Animal Conservation Volunteering

Animal Conservation Volunteering

In today’s world, many good-hearted individuals are choosing to put their annual holidays to good use, eager to make a difference to an array of important causes. Responsible tourism opportunities have become increasingly popular, meaning more people are able to exercise their passions whilst leaving a positive mark on the world. But did you know that you could aid animal conservation abroad?

Wildlife lovers rejoice: with more than 35 amazing opportunities to choose from, your dreams of becoming an animal conservation volunteer can certainly be fulfilled! From working with monkeys, big cats and more in Africa to aiding the conservation of pandas, orangutans and marine life throughout Asia, The Great Projects are here to make it easy for you to become an animal care volunteer abroad.

Animal conservation work is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding elements of responsible tourism, so if you’re an avid traveller with a great love for wildlife, then why not reach out to us today? See how you can make a difference by volunteering with The Great Projects!

What is volunteering and why do it?

Volunteering allows well-meaning travellers to visit some of the world’s most exciting destinations whilst also making a difference to the lives of at-risk animals by way of conservation. Your volunteer experience may see you working to rehabilitate an array of wildlife species in Bolivia, Namibia or Laos; you might even find yourself creating enrichment for orangutans in Borneo or feeding pandas in China! In short: volunteering connects you to a meaningful cause and allows you to help make a difference, in this case to an array of exciting wildlife species. What better way to spend your holiday?

Who is it for and when to go?

No matter your age, ability or group size, it’s likely that we have a volunteer opportunity for you! Each of our projects are suitable for solo travellers, but if you have children or are looking to travel with friends then we’re sure we can accommodate you. All we ask is that our volunteers have a willingness to work hard, are passionate about wildlife, and are keen to make a difference! What’s more, we have projects running 365 days a year, so enter your preferred dates into our project finder and see where a volunteer experience could take you!

What types of activities are carried out?

Your volunteer experience could see you trekking through the Amazon rainforest, giving enrichment to orangutans in Borneo, or snapping photographs of African wildlife…each of these activities are just small examples of what life as a volunteer entails! There are other important tasks to be aware of, too (such as the day-to-day running of sanctuaries, food preparation, and cleaning of enclosures), and it’s important to have a can-do attitude when working as part of a team. If you’re willing to put your mind to all manner of activities, then you’ll certainly be able to get the most out of an already rewarding volunteer experience.

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Visit the fabled Kanha National Park: home to a stunning array of wildlife, including leopards, wild dogs, and of course the famous Bengal tiger.

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Enjoy the thrill of Gorilla Trekking on this gorilla conservation project in Uganda

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Have a lasting impact on the conservation efforts in the Manu UNESCO Biosphere, one of the most diverse environments on earth.

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13 - 27 Nights from $1,494.00

Help make a difference to Zimbabwe's incredible wildlife and visit the breath-taking Victoria Falls.

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14 - 84 Nights from $1,369.00

Experience hands-on volunteering in Africa in the heart of the beautiful Namibian wilderness!

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7 - 28 Nights from $994.00

Volunteer with orangutans on this award-winning orangutan project at Matang Wildlife Centre in beautiful Borneo!

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12 - 26 Nights from $1,744.00

Work on enrichment for 112 orangutans and 72 sun bears at the world-renowned Samboja Lestari Rescue Centre

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7 - 84 Nights from $869.00

Take part on The Great Turtle Project in Sri Lanka as a volunteer in a turtle sanctuary and have an impact on the conservation of the country's beautiful sea turtles.

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