Volunteer Animals Abroad

Responsible Wildlife & Animal Care Volunteering in Latin America & South-East Asia with a UK Charity.

Volunteer with wildlife and animals abroad

Volunteer alongside animals the responsible way! Globalteer is dedicated to supporting ethical animal & wildlife projects in South East Asia & Latin America. Why not join us and volunteer at one of our many projects working to protect & care for animals & wildlife!

Volunteer with Wildlife & in Animal Care Abroad

You have so many volunteer opportunities! Which one will you choose? You can volunteer at a Wildlife Rescue Project or at a Bear or Monkey Sanctuary. Why not volunteer at one of the Elephant Sanctuaries? Also at Sea Turtle Conservation Programmes, Conservation in the Amazon or volunteer at a Dog Shelter.

You can travel the world while making a difference! Globalteer's programmes are in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Borneo, Laos, Peru, Argentina and Costa Rica. Join one of these amazing projects and help care for rescued animals or preserve their habitat. Get to work in the incredible Amazon Rain Forest or on a beach in Borneo!

Check out the projects below to find out more about these amazing volunteer opportunities.

Volunteering at a Wildlife Rescue Centre

Average Volunteer Rating for our Wildlife and Animal Care Projects
(4.9 / 5)


Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary

The Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary is based at the head of a beautiful jungle valley in Eastern Cambodia, providing rescued elephants with the most natural living environment possible. The project also works tirelessly in elephant conservation to protect Cambodia's remaining wild elephant population.

Peru Wildlife Sanctuary

The Peru Wildlife Shelter is a lifeline for abused and endangered animals in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. Many of the animals at the centre have been rescued from illegal trafficking and the pet trade or abusive homes. The project treats and rehabilitates the animals and when possible, releases them back into the wild.

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

The Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation project focuses on  the conservation of four species of sea turtles - the Oliver Ridley, Pacific Black & the occasional Leatherbacks & Hawksbills. The main objective of the project is to alleviate the natural and man-made threats that affect the turtle's nests on the beaches.

Thailand Wildlife Sanctuary

The Thailand Wildlife Sanctuary provides a safe haven for many species of rescued animals that are endangered or under threat for many different reasons. Most of the animals are victims of the pet trade and or tourist trade. Others have been rescued from unsuitable living conditions at temples, zoos and other rescue centres.

Peru Dog Rescue Shelter

The Peru Dog Rescue Project provides a humane and long term solution to the stray dog problem that is commonplace in Peru. The main objective of the project is to nurture the dogs back to health through receiving veterinary treatment at the hands of partner veterinarians, and receiving daily loving care and attention from volunteers.

Thailand Elephant Sanctuary

The Thailand Elephant Sanctuary gives safe haven to rescued elephants so they can live a life as close as possible to their wild relatives. Without the sanctuary these lovely animals would otherwise be roaming the streets, suffering terrible conditions at working elephant camps or being exploited by the tourist industry.

The Bear Rescue Sanctuary

The Cambodia Bear Sanctuary is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of bears poached for bear bile farms, traditional medicines, exploited as pets, used for profit within the tourist industry or rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. The project provides a safe haven for the bears so they can have live a better life.

Laos Wildlife Sanctuary

The Laos Wildlife Sanctuary is the first and only official wildlife release centre in Laos. Thousands of protected animals are illegally traded through Laos every day. Without the centre, local authorities wouldn’t be able to enforce wildlife laws, and rescued animals would not have a safe location for their rehabilitation and, where possible, release.

Borneo Sea Turtle Conservation

The Borneo Sea Turtle Conservation Project focuses primarily on protecting and conserving endangered green and hawskbill turtles that nest on the beaches around the project between May & September. Although officially protected by law, turtle eggs can still be sold at markets and poachers often raid known nesting sites.

Indonesia Wildlife Sanctuary

The Indonesia Wildlife Sanctuary is a rescue, rehabilitation and release centre for animals saved from the illegal wildlife trade. Sulawesi Island, the location of the project, remains the jumping off point for illegal shipments of animals for the exotic pet and ‘medicinal’ markets. The existence of the project means authorities are able to enforce, raid and confiscate live animals that are being trafficked and home them with the project.

Argentina Monkey Sanctuary

The Argentina Monkey Sanctuary has been working for over 20 years with howler monkeys - a species which inhabits the forests and jungles of northeast Argentina but is hunted for sale for the domestic pet trade. The resident monkeys have been rescued from around the country through government seizures, zoo closures and voluntary surrendering of pets. They all now live a happier life at the sanctuary.

Peru Amazon Conservation Project

The Peru Amazon Rainforest Project is based in an idyllic setting deep within the Amazon rainforest of Peru, Manú National Park. Volunteers work to protect the forest that still habours endangered jaguars, pumas, ocelots, tapirs, sloths, anacondas, river otters, caiman and a myriad of other species. Manú is a major biodiversity hotspot located in the Amazon River Basin, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary

The Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary is dedicated to providing a safe, natural habitat to elephants who are being rehabilitated from years of exploitation in logging, elephant rides and shows. Volunteers work alongside professional mahouts to help gives these beautiful creatures a better life.

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    5 star rating   Amazing! They matched me with the perfect project and went out of their way to make sure I had everything... read more

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    5 star rating   Great organisation making a real difference in Peru.

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    Mark Catling Avatar

    5 star rating   Great experience in Peru, couldn't fault the hard work these people put in to support people less fortunate than myself.... read more

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    5 star rating   Learnt so much in an authentic and safe environment. Accomdation was also perfectly chosen and I made friends for... read more

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    5 star rating   I volunteered with the Peru Community Project out of Cuzco for 5 weeks. I was so impressed with the amazing... read more

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    5 star rating   Spent 2 weeks at a dog rescue in Cusco, Peru. Such a rewarding experience. Candice and Globalteer were there every... read more

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    5 star rating   Coming from a country with very few organisations that offer international volunteering jobs (Austria), I had to trust online reviews... read more

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    5 star rating   I volunteered with Globalteer in Cambodia last year and I had an amazing experience. Every member of the team there... read more

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    5 star rating   Working with Globalteer and Picaflor house is amazing. They're great in every way. I've worked with them during two extended... read more

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    5 star rating   Volunteering with Globalteer at Picaflor House was an incredible experience - everything was well organised from day one and any... read more

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    5 star rating   I have volunteered with the Globalteer Cambodia Community Project in 2014 and twice in 2017 and will be returning this... read more

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    5 star rating   My time spent volunteering in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with Globalteer was one of the most eye-opening and inspiring experiences I've... read more

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