Conservation, research &
protection of
wildlife

100% ethical volunteer projects

This is your chance to work with and care for some of the most beautiful animals around the world. Help save endangered species by carrying out vital research while observing animals in their natural habitat. Or get up close to some majestic animals to provide care and attention within one of our partnered ethical sanctuaries.

We are really passionate about what we do and the animals we help. You can be sure that all programmes we offer are 100% ethical, meaning that only true conservation practices are carried out to make a positive impact on protecting wildlife.

So whether you are heading out on safari in search of the big five in South Africa, releasing baby sea turtles in Sri Lanka or looking after elephants in Thailand, we have the perfect wildlife or marine project for you.

  • 100% ethical wildlife & marine projects
  • Volunteer with over 14 different species
  • Ideal for those wishing to pursue a career involving animals
  • Gain vital experience and new skills for your CV or university application
  • No previous experience or qualifications needed
  • Comprehensive pre-departure support and assistance with all aspects of your trip
  • Ideal for first time and / or solo travellers
From £250

Bali Marine Conservation

We urgently need support from volunteers from around the world to help restore and protect the coral reef in picturesque Tianyar. What once was a highly bio-diverse and healthy 3-kilometre reef, it is now in a poor condition due to many years of unsustainable fishing practices and from pollution. You will have the opportunity to learn to dive and to also become fully qualified.

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From £400

Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary

Help elephants in their natural habitat at this unique elephant sanctuary located deep in the Cambodian jungle. Dedicated to helping rescued elephants, you’ll trek into the jungle every day to observe and care for the 10 Asian elephants that call this 1,500-acre forest home. The 100% ethical and responsible sanctuary will allow you to experience elephants acting naturally, foraging and interacting together. The elephants can be seen bathing in the natural rivers and bulldozing trees to get to the best luscious leaves.

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From £200

Costa Rica Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation

This is your chance to go on a unique adventure where you will live life on the beach, enjoying the beauty of the remote island, the turtles and the friendly small community. Get hands-on experience and make a valuable contribution to the conservation of sea turtles where you will play your part in securing the future of these endangered, fascinating and enigmatic creatures.

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From £440

Greece Sea Turtle Conservation

Volunteer to help with our efforts of conserving critically endangered sea turtles that frequent the sandy beaches of Kefalonia. Gain hands on experience as you contribute to important research, all while meeting new people, having fun and exploring the beautiful island. Working alongside environmental biologists and conservationists, you will play a massive part in securing the future of these fascinating creatures in the Mediterranean.

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From £1700

Mozambique Marine Conservation

Make your acquaintance with whale sharks and manta rays and get hands on with the Mozambique marine conservation project, designed and created by leading scientists. With no two days the same, this comprehensive programme combines conservation, education and research alongside some work within the local community. Thanks to perfect ocean conditions that attract unrivalled marine megafauna, including sharks and turtles, you will work alongside an experienced team and get involved with world-class field research.

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From £946

Namibia Carnivore Conservation & Research - Kanaan

Volunteer as a big cat conservationist in the stunning Kanaan Region of Namibia, where your help will ensure the carnivores habitat and all other animals that call it home, are safe for years to come. Your time will be focused on researching the free-roaming populations of carnivores to support the important role in mitigating human-wildlife conflict.

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From £946

Namibia Carnivore Conservation & Research - Neuras

Want to be a part of conservation in Namibia? Well we cannot think of a better project to volunteer on! Assisting with data capture of native carnivores, you will help with the research on the conservation of carnivorous species such as cheetahs, leopards and hyenas in the stunning Namibia Desert.

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From £946

Namibia Elephants & Wild Dogs

Come and help our researchers in Mangetti where you will actively contribute vital data to aid with our conservation efforts. You will research the levels and causes of conflict between humans and African wild dogs and elephants in an effort to devise an effective plan. Explore the natural savannahs, lush grass plains and see these incredible animals up close.

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From £690

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Get up close and personal to incredible animals, such as cheetahs, leopards, lions, baboons and so much more! The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on a 3,200-hectare reserve near Windhoek and offers a safe refuge for an ever-growing abundance of orphaned, injured and abandoned animals.

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From £300

South Africa Amakhala Big 5 Conservation

Do you want to experience and explore Africa and all of its inhabitants? Well Amakhala will not disappoint! Assist behind the scenes on various on-going conservation and community projects and meet the famous Big Five along with a vast array of other wildlife. Stay in a 4-star luxury lodge, go canoeing, fishing and camp under the stars in the middle of the bush!

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From £350

South Africa Big Cat Sanctuary

This is your chance to work behind the scenes at a true conservation big cat sanctuary that is currently home to many rescued lions, tigers, leopards, jackals and caracals. This unique and exhilarating experience will allow you to be fully involved in all aspects of the sanctuary where you will be able to get up close with some of the worlds most iconic animals.

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From £590

South Africa Great White Shark Programme

Come face to face with one of the worlds most infamous predators – the great white shark. You will be volunteering for a world leading organisation working alongside qualified and experienced marine biologists. Working in an area that has an abundance of sharks and other wildlife, you can be sure your time here won't be forgotten fast.

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From £646

South Africa Mapesu Game Reserve Conservation

Volunteer on the frontline of wildlife conservation by helping prevent the extinction of endangered species and their habitat. Volunteering at Mapesu game reserve will give you an enriching and unforgettable time with an up-close and personal experience of the 43 mammal species that call the reserve home. This unique project also offers you the chance to experience the raw, untamed South African bush by taking part in the hands-on survival-training course!

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From £400

South Africa Marine Conservation

Get hands on with this award winning marine conservation programme in the beautiful Plettenberg Bay. Located along the heart of the Garden Route and offering some amazing coastal scenery you will get to observe some amazing marine wildlife such as; Bottlenose Dolphins, Great White Sharks, seals and many whale species, including Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales and Orca / Killer Whales.

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From £866

South Africa Penguin Sanctuary

Help save the endangered African Penguins along with other seabirds on this hands programme based in the penguin conservation centre in Cape Town. You will play an integral part of the daily running of the centre where you will be involved in regular boat release programmes at Robben Island, assist with feeding and cleaning of the seabirds as well as help with the large numbers of new daily arrivals.

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From £150

South Africa Primate Sanctuary & Monkey Rescue

Come and join us at this amazing monkey rescue and sanctuary that will provide you with a unique experience to interact with the primates and to assist with the daily care of the animals. You will gain a fascinating wildlife experience while you learn all about the primates and the care they need.

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From £836

South Africa Shamwari Big 5 Conservation

Have a once in a lifetime experience by working behind the scenes in one of Africa’s finest game reserves. Your time on the reserve will be diverse and structured, giving you the opportunity to personally experience life as a budding conservationist. You will get to help out at the Born Free Big Cat Foundation, Shamwari Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Animal Hospital and the Rhino Awareness Centre as well as monitor some of the worlds most iconic wildlife.

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From £210

Sri Lanka Dog Sanctuary

Are you a student or qualified vet, or a general dog lover like us? Come and join us in the South coast on the stunning island of Sri Lanka where your help will be really appreciated by everyone! We urgently need volunteers to provide an essential pair of hands to give much needed care and assistance at this unique dog sanctuary. The free-roaming sanctuary provides a safe-haven for sick, disabled and vulnerable strays.

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From £200

Sri Lanka Sea Turtle Conservation

Help to protect and conserve endangered sea turtles by volunteering at our sea turtle hatchery. We are proud to be the first and only 100% ethical programme in the whole of Sri Lanka where you will get involved with all aspects of true conservation. See wild turtles come up to nest on beach patrols, release baby turtles into the sea and so much more!

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From £440

Sri Lanka Wild Elephant Conservation

Encounter the beautiful Asian elephant in their natural habitat in the depths of the Sri Lankan jungle. Become involved in true elephant conservation and make a positive impact to elephants and the local communities. You will be responsible for gathering information, collecting essential environment data, teaching the local communities and much much more!

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From £130

Tenerife Dolphin & Whale Conservation

Gain valuable hands-on experience in marine conservation as you work to protect whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. You will not find a better location than Tenerife to take part in worthwhile research, with over one third of all cetacean species either residing or passing through these Canarian waters.

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From £250

Thailand Community Dog Clinic

Assist within a busy clinic that was set up specifically to help deal with the overpopulation of street cats and dogs in the area. This is your chance to gain valuable experience in a high-volume neutering surgery, with over 500 animals treated every month. This local community project is working together with local governments, businesses and individuals to act as a focal point for sterilisation and vaccinating animals on a daily basis.

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From £360

Thailand Elephant Refuge Centre

This is your chance to get hands on working experience with the majestic Asian elephants in this 100% ethical sanctuary in beautiful Thailand. The elephant refuge sanctuary provides support and care to over 20 elephants that have all come from abused and neglected backgrounds. Located in a tropical region about 160km south of Bangkok.

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From £340

Thailand Wildlife Rescue Centre

Thailand has a rich biological diversity which has, sadly, decreased in recent years due to human exploitation. That, coupled with habitat loss and habitat degradation, is pushing much of the Thai wildlife to the brink of extinction. The Wildlife Rescue Centre is the perfect place for volunteering to help combat that. If you're enthusiastic and and passionate about wildlife, you're what we need to assist with the general upkeep of the project throughout the year.

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From £540

Zimbabwe Elephant & Rhino Sanctuary

Get up close with our rhinos and elephant herd where you will be involved in valuable conservation work that will help towards securing the futures of these endangered species. This hands-on diverse experience will see you studying and learning about the animals behaviour, undertaking anti poaching patrols and lots more! You will get a unique behind the scenes insight into this family owned 10,000 acre game reserve in the heart of Zimbabwe.

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From £850

Zimbabwe Victoria Falls Big Five Conservation

This is your opportunity to take part in meaningful conservation as you follow in the footsteps of explorer David Livingstone. Get up close to some amazing animals, enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings, take part in some awesome adrenalin activities and visit the famous Victoria Falls (just 10 minutes away).Home to the famous African Big Five, this 2,500 hectare game reserve boasts many elephants, black rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalo and a wealth of other native wildlife.

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