Animal Volunteer Work

TYPE OF VOLUNTEERING - animal projects

Volunteer work helping incredible animals around the world. Volunteering opportunities include working with elephants, monkeys, bears, leopards, jaguars, horses, dogs, turtles and a variety of tropical birds and reptiles.

Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

India

  • Support an Animal Rescue Centre team to care for injured, sick and abused animals
  • Help feed, clean and care for the rescued animals
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £595 / $760

Bear Rescue

Bear Rescue

Cambodia

  • Help care for over 120 rescued Malayan sun bears and Asiatic black bears
  • Provide enrichment for these endangered species in tropical Cambodia
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Duration: 1 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £645 / $825

Caribbean Wildlife

Caribbean Wildlife

Belize

  • Assist keepers with the care of over 175 rescued native animals including jaguars and tapirs
  • Educate the local community about the conservation of their local wildlife and habitat
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Duration: 2 – 4 weeks

Cost from: £945 / $1210

Desert Elephant Conservation

Desert Elephant Conservation

Namibia

  • Join an elephant tracking team to research the wild elephant population
  • Build protection walls for farmers' water sources and drinking water points for the desert elephants
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Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1275

Desert Elephant Conservation - Family Trip

Desert Elephant Conservation - Family Trip

Namibia

  • Work with your family to help protect and research desert elephants in Namibia
  • Join a family volunteering team to support elephant conservation and community work
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Duration: 10 days

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Dog and Cat Rescue

Dog and Cat Rescue

Thailand

  • Support a Dog and Cat Rescue Centre on a tropical island
  • Help walk the dogs, clean the shelters and feed the animals
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Duration: 3 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £595 / $760

Dog Rescue

Dog Rescue

South Africa

  • Provide support to the dogs at an animal rescue centre in the beautiful winelands close to Cape Town
  • Help the local team feed, clean and care for abandoned and rescued dogs
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Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Elephant and Wildlife Conservation

Elephant and Wildlife Conservation

Sri Lanka

  • Join the team to support vital work helping to protect wild elephants
  • Research bears, leopards and other wildlife to support their conservation
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £945 / $1210

Elephant Care

Elephant Care

Thailand

  • Care for elephants rescued from a harsh working life
  • Live on site at a tropical wildlife sanctuary home to over 400 animals
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £645 / $825

Elephant Care and Research

Elephant Care and Research

South Africa

  • Join an active research team collecting data to guide best practice for management of captive elephants
  • Work hands on with elephants providing care and enrichment
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Duration: 3 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £1195 / $1530

Elephant Conservation

Elephant Conservation

Cambodia

  • Assist at a sanctuary which provides a home for rescued Asian elephants
  • Observe elephants in their natural surroundings and help support the daily running of the sanctuary
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $930

Horse Rehabilitation

Horse Rehabilitation

South Africa

  • Help to care for and rehabilitate over 40 horses (no previous riding experience required)
  • Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean whilst watching whales and dolphins
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Monkey Rescue

Monkey Rescue

South Africa

  • Work hands on with a variety of primate species at a well-respected rescue centre
  • Learn about primate behaviour whilst providing care and enrichment for rescued monkeys
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £545 / $700

Turtle Conservation

Turtle Conservation

Costa Rica

  • Join an active conservation team monitoring and protecting sea turtle populations
  • Work alongside international and local staff and learn about turtles and conservation whilst living on the stunning Pacific coast
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

Thailand

  • Work with elephants, monkeys, bears and a variety of other animals
  • Live on site at the centre, with a group of 16-17 year olds and Pod Team Leader
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Duration: 2 weeks

Cost from: £1495 / $1915

Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

Thailand

  • Work with rescued bears, monkeys, otters, gibbons and other exotic animals
  • Help to protect endangered animals, living onsite at a tropical wildlife sanctuary
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £645 / $825

Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

Costa Rica

  • Assist at a wildlife sanctuary which provides a safe haven for rescued animals
  • Help to care for animals such as monkeys, sloths, birds and anteaters
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Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1275

Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Costa Rica

  • Work with your family to care for and help rehabilitate rescued animals living at the sanctuary
  • Assist the team in providing a safe haven for monkeys, sloths and anteaters
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Duration: 1 week

Cost from: £395 / $505

Making a difference with animals

  • Every 20 minutes, the world adds another 3,500 human lives but loses one or more entire species of animal or plant life - at least 27,000 species per year (WWF)

  • Around the world, our volunteers worked with and helped 1,216 animals last year!

  • “Volunteers bring a lot of love and time to our animals and the fact that they are committed animals lovers willing to give time to this project is fantastic for the dogs and cats in our care.” Dog and Cat Rescue Centre, Thailand

dog rescue

dog rescue

monkey

monkey

cow in India

cow in India

bear rescue

bear rescue

elephant care

elephant care

horse rehabilitation

horse rehabilitation

elephant research

elephant research

big cat

big cat

elephant walking

elephant walking

monkey rescue

monkey rescue

primate rescue

primate rescue

We have long term relationships with hand-picked projects that have lasting and positive impact. We are a highly experienced and passionate team, here to support you!

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AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal