Responsible Wildlife & Animal Care Volunteering in Latin America & South-East Asia with a UK Charity.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing! They matched me with the perfect project and went out of their way to make sure I had everything... read more I needed at all times. Would absolutely do it all over again.Casey Scholl 1/12/2018
Great experience in Peru, couldn't fault the hard work these people put in to support people less fortunate than myself.... read more No ones perfect but all you can do is your best. Thanks guysMark Catling 6/30/2017
I had an amazing experience volunteering with Globalteer earlier this year. Well organised, really helpful and welcoming staff and a... read more great range of really worthwhile and sustainable projects! Definitely recommend!!!Jessica Robinson 1/12/2018
I began volunteering with Globalteer on the Clean Water project in Cambodia for 2 weeks. This experience was one of... read more the most rewarding things I have done - it opened my eyes to how other cultures in different countries cope without luxuries that we take for granted each day. Each week consisted of 3 days of building the water filters and 2 days going to the different villages and giving the water filters to those who needed them. All of the stages were important and I felt like I was really making a real difference. Each morning I woke up excited and full of energy to meet the other amazing volunteers and start our work for the day! I loved going into the villages the most, as you could see how grateful the locals were to receive such an important gift into their lives!Robert Bisson 1/12/2018
After my two weeks of volunteering I managed to get a job with globalteer running the sports project ... yes that is how much I fell in love with Cambodia, the people, the culture and their way of thinking! Globalteer is brilliant and were so hands on with any problem or issue that arose! I have had nothing but positive experiences and will always follow the amazing things they do daily!
My experience with Globalteer was amazing and I've volunteered with them two years in a row now in Siem Reap.... read more The staff are incredible and very accommodating which definitely made the idea of travelling to a new country alone a lot less daunting. The projects they have really immerse you into Cambodian culture as you're working with locals so you get the opportunity to really see how the Khmer live. Siem Reap itself is a wonderful town with plenty of restaurants, local and western, and an endless list of things to do. I would most definitely recommend Globalteer to anyone who's interested in volunteering.A.N. Barry 1/14/2018
I had an AMAZING experience volunteering on two different projects with Globalteer. You really get to experience life in... read more a completely different culture, whilst making a significant difference to the projects and local communities. The Globalteer staff are all so helpful and welcoming, and the little things like being picked up from the airport and being shown around the local area made my trip so much easier, and meant I settled in straight away. If you’re considering getting involved, just do it! I guarantee you won’t regret it.Jessica Robinson 1/12/2018
I had the best time volunteering, especially with a background in childcare I found this an amazing experience and highly... read more recommend to anyone who is thinking about doing it. I met a fab group of people and they made the trip even better! The people who support you from Globalteer keep you informed and are always there through-out your trip and I hope to come back in the near future!Hope Wilson 1/16/2018
Learnt so much in an authentic and safe environment. Accomdation was also perfectly chosen and I made friends for... read more life during my month working there. Working hours flexible for a passionate explorer like myselfCrystal Moniz 2/13/2018
I volunteered with the Peru Community Project out of Cuzco for 5 weeks. I was so impressed with the amazing... read more work they are doing at Picaflor and how well the kids and the community responded to the project. Furthermore, I was grateful for how helpful and welcoming the staff was. I had an amazing time and look forward to volunteering with Globalteer again in the future!Lauren Franklin 6/30/2017
Spent 2 weeks at a dog rescue in Cusco, Peru. Such a rewarding experience. Candice and Globalteer were there every... read more step of the way to help facilitate everything. I highly recommend them!Peter DiFrancesca 7/10/2017
Coming from a country with very few organisations that offer international volunteering jobs (Austria), I had to trust online reviews... read more from other volunteers when I tried to find a suitable project for my sabbatical. And in my research, Globalteer was described as a very reliable organisation which offers an authentic insight into the countries where it operates. As a volunteer of the Cambodia Community Project for 4 weeks where I worked as a teacher in the rural Helping Hands Cambodia School outside of Siem Reap, I can only say that I had made the best choice. Everyting worked out perfectly - all my questions were answered promptly before my stay, I felt very much taken care of during the project and I met amazing people who worked on other Globalteer projects and they have all become an important part of my life. I think my teaching job out there in the country couldn't have given me a better insight into the life of this young country. I feel very much connected with the teachers and especially these fantastic kids that I met and since my return I have been following all their projects very closely.Eva Deix 1/14/2018
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I volunteered with Globalteer in Cambodia last year and I had an amazing experience. Every member of the team there... read more were so hospitable and friendly, that it made it feel like a home from home. I worked on two projects, building waterfilters and the women's empowerment program, where we made intricate products with the locals from plastic bags! It was a huge eye opener and I would do it again in a heartbeat!Fiona Mehmet 1/16/2018
Working with Globalteer and Picaflor house is amazing. They're great in every way. I've worked with them during two extended... read more stays in Peru and I'm counting down the days until I return next.Jeff Bartlett 6/30/2017
One of the best experiences I've ever had! The Globalteer staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and made me feel right... read more at home. Whenever there was an event going on, they always made me feel included. Such an amazing experience helping animals and being in such a great city.Anna Von Foerster 6/30/2017
Volunteering with Globalteer at Picaflor House was an incredible experience - everything was well organised from day one and any... read more special requirements were met with ease. I can fully recommend volunteering with them to anyone who wishes to spend their time and energy on a worthwhile charity project!Hannah Verity Stone 6/30/2017
Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer through the Globalteer organization. The individuals who work/volunteer for them were... read more so welcoming, fun, knowledgeable and helpful - truly made the experience one of a kind!!! Their dedication and passion for what they do is evident in every interaction. If you ever consider traveling abroad and volunteering, please consider Globalteer - you will not be disappointed with their hospitality, your overall experience and the incredible adventure that awaits!Misti Johnson 7/01/2017
I have volunteered with the Globalteer Cambodia Community Project in 2014 and twice in 2017 and will be returning this... read more year, 2018. It is my home away from home. All the GT staff I've worked with in that time have become friends and I value their support and encouragement. The project itself is amazing and I highly recommend it to anybody who loves kids, is keen to be involved in a sustainable education project and who wants to see and learn about Cambodia village life. The work that Globalteer does will go on to benefit Cambodia and Cambodians for many years to come.Sally Bateman 1/17/2018
My time spent volunteering in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with Globalteer was one of the most eye-opening and inspiring experiences I've... read more had. Volunteering in local schools allowed me to see parts of the area that I wouldn't have been able to as a tourist, and coaching sports to the school children offered me a chance to interact with locals and engage in their culture. Communication with Globalteer leading up to and during my trip was easy and constant. All the staff and volunteers I worked with were very friendly and supportive, always eager to help me out with any issues or concerns I had. Free time during the evenings and weekends allowed me to explore and enjoy what Siem Reap has to offer. I would definitely recommend Globalteer to anyone wishing to immerse themselves in a new culture, step out their comfort zone and make a difference to the local area!Colin Elkington 1/13/2018