Volunteer at an animal refuge shelter outside of Escazu which has a variety of rescheduled animals, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds.  Volunteer tasks vary from administration and cleaning to feeding of the animals, enclosure maintenance, working one on one with the animals and other tasks as needed.

In this program volunteers help the veterinary staff with daily clinic duties. This position is fast-paced and requires a volunteer who learns quickly (and understands Spanish).  For most of the year, the clinic is caring for as many as 50-75 animals at a time with various medical needs. Volunteers are welcome, and are a necessary for the success of the program.

This position has varying levels of animal contact, and can be informative for those currently in, or considering a career in the field of veterinary medicine. Duties include: cleaning and wrapping surgical instruments; cleaning prep and surgery rooms in clinic; assisting with lab work; maintaining cage cleanliness; preparing medicine and subcutaneous fluids; assisting with laundry; sweeping and mopping; and safely handling animal.

For those interested in working with animals, or those already working in this field of study, this program allows you to volunteer at an animal shelters in San Jose.   With an onslaught of street animals (dogs and cats) the city is doing what it can to benefit these animals through shelters, education and outreach.   You'll join a local team of people working to make the world safe and more humane for all living creatures. You'll make the jobs of everyone working for animals a little easier by lending a hand and spreading the message of responsible pet ownership and animal protection.

The program is a municipal institution where they receive about 500.000 visitors yearly. The center has 200 animals of 41 species. Many of the visitors are school children coming on a school trip to learn about the animals, but also regular visitors come to the park. The program is currently going through renovations, improving and increasing the animal spaces.

The elephants in Jaipur have a long history of being part of religious and Indian cultural ceremonies for centuries.  Today in Jaipur, the main use for Elephants is with the tourist trade.   By joining this program you will have an unforgettable experience learning about elephants and contributing help to their mahouts (riders & care takers).

This project is perfect for veterinary students, or animal lovers interested in providing care and shelter to animals in need. Based in the city of Ayacucho,  You will volunteer in the local program where they have wild Andean animal and birds like vicuña, alpaca, condor, Amazon parrots and birds, puma, etc. Volunteers will help workers in feeding animals and birds, cleaning their nests and houses, guiding children/tourist in tours, do rounds with the veterinarian, help with injured animals, maternity.

Also, volunteers can work hand-to hand with students of the local university who do internship at the program. You can combine this program with other programs, and with the Spanish immersion lessons.

Nearly 25000 dogs are wandering in streets of populated Kathmandu. Many of these dogs are living in very poor condition suffering from starvation, disease and maltreatment. At the same time more 200 people dies every year due to rabies and contact with street dogs so to the animal center had been operating for more than 10 years, rescuing and sheltering the stray dogs and trying to bring down this figure into Zero. Currently the center has 60 dogs under treatment. Animal center is main focus on treating street dogs and currently main objective is focus on three major programs:

1) Animal birth control (sterilization)
2) Rabies vaccination
3) Public Awareness Program

This program is ideal for those interested working and living in nature. You will live and volunteer in the largest national park in Peru, staying in bungalows located in the Madre de Dios region. The volunteer project supports the ongoing community effort of tree reforestation mainly, education of the locals on organic farming when available, medicinal plants and the importance of sustainable growth in the Amazonian rainforest.

Volunteers tasks may include research projects about plant life, flower inventory, transporting and replanting as needed, clearing paths, digging holes for new trees to be planted. Some work may be with rescued animals, building cages etc. Spanish is not required, although helpful especially when visiting the local community on education outreach projects when possible.

Volunteers form an important part in this Animal Reserve workforce. They provide, in many capacities, within the reserve by contributing time, energy or talents that help to fulfill the reserve’s mission. Volunteers generate enthusiasm and interest. They extend and augment the work of permanent staff. The staff can then focus on individual tourists/clients or subject areas, and thus bring new insights, energy and time to the work.

This place offers a variety of areas in which the volunteer can unfold themselves. The volunteer benefits by having the opportunity to explore an interest and as a result gain new information, develop new skills and enhance existing knowledge. Through their experience they form leadership and social skills as they interact with paid staff, tourists/clients and other volunteers. They develop personal pride and satisfaction as they help tourists/clients and staff. The life experience not only adds to the volunteer’s exposure to different cultures and societies, but the experience also adds expertise in a specific area.

Participants in the volunteer program come from Argentina, as well as from all over the world, with open hearts ready to lend a hand. In return, this place offers training in areas such as construction with alternative materials, nutrition and wild animal handling, tourism, managing native seed bank, conservation, etc.

The centre is located at around 80 km from Cordoba in the province of Cordoba. It is situated in Tiu Mayú (from the Quechua words "Tiu" - sand; "Mayú" - river).  It occupies 360 hectares in mountains, rivers, waterfalls and forests at 1,350 meters above sea level. The region is very remote – 11 km away from the closest village of La Cumbre.
The work of the centre takes place all year round, every day of the week.  Caring for primates is from 9am to 6-8pm, more or less.

Time off can be arranged depending on the number of volunteers with the volunteer coordinator in advance. Days off and half days off can be taken only one volunteer at the time (if it during working hours). After working hours you can go to town whenever you want to, alone or with other volunteers.

Some of the tasks that volunteer will do are: Feeding and care monkeys, construction and repair of refugees, assisting in the capture and handling of the monkeys, working in the tree plantation for the monkeys, washing monkey plates, and care of the other animals, such as, dogs, cats, geese, horses, llamas, donkeys, sheep, ducks and chickens.

We seek to improve the quality of life of street dogs, educate people about responsible ownership, and in turn educate the dog abandoned giving him up for adoption to families that meets the requirements for a full life in order to close the circle of abuse.

Our goal is that the volunteer gets satisfy with the tasks and treatment. And make this unique experience useful by getting a basic “dog education”.

The volunteer will be in charge of important tasks, both in the area of shelter dogs, as in the administrative area. Will among other tasks, cleaning, feeding, walking, dog training, maintenance of kennels using hand tools, management of Ms Office and social networks. There are 70 dogs and 30 horses. Also, the staff is composed by 6 persons and other volunteers. Is located 10 minutes away from Cordoba and is possible to reach by bus that stops at the corner.

Animal Rescue project is a vital rescue center, hospital and sanctuary for injured and ill street animals in Udaipur, India. We rescue thousands of hurt and sick animals each year and provide sanctuary to those who need life-long care.

This project is perfect for veterinary students, or animal lovers interested in providing care and shelter to animals in need.   Based in the city of Jaipur,  the shelter cares for animals and birds.  The shelter’s help line receives calls from within the community about injured or stray animals in needs.  Some of the animals cared for at the shelter include peacocks, dogs, cats, cows, monkeys, rabbits, eagles, parrots, pigeons, and crows. Due to lack of funding the volunteers are a great asset to the overworked staff in maintain the center.

This project is based on Isabela Island, the largest of the islands of the Galapagos. Here volunteers have the opportunity to support the conservation efforts and land turtle support projects on Isabela Island. Current research is focused on ensuring that ecosystem restoration proceeds towards a more pristine condition – this requires ensuring that any introduced plant species do not out-compete the native vegetation.

A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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