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.
A great combination of teaching and conservation. Teach English to rural children and experience life in a Big 5 wildlife conservation area.
Volunteer in Malawi at its only accredited wildlife sanctuary. Volunteers get involved with daily animal care, rehabilitation and release projects, wildlife research and community education.
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.
Volunteer at an inspiring sanctuary close to Chiang Mai. You will help to rehabilitate abused elephants, working hands-on to bathe them, feed them and more. Elephant-lovers will adore it!
North America has some of the best wildlife rescue & rehabilitation volunteer opportunities. Help with a great cause in your spare time while you explore this amazing continent.
Play a vital role in chimpanzee conservation and protection as you get hands-on helping to care for over 100 chimps rescued from zoos, bars and poaching.
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!
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.
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.
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.