Conservation

South Africa Great White Shark Experience

With the world's shark population becoming increasingly under threat and as a volunteer on this project you will play a ...

South Africa Horse Riding and Conservation Experience

This is the ultimate programme for horse enthusiasts, who love working in the great outdoors surrounded by stunning scenery. As ...

Belize Dive and Marine Conservation

Belize is home to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt marine life in the world, yet this beauty and ...

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

This project was started because the owners of the elephants there could no longer look after them. It aims to ...

Live with lion cubs in South Africa

Set in a stunning location in the North West Province of South Africa, the reserve is involved in white lion ...

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

For the turtle species to continue to exist, much help is needed from both local communities and volunteers. One way ...

New Zealand Conservation

Breathtakingly beautiful scenery is the backdrop to this awesome opportunity to really get stuck in to some serious New Zealand ...

Conservation Volunteers Australia

This is real hands-on experience of conservation in Australia, and the team leaders know the areas like the back of ...

Zimbabwe Lion Breeding & Conservation - Midlands

Midlands is a serious lion conservation project, designed solely to do something about the dramatic decline in African lion numbers. ...

Costa Rica Turtle and Surf

Learn to surf in Costa Rica

Set on some of the world’s finest palm-lined beaches, the surfing in Costa Rica and turtle conservation program gives you ...

Costa Rica Animal Rescue

In Costa Rica, ecotourism is a growing and fundamental part of the country's economy. Many people in Costa Rica illegally ...

China Giant Panda Conservation

China Giant Panda Conservation

The Giant Panda is one of the most endangered animals in the world, and this conservation project is a fantastic ...

South Africa Lion Cub Experience

Two weeks of living next to wild animals in your semi-luxury tent, you’ll work with lions, care for cubs, cheetahs, ...

Thailand Community and Elephant Volunteers

This programme offers you the opportunity to become part of the local Thai community and gain a true understanding of ...

Zambia Building, Community & Wildlife Experience

On our 'Zambia Building, Community and Wildlife Experience', you'll be getting stuck in to community life from the start! Get ...

Sri Lanka Sea Turtle and Community Volunteers

Make sure you don't miss this stunning island on any visit to Asia! Working on this project will enable you ...

Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Kangaroo Island

Become a wildlife volunteer in Australia and help protect some of Australia’s unique wildlife.You’ll be involved in full-on essential conservation ...

Ecuador Animal Rescue

Volunteer in Ecuador and become a key member of this vitally important, over-worked rescue and rehabilitation centre. You will be ...

Malaysia Zoo Assistant

Travel to Malaysia and help out the zookeepers, learning about the likes and dislikes of the Malayan sun bear, chimpanzees, ...

Kruger to Coast Volunteer Adventure

This is a real Southern Africa adventure! Safari! Swim! Five days and a million memories in one of the continent’s ...

Australia Koala Sanctuary

Helping out endangered animals in Australia is totally rewarding as well as just an amazing Australasia experience!Not only will you ...

Guatemala Wildlife Rescue And Rehabilitation

The project focuses on the rehabilitation of native animals to Guatemala, with volunteers needed to not only play a central ...

Zimbabwe Rhino and Elephant Conservation

Live in close contact with Zimbabwe wildlife including black and white rhino, African elephants and buffalo on the 10,000-private game ...

Malaysia Orang Utan Experience

A brilliant opportunity to encounter and work with an increasingly rare and threatened great ape – there are probably no ...

USA Wildlife Sanctuary in Florida

On this worthwhile volunteer program, you’ll help care for exotic animals such as leopards, tigers, bears, cougars and wolves! These ...

Namibia Desert Elephant Conservation

Take part in one of our most established programmes to help with vital conservation work and protect the future of ...

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteers

This is your chance to make a difference to the lives of some of Namibia’s fascinating Wildlife including Baboons, Cheetahs, ...

Australian Jillaroo Jackaroo School

Take yourself away from the beaten tourist route and into what many describe as the real Australia, the Outback, to ...

South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

Get involved with this exciting wildlife conservation programme on a real Big 5 reserve in a stunning part of South ...

South Africa Game Ranger Internship

Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for ...

Fiji Marine Conservation

Live life to the full on this exciting marine conservation project in the beautiful Yasawa region of Fiji, famous for ...

Conservation

Book a volunteer conservation project and secure your space for £69 this October!

 

Choosing a wildlife or conservation option for your gap year gives you the opportunity to put your favourite skills to use, learn new ones and make new friends in amazing places. If wildlife or conservation is your thing then look no further.

Make yours the wild gap
Real Gap has hundreds of gap year projects. Our wildlife and conservation gap trips run in Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Peru, Costa Rica and Canada, to name just a few of our fantastic destinations.And with wildlife and conservation trips, it’s not just you having a good time, the creatures and the environment do, too…

Check out our full list of wildlife and conservation opportunities below. And if you’ve any questions or would like to talk anything over, just give our travel advisers a call or request a call back on 01892 701 890.

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31 Trips

South Africa Great White Shark Experience

South Africa Great White Shark Experience

With the world's shark population becoming increasingly under threat and as a volunteer on this project you will play a pivotal role in observing and protecting these majestic creatures.

Minimum 2 weeks From $2,079
Australian Jillaroo Jackaroo School

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Australian Jillaroo Jackaroo School

Take yourself away from the beaten tourist route and into what many describe as the real Australia, the Outback, to learn a host of new skills, live the rustic lifestyle and experience some of the most fun and unique activities of your life!

Malaysia Zoo Assistant

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Malaysia Zoo Assistant

Travel to Malaysia and help out the zookeepers, learning about the likes and dislikes of the Malayan sun bear, chimpanzees, camels, elephants, tigers and much more. Typical tasks may include preparing food and feeding animals, catching the animals, working as a guide and of course cleaning out the enclosures.

Minimum 14 days From $1,389
Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteers

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Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteers

This is your chance to make a difference to the lives of some of Namibia’s fascinating Wildlife including Baboons, Cheetahs, Meerkats, Lions, Caracals and Leopards. The Namibian Wildlife Sanctuary is set in a wonderful private reserve offering views of the distant mountain ranges, grass planes and rugged natural Savannah. 

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,559
Guatemala Wildlife Rescue And Rehabilitation

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Guatemala Wildlife Rescue And Rehabilitation

The project focuses on the rehabilitation of native animals to Guatemala, with volunteers needed to not only play a central role in the day to day running of the centre but also provide some extra love and attention to the animals.

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,649
USA Wildlife Sanctuary in Florida

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USA Wildlife Sanctuary in Florida

On this worthwhile volunteer programme, you’ll help care for exotic animals such as leopards, tigers, bears, cougars and wolves!  These animals have been abused, neglected or orphaned. The Wildlife Sanctuary is dependent on volunteers to support the centre.

Minimum 4 weeks From $1,749
Costa Rica Animal Rescue

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Costa Rica Animal Rescue

In Costa Rica, ecotourism is a growing and fundamental part of the country's economy. Many people in Costa Rica illegally keep wild animals as pets, such as parrots & reptiles.  The main objective of the Animal Rescue Centre is to take care of wild animals that have been kept captive, making sure they recover in a safe environment, and eventually taking them back to their natural habitat. 

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,199
Zimbabwe Lion Breeding & Conservation - Midlands

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Zimbabwe Lion Breeding & Conservation - Midlands

Midlands is a serious lion conservation project, designed solely to do something about the dramatic decline in African lion numbers. The programme is built around the breeding and release of lions back into the wild and it’s a world first.

Minimum 2 weeks From $2,429
South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

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South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

Get involved with this exciting wildlife conservation programme on a real Big 5 reserve in a stunning part of South Africa; near Port Elizabeth on the world famous Garden Route.

South Africa Game Ranger Internship

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South Africa Game Ranger Internship

  • Experience life on a Big 5 Game Reserve
  • Learn the ropes of becoming a Game Ranger
  • Explore South Africa
  • Volunteer on a fantastic wildlife conservation project
  • Achieve your FGASA accredited qualification
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