Volunteer Abroad USA – Nature Conservation and Animal Welfare

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Deserts, forests, mountains, grassland, lakes and beaches – the USA's natural diversity is simply stunning and its beauty leaves each visitor in awe.

Due to its diverse geography and nature, the United States is rich in numerous animal and plant species. To sustainably protect the sensitive flora and fauna various nature conservation projects have been brought into being. As a volunteer at Natucate you can become a part of these wonderful projects and to actively preserve the USA's unique natural habitats. Experience an exciting time volunteering in North Carolina or play an active role in nature conservation in California!

Besides environmental volunteering, you have the chance to get involved in dedicated animal welfare projects: help wild animals in need, take care of mustangs in Florida or protect farmed animals in California!

Take a look at our website to find out more about our volunteer programs in the USA and experience an unforgettable time in North America!

  • Become involved in nature conservation in some of the world's most beautiful places
  • Help take care of (wild) animals in need
  • Get to know people from all over the world
  • Discover awe-inspiring places off the beaten track
  • Visit stunning national parks and vibrant cities – and experience the American Way Of Life!

Natucate Conservation Scholarship 2020

You want to become active in conservation work abroad and broaden your hands-on conservation know-how? You would like to volunteer and would benefit greatly from financial assistance? Then apply for a Natucate Conservation Scholarship! This way you can expand your academic knowledge and receive fundings for your educational volunteer experience! Natucate awards three 500 US$ scholarships each year. Learn more about our 2020 scholarship options

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Conservation volunteer standing in Yosemite National Park in California

Your volunteer adventure in California: Travel to the USA's magnificent West Coast and discover the wonders of nature while contributing to their preservation. Your work on the project will take you to beautiful areas, well away from the beaten path, giving you an incomparable insight into the Golden State. Learn more

Lemur in Florida

Take part this animal welfare project as a volunteer and help wild animals in need. Throughout your time as a volunteer you will help take care of wild animals that have been freed from abusive situations. By cleaning and maintaining their enclosures, feeding them and assisting in veterinary care, you will give them a loving new home. At the same time, you get the chance to discover beautiful Florida from up close. Learn more

A volunteer in Florida interacts with a horse on the mustang rescue ranch

Become involved in animal welfare in the USA and help protect mustangs in need on a horse ranch in Florida. The animals have been freed from abusive situations and are now taken care of at a horse rescue centre near Orlando. As a volunteer, you will help the dedicated team on site with daily tasks – from feeding the horses to cleaning their stables. Furthermore, you might be given the chance to explore the surrounding region on horseback, an unforgettable experience! Learn more

Chickens in California

Join the team of a Vegan Farm in California and help take care of formerly farmed animals! Assisting with daily feeds, cleaning animal quarters, helping maintain sanctuary grounds, observing weekly animal health checks, helping socialise animals – throughout your stay, you will become familiar with the operations and daily tasks of a non-profit animal sanctuary. A special extra: To enhance a more animal-friendly lifestyle you will live entirely vegan during your time at the sanctuary.

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