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.
Experience marine and rainforest conservation in this biodiversity hotspot and join a team of international volunteers as an expedition member.
Join this once in a lifetime experience combining orangutan conservation with an excursion to the fascinating Iban tribes in Batang Ai National Park.
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!
Whether your experienced in working with animals in a natural habitat or not, you are welcome to participate on our exciting projects abroad.
Volunteer abroad for free at an animal rescue centre and butterfly house in the Amazon jungle of Peru.
Work with underprivileged children and help with Elephant conservation whilst soaking in the sun in Thailand! A truly unforgettable experience...
Experience hands-on volunteering with cheetahs, baboons and much more
Travel to Thailand’s Chiang Mai Province and volunteer with elephants rescued from working in the tourist industry.
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.
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