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.
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 abroad for free at an animal rescue centre and butterfly house in the Amazon jungle of Peru.
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!
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.
Work hands-on with over 40 horses in rehabilitation, no previous experience required. Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean coast whilst watching whales and dolphins!
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
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.
Hand-rear rhino and other species in the Care for Wild Africa project.
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!
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.