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.
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.
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.
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!
Volunteer abroad for free at an animal rescue centre and butterfly house in the Amazon jungle of Peru.
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.
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.
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.
Provide bears with a new life in the largest bear sanctuary in Eastern Europe. Explore your fascinating surroundings, with Dracula’s castle and ski-friendly mountains right on your doorstep!
Are you an animal science, zoology, ecology or conservation student? Or do you just love animals? Then this project is just for you! Gain real, practical hands-on experience in Costa Rica.