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 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.
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.
Care for and help rescued, injured and orphaned African wildlife and give them a second chance in life.
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.
Assist in vital conservation research work with some of Africa’s most endangered carnivores.
Play an important role in marine conservation by researching and observing bottlenose dolphins on the stunning northeast coast of the Adriatic sea.
Encounter groups of Asiatic elephants deep within the heart of Sri Lanka’s lush jungles.
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.
Travel to Thailand’s Chiang Mai Province and volunteer with elephants rescued from working in the tourist industry.
Help out at a primate rescue centre located on the edge of the Amazon rainforest