International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ), a responsible volunteer organization, connects thousands of travelers with opportunities overseas each year. Since 2007, IVHQ has placed more than 86,000 people on affordable projects - volunteers work alongside local organizations and NGOs in more than 40 countries worldwide. Its programs are designed to deliver sustainable value for the environment and the communities, and IVHQ keeps fees affordable while having a significant global impact.
In addition to many other volunteer opportunities, IVHQ offers international placements in the areas of animal care and wildlife conservation, from wild elephant conservation in Sri Lanka, to sea turtle conservation in Bali. Learn how to protect natural landscapes and techniques for studying and monitoring native and endangered species on a volunteer placement or internship abroad. Choose to work in a shelter, providing support and feeding and caring for domestic animals, or focus on wildlife rehabilitation and release programs.
Animal Volunteer USA
Volunteer at a Wildlife Sanctuary in Florida, USA
Journey to Orlando with Fronteering, and help exotic animals rehabilitate and get back to being their strongest selves! A great volunteer program for veterinary students and professionals, your main responsibility is caring for, nurturing, and rehabbing abandoned and abused wildlife, such as tigers, monkeys, leopards, bears, and wolves. Daily tasks include cleaning cages and enclosures, preparing food, building and working on habitats, and administering medical treatments. Depending on your education and experience, you may be able to get more involved with medical treatments for the animals.
Ashbourne Animal Welfare: was established in 1988 and is dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of stray and unwanted cats and dogs. They provide neutering and veterinary care before re-homing. Volunteer assistance required.
Animal Accident Rescue Unit (AARU) is a Nottinghamshire based charity run by volunteers that is committed to rescuing animals by providing a transport service for sick and injured animals and birds and re-homing where possible. Contact to assist as a volunteer.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home: has been rescuing lost and unwanted dogs since 1860 and cats since 1883. The organisation works to rescue, rehabilitate, re-unite and re-home dogs and cats. Volunteers required for animal volunteer work UK.
Animal Volunteer Australia
Volunteer at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo
Join Fronteering down under at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, and learn how to rescue and rehabilitate native wildlife at the world’s largest and busiest facility of its kind! The hospital has treated more than 70,000 animals since opening in 2004, thanks to its dedicated staff of wildlife professionals. This hospital provides first-class care for sick, injured, and orphaned animals that are admitted each week. You'll work alongside experienced animal keepers, lending a hand with the husbandry and care related to these animals, as well as guest-related activities. This project gives you hands-on experience behind the scenes, learning how to be supportive for the hospital and vet’s needs, so there is minimal to no contact allowed with the rehabilitating animals. This allows the animals, from koalas to crocodiles, be released safely into their natural habitat. Responsibilities may include:
Preparing Koala paste feeds
Counting Koalas on the plantation
Gardening and general maintenance at the hospital
Assisting with feeding
Watching/observing vets and nurses in treatment rooms
Cleaning the treatment and triage areas
Sitting with koalas as they soak up the sun
Collecting flowers for bird enrichment area
Frontier: Fiji is a unique and fascinating destination for travelling and volunteering. Work with Frontier on a marine conservation, teaching, sports coaching or journalism placement and experience the true nature of Fiji while giving something back.
ACT, Rescue and Foster (ACT): aims to save and improve the lives of dogs in the Canberra region through the rescuing and rehoming of unwanted dogs, educating the community about responsible dog companionship and working with local pounds to help achieve, develop and implement minimum destruction policies and procedures. Volunteers can assist with fostering, transportation, marketing, etc.
For Australian Wildlife Needing Aid (FAWNA): is a volunteer wildlife rescue and rehabilitation service for injured and orphaned native wildlife operating on the mid north coast of NSW. They strive to rehabilitate native wildlife for return to their natural environment, to relocate native wildlife which is under threat or causing distress to the public into a natural habitat for that species, to train volunteer members to carry out the rescue and care of native wildlife and encourage protection of the environment and to review policies and initiate actions in pursuit of its objectives and aims.
Help for Wildlife, Victoria: offers a 24 hour state wide emergency service to members of the public who seek advice or information about caring for wildlife. All operators are highly trained and familiar with wildlife emergencies. They are the largest provider of wildlife help within Victoria, handling over 18,000 calls annually. Their site contains information on wildlife caring and about volunteering to assist animals and wildlife. They offer to help volunteers to find their closest animal shelter in need of voluntary help.
Animal Volunteer UK
Elephant Sanctuary Interns are chosen for their field of study, experience and future goals. Internships are awarded to students studying veterinary science, zoology, wildlife management, and related fields, as well as to individuals drawn to the Sanctuary for spiritual reasons..
Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) volunteers are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural and human-caused disasters. Volunteers come from across the country and all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: a commitment to helping animals in need.
Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans has opportunities for volunteers in many different areas. Volunteers are needed to walk and feed dogs, raise puppies and give presentations to organisations, and staff trade show booths
Guide Dogs of America (http://www.guidedogsofamerica.org): There are many types of volunteering, including Puppy Raising. If you are interested in volunteering for Guide Dogs of America, be sure that you are located close to the G.D.A. facilities here in Sylmar, CA for your own convenience.
Hawkwatch International Are you interested in helping us to monitor and protect hawks, eagles, other birds of prey and their environment through our research, education and conservation efforts? Here are the latest opportunities!
Kansas Specialty Dog Service Becoming a Puppy Raiser is one way to volunteer. Other animal volunteer opportunities include assistance from painters, carpenters, plumbers, individuals capable of doing odd jobs, yard work, mailings, tour guides, playing with puppies at the Canine Housing Unit and many more.
L.C.A. Last Chance for Animals recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional "usage" of animals. Last Chance for Animals is always looking for other dedicated animal volunteers to get involved, speak up and make a difference for animals.
Marine Animal Rescue Society: Dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals through rescue, rehabilitation, research and education. We're always looking for volunteers in Southeast Florida.
Search Dog Foundation (http://www.searchdogfoundation.org/): The mission of the Search Dog Foundation is to produce the most highly trained canine disaster search teams in the nation. You don't need to live in Ojai to become an SDF Agency Angel Volunteer! Some of our Angels live down the street--some on the other side of the country.