Multiple Locations +11
  • Indonesia
    • Bali
  • Argentina
  • Cambodia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Italy
  • Nepal
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
1 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round


Starting Price
Price Details
Fully hosted experience from only $275 for 1 week - this includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
May 07, 2023
Jun 29, 2015
24 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Trusted by 125,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's #1 rated Wildlife and Animal Care volunteer programs 21 destinations worldwide.

For the past 5 years, we've won the "Top Volunteer Abroad Provider Award" from GoOverseas, so you can trust that you're in the safest hands with IVHQ, wherever you choose to go.

Our affordable projects start from $23/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement and local support. Projects run year-round, with durations from 1-24 weeks. Choose from 29 Wildlife and Animal Care projects, suitable for animal lovers who are active and enjoy being outdoors, Provide hands-on care in animal shelters or support wildlife conservation efforts, while learning about animal behavior and conservation techniques from local experts.

With IVHQ’s superior pre-departure support services, you’ll gain exclusive access to your own Volunteer Travel Specialist, comprehensive preparation tools and volunteer training before you leave home.

Video and Photos

Program Highlights

  • Cheapest volunteer programs from $23/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement & local support.
  • Volunteer for 1-24 weeks, year round start dates most Mondays.
  • 15+ years experience & only B Corp certified volunteer travel organization.
  • Get free changes up to 14 days before you start with our flexible booking policy.
  • Affordable way to earn college credit - gain 5 credits for only US$500!

Popular Programs

Wildlife Conservation Volunteer in  Kruger, South Africa

Kruger National Park is a top African wildlife reserve with the Big 5. As a Wildlife Conservation volunteer, you can participate in various conservation work while learning about reserve management practices and basic bush ecology training. Your duties may include orientation, game drives, monitoring rare species, and assisting with bush and pest plant clearing.

Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer in Bali

Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Nusa Penida and help protect the endangered Hawksbill and Green Sea turtles. As a Sea Turtle Conservation volunteer, you'll be feeding and nurturing turtles, cleaning tanks and equipment, and helping with beach clean-ups to ensure these fascinating creatures survive for generations to come.

Bear Conservation Volunteer in Croatia

Are you passionate about animal welfare and culture? Join the Bear Conservation project in Kuterevo, Croatia and immerse yourself in the community's traditional way of life while helping to protect and care for rescued bears. Learn Croatian language, maintain the forest, ensure animal wellbeing and educate visitors on the importance of conservation. Simple handiwork and tools are taught, and daily visitors will make your experience an enriching one.

Elephant Conservation Volunteer in Nepal

Join the Elephant Conservation project in Nepal and help give elephants a second chance at life. As a volunteer, you'll work closely with local veterinarians and staff to ensure the wellbeing of the elephants in their care. Your tasks may include preparing food, cleaning the barn, and helping with building projects. No qualifications necessary, just a love for animals and a desire to make a difference.

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 2 reviews
  • 5 rating 100%
  • 4 rating 0%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
Showing 1 - 2 of 2 reviews
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

An experience I'll never forget!

I spent three weeks at Nakavango, and as soon as I arrived the staff and other volunteers were so welcoming and made me feel right at home. During the week we worked really hard, but it almost didn't seem like work because we were all having so much fun at the same time. During my stay the activities I chose to do on the weekends were white water rafting, bungee jumping, Sunset River Cruise, and then I went to Botswana for the day. Without Justine, I doubt that I would have been able to do all of these things, because she sets everything up so its really simple to get everywhere you need to be. I cannot express how thankful I am for the time I had at Nakavango, the people I met, and all of the adventures.

What would you improve about this program?
Honestly, I do not have a single complaint about the program. It exceeded my expectations tremendously.
43 people found this review helpful.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hey there Kaylee! It sounds like you have had a really positive and fun experience Volunteering! Thanks for the great review and for being an IVHQer - we hope that you can join us on another program in the future!

Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

April 2015 - I didn't want to leave!

I would wake up each morning excited for the day to begin. Game drives, projects, laughter, wildlife, the staff and food are fantastic. The lodging accommodations felt like a home away from home. We would do on morning walks, tracking animal footprints, building soil erosion barriers from materials we found, we had access to the Senior Ecologist to ask him directly questions about the Reserve and the Reserve's mission. We were active every day but time to rest/recharge in the afternoons. Nights were spent as a group and we had so much fun on the weekends doing day trips, adventure excursions. I personally did horseback riding, went to Botswana Chobe National Park, did a pontoon safari, went to play 9 rounds of golf and danced at Shoestrings. I went on this trip by myself but never once did I feel alone. The scenery and wildlife are plentiful. There is something for everyone.

What would you improve about this program?
Really I wouldn't change anything. My experience was a balance of hard work, meaningful work and time to relax & get to know the other volunteers. I learned a lot about the ecosystem in Zimbabwe as well as cultural insights from the daily conversations with the other volunteers from around the world.
41 people found this review helpful.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi there Kelly! It's awesome to read that you had such an exciting and meaningful experience on your IVHQ Volunteer Program. Thanks for being an IVHQer - we hope that you can join us on another program in the future!

Questions & Answers