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.
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.
Help to preserve panda populations at one of the biggest panda bases in China!
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
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.
Assist in an essential and rewarding program with giant pandas in China. Make a real impact in safeguarding this captivating animal.
Assist in vital conservation research work with some of Africa’s most endangered carnivores.
Help on an inspiring mission to regenerate the rainforests in Borneo, and see pygmy elephants, orangutans and a huge range of other animals in their natural jungle habitat.
The Giant Panda is among the world’s most adored and loved animals. There are only 1,600 left. They are listed as vulnerable, making this experience a true once in a lifetime opportunity.
Experience marine and rainforest conservation in this biodiversity hotspot and join a team of international volunteers as an expedition member.
Take part in this fantastic once in a lifetime experience and help in vital conservation of sea turtles.