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.
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
Care for orangutans in the lush surroundings of Malaysia. Learn about animal protection and work closely with these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat!
Come and join this fantastic project in the heart of Namibia and get up close and personal with some of Africa’s most iconic species of wildlife!
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.
Volunteer in Malawi at its only accredited wildlife sanctuary. Volunteers get involved with daily animal care, rehabilitation and release projects, wildlife research and community education.
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.
Experience hands-on volunteering with cheetahs, baboons and much more
This centre works with the Ministry of the Environment and the Environmental Police to rescue and rehabilitate wild animals from the jungle that were victims of abuse and animal trafficking.
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.
Play an important role in marine conservation by researching and observing bottlenose dolphins on the stunning northeast coast of the Adriatic sea.