Animal Volunteer Programs for High School Students

Travel Abroad & Help Animals In-Need

Volunteer Opportunities for Teens with Animals

  • Teach families how to care for abandoned dogs in an impoverished Costa Rican community, and learn to surf along Costa Rica's pristine coast
  • Train and care for elephants at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand while experiencing vibrant Thai culture through food, art, and music
  • Protect the habitat of native Galapagos tortoises and snorkel with sea lions, turtles and blue-footed boobies nearby
  • Learn how native animals are integral to local communities, and promote preservation within the region
  • Explore habitats few young people ever get to see in person, and discover how local partners and NGOs are making a difference through conservation


$2,099 to $6,299 for 1 to 3 weeks, spring & summer*

*Tuition includes all in-country expenses including educational materials, lodging, 3 meals per day, all in-country transportation, airport pick-up, professional full-time staff and experts from the US/Europe, travel medical insurance, cultural activities, lectures, weekend excursions, and pre-departure materials and support.

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Ross Testimonial

Sarah M.

"I have a huge passion for wildlife ad helping animals. When I thought about what I wanted to do with my summer, I realized that traveling while being able to work with different types of animals was a perfect fit. While I was in the Galapagos, I had the chance to work with the tortises at a hatchery, and also help protect their environment from invasive species. Not only that, but I was in THE GALAPAGOS! It was such a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience, and I'm so happy I decided to give it a try."

Age 17
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
GLA Galapagos Alum


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