Volunteer in Wildlife Conservation with LV!

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Do you love animals? Want to help protect endangered species? This program is for you!

Our Wildlife Conservation projects allow volunteers the opportunity to gain real world hands-on experience working with endangered and protected species around the world. From Giant Pacific Sea Turtle, exotic creatures of the Amazon Rainforest, Asian Elephants or the Big 5 in Africa, we have an option to suit your interests, in a location that will truly WOW you!

Love Volunteers has been trusted by thousands of volunteers to travel abroad and immerse themselves in new cultures while providing help where it is really needed. Join us on an affordable, safe and responsible Wildlife Conservation project for a truly memorable experience! Check out our exciting program options!

Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica: Volunteers will support research and conservation work which involves counting turtles, measuring nests, collecting scientific information and night beach patrols. Volunteers may also get the opportunity to participate in the subsequent release of hatchlings to the sea!

Amazon Animal Welfare in Ecuador: Based at an animal rescue and rehabilitation center in the Amazon jungle, volunteers work in partnership with an indigenous Quichuan community. The program's mission is to rescue wild animals from unhealthy and illegal situations, such as animal-trafficking and mistreatment.

Amazon Environmental Protection in Ecuador: Volunteers work at a Biological Station carrying out field research and education in the tropical rainforest region of the upper Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The center also works on improving the health, nutrition and livelihood of the surrounding communities.

Wildlife Protection in South Africa: This amazing program is set in a game reserve which is situated in Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown. Duties of volunteers vary on a day to day basis but will include tracking and monitoring animals, removing alien vegetation, mending fences, carrying out animal counts and feeding, working in the elephant sanctuary, or accompanying guides on game drives!

Elephant Conservation in Thailand: This program aims to provide physical labour for volunteers so that elephants do not need to be exploited for tourists. This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live as and work with real Thai Mahouts and learn how to work with, train, feed and wash the elephants.

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AmandaApril
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Love Volunteers: Ecuador

I volunteered through Love Volunteers and was so happy I came across the organization, they offer non-profit program fees and had volunteer programs in so many different fields, it was hard to pick one...I picked three while I was there. I volunteered in Quito, with elderly people, where seniors would go for free meals, companionship, for the medical clinic. I stayed with a host family while I was in Quito, who were all wonderful, I had ethnic food and really brushed up on my Spanish speaking at home and taking lessons. I also took fun free classes at the school like traditional Ecuadorian cooking, Salsa and Meringue, and played Fútbol and other traditional sports and pastimes with classmates and other volunteers as well as staff. I also volunteered at an animal rescue center. It was wonderful working with all the monkeys and learning about the wildlife in their natural habitat. Lastly, I volunteered in the Galapagos at a foundation on the island of San Cristóbal where there is a lot of invasive plants taking over such as mora (blackberry bushes), we would remove these with machetes and plant native species of plants that would cast shade, because mora likes to grow in sunny areas. The Galapagos Islands were amazing. I could see why Darwin was so fascinated by them and the wildlife there. It was so fun to explore on the weekends as well. It felt so wonderful to give back but to also gain so much with the experiences I had in Ecuador. I'm back in the USA now, and hoping to plan another trip really soon!

Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Amanda,
Wow, you certainly made the most of your volunteering experience, immersing yourself in the local culture and getting as much out of your placement as you gave back - that's exactly what volunteering abroad is all about!
Thanks for the review and we look forward to having you as part of the team again soon!
All the best,
The Team @ Love Volunteers

Yes, I recommend this program

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