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Volunteer Work with Animals, Volunteer Abroad with Animals, Oyster Worldwide

Oyster has some great links with influential and important animal welfare projects and charities around the world. Work towards an incredibly worthwhile cause whilst getting rewarding experience with your favourite animals, from bears to lions, elephants
to sharks, or turtles to monkeys.

Our projects

Borneo - Orangutan conservation

Volunteer at the world’s largest orang-utan conservation centre. Each day will be very different as you will be helping with the general running of the centre and taking part in many different parts. This is a challenging placement ideal for independent and well-travelled individuals with a specific interest in biology, zoology or animal management.

Costa Rica Turtle Conservation

Work with the local community helping to protect nesting turtles and their eggs, ensuring that the baby turtles make it safely to the sea. You can volunteer to work with turtles at four beach sites along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

Jordan Veterinary Project

Work at a clinic in the centre of Amman, providing much needed veterinary care to cats and dogs. You will also help to run a mobile service to rural areas, travelling far off the beaten track to tiny, traditional villages. The opportunity to work with lions and hyenas could also present itself.

Romania Bears

Volunteer at a sanctuary set up to rehabilitate brown and black bears kept in captivity, many of which will have been kept in horrific conditions. You will help them to adjust to freedom in beautiful mountainous woodland near Brasov, in the heart of the stunning area of Transylvania.

South Africa Big 5

Big 5 volunteering and game ranger course. Experience life in a Big 5 reserve, helping with maintaining the beautiful reserve, rehabilitating cubs and tracking lions. We also run a game ranger course here for those with a real passion for wildlife and conservation.

South Africa Elephant Sanctuary

Volunteer your time at an elephant park close to the Garden Route. You will get a real insight into the lives of these magnificent animals, helping with feeding, animal care and scientific research on a really personal basis.

South Africa Lions Rock

Volunteer at the largest big cat Sanctuary in South Africa, a place that offers a new home to big cats that have been abused, kept in cramped conditions or confiscated from hunters. Help with feeding, sanctuary tours and enrichment activities, helping the lions develop their natural wild instincts.

South Africa Monkeys

Nurture and protect orphaned and abused monkeys and baboons in this haven in the depths of South Africa. You will form a close bond with these intelligent creatures, becoming an important part of their lives in their rehabilitation process.

South Africa Shark Conservation

Help to monitor and observe sharks along a beautiful area of South Africa's coast, in order to find out more about their behaviour. This research is crucial if we are to stop the continuing decline of shark populations around the world.

Thailand Elephant Park

Make a life-changing difference to the future of former working elephants in this inspiring park in the Thai jungles. Get up close and personal with the elephants and their mahouts, helping with feeding and bathing the elephants.

Thailand Marine Conservation

Help preserve coral reefs to promote fish survival and experience the thrill of diving in the Gulf of Thailand.

Thailand Turtle Project

Help an organisation to protect and encourage the survival of turtles, including the magnificent leatherbacks, in one of the most stunning island locations off the coast of Thailand.

Thailand Wildlife Project

Involve yourself in a sanctuary that rescues wild animals that are maltreated and no one else cares for. Help look after their needs and where possible assist with an immensely rewarding programme of rehabilitation back into the wild.

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