Wildlife Volunteering Projects Abroad

Wildlife Volunteering Projects Abroad

Here at The Great Projects, we care about conservation. With our wildlife volunteer projects, you can help to make a difference in 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!

What is volunteering and why do it?

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.

Who is it for and when to go?

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 ages 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!

What types of activities are carried out?

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!

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12 Nights from $3,619.00

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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13 Nights from $4,244.00

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

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15 - 71 Nights from $1,869.00

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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