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Volunteer with Animals Abroad

Support crucial conservation efforts and gain new skills around the world

Join our projects to work with animals around the world and get experience of conservation in action.

Do you dream of relaxing on a remote island or adventuring deep into the jungle? Turn that dream into a reality through animal volunteering abroad!

On our animal volunteer programmes, you will:

  • Interact directly with animals
  • Complete wildlife surveys from the depths of the ocean to the rainforest canopy
  • Support and learn from expert conservationists
  • Connect with local communities by cleaning up the local environment
  • Run education awareness campaigns to leave a lasting impact

Join us to volunteer with animals and look out for amazing animals like:

  • Lions
  • Giraffes
  • Rhinos
  • Giant tortoises
  • Whales
  • Sharks
  • Pumas
  • Monkeys

And so much more!

We offer safe, ethical, and sustainable international animal volunteer opportunities. You’ll always be aware of the impact of your work

Animal Care volunteer opportunities abroad

We’re here to help you choose the best voluntary work with animals abroad. We offer Wildlife Conservation, Marine Conservation, and Veterinary Internships.

Here are some of our most popular ways of working with animals abroad.

Giraffe conservation in Kenya

Volunteer with lions & giraffes in Kenya

Live in a remote conservation lodge, humbled by the giants that surround you in the vast savannah. Kenya is one of the world’s great biodiversity hotspots, but much of its wildlife is under threat and in need of protection.

As a Conservation volunteer in Africa, you’ll volunteer with animals to help protect lions, giraffes, and more.

You’ll do this by:

  • Researching and monitoring the Rothschild’s giraffe and other animals
  • Setting up camera traps to monitor the behaviour of elusive wildlife
  • Conducting educational outreaches in the community
  • Planting trees, installing eco-stoves, and maintaining waterholes

Ready to help protect the world’s most spectacular animals? Learn more about our Conservation Project in Kenya.

Monkey conservation in Peru

Rehabilitate animals in the Amazon

If you love wildlife, then you’re probably already obsessed with the Amazon rainforest.

There are few places on Earth that are as untouched and teeming with biodiversity.

What if you could live and work in the heart of the Amazon, contributing to conservation efforts?

By volunteering with animals in Peru, you will:

  • Collect crucial data on animal and plant species
  • Assist with the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of vulnerable animals
  • Contribute to butterfly and turtle breeding programmes
  • Tend to crops like bananas, avocados, and chillies on a pilot farm

If you want to immerse yourself in nature while leaving a positive impact, then nothing beats a trip to the Amazon. Get more information about our Conservation Project in Peru.

Giant tortoise conservation in Ecuador

Care for giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands

Famous for Darwin’s visit in 1835, the Galapagos Islands are a unique ecosystem with an abundance of incredible wildlife. There’s no better place to spot sea lions and giant tortoises. But what if you could also help protect these important animals too?

If you use Projects Abroad to volunteer with animals, you’ll gain exclusive access to the Galapagos National Park. Why not combine a tropical island adventure with working with animals abroad?

In the Galapagos, you will:

  • Assist at the giant tortoise breeding centre
  • Remove non-native plants which can upset the ecosystem, replacing them with indigenous vegetation
  • Monitor and survey local wildlife like sea lions
  • Run community education programmes

This is your chance to explore a distant, famous, and fascinating ecosystem. Start your journey by learning more about our Conservation Project in the Galapagos

Greater one-horned rhinos in Nepal

Protect Rhinos in Nepal

While Nepal is known for its awe-inspiring Himalayan mountains, its most exciting animals live in the lush forests of Chitwan National Park. Home to the world’s largest cat, the Bengal tiger, animals hold a special place in the hearts of Chitwan residents.

This region is also home to the mighty one-horned rhino, a powerful but vulnerable creature. This is your opportunity to live in the Chitwan’s Community Forest buffer zone, helping maintain harmony between humans and animals.

In Nepal, you will:

  • Spot and monitor the greater one-horned rhino
  • Conduct bird and butterfly surveys
  • Set camera traps to monitor the behaviour of Bengal tigers
  • Repair and maintain Chitwan’s Community Forest

Ready to become immersed in Nepal’s spiritual culture while living in the wilderness among tigers and rhinos? Then check out our Conservation Project in Nepal!

Save sharks in Fiji

A tropical island paradise, Fiji is one of Earth’s most unspoilt landscapes. This makes it a vital hub for biodiversity, both on land and in the water. One of the best ways to complete volunteer work with animals abroad is helping to protect sharks in Fiji.

Given their fearsome reputation as predators, it may surprise you to learn that sharks are often under threat due to changes in their environment.

You’ll dive into the depths of the ocean to identify and observe marine life. As part of this project, you’ll also receive a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) certification, joining the ranks of over 29 million worldwide who are already PADI certified!

By volunteering with sharks in Fiji, you will:

  • Collect marine life data on survey dives
  • Replant mangroves along the picturesque coastline
  • Run awareness campaigns in the local community
  • Gain PADI diving certification (included in the fee!)

If you’re ready to dive into a magical underwater world, then browse our Conservation Project in Fiji.

Shark conservation in Fiji

More international animal volunteer opportunities

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Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Giant Tortoise & Sea Lion Conservation in the Galapagos Islands
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  • Price: £1,745 for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: £305
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Age: 16 or over
Volunteer with rhinos in Nepal
Rhino Conservation in Nepal
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  • Price: £1,775 for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: £340
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Age: 16 or over
A staff member shows teenagers different species during rainforest conservation volunteering in Peru
Rainforest Conservation in Peru for Teenagers
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  • Price: £1,905 for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: £405
  • Start Date: During school holidays
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Age: 15-18
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Support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Our projects actively support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs)

Our volunteer work with animals abroad aims to progress with Goal 15: Life on Land.

We strive to protect, restore, and promote ecosystems through:

  • Conservation and reforestation projects - planting coral, trees, and mangroves.
  • Working with local communities to adapt their use of natural resources.
  • Raising awareness of the impact of humans on wildlife.  

A key part of this goal is to halt biodiversity loss. Animal volunteer work helps to protect the most vulnerable species.

The protection, rehabilitation, and release of animals can preserve at-risk species and their fragile habitats.

Our ethical approach to volunteering abroad with animals

We’re immensely proud of the work done by our Animal Care volunteers. Together, they’ve made a genuine and lasting positive impact on ecosystems around the world.

Our volunteer with animals projects are guided by our Animal Welfare Policy. We also collate all information collected by volunteers on our Global Impact Database. These guidelines help guide our work to ensure we’re always making a positive impact on the planet.

Learn more about our impact.

Ready to work with animals?

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