Volunteering With Animals

Wildlife Volunteer Programs

Do you have a passion for animals and wildlife? Love Volunteers Wildlife Conservation volunteer abroad programs offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with conservation efforts in Asia, Africa and The Americas!

Whether it be working with Asian Elephants, patrolling an African Game Reserve, rehabilitating indigenous species of the Amazon, or protecting endangered Giant Sea Turtles, we have a program that will not only suit your interests, but will provide you with an opportunity to make a real and lasting contribution.

Wildlife Conservation projects are best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in animal conservation/zoological studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. However, the projects are open to all and do not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by one of local project leaders.

As with all of our voluntary service programs, you will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow volunteers from all over the world. Not only will you make a real contribution to your chosen project, but you will get to travel and explore a new country, as well as make new friends for life!

Join us on one of our safe, fun and affordable Wildlife and Animal Conservation projects below and be part of something great!

Programs

15 programs
  • Pastaza Province, Ecuador
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 699
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

International arrivals into Ecuador must present either: 

  • Proof of a negative COVID RT-PCR test taken no more than three (3) days before entering the country or:
  • A completed COVID-19 vaccination card 

This…

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  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 619
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPENING APRIL 2022!

See the Additional Info. section for entry requirements. 

This wonderful program’s aim is to simply provide care to animals in need. The Sanctuary was founded in 2010 by a local mother and daughter team, who were driven by the ill treatment of animals in their…

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  • Philippi Farming Area, South Africa
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

South Africa is now open to all international arrivals! See the Additional Info. section for COVID-19 arrival information.

This wonderful project works to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need in the Philippi farming area. The residents live in extreme poverty, well below…

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  • Split, Croatia
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 979
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW for EU and Schengen citizens.  See the additional info. section for more information.

This wonderful Animal Rescue program in Croatia supports an animal shelter in the seaside city of Split. The Shelter provides refuge to hundreds of domestic animals that are abandoned or born homeless every year. With far too…

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  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 2 weeks
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 789
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Tanzania has reopened to international arrivals.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This wonderful program works in a number of ways to raise awareness of and stop the abuse and neglect of animals, while…

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  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 609
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This program remains on hold for now in the best interests of the local community and volunteers alike.

Volunteering with an endangered species of elephant is surely one of the most unique and exciting programs any international volunteer could participate in! This essential program is located in an elephant…

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  • Puerto Jiménez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 529
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

COVID-19 entry requirements for Costa Rica.

This essential program aims to conserve Costa Rica's turtle, dolphin and whale populations, which have been decimated by human…

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  • El Paredón, Guatemala
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 459
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Guatemala has reopened to international arrivals.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This program plays an essential role in conserving the sea turtle population on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast, which through…

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  • Playa Matapalo, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 419
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

COVID-19 entry requirements for Costa Rica.

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the amazing sea turtle. The Turtle Conservation Program works to…

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  • Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 419
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

COVID-19 entry requirements for Costa Rica.

This essential program works to save Costa Rica’s wildlife that is facing a crisis of epic proportions. Development, agriculture,…

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  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 759
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

South Africa is now open to all international arrivals! See the Additional Info. section for COVID-19 arrival information.

This fabulous project was developed to simply save the lives of the majestic native animals of South Africa. The Wildlife Protection program is based on a…

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  • Tsavo West National Park, Kenya
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 779
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Kenya has reopened to vaccinated international arrivals and programs have resumed.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This wonderfully ambitious program aims to provide sustainable water sources in Kenya's Tsavo West National Park, one of the world…

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  • Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 900
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW for Australian residents.  Borders are closed to international arrivals.

Join Love Volunteers in ensuring the survival of Australia's incredible native wildlife in the remote location of Yackandandah!

This wonderful Wildlife Refuge provides critical care to suffering animals; those who have…

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  • New South Wales, Australia
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 500
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW for Australian residents.  Borders are closed to international arrivals.

This heart-warming Australian wildlife program aims to rescue some of the thousands of precious Australian indigenous animals who are forced from their natural habitat, injured, orphaned or who become sick due to increasing…

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  • Mafra, Portugal
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 1149
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Portugal's borders have reopened to international arrivals.  See the Additional Info. section for entry requirements. 

Volunteer in a Wolf Sanctuary in Portugal to protect the native…

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