Volunteer Jobs in Iberá

The Conservation Land Trust–Argentina

"The Conservation Land Trust Argentina" is carrying out several wildlife reintroduction projects in Iberá Natural Reserve. At the moment we are working in the following restoration projects:

  • Giant anteater rehabilitation, breeding and reintroduction
  • Pampas deer translocation
  • Green winged macaw reintroduction
  • White collared peccary reintroduction
  • Jaguar breeding for reintroduction


Field monitoring of anteaters, collared peccaries and pampas deer

Minimum time required: two months

Place: Estancia El Socorro (within Iberá, Corrientes province)

Volunteer conditions: being willing to work hard in the field (long walks in the sun or rain), living in a shared room with other people and sharing cooking and housekeeping tasks. Very limited cell phone signal and internet.

Person in charge: Emanuel Galetto (e_galetto@hotmail.es). Even though we accept volunteers who speak any language, please write us in Spanish.

More information: click here to download an introductory guide made by an intern.


Giant anteater and pampas deer field monitoring

Minimum time required: two months

Place: Estancia San Alonso (within Iberá, Province of Corrientes)

Volunteer conditions: being willing to work hard in the field (long walks in the sun or rain), living in a shared room with other people and sharing cooking and housekeeping tasks. No cell phone signal and very limited internet. The place is difficult to access and is isolated by land. It is imperative to know riding horses.

Person in charge: Maite Ríos Noya (queixoconmembrillo@gmail.com)



Facilities Maintenance tasks and jaguars care in a breeding center

Minimum time required: three months

Place: Estancia San Alonso (within Iberá, Province of Corrientes)

Volunteer conditions: being willing to work hard in the field (long walks in the sun or rain), living in a shared room with other people and sharing cooking and housekeeping tasks. The place is difficult to access and is isolated by land. No cell phone signal and very limited internet.

Person in charge: Maite Ríos Noya (queixoconmembrillo@gmail.com)


Green winged macaws care, feeding and environmental enrichment

Minimum time required: two months

Place: Cambyretá (within Iberá, Province of Corrientes)

Volunteer conditions: being willing to work hard in the field (long walks in the sun or rain, included flooded sectors), living in rustic conditions and isolation (difficult access, absence of internet and cellular signal, 1-2 hours of daily electricity, restricted use of hot water for showers), living in a shared room with other people. It is preferable to know riding horses.

Person in charge: Alejandro Benítez (reintroduccionguacamayo@gmail.com)


Veterinary volunteering for students and veterinarians

Description: Within the veterinary department volunteering, students will be able to participate in all the veterinary aspects involved in the reintroduction of the species we work with. Volunteers will help in all aspects of veterinary work, including wild animals tracking, physical and chemical containment, diagnosis and treatment of clinical cases, conducting pre-release health check-ups, transport, necropsies and, in general, participating within all phases of a reintroduction project.

Minimum time required: The minimum duration of volunteering will be three uninterrupted weeks, up to a maximum of three months. Priority will be given to those volunteers who request volunteering outside the summer months, when the availability is much greater. Applications are accepted throughout the year but it is recommended to apply between six months and a year in advance.

Place: Corrientes Biological Station (EBCo) in San Cayetano (province of Corrientes) and movement through the reserves of Iberá where veterinary services are required.

Requirements: Volunteering is oriented to senior year veterinary students and veterinary graduates who demonstrate a veterinary trajectory with wildlife and a great interest in ecology and wildlife conservation. Candidates can demonstrate their interest by:
• A letter explaining long-term professional goals and interest in wildlife medicine and conservation.
• Curriculum vitae
• A list of three possible periods of time to volunteer in order of preference.

Volunteer conditions: During the duration of the volunteering, accommodation in a shared room is provided. During trips to the different Iberá reserves where field activities are carried out, transportation and similar accommodation conditions will also be provided.

Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the house cleanliness at all times. They will also be responsible for cooking and keeping the kitchen tidy and clean.

The places where we work with the projects are strict reserves, where the amenities are scarce. It is frequent to suffer much heat in summer and cold in winter.

It is advisable to have some horse riding experience. Certain anesthesia is performed after long walks on uneven and soggy terrain such as swamps and flooded grasslands. In many places there will be no Internet access or cellular signal.

It is advisable to bring a computer to review bibliography and to participate in the tasks of recording clinical data and laboratory results.

Previous experience in projects with similar conditions will be assessed.

Person in charge: Jorge Peña Martínez (jorgepmartinez@gmail.com, Tel: 03794048489)


General aspects for all volunteers

Keep in mind that within almost all places where internships are carried out, the presence of irritating or potentially dangerous animals, such as mosquitoes, spiders, ticks, frogs and snakes is common.

Vaccination against rabies, hepatitis B and tetanus is recommended. The volunteer may not be able to participate in certain veterinary procedures without the rabies vaccine. If you are taking medication, it is recommended that you take enough medication for all the estimated time of volunteering, since in many cases it is difficult to find a pharmacy.

Volunteers at CLT include volunteer food and accommodation. It also includes a medical insurance.

Transportation to and from the places where volunteering take place is not included.

It is recommended to bring water boots, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and enough mosquito´s repellent.

For further information, please contact the responsible person in each case.