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.
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.
Work on enrichment with captive orangutans and sun bears at the world renowned Samboja Lestari rescue centre.
Protect and conserve an important loggerhead turtle nesting area in the Mediterranean
Escape to Madagascar – the magical island which is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and least explored dive sites, all the while you can work on a conservation project.
Discover wild South Africa when you join an international team of volunteers assisting in the research of Africa’s most charismatic big cat, the lion.
Work with International Animal Rescue on the rehabilitation of Indonesia’s beautiful orangutans
Come face-to-face with the enchanting gorillas of Southern Uganda
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!
Discover the rainforests of Costa Rica and assist in the protection of the elusive and endangered Jaguar.
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.