Care for Birds
Volunteer on Bird Care Projects
Care for birds on your gap year and you could help prepare injured birds from all around the world for release back into the wild. Volunteer on bird care projects overseas and help nurture, treat and free seized or wounded birds. There are approximately 200 endangered species of birds including the oriental stork, which lives in Asia, the blue-throated macaw, which lives in Bolivia, or the brown kiwi, which is native to New Zealand.
Bird care volunteers are usually handed many responsibilities. These sometimes include involvement in rescue and capture projects, preparing meals, feeding the birds, transporting them to safer accommodations, grounds-keeping, cleaning and maintaining enclosures, and full training is usually provided. A can-do attitude and a willingness to get ‘stuck in’ is a must.
If you’re interested in care for birds why not participate in one of the programs listed below on your gap year?
Animal Conservation in a Wildlife Park in Bunbury
Duration: from 4 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Work in a Wildlife Park that has over 60 varieties of Australian native birds and marsupials, located in a beautiful town just south of Perth.
Under 18 Wildlife Rescue in Thailand
Duration: from 2 Weeks to 2 Weeks
Join a group accompanied by a PoD leader and volunteer at a wildlife rescue centre, home to around 300 rescued animals. Experience an elephant night safari, beach trip and other activities!
Bring Hope to a Community Through Education from Preschool to Vocational Skills Development
Duration: from 1 Weeks to 4 Weeks
Come and enjoy working alongside a community, helping them to develop their own project, a preschool that caters for the orphaned and vulnerable of that community and a skills development centre to...
Rehabilitate & Release Wildlife in the USA & Canada!
Duration: from 4 Weeks to 16 Weeks
Countries: Canada, United States of America
Endless forests, countless waterfalls and the ultimate experience of freedom in the vast landscapes of North America’s wilderness. Rehabilitate wildlife, take care of huskies and go on an...
Animal care in South Africa
Duration: from 2 Weeks
Countries: South Africa
Our Projects Abroad Animal Care placement offers volunteers who are passionate about animal welfare the opportunity to make a difference in South Africa. Volunteers will work alongside local staff on...
Animal care in Mexico
Duration: from 2 Weeks
Our Projects Abroad Animal Care placement offers those who are passionate about animal welfare the opportunity to make a difference in Mexico.