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.
Gain practical, hands-on experience in caring for threatened wildlife in a Thai animal sanctuary.
Assist at a sanctuary which provides a home for elephants in their natural surroundings. Help with community intiatives and explore the tropical forests learning more about the community
This amazing opportunity based in Thailand seeks to promote sustainable elephant-based tourism, which benefits the local community as well as the elephants!
Take part in this fantastic once in a lifetime experience and help in vital conservation of sea turtles.
Work at a centre dedicated to the care and conservation of some of Costa Rica’s most threatened species including sloths, monkeys and loads more.
Join a team of dedicated vets and conservationists at this rewarding, family-run rescue centre. Live in the heart of the sanctuary, a haven for a variety of large and small mammals and birds.
Discover the rainforests of Costa Rica and assist in the protection of the elusive and endangered Jaguar.
Join this once in a lifetime experience combining orangutan conservation with an excursion to the fascinating Iban tribes in Batang Ai National Park.
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.
Help conserve Kenya’s Rothschild giraffes who are nearly extinct. An ultimate hands on safari experience in The Great Rift Valley, close to flamingo filled Lake Elmenteita.