Here at The Great Projects, we care about conservation. With our wildlife volunteer projects, you can help to make a difference to the world of animal protection, heading to amazing locations around the globe and creating a legacy for the countless species you might encounter along the way.
Our wildlife volunteer programs could take you to the rainforests of Borneo, the vast deserts of Africa, or out to sea on an underwater adventure. You could find yourself working with orangutans deep in the jungle, spotting whale sharks off the coast of Mozambique, or even becoming an assistant wildlife monitor on an unforgettable game drive – whatever your interests, there’s a project waiting for you.
Becoming a wildlife volunteer abroad is sure to be the most rewarding way to spend your holiday, and we bet that you’ll keep wanting to come back for more. Help make a difference today by checking out our projects below!
In simple terms, volunteering allows kind-hearted individuals to take part in an array of activities designed to make a difference to the causes that need a little extra assistance – in this case, wildlife organisations! If you’re somebody who loves to travel, has a passion for wildlife, and you also happen to harbour a sense of altruism, our wildlife volunteering projects are for you. Gain a true sense of reward by visiting any of our projects across four continents, aiding the conservation of species such as orangutans, baboons, whale sharks and more.
No matter if you’re a family, a solo traveller, or volunteering as part of a group, we have a project for you. Our volunteer opportunities appeal to a range of interests and have welcomed people from all walks of life through their doors: from 18 to 80, volunteers across all age and abilities have helped to make a difference. All that we need from you is a willingness to get involved, and an ability to travel – so enter your chosen travel dates into our project finder to see where you could end up!
Your volunteer opportunity could see you working towards sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica, the rehabilitation of big cats and baboons in Africa, or researching whale sharks in the Maldives. Our projects will introduce you to a whole range of destinations and wildlife species around the globe, but it is important to take your time spent volunteering seriously. Activities such as construction, enclosure cleaning, and day-to-day maintenance are equally as important as enrichment, feeding the animals and observation tasks, so do be prepared to be flexible!
Receive a copy of The Great Projects’ Volunteer Guide to learn more about volunteering with wildlife, how taking part in a project can benefit the animals, and what you can expect from your experience.
Absolutely amazing! Having done a number of volunteering projects around the world, I can say that this...
Maddie H, 2023
The project has exceeded all my expectations by miles and I’m really impressed with how the project...
Mohamed A, 2023
My wife and I had the most wonderful experience for 3 weeks in Namibia. We stayed at...
Glen L, 2023
The Great Turtle Project is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the biology of sea turtles...
Aislinn C, 2023