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.
Do you have a passion for animals and wildlife? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with conservation efforts in Asia, Africa and The Americas!
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.
Explore the beautiful island of Tenerife and gain valuable experience in conservation whilst working to protect these majestic species in their natural habitat.
Be part of an ongoing research program on cheetahs, leopards and hyenas while helping with the conservation efforts.
Protect and conserve an important loggerhead turtle nesting area in the Mediterranean
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.
Work closely with marine biologists monitoring and conserving Great White sharks, seals, whales and other marine life.
Join our pride for a life changing and educational experience at a true ethical big cat sanctuary! Together with your new two and four legged friends, you will make a difference!
Learn to dive or improve whilst contributing to whale shark, turtle and manta ray research in Sodwana Bay; one of the world’s prime dive locations.
Antelope Park, Zimbabwe is where our ground-breaking Lion Rehabilitation Program began. Volunteers get the opportunity to work closely with lions and help the future of this iconic species.