Animal Volunteer Work

TYPE OF VOLUNTEERING

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 150 rescued Malayan sun bears and Asiatic black bears
  • Provide enrichment for these endangered species in tropical Cambodia
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Duration: 1 - 8 weeks

Cost from: £695 / $890

Caribbean Wildlife

Caribbean Wildlife

Belize

  • Assist keepers with the care of over 150 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: £895 / $1145

Cheetah Centre

Cheetah Centre

South Africa

  • Join a project aiming to help save cheetahs from extinction
  • Work directly with cheetahs; providing care and monitoring behaviour
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Duration: 2 – 4 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1275

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: £920 / $1180

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: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £495 / $635

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 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £599 / $765

Elephant Care and Research - Volunteer with Elephants

Elephant Care and Research - Volunteer with Elephants

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: £1095 / $1400

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 with local community-based initiatives
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £725 / $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: £845 / $1080

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: £495 / $635

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: £845 / $1080

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: £599 / $765

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 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £1095 / $1400

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

Volunteering with animals dog rescue

Volunteering with animals dog rescue

Volunteering with animals monkey

Volunteering with animals monkey

Volunteering with animals cow in India

Volunteering with animals cow in India

Volunteering with animals bear rescue

Volunteering with animals bear rescue

Volunteering with animals elephant care

Volunteering with animals elephant care

Volunteering with animals horse rehabilitation

Volunteering with animals horse rehabilitation

Volunteering with animals elephant research

Volunteering with animals elephant research

Volunteering with animals big cat

Volunteering with animals big cat

Volunteering with animals elephant walking

Volunteering with animals elephant walking

Volunteering with animals monkey rescue

Volunteering with animals monkey rescue

Volunteering with animals primate rescue

Volunteering with animals primate rescue

We are driven by the needs of the projects we support. We only offer sustainable volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community.

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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