Why not put your passion for wildlife into action? Volunteering with animals abroad can greatly benefit those creatures you love. The World Wildlife Fund’s list of endangered species shows animals across the globe need help. And there are plenty of exotic animal volunteer opportunities – whether you’d like to volunteer with savannah animals as a wildlife sanctuary volunteer abroad, or just volunteer in Africa with animals in their natural habitats in other regions, there are so many opportunities. Without further ado, let’s get you started on finding the right animal volunteer program.
Animal Volunteer Duties
Generally, the main goal of animal volunteer abroad programs is to enable the species to live naturally in their native habitats. Your duties may include:
- Hands-on care for animals
- Community outreach to raise awareness
- Assistance with wildlife park management, such as anti-poaching patrols
- Restoring habitats, such as reforestation
Here, we’ve listed popular programs across six continents and regions below:
Volunteer with Animals in Africa
Africa is a diverse continent with an amazing mix of cultures, traditions, landscapes, and wildlife. You have many options for volunteering with animals in Africa, from shark conservation in South Africa to black rhino conservation in Zimbabwe. Taking time to volunteer in Africa with animals can be an incredibly rewarding experience – below are a few Africa volunteer programs that involve animals.