VAGT - Affordable, safe and trusted Wildlife and Conservation Programs

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VAGT offers affordable volunteer abroad programs in Latin America and Southern Africa. Contribute your efforts to responsible and trusted wildlife conservation organisations, animal sanctuaries and animal shelters. Volunteering in one of our affordable wildlife conservation programs could see you releasing hundreds of baby turtles into the ocean off the coast of Costa Rica; you could be swimming and bathing abused and orphaned elephants in the rivers of Sri Lanka; or tracking, monitoring and even feeding some of the Big Five during a volunteer abroad program in South Africa.

There are numerous diverse functions that you can perform to help animals, so you are not required to have specific knowledge about them. You will also perform maintenance work in enclosures and environmental enrichment initiatives for local flora and fauna. You will be working closely with local organizations and community members to support both proactive and reactive methods of protecting our mother earth.

Highlights
  • Affordable, high social impact, cultural immersion.
  • 3-4 hours/day; Working hours are either in the morning.

Impact

Join in the protection of endangered species, saving the natural environment or helping improve the quality of life for rescued animals.

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Agné
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience of my life !

My name is Agne. I'm 26 years old and I am from Denmark. I participated working with the Children at Risk program through VAGT. My project was incredible, as I got to work with little kids (3-5 year olds), and help influence them and their future decisions. Being able to contribute to their future success and help the teachers there, who truly do need the help, felt so rewarding. This project was one of the most eye opening, incredible things I've ever done in my life.
I lived with a wonderful host family –Mama Lu- and her family. Aside from the actual volunteer work, they contributed greatly to my experience there. The staff support while in Antigua was astonishing. I got super sick while I was there(I get motion sickness easily) and they immediately called my parents and took me to the doctor and even paid for my medicine and doctors visit.
My roommates were easily one of the greatest parts of my trip. We were all near the same age, so I think that contributed to how well we got along, but they were also just incredible people with such big hearts; I feel so honored to know that they'll forever be a part of my life. I lost my wallet the very first day I was in Antigua, and my roommate Stephanie helped me pay for anything and everything the rest of the trip (I paid her back of course). There's truly no one else like the other volunteers; they're so giving, understanding, and genuinely good people
I would do it a thousand times over again if I could.

What would you improve about this program?
I believe the program is well set up, the people who run it are amazing and always willing to get out of their way to make sure I have the best time.