Volunteering with Animals

TYPE OF PROJECT

Work with beautiful animals around the world. Opportunities include working with elephants, monkeys, bears, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, horses, dogs and a variety of tropical birds and reptiles.

Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

India

Volunteers are needed to support an Animal Rescue Centre in Northern India to feed, clean and care for abused, neglected, ill or injured street animals. The centre runs a home and sanctuary for local dogs, cows, donkeys and pigs that cannot be returned after their treatment.

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Bear Rescue

Bear Rescue

Cambodia

Help out with the centre’s amazing work, caring and providing enrichment for mistreated bears. The centre is a safe haven and is at the forefront of ending the dancing bear trade and illegal pet trade in Asia.

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Caribbean Wildlife

Caribbean Wildlife

Belize

Assist zookeepers to look after over 125 rescued native animals and provide wildlife education to the local community. Volunteers help the centre to make a major contribution to animal welfare in Belize.

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Cheetah Centre

Cheetah Centre

South Africa

Join a team to help save cheetahs from extinction through education and a long-term reintroduction project. Work closely with cheetahs enabling reserve and enclosure improvements and collect data.

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Desert Elephant Conservation

Desert Elephant Conservation

Namibia

Join an elephant conservation team to help protect and research the desert elephants. Build walls to protect farmers' water points from the elephants and monitor the wild elephants.

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Dog and Cat Rescue

Dog and Cat Rescue

Thailand

Help by feeding, cleaning and caring for the dogs and cats at the rescue centre. The centre provides care for abused animals, promotes animal welfare education and controls the population of the dogs and cats on the tropical island.

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Elephant Care

Elephant Care

Thailand

Work with elephants rescued from abuse in the tourist trade and logging industry. The centre gives refuge to the elephants in an environment as close to nature as possible, providing them with a comfortable refuge.

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Elephant Care and Research

Elephant Care and Research

South Africa

Work hands on with elephants whilst joining an active research team. This research enables the project to provide expert advice for the optimal care and management of captive elephants around the world.

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Elephant Conservation

Elephant Conservation

Cambodia

Help at an elephant sanctuary which provides a safe haven for rescued Asian elephants. Observe elephants in natural surroundings and support local indigenous community initiatives.

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Horse Rehabilitation

Horse Rehabilitation

South Africa

Care for previously abused or neglected horses on the South African coast. This enables to project to rescue more horses providing them with a better quality of life and continue their sustainable model of rescue and rehabilitation.

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Monkey Rescue

Monkey Rescue

South Africa

Work hands on with a variety of primate species providing care and enrichment. This allows the monkeys to experience a better quality of life and enables to project to rescue more monkeys in need.

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Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

Thailand

Join a group of under-18s volunteering to care for elephants, monkeys, gibbons, bears and other wild animals at a tropical rescue centre in Thailand. Live on site at the centre, experiencing Thai culture off the beaten track.

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Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

Thailand

Volunteer at a tropical Wildlife Rescue sanctuary caring for over 400 animals. Support the centre’s aims to rehabilitate and release wild animals, education on conservation issues and campaign for better animal welfare in Thailand.

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Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

Costa Rica

Join a wildlife rescue team and help to care for the animals in the sanctuary. Care for animals such as monkeys, sloths and anteaters that have been injured, orphaned or mistreated. Observe and monitor animals which are being rehabilitated for release.

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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

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

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

POD VOLUNTEER

RESPONSIBLE VOLUNTEERING
Sustainable needs-based volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community. Volunteers of all ages are needed to make a difference overseas.

Pod IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION WITH ASSOCIATED CHARITY
Structured to minimise costs for volunteers and maximise benefits for the projects we support.

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