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Wildlife Center Assistant

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4 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Brilliant 4.7  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

Highlights

  • Help at wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center based right next to the amazing Everglades in Florida
  • Learn about the care and rehabilitation of birds, mammals and reptiles
  • Educate the public and help with events
  • Take care of wildlife, visit the beach, go wildlife watching and enjoy the sun!

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

About the program

Take care of wildlife in beautiful Florida located right next to the famous Everglades wildlife & nature reserves!

Take a trip now and take care of wildlife in beautiful Florida located right next to the famous Everglades wildlife & nature reserves; famous for its diverse wildlife, most notably alligators and many species of birds viewing!

Enjoy the best of both worlds and volunteer at wildlife center located ...

About the program

Take a trip now and take care of wildlife in beautiful Florida located right next to the famous Everglades wildlife & nature reserves; famous for its diverse wildlife, most notably alligators and many species of birds viewing!

Enjoy the best of both worlds and volunteer at wildlife center located between Miami in the south, the Everglades directly to west and beautiful beaches to the east while living with a local host family! Take care of wildlife and help with these creature’s rehabilitation so that they can be released back into wild! While on your days off relax on some of the beautiful nearby beaches or go wildlife viewing! This project needs your help all year round and works with many different species of mammals and birds!  The work with the wildlife on the Center is physically demanding and it is by no means an’ easy holiday option’!  The minimum duration of stay is 6 weeks with a maximum duration of 12 weeks. This gives the animals a chance to get to know and trust you, and it requires a little time to learn their routine. 


Typical day

 The project runs a non-profit hospital and rehabilitation center providing care for native and migratory wildlife in Florida. The project is a fully equipped wildlife rehabilitation center and admits many patients per year including different species of birds and mammals. The goal of ...

Typical day

 The project runs a non-profit hospital and rehabilitation center providing care for native and migratory wildlife in Florida. The project is a fully equipped wildlife rehabilitation center and admits many patients per year including different species of birds and mammals. The goal of wildlife rehabilitation is to return sick, injured or orphaned wild animals back to the wild. At the project patient handling and human noises are kept to a minimum to reduce stress and maintain respect for the wild animal’s space. All volunteers participate with the staff in the daily activities of the rehabilitation center. Volunteers are supervised by staff rehabilitators. Some of your responsibilities includes but are not limited to:

  • Foster care for the animals
  • Cage cleaning
  • Food prep
  • Diet and water changing
  • Laundry
  • Washing Dishes
  • Medical care & treatment
  • Educating the public
  • Helping with events


Free-time activities

On days off, volunteers have the opportunity of visiting the everglades for wildlife viewing or sightseeing, there are also beautiful beaches to visit. Amazing restaurants and cuisine awaits as well and so much more!

Free-time activities

On days off, volunteers have the opportunity of visiting the everglades for wildlife viewing or sightseeing, there are also beautiful beaches to visit. Amazing restaurants and cuisine awaits as well and so much more!


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (intermediate level)

Required Documents

CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two pics and Signed Policies and Liability Form (provided during application process)

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 17:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Fronteering Travel

  • Airport Pick up & Transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Mail-holding service
  • Ongoing service
  • Tours booking
  • 24/7 Emergency contact

Airport Pickup at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

You will arrive in the beautiful state of Florida where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your homestay accommodation near the project.

Accommodation

You will live with a local family nearby the project. You will have a private bedroom with linen and towels, (please make sure that your room is cleaned before you leave, for the next volunteer) together with a shared bathroom with shower and a laundry room. You are responsible to clean and tidy your own room, shower and toilet (meals not included). 

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Food & Beverages

Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Fort Lauderdale. We assist you to find cheap flights to United States. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for United States provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in United States you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for United States. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

This project has no specific start dates. Spots are available year-round however, try to book early in advance to be assured of a volunteer placement. We would recommend starting the project on any Monday as well!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 2,711€
6 weeks 3,778€
8 weeks 4,554€
10 weeks 5,427€
12 weeks (max. stay) 6,494€
Average fees 609€/week

Program fees

609€ per week 4 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Fronteering Travel

Brilliant 4.7 rating (56 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2010

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Patrick

Spoken languages: German, English, Dutch

About the project

Fronteering arranges volunteering programs related to wildlife and indigenous people in less visited places of this world as well as more unique destinations.

Meet your organization

Fronteering arranges volunteering programs in some of the last frontiers of this world as well as more unique locations that other organizations ignore. From Field research programs in the Far north of Canada and Husky ranches in the Canadian Arctic to Amerindian community programs and wildlife conservation in the Amazon Rainforest and everything in between.

Most of our programs Focus on either wildlife rehabilitation and release, wildlife conservation & research or involve local indigenous communities.

Fronteering currently offers programs in Canada, Guyana, USA, Australia, Brazil, Borneo, South Africa, Madagascar and Panama.

True good causes: FRONTEERINGS volunteer abroad projects are either existing local projects or projects that are build from the group up by FRONTEERING. What these projects have in common is that you will be supporting a true good cause! You will have the opportunity to help where the need is the greatest. Our projects focus on helping the local communities, wildlife, indigenous people and the environment in cooperation with the local/indigenous communities. We focus on true volunteer projects where your effort really makes a difference. That’s why through Fronteering you will rehabilitate injured & orphaned wildlife with the goal to release the animal. That is the reason why will not send you to some far southern country to cuddle with tame lions & tigers with any real purpose. If you want to volunteer abroad with a real purpose, contact us!

Safety: At FRONTEERING we do our outmost best to provide the safety measures needed for our Volunteer Abroad projects and Adventure Travel Trips. However due to the fact that many of our projects and trips involve wild animals and/or are in remote locations there is a small element of risk involved. Not all of our projects and trips are for the faint at heart however we do cater to those of all walks of life. If you are not too sure about the suitability of a Volunteer Abroad project or an Adventure Travel trip then feel free to ask as we are always ready to answer any questions or discuss any doubts that come to mind. For more information please check our Safety & In-country Support section before you volunteer abroad.

A real adventure: We do not want our volunteers to end up trying to safe or clean up some small patch of rainforest which in some places they might call a wilderness. Instead you will volunteer in the immense jungle of the Amazon rainforest or venture in to the vast Canadian wilderness! Our volunteer abroad projects are situated in the remote areas of the world and we focus on countries and regions with the lowest population densities. We at FRONTEERING focus on what works; from sleeping in the jungle underneath the stars with nothing more than your own private hammock to back-to-basic cabins in the northern tundra with a cozy smothering fireplace and no electricity! When you volunteer abroad with FRONTEERING you can be sure it will be adventure.

Off the beaten path: With FRONTEERING volunteer abroad projects you will venture to places less visited. We focus on places that are fairly undiscovered where the nature, wildlife and indigenous cultures are still common. You will have the great opportunity to see these amazing places while they are still unspoiled and pure. It is these places where there is the most to lose but even more to gain through successful conservation work and sustainable tourism. 

Community involvement: Foremost when volunteering abroad the well being of the community should come first. For all of our trips we use local guides, local transportation and local communities so that through sustainable tourism we can help to protect the environment, wildlife and sustain the way of life of indigenous cultures & communities. More and more and governments choose the long term benefit of sustainable tourism over the short term gain of mining and logging. A good example is Gabon which in 2002 after recommendations from environmental researchers set up 13 new national parks. The government of Guyana is currently considering protecting its entire rainforest region which still covers 80% of the country. Hopefully through our combined effort this dream will one day become true.

Mission
FRONTEERING specializes in organizing volunteer abroad projects to preserve the environment, wildlife and indigenous people throughout the world while giving the volunteers a real and raw experience in some of the most beautiful and often remote places in the world to make a true difference.

Vision
FRONTEERING strives to provide real off the beaten path volunteer abroad experiences worldwide that satisfy the need for volunteer projects that truly makes a difference for the environment, wildlife and indigenous people.


56 reviews · rating4.7

Lise Gillard rating3.4

2023 at Wildlife Center Assistant

after spending almost 3 months in this program I can assure you that you will have a very good stay volunteering at this place. The team is very kind, welcoming and understanding. We meet lots of new people and it allowed me to discover lots of things about the animals of Florida. I really didn't ...
Jan Eric Szepetiuk rating5

2018 at Wildlife Center Assistant

It was a pleasure getting to know Chuck and Donna, they are caring, condierate and just lovely! Everybody at work was dedicated, helpful and just fun to work with. The animals are all adorable and of course an awesome experience! Do it! They need you and if you are in for an adventurw of a lifetime ...
Nadja rating5

2017 at Wildlife Center Assistant

I wanted to update you about my project and homestay experience! I just finished my Wildlife Project in Florida. I just wanted to let you know that my stay at my homestay family was beyond perfect. I felt so welcome at their house from the first second on and I must say that they are the most caring ...
Liliane Zistl rating5

2023 at Exotic & Domestic Animal Caretaker

I really enjoyed my stay at this program. I had the chance to work with different animals that I woudn't have gotten otherwise. The people there are very kinde and courteouse. Because the work is not always the simplest, they give you the weekend of with the possability to go to Saint Pete or Tampa. ..
Cindy Lamaha rating5

2023 at Exotic Wildlife Caretaker Assistant

Dear future volunteer, The Hawaii sanctuary is not just a project where you will be taught about all the different kinds of animals and their behaviors, you will also learn a lot about humans, about yourself and you will learn how to feel home at a place that is not your own. If you thinking about ...
Théo SMITH rating4.8

2023 at Scottish Husky Ranch Caretaker

I spent 6 weeks there, it was a great experience. The hosts are super friendly and very welcoming. The dogs are adorable and kind. The landscapes are magnificent and unique If you are looking for a new experience, go ...

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