Wildlife Volunteering Opportunities around the World 2014


Location – Cumbria Wildlife Trust–South Walney Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

Contact – mail@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk – 01539 816300

Details – Required volunteer for Moorland Bird Breeding Survey, South Walney nature reserve and for lot more. Contact us for details

More info on – http://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/how-you-can-help/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities


Location – Working Abroad Projects –United Kingdom

Contact – 44 1273 479 047

Details – A programme for those seeking a short term deep wilderness experience, alternative to a holiday, ideal for a short break, families, couples with children, retired folk, travelers, nature enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, and so on.

More info on – http://www.workingabroad.com/database/bear-tracking-project


Location – Devon Wildlife Trust–United Kingdom

Contact -contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org – 01392 279244

Details – Whatever your interests, skills and availability, you could help wildlife by volunteering for Devon Wildlife Trust.

More info on – http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/volunteering/


Location – National Forests in Alabama–2946 Chestnut Street, Montgomery, AL

Contact – pa_alabama@fs.fed.us – 334-832-4470

Details – The National Forests in Alabama need volunteers to assist with finding and reporting plant and animal NNIS infestations.

More info on –http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/alabama/workingtogether/volunteering/?cid=stelprdb5299192


Location –Shoal Creek Ranger District – 45Highway 281, Heflin, Alabama

Contact – Shoal_creek@fs.fed.us -256-436-2272

Details – Volunteers in this position will perform a wide range of wildlife management support activities to protect, develop, and maintain the state’s natural wildlife population for environmental and recreational purposes

More info on – http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/alabama/workingtogether/volunteering/?cid=stelprdb5299224


Location – Tuskegee National Forest – 125 National Forest Road 949, Tuskegee, AL 36083

Contact– VolunteerAL@fs.fed.us – 334-727-2652

Details – Monitor and maintain blue bird boxes and wood duck boxes.  Build and install bluebird boxes, bat houses, and wood duck boxes in selected areas.

More info on –http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/alabama/workingtogether/volunteering/?cid=stelprdb5355464



Location – Wheeler National Wildlife RefugeRefuge Headquarters Road Decatur, AL 35603

Contact – teresa_adams@fws.gov – 256-350-6639

Details –Wheeler NWR is located along the beautiful Tennessee River between Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama. Volunteers needed to perform seasonal indoor and outdoor work.

More info on – http://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID – 2612


Location – Alabama Wildlife Center–100 Terrace Drive, Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL

Contact – volunteer@awrc.org – 205 663-7930        

Details – Attending the Volunteer Orientation is recommended if you’re interested in volunteering or are simply curious about AWC.

More info on – http://www.awrc.org/Volunteer%20Orientation


Location – Wildlife reserve and lion breeding centre– Johannesburg, South Africa

Contact – 44 1273 647210

Details -At this wildlife reserve and lion breeding centre in South Africa you will be spending your days looking after incredibly cute lion cubs as well as helping out on a whole range of duties throughout the reserve

More info on – http://www.i-to-i.com/volunteer-projects/live-with-lion-cubs-in-south-africa


Location – Thanda Game Reserve – Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Contact – 0845 528 0838

Details – Thanda Game Reserve hosts all of the ‘big five’ species – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and black and white rhinos – and it has a range of vital conservation programmes.

More info on –http://www.globalworkandtravel.co.uk/volunteer/ultimate-wildlife-conservation-experience


Location – GoEco -Hartebeespoort, South Africa

Contact – goeco@goeco.org – 16464819981

Details – Live among some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife while working on a team expedition to complete projects that better life on the sanctuary.

More info on – http://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-africa/south-africa/wildlife-sanctuary-expedition#profile


Location – Global Volunteer Network- South Africa

Contact – info@volunteer.org.nz – 1800 203 012

Details – Volunteer in this program will be located in the South African bush, to work on the conservation of lions in their natural habitat.

More info on –http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/southafrica/wildlife/

Location – Botswana Wilderness Conservation Volunteer -Botswana, South Africa

Contact – info@amanzitravel.co.uk – 44 117 253 0888

Details – Volunteers looking for a truly rustic African experience need look no further! This project is based in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in the south-eastern part of Botswana, 6 hours’ drive from Johannesburg.

More info on –http://www.amanzitravel.com/botswana-wilderness-conservation-volunteer


Location – Big Cat and Endangered Wildlife Centre-Hoedspruit, South Africa

Contact – info@amanzitravel.co.uk – 44 117 253 0888

Details –An exciting opportunity to work hands on with some of Africa’s most endangered wildlife at a leading sanctuary and breeding centre in Hoedspruit

More info on – http://www.amanzitravel.com/big-cat-and-endangered-wildlife-centre


Location – Shamwari Conservation Volunteer -Eastern Cape, South Africa

Contact – info@amanzitravel.co.uk – 44 117 253 0888

Details – Make the most of this fantastic opportunity to be part of something amazing and lasting.

More info on –http://www.amanzitravel.com/big-cat-and-endangered-wildlife-centre


Location – Karoo Cheetah and Wildlife Research Volunteer – Eastern Cape, South Africa

Contact – info@amanzitravel.co.uk – 44 117 253 0888

Details – Experience a truly rewarding animal conservation programme in the stunning, dynamic landscape of the South African bush

More info on –http://www.amanzitravel.com/karoo-cheetah-and-wildlife-research-volunteer –


Location – Zululand Wildlife Conservation VolunteerZululand, South Africa

Contact – info@amanzitravel.co.uk – 44 117 253 0888

Details – Volunteers have the opportunity to work with conservation experts in some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in Zululand, tracking and monitoring critically endangered wildlife

More info on –http://www.amanzitravel.com/zululand-wildlife-conservation-volunteer


Location – Limpopo Wildlife Conservation Volunteer – Hoedspruit, South Africa

Contact – info@amanzitravel.co.uk – 44 117 253 0888

Details – Volunteers will have the amazing opportunity to visit the untamed beauty of the Wilderness Reserve near Tzaneen in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

More info on –http://www.amanzitravel.com/limpopo-wildlife-conservation-volunteer


Location – Projects AbroadBotswana, South Africa

Contact – info@projects-abroad.org – 1­ 888 839 3535

Details – With the help of our volunteers we aim to conserve wildlife and bush ecosystems, share knowledge about the diversity of the area, and monitor and protect the variety of species of animals living on the reserve.

More info on –http://www.projects-abroad.org/volunteer-destinations/volunteer-south-africa/conservation-and-environment/south-africa-african-bushveld-conservation/


Location – All Africa Volunteers-Western Cape, South Africa

Contact – allafricavolunteers@gmail.com – 27 722 377 422

Details – There is something truly special about being up-close and personal with wild animals that need your nurturing and care! If you are passionate about wild animals and want to make a difference in their lives, then this is for you.

More info on –http://projects.allafricavolunteers.com/listing-cheetah-preservation-volunteer-project-26.html


Location – The Lion Park-Western Cape, South Africa

Contact – allafricavolunteers@gmail.com – 27 722 377 422

Details – Volunteers have the unique opportunity to become a part of our team of dedicated animal care givers and experience the day to day running of a lion sanctuary, working for the animals and not with them.

More info on – http://projects.allafricavolunteers.com/listing-lion-rescue-36.html


Location – BUNAC’s Wildlife Conservation-South Africa

Contact – 33 3999 7516

Details – If tracking cheetahs and camping under the South African stars is your thing, then BUNAC’s Wildlife Conservation South Africa programme is for you!

More info on –http://www.bunac.org.uk/uk/volunteer/south-africa/wildlife-conservation –  –


Location – Kruger National ParkHoedspruit, South Africa

Contact – allafricavolunteers@gmail.com – 27 722 377 422

Details – Volunteers can expect to become involved in the day to day running of the reserve, they will also be taught about the eco-system of animals living together and the management that is needed along with taking part in a tracking course.

More info on –http://projects.allafricavolunteers.com/listing-nyati-pools-wildlife-experience-37.html


Location – Volunteer Africa 32 Degrees SouthEastern Cape, South Africa

Contact – http://www.volunteerafrica32.com/wildlife-conservation-volunteer-programs.html

Details – info@volunteerafrica32.com – 27 43 738 5523

More info on –Get vital hands on experience with wildlife and in environmental management on a working wild coast reserve


Location – Responsibletravel.com – South Africa

Contact – rosy@responsibletravel.com – 01273 823 700

Details – For details on our volunteering project contact us

More info on –http://www.responsibletravel.com/holiday/6199/endangered-wildlife-conservation-in-south-africa


Location – Responsibletravel.com -South Africa

Contact – rosy@responsibletravel.com – 01273 823 700

Details – Assist with scientific research that is being carried out in a Big 5 area allows for unique encounters and photographic opportunities that the average tourist on safari can only dream of!

More info on –http://www.responsibletravel.com/holiday/3251/wildlife-conservation-holiday-in-south-africa


Location – Responsibletravel.com – South Africa

Contact – rosy@responsibletravel.com – 01273 823 700

Details – The Wildlife programme is designed for volunteers that are interested in having a truly African experience while making a difference to the local wildlife and environment.

More info on –http://www.responsibletravel.com/holiday/13885/wildlife-volunteering-in-south-africa


Location – Responsibletravel.com – South Africa

Contact – rosy@responsibletravel.com – 01273 823 700

Details – This is a superb opportunity to not only witness some extraordinary sights, but learn a great deal about African Wildlife and make a difference as well!

More info on –http://www.responsibletravel.com/holiday/6952/volunteer-in-south-africa


Location –GoEco – South Africa      

Contact – 16464819981

Details – Volunteer with rare species of tigers and lions in this beautiful region of South Africa. Learn about conservation of Africa’s large cats and have a great time with an international team of up to 32 volunteers

More info on –http://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-africa/south-africa/tiger-and-lion-park


Location –GoEco- Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Contact – 16464819981

Details – Contribute to wildlife and environmental conservation in this meaningful project aimed at working with endangered populations of rhinos and elephants in South Africa.

More info on –http://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-africa/south-africa/elephant-and-rhino-conservation-and-research#profile


Location – Wild Cat Sanctuary- South Africa

Contact –16464819981

Details – Volunteer at this sanctuary that focuses on big and small cats including cheetahs, leopards, lions, African wild cats and caracals, plus provides a sanctuary for other wildlife species.

More info on –http://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-africa/south-africa/wild-cat-sanctuary


Location – Wildlife Rehabilitation Center – Limpopo Province, South Africa

Contact – 16464819981

Details – Volunteers are needed to assist with this exciting conservation project for the care and rehabilitation of African wildlife.

More info on –http://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-africa/south-africa/wildlife-rehabilitation-center


Location –GoEco- Hartebeespoort, South Africa

Contact – 16464819981

Details – Come to South Africa and get an all around experience volunteering with both the stunning variety of wildlife found in the African bush, as well as contributing to local community initiatives in a safe house for at-risk youth.

More info on –http://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-africa/south-africa/ultimate-wildlife-and-social-volunteer-experience


Location – The Africa Guide- Limpopo, South Africa

Contact –Use the contact form in the website

Details – Study and help conserve the wildlife of Southern Africa on this well established conservation program

More info on –http://cb.africaguide.com/customsites/safari-guide.co.uk/261/index.php?&cmd=1&type=5&pid=1586


Location – Wildlife Act- South Africa

Contact – bronwen@wildlifeact.com

Details – Wildlife volunteers work with our wildlife monitors at the game reserves, tracking and monitoring animals as part of our conservation projects.

More info on –http://wildlifeact.com/volunteer/


Location –Earthwatch-OlPejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Contact – info@earthwatch.org – 1-800-776-0188

Details – – Join OlPejeta Conservancy in Kenya, you will contribute to the research in establishing how cattle ranching might be used to transform the African landscape and manipulate where the lions seek their next meals.

More info on –http://earthwatch.org/expeditions/exploring-lions-and-their-prey-in-kenya

Location –GoEco- Shimoni, Kenya

Contact –16464819981

Details – Contribute to important research in the preservation of Colobus Monkeys, found in the coastal forests of Kenya.

More info on –http://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-africa/kenya/monkey-and-forest-conservation#full-details


Location – Cosmic Volunteers- Kenya

Contact – info@cosmicvolunteers.org – 888-717-0721

Details – Volunteers help local Kenyan wildlife experts with tasks such as population counts, night patrols for poachers, tracking animals that might be injured, repairing fences, etc.

More info on –http://www.cosmicvolunteers.org/kenya-wildlife-volunteering/


Location – The Africa Guide -Kenya

Contact – Use the contact form in the website

Details – Undertake research in a global biodiversity hotspot to support community-based conservation of Kenya’s coastal forests and Colobus monkeys

More info on –– http://cb.africaguide.com/customsites/safari-guide.co.uk/261/index.php?&cmd=1&type=5&pid=1976


Location – Kangaroo Island- Australia

Contact –01273- 647-220

Details – Become a wildlife volunteer in Australia and help protect some of Australia’s unique wildlife.

More info on –http://www.realgap.co.uk/australia-wildlife-sanctuary-volunteers-kangaroo-island


Location – Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary- Murray Basin, NSW, Australia –

Contact – Lisa.Hawthorne@australianwildlife.org

Details – Volunteering with AWC provides an exciting opportunity to assist our dedicated field staff in saving Australia’s endangered wildlife.

More info on –http://www.australianwildlife.org/support-awc/volunteering.aspx


Location – First Abroad-hello@firstabroad.com –Australia

Contact – 888-610-1360

Details – Have the ultimate wildlife experience in Australia and become a wildlife volunteer Down Under.

More info on –http://www.firstabroad.com/wildlife-volunteer-australia


Location –Fronteering- Sydney, Wollongong, Australia

Contact –61-89-380 -9633

Details – Fronteering is arranging unique opportunities to volunteer at wildlife rehab & rescue programs across Southern Australia in New South Wales.

More info on –http://www.goabroad.com/providers/fronteering/programs/wildlife-care-rehab-australia-126726


Location – Animal Experience International- Australia

Contact – info@animalei.com – 917-512-2752

Details – This is an opportunity of a lifetime – working with native Australian wildlife in a quiet bushland setting, surrounded by gorgeous National Park.

More info on –http://www.animalexperienceinternational.com/westoz.html


Location – Wildlife for Tomorrow- Arizona

Contact – wildilifefortomorrow@cox.net – 480-747-0611

Details – Volunteers are needed for projects with the Foundation and the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

More info on –http://www.wildlifefortomorrow.org/volunteer.shtml



Location – Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism – Arkansas

Contact –501-682-7777

Details – For information on parks, nature and wildlife volunteer opportunities, contact us

More info on –http://www.arkansas.com/outdoors/hiking/volunteers.aspx


Location – Arkansas Wildlife Federation’s- Little Rock, Arkansas

Contact – arkwf@sbcglobal.net – 501-224-9200

Details – AWF welcomes you to join us!  Look over the many opportunities available on the website

More info on –http://www.arkansaswildlifefederation.org/take-action/be-an-active-volunteer


Location – Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center -Colorado

Contact – – EllicotWildlife@Gmail.com – 719-683-8152

Details – For details contact us 719-683-8152

More info on – http://ellicottwildlife.com/volunteer/


Location – New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers – New Zealand

Contact – enquiries@conservationvolunteers.org.nz

Details – Help us to ‘nurture nature’ in sustaining our ecosystems, wildlife, native bush and forest, parks and reserves, beaches, waterways, urban and rural landscape.

More info on –http://www.conservationvolunteers.org.nz/


Location – Tararua Forest Park -New Zealand

Contact – volunteer-wairarapa@doc.govt.nz           – 646-377-0700

Details – If you are interested in participating in and contributing to conservation, come and be a part of Project Kaka. Help us restore the forest and its wildlife within 22,000 ha of Tararua Forest Park.

More info on –http://www.doc.govt.nz/getting-involved/volunteer/projects/wairarapa/project-kaka-ground-control-at-donnelly-flat/


Location – Volunteer BaseCam- Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Contact – info@basecampcenters.com – 613-353-3000        

Details – An animal sanctuary assistant volunteer at Chitwan, adjacent to Chitwan National Park in Nepal must enjoy working with animals.

More info on –http://www.volunteerbasecamp.com/Independent-Volunteering/Selecting-a-Volunteer-Placement/Wildlife-Volunteering


Location – California Wolf Center- California

Contact – info@californiawolfcenter.org – 760-765-0030    

Details – The California Wolf Center volunteer program offers a unique opportunity to work with wildlife non-profit.

More info on –http://www.californiawolfcenter.org/about/volunteer/


Location – Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue- 403 Mecham Rd, Petaluma California

Contact – 707-992-0274

Details – Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue has many volunteer opportunities; please check them out at our website

More info on –http://www.scwildliferescue.org/Adult_Volunteer_Program_UD2.html


Location – Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation- California

Contact – marily-lobo@hotmail.com – 530-474-5803

Details – Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization that needs your help to continue this vital work in our community.

More info on –http://www.shastawildliferescue.com/membership.html


Location – Native Animal Rescue- California

Contact – info@nativeanimalrescue.org – 831-722-5011

Details – Animal Rescue is a great place for people who are passionate about wildlife conservation.

More info on –http://www.nativeanimalrescue.org/volunteering/


Location – East Bay Regional Park District – East Bay, California

Contact – docquack@ebparks.org

Details – The Wildlife Volunteers are an “elite” group of caring people of all ages striving to improve the quality of life for birds and wildlife in the East Bay Regional Park District.

More info on –http://www.ebparks.org/Page253.aspx


Location – Project Wildlife- San Diego, California

Contact – 858-866-0555

Details – Project Wildlife has a world of opportunity waiting for you! Volunteers play a crucial role in providing education and animal care for the more than ten thousand annual patients and twenty thousand members of the public.

More info on –http://www.projectwildlife.org/volunteer.php


Location – Sierra Wildlife Rescue-Placerville, Califonia

Contact – info@SierraWildlifeRescue.org – 530-621-4661

Details – Sierra Wildlife Rescue is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization.  We take in orphaned and injured wildlife for care and release back into the wild.

More info on –http://www.sierrawildliferescue.org/volunteer


Location – King George Animal Rescue League -Virginia

Contact – info@kgarl.org – 888-542-7582

Details – Volunteers, along with support from King George Animal Rescue League (KGARL) and the community; give the animals extra care, medical attention, grooming and exercise

More info on –http://www.king-george.va.us/county-offices/animal-control/animal-control.php


Location – Wild Care of Cape Cod – Massachusetts, US

Contact –508-240-2255

Details – WILD CARE, Inc. is an independent, emergency wildlife clinic that is involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, ill, and orphaned animals.

More info on –http://www.wildcarecapecod.org/index.cfm?page=126


Location – Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary- Yolosa, Coroico, Bolivia

Contact – info@thegreatprojects.com –44-208-885-4987

Details – Help look after wildlife rescued from illegal traffickers in Bolivia

More info on –http://www.thegreatprojects.com/projects/bolivia-wildlife-sanctuary


Location – Responsibletravel.com-Bolivia

Contact – rosy@responsibletravel.com –01273-823-700

Details – Volunteers on this project play a vital role in the care of the animals at the sanctuary, enriching their lives with feeding programmes and husbandry tasks.

More info on –http://www.responsibletravel.com/holiday/14933/wildlife-volunteering-in-bolivia


Location –Ecoteer- Bolivia, SouthAmerica

Contact – contact@ecoteer.com – 44-1752 -426285

Details – Volunteers are needed to work in each of our three wildlife centers in Bolivia.

More info on – http://www.ecoteer.com/placements/placements.php?func=view&placementid=184&orgID=774


Location – Kaya Responsible Travel- Brazil

Contact – info@kayavolunteer.com –0161-870-6212

Details – Our conservation project looks at Endangered Species Conservation in the Pantanal. Whilst volunteering in Brazil you will see the lively and friendly nature of the people and wildlife in the Pantanal

More info on –http://www.kayavolunteer.com/destinations/country/Brazil


Location – Antipodeans Abroad – Curitiba, Brazil

Contact –612-9413-1522

Details –Spend 3 weeks caring for endangered animals such as jaguars and monkeys at fascinating wildlife sanctuary in Curitiba.

More info on –http://www.antipodeans.com.au/gap-break/destinations-brazil.htm

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