Animal rehabilitation projects are essential in order to keep eco-systems all around the world functioning. Approximately a quarter of the world’s animals are threatened with extinction. That is a massive amount of mammals, reptiles, amphibians that need your time and help.
Wildlife rescue centre volunteers don’t need to be from any particular background or have a particular type of skill set. A huge love of animals of all shapes and sizes and the willingness to get stuck into a project and give it all you have are the only essential skills you need.
Animal rehabilitation could mean assisting injured cheetahs in the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa to helping local animal centres with dogs and cats that have run away from home or have been left behind by their families. The possibilities are endless and chances are there is at least one wildlife rescue centre in need of volunteers wherever you find yourself on your gap year. If this sounds like something that interests you, check out our animal rehabilitation products.
Help rescue and rehabilitate wildlife rescued from the illegal animal trafficking trade in Bolivia.
The Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage is a sanctuary for a wide range of wildlife species, run by dedicated conservationists and with the help of enthusiastic international volunteers.
If you have a passion for working with animals, our voluntary Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care projects are a great way to gain work experience as well as help animals in developing areas.
A great combination of teaching and conservation. Teach English to rural children and experience life in a Big 5 wildlife conservation area.
Teach underprivileged children to protect the environment while taking care of wild animals. The project is a non profit organisation situated on a reserve near Kruger Park in South Africa.
This project is a very caring sanctuary set in a small private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. You’ll get to help out with the rehabilitation of wild animals and even young ones!
Gain hands-on veterinary experience with wild animals on a Game Reserve in northern South Africa! You’ll shadow the vet and you’ll learn an unbelievable amount!
Volunteer at a tropical Wildlife Rescue Centre which houses over 300 rescued animals including bears, monkeys and elephants. This project can be combined with our Elephant Care project.
Live and work in the world’s most beautiful city - Cape Town - and play a vital role in enriching the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children.
On this great projects you will work closely with a local animal welfare charity and will be substantially involved in the day to day running of a large urban animal welfare centre.