Volunteer in Peru & Visit Machu Picchu

DSCN1325Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, is located in the Peruvian Andes. It is also the jumping off point to the famous Machu Picchu ruins.

Since 2011, World Vets has been providing large scale spay/neuter campaigns benefiting animals in three distinct districts of Cusco. In the last three years, we have also established agreements within these districts which stipulate that municipal sponsored poisoning campaigns would cease in their area in exchange for free spay/neuter services. Consequently, our Cusco DSCN0241small animal project has acted to limit such poisoning campaigns.

World Vets will return to Peru September 30 – October 7, 2014 to provide a large-scale spay/neuter campaign, in addition to preventative health treatments. The team may also perform any other surgical procedures needed on a case-by-case basis and provide a small number of health consultations. This campaign will also celebrate World Animal Day (Oct 4).

We are seeking veterinary technicians (licensed and non-licensed) as well as students and assistants (no previous experience DSCN0141required) to complete our team.  If you speak Spanish and/or have Spanish speaking skills, this would be a great opportunity for you to utilize  and/or practice your language skills.

Volunteers will have free time to enjoy local and/or national sights such as the famous Machu Picchu ruins and other Inca sites as well as visit handicraft and artisan markets.

Read more about this volunteer opportunity here