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

13 programs
  • Pastaza Province, Ecuador
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 679
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

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

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the amazing wildlife of the Amazon. For those with…

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

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 own country. Over time the shelter has grown from strength to strength and combined with the assistance from international volunteers, they now…

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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.  Book now for placements starting from January 24th 2021. 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…

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  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 529
  • 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…

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

Thailand's border is currently closed to international arrivals so we cannot run our medical internship programs right now...but we're taking bookings on this popular program for 2021 with completely flexible dates!

Volunteering with an endangered species of elephant is surely one of the most…

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  • Cairns, Australia
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 859
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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

We are currently opening new locations for this program and participants will be offered placements where the need is greatest.

This turtle conservation program plays an essential role in protecting and preserving…

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  • El Paredón, Guatemala
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 719
  • 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!

Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals. See the additional info. section for procedures in place.

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

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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.  Book now for placements starting from January 24th 2021. 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…

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  • New South Wales, Australia
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 559
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

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

This heart-warming wildlife program’s aim is 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 interaction…

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  • Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 319
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals. See the additional info. section for procedures in place.

This fabulous project was developed to simply save animal lives. Costa Rica has an abundance of indigenous animal life, home to thousands of species of unique and…

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  • Tasmania, Australia
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 1109
  • 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 unique location of Tasmania!

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

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  • Mafra, Portugal
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 859
  • Airport Pick Up Included

Volunteer in a Wolf Sanctuary in Portugal to protect the native Iberian wolf species, Canis lupus signatus, and assist in the conservation of this iconic predator.

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