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Great Barrier Reef Turtle Rehabilitation Great Barrier Reef Turtle Rehabilitation Cairns, Queensland, Australia Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
Volunteers directly impact animal lives by assisting the centre with sick and injured turtles, feeding turtles, cleaning tanks, as well as education and research.
Wildlife Shelter Supporter Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
This wildlife shelter in country Australia is one of the largest unsupported privately owned wildlife shelters in Australia, taking care of injured animals.
Wallaby, Kangaroo and Possum Care Brookfield, Australia Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
This project operates a licensed rescue, rehabilitation and release program for Australian wildlife, mainly kangaroos, wallabies, possums and sugar gliders.
Endangered Species Conservation Care Gladstone, Queensland, Australia Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
This facility manages a number of captive breeding programs and partners with Government authorities, universities and zoological institutiions to conduct vital research.
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Sanctuary Lilongwe, Malawi Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
Help to promote and support wildlife conservation internationally as well as educate the local communities about it.
Rainforest Bat Rehabilitation Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
The centre works for the conservation of bats and their habitat as poor public attitudes towards flying foxes and habitat loss are the root causes of many problems.
Cat & Dog Shelter Supporter Quito, Ecuador Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
Help to support a local shelter with the care or animals and the centre's maintenance.
Coastal Sea Turtle Conservation Manabi, Ecuador Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
Help to protect this critically endangered species by doing beach patrols, helping in the hatchery and educating the community about the conservation projects.
Coastal Sea Turtle Research Manabi, Ecuador Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
Help to collect important data about this critically endangered species.
Domestic Animal Veterinary Care Assistant Quito, Ecuador Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
You will be working at and supporting a professional veterinary organisation.
Elephant Community Conservation Assistant Mombasa, Kenya Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary is a conservation area for elephants. It was introduced to create a wildlife corridor for the movement of elephants.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Conservation Cairns, Queensland, Australia Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
Help to collect important data to protect and conserve the worlds biggest coral reef.
Lion Sanctuary Assistant Paarl, South Africa Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
The Lion Sanctuary has been caring for rescued and mistreated lions for nearly 20 years. It is one of only 7 official lion ‘sanctuaries’ in South Africa.
Kitten Rescue & Rehoming Supporter Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
A non-profit organisation with a no kill policy, the rescue centre is dedicated to reducing the cat population in Playa del Carmen.
Thai Elephant Sanctuary Chiang Mai, Thailand Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
This elephant sanctuary gives refuge to domesticated elephants who have been rescued from a life of working on the streets or logging.
Thai Island Dog & Cat Shelter Koh Lanta Yai, Thailand, Thailand Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
This project was started in 2005 when it became apparent that dog and cat populations were spiralling out of control and cruelty to these animals was prevalent.
Thai Island Domestic Veterinarians Koh Lanta Yai, Thailand, Thailand Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
This project’s objective is to relieve the suffering and pain of animals on this island in Thailand through sterilisation and care.
Thai Resident Bear Care Tha Yang, Thailand Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
The centre rescues bears who have been maltreated and/or neglected and provides a sanctuary with the best possible care.
Thai Wildlife Rehabilitation & Care Tha Yang, Thailand, Thailand Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
This strictly "hands off" centre rescues animals from places where they are maltreated and/or neglected.
Western Cape Big Cat Sanctuary Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
The Western Cape Big Cat Sanctuary is an environmentally friendly sanctuary which is currently home to lions, tigers, caracals, jackals and a leopard.
Amazon Animal Sanctuary Pastaza, Ecuador Oceans 2 Earth NGO | Oceans 2 Earth
This project is an animal rescue and rehabilitation centre in the Amazon jungle working in partnership with the indigenous Quichuan community

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Project Details

Oceans2Earth is a non-profit organisation that was founded for the purpose of providing resources and financial assistance to animal welfare and conservation projects.

The O2E Founders are animal lovers and committed volunteers. They founded and established the organisation in Melbourne, Australia, having seen firsthand that volunteer recruitment agencies were not always aware if the projects they supported had the best interests of animals and environment in mind. Instead, unethical and harmful behaviour including elephant riding, unsustainable tree nursery projects and the consumption of scarce community resources by the presence of volunteers were often the result. Local wildlife communities and the animals’ environments were also clearly disadvantaged. For this reason, we created our Oceans2Earth Ethical Standards and the Wildlife Code and measure all potential projects by these policies prior to partnering with them.

Oceans2Earth Volunteers offers volunteering and adventure travel experiences for ethically minded animal and conservation lovers looking for the trip of a lifetime.

In creating Oceans2Earth Volunteers, the O2E founders challenge and engage individuals to contribute to meaningful animal welfare and conservation projects. As wildlife carers and avid animal welfare and rights campaigners, they uphold a vision to promote ethical volunteering as an advisable travel alternative.

We believe the way to solve the issues of animal mistreatment and environmental destruction and degradation is to provide people with the opportunity to contribute and interact so that they may develop their own personal culture of responsibility and global conservation. People exposed first hand to challenging bio diverse environmental issues are more likely to draw on those experiences and continue to make a positive impact once they arrive home. 

Oceans2Earth recognise that individuals really can make a difference. However small the work effort is from one person, if you combine the actions of many people as a whole, the result can become quite significant. By bringing like-minded and ethically conscious animal lovers together, Oceans2Earth believe that there is no limit to what we can achieve. 

Our Mission

Promote environmental sustainability and to be accountable for our impact on the environment.

Take action and find solutions to improve the natural, bio-diverse way of life for all. Promote the ethical treatment and natural living ecology of all animals.

Expose and educate volunteers to the plight of animals ill affected by conflict or interaction with man, encouraging them to take action and find solutions to these global issues. 

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organisation
Foundation Year
Contact Person
Tracy Leske
Spoken Languages

Social Impact

  • We link volunteers from around the world who aspire to travel, experience and contribute.
  • We provide opportunities for individuals to interact with people of diverse cultures who share common values.
  • We assists with local sustainable solutions to global problems.
  • O2E projects are non-governmental groups (NGOs) and not-for-profit organisations who value the contribution volunteers make.
  • We raise funds for animal welfare and habitat protection organisations by providing purposeful experiences for volunteers.
Pursued Sustainable Development Goals
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