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Volunteer for Wildlife

Top-rated by thousands of volunteer alumni, GoEco offers award-winning wildlife programs worlwide. With the help of our volunteers, many of our programs produce valuable research data to support conservation efforts worldwide. Volunteering abroad with wildlife is an amazing way to travel to exotic locations while protecting and helping with the rehabilitation of endangered species worldwide. From protecting sea turtles on the beaches of Central America and Indonesia to the rehabilitation and research of the Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard ) in Africa, volunteering abroad with wildlife is your chance to really give back to the environment and make a real difference in the conservation of some of the most incredible creatures on the planet.

Most volunteer with wildlife programs focus on the safeguarding and protection of animals that are under severe threat due to the illegal wildlife trade, poaching, pollution or habitat destruction. Volunteers are needed to work with animals at wildlife sanctuaries or rehabilitation centers around the world, while at the same time conduct important research through data collection and surveying or even helping to educate indigenous communities about animal rights.

When you volunteer with animals abroad, you get the chance to interact with wildlife in their natural habitats - allowing you to experience, first hand, the importance of conserving these regions while simultaneously helping to prevent the current decline in certain animal populations.
The African continent is home to a large amount of indigenous - and unfortunately endangered species. These include the majestic African elephant and rhino’s as well as the regal African lion - to name only three. Due to the increased international demand for ivory and the illegal hunting and trade of wild animals, numbers of these magnificent animals continue to drop. Animal sanctuaries throughout the country are playing a vital role in the protection of these endangered animals.

The iconic Amazon Rainforest is home to almost 12 percent of the planet’s species. Located in the heart of South America, this magical location and all  its inhabitants are currently under threat due to increased deforestation. Rescue centers scattered throughout the country provide sanctuary to a variety of the animals who have lost their homes and volunteers are always needed to help provide care for them while also educating the local communiti

Parts of the Southeast Asian landscape is also suffering at the hands of humans looking for land and financial gain. The logging and palm oil industries, among others, are responsible for the destruction of countless homes of the indigenous animals of the region. Rehabilitation centers are becoming more and more important in the rescue and rehabilitation of the animals from the region and volunteers are often the glue that holds them together - helping with everything from preparing food and providing love and attention for animals such as Orangutans.
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Volunteer in South Africa at a Big Cats Rescue Sanctuary to enrich the lives of these majestic animals!
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Volunteer in Cambodia at a sanctuary that allows elephants to live freely in a natural habitat! 
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Volunteer on this unique, diverse animal research experience in the Costa Rican jungle. You will have the opportunity to conduct biodiversity surveys as well as participate in the tracking of various animal species in one of the...
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Join this project to assist in the protection of endangered jaguars and experience living and working surrounded by Costa Rica’s rainforest! Special offer available for participants who sign up before January 31, 2019 - See...
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Discover Fiji's underwater wonderland and become a seasoned diver, all while completing invaluable research toward local conservation initiatives. Special offer available for participants who sign up before January 31, 2019 - See...
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Live aboard a famous historic boat and assist with important dolphin data collection as you sail along the Italian coastline!
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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...
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This project in Greece allows teens to get involved in sea turtle and marine conservation efforts! Special offer available for participants who sign up before January 31, 2019- See project page for further details
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Many of Indonesia's injured and illegally traded wildlife find a safe haven at this rescue center. The center has rescued 17 animals and released 20 others in 2017! Help aid with rehabilitation efforts through intimate encounters with...
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Volunteer in an exciting conservation project in the heart of the Maasai Mara. Make connections within the local community and help to bridge the gap between the growing tourist industry and the local population while making valuable...
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