Animal Welfare

Volunteer with animals overseas to help promote the quality of life of many endangered or mistreated creatures. Oyster works closely with leading and influential animal welfare projects and charities around the world. Work towards an incredibly worthwhile cause whilst getting rewarding experience as an animal volunteer with your favourites, from bears to lions, elephants to orangutans, or turtles to monkeys.

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Thailand - Diving and marine conservation in Thailand

Diving and marine conservation in Thailand

Help conserve the world’s depleting coral reefs diving off a stunning Thai island. Most of the world’s coral reefs are under threat – and, without them, fish would eventually cease to exist. Play an active part in the efforts being made to halt this shocking decline, whilst living as part of a Thai community on a beautiful stretch of island coastline.

Doing up to three dives a day, this is a perfect way to combine a passion for diving and conservation.

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South Africa - Game Ranger course in South Africa

Game Ranger course in South Africa

Take your first steps on the path to working with wildlife in Africa with this well-regarded game ranger course. Live the life of a trainee game ranger on a lush reserve, home to Africa’s Big 5. Your course will combine both practical work out on the reserve, as well as the fascinating theory behind it.

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Costa Rica - Save the turtles in Costa Rica

Save the turtles in Costa Rica

Volunteer in wild coastal areas of Costa Rica with a local charity, protecting adult and baby turtles from extinction. Live life on the beach, enjoying the beauty of the country, the turtles and the friendly communities. Get involved in the local community, from teaching children to conserving the beaches to get a real glimpse of life in rural Costa Rica.

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Thailand - Turtle conservation volunteering in Thailand

Turtle conservation volunteering in Thailand

Encourage the survival of turtles on one of Thailand’s islands remotest islands with clear blue seas and stunning landscapes. This is a real opportunity to contribute to the efforts of the local community, preserving these special creatures. This includes the giant leatherback – the largest species of turtle on earth!

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South Africa - Veterinary internship in South Africa

Veterinary internship in South Africa

Immerse yourself in the life of a vet on a Big 5 game reserve, shadowing a full time vet and getting hands on in basic care. Get to grips with checking on the health and well being of the animals, all whilst living in the heart of a lush reserve home to hundreds of species of animals.

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Romania - Volunteer with Bears in Romania

Volunteer with Bears in Romania

Help protect and conserve the world’s most beloved animal in Eastern Europe’s largest bear sanctuary. These abused bears have been given a new start in life and you can play a vital part in their recovery.

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Thailand - Volunteer with elephants in Thailand

Volunteer with elephants in Thailand

Preserve and improve the lives of the Asian elephant in the midst of the Thai jungle. Make a real contribution to a rapidly developing conservation organisation in Northern Thailand. Providing sanctuary to disabled, blind, and orphaned elephants that have been abused as working animals and used for street begging, you’ll actively be helping improve their lives and the conditions in which they live

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South Africa - Volunteer with lions in South Africa

Volunteer with lions in South Africa

Volunteer with the King of the Beasts in South Africa’s largest big cat sanctuary, returning them to the life of pride and majesty that they deserve in the rolling African plains. With plenty of lions, tigers, cheetahs and leopards, this is a cat lover’s paradise!

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Borneo - Volunteer with orangutans in Borneo

Volunteer with orangutans in Borneo

Help protect Borneo’s orphaned orangutans from extinction at this inspiring rehabilitation centre located in the heart of Kalimantan. Become part of a dedicated team working to make sure that the orangutans do not become a forgotten species. This is an exciting opportunity for those with veterinary and graphic design experience.

Featured recently on the BBC documentary “Orangutans: The Great Ape Escape”, this project is a moving contribution to a species in danger of extinction.

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South Africa - Volunteer with sharks in South Africa

Volunteer with sharks in South Africa

Become part of a leading research expedition to discover more about the great white shark, the world’s favourite misunderstood creature. Spend your days out on the water – or even in the water, with some fantastic cage diving opportunities.  You’ll be observing shark behaviour and contributing to forward thinking education and eco-tourism programmes

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Thailand - Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Thailand

Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Thailand

Help, preserve and protect over 400 neglected animals at this wildlife haven. Become part of an important mission to rescue wild animals from neglect and abuse, giving them a home in this amazing sanctuary, or even back in the wild. From bears to birds, from monkeys to gibbons, you will make a valuable contribution to this moving venture.

Also on site at the sanctuary is an elephant refuge with limited space for volunteers. As part of your project we shall endeavour to arrange at least one week for you to help with these mistreated gentle giants.

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