Wildlife Center Assistant

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Coordinator | Patrick
Coordinator | Patrick
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Take care of wildlife in beautiful Florida located right next to the famous Everglades wildlife & nature reserves! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

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 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!



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.
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

Services by Fronteering Travel

  • Airport Pick up & Transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Mail-holding service
  • Ongoing service
  • Tours
  • 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.


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). Meals are included. If you prefer a room without meals please request this. 

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

3 meals a day will be provided and will be prepared by the family. On occasion you might be asked to help. If you prefer this program without meals please let us know.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
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.
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.
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.

Dates & Fees


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!

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
6 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
6 weeks (min. stay)
8 weeks
10 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$466 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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 (85%)
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.

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Wildlife Center Assistant

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


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