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Wildlife and Animal Care

Affordable Wildlife & Animal Volunteer Abroad Projects

Do you want to volunteer abroad with animals, or are you seeking wildlife volunteer opportunities to support animal conservation efforts abroad?

IVHQ’s affordable Animal Care and Wildlife Conservation volunteer projects offer the opportunity to volunteer abroad with animals to support the protection of endangered species, and help improve the quality of life for abandoned or rescued animals. IVHQ volunteers work with wildlife conservation organizations and animal shelters that have a real impact on the future of animals, their habitats and our planet.

You can volunteer to help animals by contributing to wildlife conservation efforts in Victoria Falls, wild elephant conservation in Sri Lanka, wolf conservation in Portugal, or sea turtle conservation in Bali, Costa Rica and Guatemala. There are also animal volunteer opportunities in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Jamaica and Italy - Rome, where you can provide care for abandoned cats and dogs in animal shelters.

If you have a passion for environmental conservation and want to play a part in improving the protected natural habitats of wildlife in Africa, Asia or Europe, our wildlife conservation, wolf conservation, and wild elephant conservation projects give you the unique opportunity to support the protection of natural landscapes, learn about wildlife conservation techniques, as well as study and monitor native and endangered species.

If you’re interested in volunteering with animals overseas and want to join one of our animal work volunteer projects in South America or Central America, you’ll be volunteering in animal shelters and dog rescue centers, providing support in feeding, caring for, and playing with the animals, as well as helping with cleaning and facility maintenance.

Top projects for animal volunteer opportunities abroad:

  • Sea turtle conservation
  • Working in dog rescue centers or cat shelters on an Animal Care project
  • Wild elephant conservation
  • Veterinary care
  • Wolf Conservation
  • Wildlife conservation in Africa
  • Marine Conservation

You can learn more about our wildlife conservation volunteer projects and animal volunteer work available in the destinations below.

Volunteer Project Review by Alexis Khoshaba
I volunteered on the Animal Care project in Guatemala and it was definitely suitable to what I wanted to do. My experience there was amazing and I wouldn't have changed it one bit. Each day that I spent at the shelter, I felt as though I was helping and making a difference and that everything I was doing was being greatly appreciated. Being able to experience how another country lives, especially a country like Guatemala was an eye opening experience for sure. Realizing that these people live with so little, yet are so thankful and happy with what they have was so humbling and life changing. Thank you IVHQ for giving me the opportunity to experience one of the best trips of my life.
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 20
Destination: Guatemala

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the registration fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!