Volunteer at an animal sanctuary on your gap year and your work could take you all around the world. You could care for animals abroad from kangaroo sanctuaries in Australia to bear sanctuaries in Romania! There are animals in every country that have been abused, neglected and orphaned and need volunteers to nurse them back to health. Not only will this work benefit breeding programs to help threatened and endangered species but it will also restore natural eco-systems.
Volunteers are thought of as active members of the team and your help will be invaluable to the full time staff at the sanctuary. Volunteer responsibilities are vast yet might include helping with food preparation, feeding the animals, maintaining enclosures, observing veterinary procedures and even leading groups on their tours.
Volunteer at an animal sanctuary and you could gain an invaluable insight into the world of animal care which could enhance your work experience and set yourself apart from other candidates when it’s time to start your career. If you would like the opportunity to care for animals abroad then check out our product listings.
Deep in the Namibian bush you have the rare opportunity to work with some of Africa’s most extraordinary creatures – hand-raise baboons, care for injured animals, & track & monitor big cats.
5 weeks community volunteering with street children and youth groups in Kigali + 1 week trekking with silver back gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Applications for 2017 now open!
Help rescue and rehabilitate wildlife rescued from the illegal animal trafficking trade in Bolivia.
Get up close and personal with Borneo’s native wildlife. This excellent project is all about caring for animals, conservation and educating people in how to treat animals
Care for and help rescued, injured and orphaned African wildlife and give them a second chance in life.
Live among some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife and see the immediate benefits of your volunteer work while getting up close and personal with the many animals at the sanctuary.
Assist in vital conservation research work with some of Africa’s most endangered carnivores.
Encounter groups of Asiatic elephants deep within the heart of Sri Lanka’s lush jungles.
Support rangers on the front line of critical anti-poaching activities. Challenge yourself, learn tracking and survival skills and go on overnight patrols in the African wilderness.
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.