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

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

Volunteers participating on this program in December '19 receive a free full day tour of either Otavalo & Cuicocha Lake, Cotopaxi Volcano or Quilotoa Lake free of charge.  Book in now!

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+

This wonderful project works to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need in the Philippi farming area. The residents live in extreme poverty, well below the poverty line. There is a huge issue with stray animals/pets in the area, largely dogs and some cats. Due to the tough economic and social situation in the area, these animals are often…

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  • Tirana, Albania
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 279
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This wonderful program’s aim is to simply provide care to animals in need.  Volunteers are urgently needed to contribute their time and energy at a wonderful Animal Rescue Shelter. The shelter, situated in a village in the suburbs of the city of Tirana, was set up to rescue the sick, injured and endangered animals of Tirana and the wider region…

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  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 529
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This wonderful program works in a number of ways to raise awareness of and stop the abuse and neglect of animals, while also providing hands-on care for animals in need. Volunteers can choose to work on the animal welfare campaign, or in the animal shelter – or do both! The need of more adequate animal care and education of the population in…

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

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 nursery nestled in a beautiful mountain valley around one hour from Thailand’s cultural capital Chiang Mai. Dedicated to…

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  • Cairns, Australia
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 849
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This turtle conservation program plays an essential role in protecting and preserving the amazing sea turtle. Located on a stunning tropical island, a 45 minute fast-ferry ride from Cairns, the Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre Love Volunteer’s supports treats injured and sick marine turtles who have been brought in from the Great Barrier…

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  • El Paredón, Guatemala
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 719
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This program plays an essential role in conserving the sea turtle population on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast, which through decades of indiscriminate human plundering, has been drastically reduced in number to a point where it is now on the endangered species list. Sadly, without the help of widespread conservation efforts, including environmental…

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  • Various, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 409
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

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 majestic creature, which through decades of indiscriminate human plundering, has been drastically reduced in number to a point where it is now on the endangered species list. Sadly…

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

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 spectacular Game Reserve just outside Port Elizabeth. The 6000 hectares of land are filled with a variety of wild life, including the ‘Big 5’. In addition to the mixture of grasslands and sub…

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  • Various, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 409
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

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 amazing creatures. Unfortunately animals are vulnerable to the encroaching human world, illegal activity and their natural environments devastated. Animal victims of repossession,…

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  • Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 979
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

This heart-warming wildlife rescue 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 become sick thanks to increasing interaction with humans or domestic pets. Located in picturesque Stanley State Forest in the state of Victoria, this…

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