Care for birds on your gap year and you could help prepare injured birds from all around the world for release back into the wild. Volunteer on bird care projects overseas and help nurture, treat and free seized or wounded birds. There are approximately 200 endangered species of birds including the oriental stork, which lives in Asia, the blue-throated macaw, which lives in Bolivia, or the brown kiwi, which is native to New Zealand.
Bird care volunteers are usually handed many responsibilities. These sometimes include involvement in rescue and capture projects, preparing meals, feeding the birds, transporting them to safer accommodations, grounds-keeping, cleaning and maintaining enclosures, and full training is usually provided. A can-do attitude and a willingness to get ‘stuck in’ is a must.
If you’re interested in care for birds why not participate in one of the programs listed below on your gap year?
Care for and rehabilitate orangutans and other orphaned and injured animals before helping to release them back into the wild.
Work in a Wildlife Park on this project that has over 60 varieties of Australian native birds and marsupials, located in a beautiful town just south of Perth.
Work at a centre dedicated to the care and conservation of some of Costa Rica’s most threatened species including sloths, monkeys and loads more.