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 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.
Work with orangutans for a month, then spend another couple of weeks exploring the length of Malaysia, before ending up in Bali to relax at the end of an eventful trip. Oh, and we’ll chuck in...
Volunteer at the award-winning Orangutan Volunteer Centre in beautiful Borneo and help protect these increasingly rare, beautiful animals.
Discover the rainforests of Costa Rica and assist in the protection of the elusive and endangered Jaguar.
Come face-to-face with the enchanting gorillas of Southern Uganda
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.
Become immersed in tribal life, whilst working towards the conservation of magnificent orangutans on this volunteer project in the heart of the Borneo rainforest.
Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work.
Experience hands-on volunteering with cheetahs, baboons and much more
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.