Animal Sanctuaries and Volunteering Opportunities

It can be difficult to separate the true animal sanctuaries from places which put profits before animal welfare. With the help of responsibletravel.com, Faada and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), we’ve put together a list of the animal sanctuaries and places to volunteer with animals which we believe are ‘getting it RIGHT’.

But don’t just take our word for it – do your own research, and see which animal sanctuaries would be right for you! And if you know of any other animal sanctuaries or volunteering opportunities which you believe agree with the RIGHT-tourism principles, please let us know and we’ll check it out before we include it on our list.

Have a look at our list of animal sanctuaries, organised by continent and country using the links on the left.

** Our new Zoo Review campaign reports on the animal welfare standards of zoos, animal attractions and dolphinariums. If you’re considering visiting an animal attraction, please check to see if there’s a Zoo Reviewbefore you go! **