Animal and veterinary volunteering

Bolivia / Costa Rica / Kenya / Zimbabwe
19 May 2014
19 Jun 2014
Contract Type
Full Time

Kaya Responsible Travel work with projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America that have a variety of aims including taking sick animals into care, educating communities about how to share the land safely with these animals and running release programmes for animals ready to return to the wild. These programmes are closely researched, monitored and the results are evaluated in order to improve processes and to hopefully prevent the extinction of some of the world’s most amazing creatures.

We have many different projects working with a variety of animals from primates, big 5 African game animals, sharks, lions, penguins, jaguars and many more, all of which would be fantastic experience for those wishing to pursue a career in animal research or care.

You can work in the following countries: Costa Rica, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Zambia and Thailand.

Not all projects have specific qualification requirement. Some do require experience or study background in veterinary medicine or related fields. However others you can join simply with a love for animals, but your hands on experience will be different to those who are trained.

Project fees apply, but include accommodation, airport pick-ups, food, orientation and 24h support in most cases.

For more information or to find a project that's right for you, please contact one of our project advisors at or visit our website;