Although our huge biodiversity is well respected in most cultures, many species suffer from poaching or declining habitat. As a volunteer in animal care you have the
chance to support on-site teams in their work and therefore, help to give these species back their natural biosphere. As the work never gets less, social projects are
dependent on volunteers in the following areas:
As one of the last secrets that has to be solved, the ocean still offers a wide range of species and myths, which a volunteer in animal care can help to explore.
As two highly endangered species, turtles and dolphins are the main focus of many social programs. Take your chance and help to protect nesting turtles actively
as a sea turtle conservation assistant through hands on work like beach patrols and the release of hatchlings. To provide further damage to these endangered
species, another part of your work will be the realisation of environmental education and recycling programs. You rather prefer programs with a focus on
protecting the marine ecosystem? Get excited about working in close connection with dolphins. Monitor these fascinating creatures and assist in recording their
appearance and behaviour right on the boat.
If you like to volunteer in animal care and wish to experience living in the bush at the same time, a Primate Protection Program will be just the right option
for you. Especially the care of baby monkeys, which were left behind by their moms, is an important cause in most monkey sanctuaries. Volunteering with primates
is one of your best chances to learn about conservation in action. Make a change by ensuring the well being of the primates and help to regenerate their natural
in environment in countries like South Africa. As you will work directly in the habitat, co-responsible for building hides and look-outs as well as for the
potential release of orang-utans or lemurs. You even have the chance to get in contact with the most impressive primate of all: the gorilla.
By participating in a project with a focus on small animals, you have the chance to broaden your horizon a lot. Within these programs, you’re able to gain
knowledge and to put your skills into practice at the same time. Get involved in the day-to-day duties by assisting in diagnostics, treatments or nutrition
supplements. If you consider a career in the field of veterinary medicine, take this chance to get an overview about your future work tasks. Besides assisting
in veterinary surgeons and performing medical checks, dog rescue is an important cause when it comes to small animals. Help to work against injustice and
support physiotherapy lessons and socialize them throughout the day. Programs are located in many countries all over the world like Trinidad and Tobago, India
Take the chance to interact with wildlife in their natural setting and help to improve the prevailing conditions at the same time. You’re involved in the daily
activities of on-site teams by creating a sustainable environment through providing food or enrichment to the animals in the form of interaction. The variety
of animals that you can work with is almost unlimited. Whether you’d like to volunteer in horse care by accompanying them through the day in Costa Rica or
assisting in the monitoring elephant behaviour in Zimbabwe – it’ very easy to find the perfect program-match.If you’d like to gain more knowledge in terms of
academic research, there are various programs that include conducting surveys and monitoring the progress.