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.
Dive in crystal blue water and discover the rich biodiversity of the South Pacific while assisting with the local management of marine protected areas.
Come face-to-face with the enchanting gorillas of Southern Uganda
Soak up the chilled out, Caribbean atmosphere of Belize whilst taking part in a long term and sustainable marine research and conservation programme.
Costa Rica covers just 0.03% of the world’s landmass, but is home to 500,000 species. That’s the highest biodiversity of anywhere on Earth! Here’s your chance to help protect it!...
Travel with us to the ancient Kingdoms of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in Southeast Asia, famously popular destinations for gap year travellers and it isn’t hard to see why.
Volunteer at the award-winning Orangutan Volunteer Centre in beautiful Borneo and help protect these increasingly rare, beautiful animals.
This project’s aims are to contribute to the current understanding of the local environment and help monitor the spectacular array of wildlife found in Madagascar.
Protect and conserve an important loggerhead turtle nesting area in the Mediterranean
Arrive in Nairobi and tour through Ngorongoro, Zanzibar, Irima & Lake Malawi to name just a few, spot the ’Big 5’ in Kruger National Park, volunteer with lions, cheetahs & giraffes.
Volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project in Playa Matapalo with tours of a sugar cane & coffee plantation at Monteverde and a Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour in Santa Elena.