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.
Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important research.
Work closely with marine biologists monitoring and conserving Great White sharks, seals, whales and other marine life.
Help with essential conservation work in South Africa to preserve the “big 5” – lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino – and get involved in the running of a game reserve.
Get involved in groundbreaking marine research in a location unlike any other & have the opportunity to get up close & personal with Great White Sharks & South Africa’s wildest marine life!
Join our research team in paradise and work alongside experienced marine biologists while earning your PADI Dive certification all the way to Open Water SCUBA Instructor!
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
Travel to Thailand’s Chiang Mai Province and volunteer with elephants rescued from working in the tourist industry.
Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work.
Join an active research team researching and working hands on with Africa elephants. Live in a beautiful 110 hectare park located on the Garden Route.
Help out at a primate rescue centre located on the edge of the Amazon rainforest