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 vital conservation research work with some of Africa’s most endangered carnivores.
Work closely with experienced biologists, vets and support staff to gain hands-on experience rehabilitating, monitoring and observing wild primates and manatees in beautiful Belize.
Make a difference to the lives of the children in Delhi, visit the famous Taj Mahal, look after elephants, ride camels and explore India with your new friends!
Provide a helping hand on an amazing private game reserve in South Africa, tending to the Big 5 and even helping care for rare Bengal Tigers!
Assist the team with data collection to help with research on cheetah and leopard releases in the stunning Namib Desert
Volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project in Playa Matapalo with tours of a sugar cane & coffee plantation at Monteverde and a Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour in Santa Elena.
As a volunteer in the Greater Kruger area in South Africa, you will experience Africa’s amazing wildlife through research drives and bush walks which help to conserve the ’Big 5’.
Grab this fantastic opportunity to work with rescued elephants in the stunning location of Kanchanaburi.
Hands-on volunteering with these gentle giants - get to know the elephants as you feed them and monitor their behaviour. Also explore all that this magnificent country has to offer.
Work hands on with a variety of primate species at a well-respected rescue centre. You will learn about primate behaviour and care as well as providing enrichment for rescued monkeys.