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.
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.
This project gives you the chance to volunteer at the world’s only white lion conservation project alongside the Global White Lion Protection Trust in South Africa.
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 to Thailand’s Chiang Mai Province and volunteer with elephants rescued from working in the tourist industry.
This project will give you the perfect opportunity to learn about these creatures and gain experience in conservation as your gap year working with threatened whale and dolphin populations.
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.
Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work.
Assist the team with data collection to help with research on cheetah and leopard releases in the stunning Namib Desert
Work with International Animal Rescue on the rehabilitation of Indonesia’s beautiful orangutans