total.

    - The main building contains a bathroom (with hot water) and a communal kitchen. All volunteers will share domestic duties in all shared living areas.

    - Bed linens, covers and pillows are provided, and you can wash your bedding at the laundry in town. Toiletries, including towels, are not provided. Please bring your own.

    - Meals: we are a new rescue centre with limited resources so right now we are not able to provide meals, but you can cook your meals using our communal kitchen. Urubamba has a great market (Mercado de Urubamba).
  • Additional info
  • We are a new rescue centre, and the first one in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru, so please know that your contribution will make a massive difference to the welfare of stray dogs in the valley.

    Volunteers will be working with local people: the founder and veterinarian Fabrizio, with local volunteers, and with the local population, so volunteers will learn the lifestyle, working ways and cultural practices of the local community.

    Urubamba is a very authentic town, not as touristy as Cusco, giving volunteers a great opportunity to get immersed in the Peruvian life.

    Volunteers can explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which was an important site for the Inca Empire, and is the home of some incredible Inca (and pre-Inca) archeological sites. The most famous being Machu Picchu.

    This beautiful and peaceful valley is home to a number of isolated villages and colonial towns. Star attractions in the Sacred Valley include Machu Picchu, the Pisac Market and the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo; however, the valley is filled with other Inca sites that are well worth visiting.

    So this is a great opportunity to learn about the Inca civilization. Urubamba is in roughly the middle of the Sacred Valley.

    Activities volunteers can do during their time off:

    - Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and everything it has to offer: Incas (and pre-Incas) archeological sites (Machu Picchu, Pisac, Ollantaytambo), colonial towns, Quechua villages, vibrant local markets.

    - Outdoor activities: hiking, biking

    - Socializing with the local population: the people of Urubamba are very friendly, and it wouldn’t be hard to socialize with them.

    - Learn Spanish or Quechua

    - Day trip to world-renowned Cusco (the capital of the Inca Empire), easy, frequent, and cheap transportation between Urubamba and Cusco, about 1hr30 mins one-way.

    - Transportation within the Sacred Valley is straightforward, frequent and cheap with Collectivos (mini-vans). Our centre is right by a bus stop.