Wildlife volunteering is an amazing way to travel to exotic locations while conserving endangered species worldwide. From protecting sea turtles on the Caribbean beaches of Central America to the rehabilitation of cheetahs and lions in the African bush, this is your chance to give something back to the environment. Based on years of practice and in-depth volunteer reports, GoEco presents you a carefully vetted selection of excellent yet affordable wildlife volunteer projects in countries such as Costa Rica, Israel, Namibia, South Africa and Bolivia.
Volunteer up close and personal with Africa's rare lions, cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas and other indigenous wildlife.The Johannesburg Lion Park offers a fun and interactive volunteer experience for those who love animals and wish to assist with conservation efforts.
Live among some of Africa's spectacular wildlife while working on a team expedition to complete projects that better life on the sanctuary. See the immediate benefits of your volunteer work while getting up close and personal with the zebras, cheetahs, elephants, and many more that have found a safe haven on the sanctuary.
Experience life in the African bush while contributing to conservation efforts of Africa's fierce predators - lions and leopards. Participate in research and monitoring of these intriguing wild cats to better understand their behaviors and how we can help ensure their futures in the area.
Contribute to wildlife and environmental conservation in this meaningful project aimed at working with endangered populations of rhinos and elephants in South Africa. Monitor these beautiful animals' behaviors to help us better understand how to ensure their existence for years to come.
In the new setting of the Thanda Wildlife Reserve, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we offer volunteers the opportunity to photograph the phenomenal wildlife in the area and to help raise awareness in the local community.
Volunteer with rare species of tigers and lions in this beautiful region of South Africa. Learn about conservation of Africa's large cats and have a great time with an international team of up to 20 volunteers.
Volunteer for abandoned and abused cats and dogs in communities surrounding Cape Town. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in veterinary care for both veterinary students and animal-lovers alike.
Participate in research initiatives on Africa's "Big 5" wildlife species – lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo. Contribute to research and conservation work and play a part in vital conservation activities.
Volunteers are needed to assist with this exciting conservation project for the care and rehabilitation of African wildlife. Experience the African bush up close near the incredible Kruger National Park.
Volunteer at one of the largest and most successful wildlife rehabilitation and release centers in Africa! Volunteers on this project work with a range of animals, anything from monkeys to lions. Experience beautiful Zimbabwe while making a positive impact on the delicate African ecosystem.
Walk and work with lions in a stunning game reserve. Be involved in the research of lion behavior and work towards releasing them back into the wild. Additionally, volunteers will have the opportunity to spend some time with orphaned elephants.
Volunteer to work up close with lions against the backdrop of the majestic Victoria Falls. Be involved in the research of lion behavior and participate in one of the world's few initiatives to release them back into the wild. Volunteers will also volunteer to assist the National Park's rangers and to teach about conservation in the local school.
Become part of the local community as you live in a traditional Swahili village, contribute to local conservation work, and help inform new management practices through your research. Contribute to important research in the preservation of Colobus Monkeys, found in the coastal forests of Kenya.
Travel to the pristine beaches of southern Kenya and spend your days researching dolphin behaviour and aiding in their conservation. Little is known about East African dolphins so the work you do on this project will contribute tremendously to a growing body of knowledge, which is critically needed.
Volunteer in an exciting conservation project. Make connections within the local community and help to bridge the gap between the growing tourist industry and the local population. Learn about serious conservation from leading specialists in a sustainable fashion.
Volunteer for the welfare and rehabilitation of lion cubs along the banks of the mighty Zambezi river; take part in a research program to better understand the ecology of elephants and join the education programs to involve communities in conservation as part of a holistic approach.
Volunteer in Seychelles and work with local and government initiatives to conserve the wildlife and environment. Get lost along the white sand beaches or go on a diving adventure while becoming an integral part of the wildlife conservation and education in this little piece of paradise.
Spend your days exploring the underwater world of the Seychelles. Scuba dive with whale sharks and learn about coral reefs, sea turtles, and other marine life as you collect data and contribute towards marine conservation.
GoEco is proud to partner with one of the world's leading conservation organizations to bring you this unique opportunity in Thailand. Volunteers will work closely with local communities, providing a hands-on contribution to the rescue and rehabilitation of elephants.
Travel to beautiful Sri Lanka, visit ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites, walk in the path of Buddhist pilgrims, and swim in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Volunteer for turtle conservation on one of Sri Lanka's spectacular beaches and give back to the community while learning about the Sri Lankan way of life.
Experience Mediterranean life while volunteering to protect the vulnerable baby sea turtles along Greece's beaches. Make a difference in sea turtle conservation by monitoring the sand for these majestic creatures as well as reaching out to educate the community on the subject.
Travel to the paradise of Fiji, spend your days on the pristine beaches and swim in the warm turquoise waters while learning about Spinner Dolphins and aiding in their conservation. Become part of the local community and give back by contributing your knowledge in educating school children on environmental awareness.
On the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, come and be part of the sea turtles' struggle to survive human poachers and the erosion of their nesting sites. Meet other like-minded volunteers and experience the thrill of returning thousands of baby turtles to their ocean home.
Costa Rica has more than 8,500 species of plants, 220 species of reptiles, 160 amphibians, 205 species of mammals, and 850 species of birds. Volunteers here play an important role in the conservation of Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity and have responsibilities that are vital to the success of the wildlife rescue centers.
Join the Rainforest and Wildlife Expedition to discover Costa Rica today! Experience this unique paradise while partaking in invaluable research initiatives that directly impact the local conservation efforts. Based in the breathtaking Tortugero National Park, experience the amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica, while participating in this hands-on educational expedition.
Come celebrate the natural beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Volunteer to restore the natural environment by collecting data on endangered jaguars and pumas. Learn about the many species of birds as you monitor them and collect data. Aid in the reforestation of the area so you can leave the Yucatan Peninsula even more beautiful then you found it.
Learn to scuba dive and assist in preserving the beautiful coral reef off the coast of Pez Maya, Mexico. This protected region has a lot to offer participants looking for an educational experience in a quintessential paradise.
Volunteer with largest zoo in Israel and take part in its conservation efforts. Participants will get the opportunity to care for unique species of animals and experience life in the center of Jerusalem.