Volunteering with birds and volunteering with reptiles might seem like very different things, but you’ll often find volunteer projects that cover both or take place in similar environments.
Bird care projects overseas focus on nurturing, treating, and freeing rescued or wounded birds, as well as caring for their natural environments in some of the most amazing places on the planet, like Costa Rica, Thailand and Australia. There are around 200 endangered species of birds, spread around the world, making volunteering with birds one of the most important things you can do. Similarly, there are around 380 endangered reptile species, which means volunteering with reptiles is just as important.
Bird and reptile care volunteers are usually handed a range of responsibilities, including involvement in rescue and capture projects, preparing food, grounds-keeping, cleaning and maintaining enclosures in sanctuaries, and more. If you’re interested in volunteering with birds and reptiles, take a look at the programmes that are available.