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Posted By: Amy C.
#Indonesia,#Asia,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation
My time in Java was unlike any other experience I have ever had. The four weeks I spent at the Wildlife Rescue Center was life-changing and tremendously eye opening...
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Posted By: Leo
#Malaysia,#Asia,#Marine and Coral Reef Conservation
I stayed for a month at the Coral Reef Conservation and Diving program. It was the best holiday ever! I had the unique chance to live in an authentic Malaysian village and learn about their community....
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Posted By: Marie
#Asia,#Malaysia,#Marine and Coral Reef Conservation
My friend and I volunteered on the Perhentian Islands at the Sea Turtle Conservation program for two weeks. We had an excellent experience and learned so much about sea turtles...
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Posted By: Gracie
#Asia,#Indonesia,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation
I volunteered at the Orangutan and Wildlife Rescue Center for two weeks and it was amazing to work with the local staff and learn about the amazing animals here. The mornings begin with a wake up call from gibbons and birds - there is no better way to start the day! 
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Popular Volunteer Experiences
Posted By: Dave P.
#South Africa,#Wildlife,#Conservation,#Africa,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation
Every day was amazing and full of incredible experiences and new people. The days flew by as we were so busy working on the farm, hanging out and making new friends, and learning about the wildlife in a very hands on manner.
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Posted By: Giselle M.
#South Africa,#Marine Conservation,#Africa,#Marine and Coral Reef Conservation
Hard work pays off, and this doesn’t go unnoticed by the amazing crew. I managed to go onto an exclusive boat trip which had less clients on board, giving me more opportunities to capture some great footage of the sharks who displayed incredible activity, breaching around six times in the space of two hours.
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Posted By: Michele
#Zimbabwe,#Wildlife,#Africa,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation
The African Wildlife Orphanage’s main goal is to care for orphaned or injured animals until they are able to be released back into the wild. If that’s not a viable option, they’re lovingly cared for the rest of their lives. These animals are also used for educating young local children about the creatures that share their environment. Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe, so many of the children living there have never had the opportunity to see or touch wild animals.
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Posted By: Margaret-Amelia
#South Africa,#Wildlife,#Conservation,#Africa,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation
The biggest shock for me was when one volunteer mentioned that we had the opportunity to spend the night with a cheetah—Zena was rescued from a family who kept her as a pet and therefore she is unable to regulate her own body temperature. At night, she either sleeps with the project leaders or two volunteers. Sleeping with Zena was like sleeping with a dog-sized cat; she purred, cuddled, and gave kisses.
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Articles
Posted By: Daniella T.
#Africa,#South America,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation
Swing into the opportunity to volunteer with playful, intelligent monkeys! Monkeys, like apes, belong to the primate family. Some enjoy calling and swinging from trees in tropical rainforests, others prefer to stay on the ground in hot, African climates. Monkey conservation and rehabilitation programs are ideal for volunteers who want to provide care for wildlife, up-close. ​In South America, volunteers can join an actual monkey sanctuary, located remotely in the Ecuadorian rainforest!
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Posted By: Daniella T.
#International Internships,#Medical and Healthcare
Volunteering abroad is an amazing experience; you have the opportunity to learn about a new culture and have a positive, lasting impact by helping the local community. Volunteer opportunities can be short or long term, and can often double as internship opportunities. These projects provide students with real-world experience in a hands-on, interactive, learning environment.
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Posted By: Alisa N.
#Australia,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation,#Australasia
Australian wildlife is known to be unique, which is probably why you want to make the long journey over to experience volunteering with Australian animals. But there’s more to Oz than the kangaroo and the koala, so here are a few more creatures that you can look forward to seeing when you volunteer at a wild animal sanctuary.
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Posted By: Alisa N.
#Australia,#Marine and Coral Reef Conservation,#Australasia
It can be seen from space. It is bigger than the UK, Switzerland and Holland combined, around the same area as Japan and approximately half the size of Texas. Yet, Australia's Great Barrier Reef is diminishing at a rapid rate. Your work as a volunteer can help protect the Reef and make a significant contribution to the research being done towards the conservation of the World Heritage Area.
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