Cusco

Cusco, Peru

Agricultural Animal Care Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This organization has created an environment to care for the llamas and alpacas that are a historically vital piece of Peruvian culture. Raising these animals and harvesting their wool also leads to the preservation of traditional Incan spinning, dying, and weaving practices. These cultural values are promoted among locals and tourists alike through workshops and demonstrations held at the center. Participants will assist in caring for the animals and learning the traditions of Peruvian heritage. They may also assist with tours of the facility and weaving workshops. Depending on the season, opportunities may be available with planting and harvesting various vegetables that help to feed surrounding communities.

Veterinary Clinic

Spanish (Intermediate)

Assist in various areas of a veterinary clinic in Cusco under the supervision of the veterinary staff. Aid customers, bathe and trim the animals, walk the dogs, and clean the cages or exercise areas. Observe the veterinarian during surgeries and assist with handing the doctor surgical instruments. Participants will also be a great asset to the clinic by translating for English-speaking clients.