We have a fantastic selection of opportunities to volunteer with animals on your gap year. You can help local wildlife in need in countries from Australia to Belize to China to Zimbabwe, and if you want to work with a particular kind of creature, you can choose from wild pandas to big cats to orangutans and more.
It's quite possible for you to work and protect some of the world's most endangered species, which will not only give you a phenomenal travelling experience, but also reward you with the knowledge that you helped to save a certain species from extinction.
Whichever way you choose to volunteer with animals, one thing is guaranteed: you will have one of the most amazing experiences of your life.
Earn your PADI diving certificate when you discover Mexico’s Mesoamerican coral reef and its abundant wildlife.
Become immersed in tribal life, whilst working towards the conservation of magnificent orangutans on this volunteer project in the heart of the Borneo rainforest.
Combine exciting adventure travel with a project and experience the best of Central America on an unforgettable adventure trip through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
On this great projects you will work closely with a local animal welfare charity and will be substantially involved in the day to day running of a large urban animal welfare centre.
Travel to Thailand’s Chiang Mai Province and volunteer with elephants rescued from working in the tourist industry.
Work on enrichment with captive orangutans and sun bears at the world renowned Samboja Lestari rescue centre.
Tanzania is home to some of the best diving in the world. The crystal clear waters host a wealth of habitats and wildlife, making this a perfect location to scuba dive and explore underwater
Experience marine and rainforest conservation in this biodiversity hotspot and join a team of international volunteers as an expedition member.
Soak up the chilled out, Caribbean atmosphere of Belize whilst taking part in a long term and sustainable marine research and conservation programme.
Come face to face with one of the world’s most infamous predators