With so many animal conservation projects offered these days it’s easy to get your head in a spin when choosing the right program for you… but you don’t have too. Volunteer with animals abroad and you could be travelling the world saving species from extinction and helping to create cleaner, more sustainable environments for all our animal friends.
Protect the elephants from being chained up in cages in Thailand or fight against turtles being caught in plastic refuse washing up on Mexican shores. Animal conservation volunteering can result in long days fighting for our four-legged friends’ survival usually spending your day researching, collecting data, testing hypothesis’ and evaluating results.
Working hours vary from project to project. Some allow volunteers weekends off to explore the neighbouring areas while others require volunteers to work 6-7 days a week due to the sporadic nature of the wildlife in the conservation project. Sleeping arrangements also differ in each program with some offering homestays for a unique insight into the locals every-day life while others offer hostel-like shared bedrooms with shared kitchen and living spaces. Whatever the fine print, animal conservation is a very worthy act to participate in and something that will look brilliant on your CV.
At this sanctuary you can learn about the challenges facing elephants in Thailand and be part of the solution through hands-on work & by getting up close and personal to these gentle giants.
Encounter groups of Asiatic elephants deep within the heart of Sri Lanka’s lush jungles.
We have organised conservation projects since 1989. With projects in Madagascar, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Fiji & around the world, we can offer fun, adventure & the chance to make a difference
Deep in the Namibian bush you have the rare opportunity to work with some of Africa’s most extraordinary creatures – hand-raise baboons, care for injured animals, & track & monitor big cats.
Travel to Thailand’s Chiang Mai Province and volunteer with elephants rescued from working in the tourist industry.
Volunteer at the award-winning Orangutan Volunteer Centre in beautiful Borneo and help protect these increasingly rare, beautiful animals.
Live and work with other volunteers to conserve and protect one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in Greece
Help to care for abandoned Vervet Monkeys back into the wild to live a free and natural life.
Help out at a primate rescue centre located on the edge of the Amazon rainforest
Work with International Animal Rescue on the rehabilitation of Indonesia’s beautiful orangutans