Wildlife & Animal Conservation Volunteer Projects

If you love animals or is an aspiring conservationist who loves the wild and is passionate about the environment these animal conservation volunteer programs are perfect for you.The wildlife protection volunteer work ranges from Elephant Care – India, Sea Turtle protection – Costa Rica to Big Five Game Protection and working with Vervet Monkeys – South Africa.

Destinations for Animal Conservation

Volunteer coordinator measures a giant turtle in an Animal Conservation ProjectAnimal Conservation Volunteer Programs – Overview

Have ever wanted to help ensure the most renowned wildlife species continue to thrive outside of captivity, if so then this project is for you! The wildlife & animal conservation volunteer projects are an umbrella for everything to do with protecting the health of the incredible wildlife that is hugely vulnerable to harm by human activity.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to live in sanctuaries where they will help around in daily activities and field activities, as well as study and monitor native and endangered animals. A big part of this project is to accept that working alongside wild animals isn’t going to be like babysitting. Volunteers will get up close to the wilderness in their most natural states and will get to immerse themselves into real conservation efforts.

Opportunities in wildlife & animal conservation volunteer projects

As a volunteer you’ll work in a team of other volunteers to get a variety of tasks done within the projects. These activities vary depending on the weather and time of year. Tasks may include, but not limited to:

  • Tracking and monitoring animalsVolunteer posing to the camera with two cheetas in one of our Animal Conservation projects
  • Breeding
  • Animals counts
  • Feeding
  • Coordinating visitors in reserves
  • Tracking collared animals
  • Accompanying guides on night patrols
  • Clearing paths
  • Hatchery duties
  • Beach cleaning
  • And others according to the season and weather


Skills for wildlife & animal conservation volunteer projects

Some projects have specific skills. Please check the description of your chosen program to check the skills required.

Lions up close on our Animal Conservation projectsFor all projects:

  • Volunteers must love animals and help to take care of them;
  • Realise the enormous responsibility of working with wild animals;
  • You will have to be open to learn new skills
  • Be prepared to get stuck in and get your hands dirty