Now more than ever it is important to preserve the natural environment for the multitude of species that call Earth home. On a United Planet Animals and Wildlife Quest, you will care for endangered or mistreated animals and help create an environment where they can feel safe and flourish. Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity and unique fauna of another country and work with the local community to ensure that these animals and their offspring are still around for generations to come.
United Planet Quests are designed to be immersive, authentic, comprehensive and provide you everything you’ll need to succeed. The program elements allow you to engage fully with a new culture, forge strong relationships, and challenge yourself. Most importantly, we partner with the community to ensure your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.
Work with and protect Ecuador’s Amazon flora and fauna. Volunteers help improve the lives of animals that have suffered maltreatment and have been victims of trafficking. At the Animal Rescue Center, you will have the opportunity to house and properly feed these animals. Learn more about volunteering in Ecuador.
You can work in an animal sanctuary where the animals have endured severe trauma during their lives. Animals include pumas, parrots, condors, wild cats, llamas, alpacas, boa constrictors, turtles, and monkeys. Tasks may include cleaning, feeding, gardening, and caring for animals. Learn more about volunteering in Peru.
Volunteers can work at various beaches helping protect sea turtles’ long-term survival or work with rehabilitation and conservation of wildlife. You will work with birds, invertebrates, or primates, depending on the project location and time of year. The objective of the project is to protect endangered species and reintroduce them to the wild. Learn more about volunteering in Costa Rica.