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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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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

Thailand Elephant Care Experience

Immerse yourself in Thai culture, learning about the role of elephants as you help the mahouts in the elephant camp, exploring the fascinating local area in between.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$895

  • Prices: from US$895
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: Partner
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: THE

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

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

China Panda Breeding Centre

Help to preserve panda populations at one of the biggest panda bases in China!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,445

  • Prices: from US$1,445
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 1 week
  • Project code: PAN

Namibia Wildlife Conservation & Sanctuary

Deep in the Namibian bush you have the rare opportunity to work with some of Africa’s most extraordinary creatures – hand-raise baboons, care for injured animals and track and monitor big cats.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,545

  • Prices: from US$1,545
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: NCS

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

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

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 Kruger Wildlife Sanctuary

Help care for South Africa’s cheeky indigenous primates and work towards their rehabilitation as you explore the breathtaking Rainbow Nation.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$895

  • Prices: from US$895
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: AnimalCare
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: SWS

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