Perfect for those interested in a career working with animals either as a vet, veterinary nurse or just giving general care, animal care volunteering placements are a great way to increase your knowledge and relevant skills for your future profession.
Animal care volunteers are stationed in either surgeries, animal centres or out in the local community, and usually work alongside professional veterinary physicians allowing time to shadow them and gain knowledge from their practises. Regular tasks carried out by volunteers include preventative care, de-worming dogs and cats, emergency care and more. A mature attitude, the ability to work hard and a passion for the industry are all necessary for animal care volunteers as there may be lots of early morning starts, long days and hard labour to be done. Most programs include accommodation, often basic. Sometimes meals are also included or you can receive a discount on main meals.
If you’re interested in a career in animal care include an animal care project as part of your gap year itinerary and learn valuable skills and know-how to take home and apply to your own studies and/or work experience.
Make a difference to the lives of the children in Delhi, visit the famous Taj Mahal, look after elephants, ride camels and explore India with your new friends!
Be part of one of the most unique animal conservation projects on the planet. 5 weeks working in the Bolivian Amazon, followed by a 4 week mind blowing expedition through Bolivia and Peru.
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Get involved with incredible wildlife conservation in Costa Rica, including looking after baby turtles, tracking big cats and reforestation in the woodland areas! What more could you want?
Live among some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife and see the immediate benefits of your volunteer work while getting up close and personal with the many animals at the sanctuary.
The project that you will join in India provides continuous support and care for the street animals of Udaipur; many of which have been abused, neglected, ill or injured.
This program is an excellent choice for anyone that has an interest in wildlife conservation. Since the program is held in China, you will also have the chance to experience Chinese culture
Join our pride for a life changing and educational experience at a true ethical big cat sanctuary! Together with your new two and four legged friends, you will make a difference!
Take this exciting opportunity to care for rescued wild Mustang horses! The wild Mustang horse, often called the Spirit of the West is in need of your help!
Encounter groups of Asiatic elephants deep within the heart of Sri Lanka’s lush jungles.