Animal Volunteering

Australians Abroad offers a wide range of animal volunteer projects in South Africa. There are no education requirements for these projects, but they may be especially interesting for students of Veterinary Science, Biology or Zoology. 


Animal Volunteer Projects:

  • The Big 5 Rehabilitation Project
  • The Shark project                
  • Cheetah conservation project     
  • Elephant Park project

All of these are high-impact projects, meaning that you will be working with local NGOs and making a real difference in these animals lives and in the local communities. These projects are located in towns and communities along the south coast of South Africa and all include accommodation and some meals (depending on project), transport to and from the project locations, airport pickup, orientation and weekend excursions (depending on project).

Minimum Length:

2 or 4 weeks depending on the program

Lead Time:

3 months

Application Requirements

  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of motivation – why you want to volunteer
  • Valid Australian Passport

Program Fees*

Please enquire about the projects you are interested in to obtain the most up-to-date prices.

To find out more about the projects you are interested in, please request the information via the enquiry page or via email to [email protected]!

*Please note that payments in different currencies will be charged in Australian dollars according to the exchange rate of the day. You can check the accurate conversion rates at the time of payment at Please also note that an international transfer fee of AUD$35 will apply.