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Deforestation and illegal hunting are continuous global threats to habitats and species. Due to these risks, many animals are often injured, orphaned and in need of care before being released back into the wild. This requires wildlife sanctuaries, and these sanctuaries require volunteer help in order to stay open and care for the affected animals.

Why Volunteer at an animal sanctuary?

Volunteering to work in an animal care sanctuary will allow for a variety of experiences of caring and looking after a range of animals. It can be a hands-on experience that also includes helping with feeding, giving care to young or sick animals, and helping to maintain the enclosures. Not only do volunteers make a significant contribution to the running of the sanctuaries, the understanding of animal care and behaviour gained will be invaluable.

To apply for a project, or for more information, click the "Apply Now" button and one of our volunteer advisers will give you a call back to help you find the perfect wildlife conservation placement.

Check out our worldwide animal care volunteering projects:

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Fiji Animal Health & Welfare

Enhance your skills as you gain valuable experience working in an animal shelter, and soak up the true Fijian lifestyle in a friendly and laidback community.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$295

  • Prices: from US$295
  • Region: Australasia
  • Activity: AnimalCare
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: FJW

Costa Rica Teaching and Big Cats

Participate in our Conservation and Community Adventure whilst living in the surroundings of beautiful Costa Rica
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$795

  • Prices: from US$795
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Group
  • Duration: minimum 1
  • Project code: CTB

Costa Rica Wildlife Sanctuary

Work in an animal rescue or conservation centre as you aid in the care and welfare of some of Costa Rica’s most enigmatic and elegant residents.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,745

  • Prices: from US$1,745
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 1 month +
  • Project code: CRW

Ecuador Veterinary Internship

The chance to learn about animals and veterinary medicine in general and specifically about the practice in a rural Ecuadorian animal rescue centre, ideal for aspiring veterinarians!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,895

  • Prices: from US$1,895
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Internship
  • Duration: 4 weeks +
  • Project code: ECV

Costa Rica Animal Rescue Project

Work at a centre dedicated to the care and conservation of some of Costa Rica's most threatened species.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,045

  • Prices: from US$1,045
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Project code: CAR

South Africa Game Ranger Internship

Home to Africa’s Big 5, this reserve is ideal for undertaking the fully accredited FGASA field guide training course and become a skilled natural guide in stunning South Africa.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$4,445

  • Prices: from US$4,445
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 8 week +
  • Project code: SFP

Thailand Gibbon Sanctuary

An unmissable chance to study the behaviour of these extraordinary primates, each with their own unique character, as you rehabilitate and care for these rare and threatened animals.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,195

  • Prices: from US$1,195
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: Study
  • Duration: 2 week +
  • Project code: TGS

Ecuador Amazon Wildlife Sanctuary

Working in a sanctuary for rescued and confiscated wild animals from the Amazonian basin region of Ecuador you will help give these animals a second chance.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,095

  • Prices: from US$1,095
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 week +
  • Project code: EWS

South Africa Baboon Orphanage Adventure

Against the spectacular backdrop of South Africa's landscape help to nurture baboons that have been orphaned, injured or abandoned before they are rehabilitated and released back into the wild.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,095

  • Prices: from US$1,095
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Partner
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: SAB

South Africa Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Provide a helping hand on an amazing private game reserve in South Africa, tending to the Big 5 and even helping care for rare Bengal tigers!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,395

  • Prices: from US$1,395
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Project code: SWC

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