Many people feel helpless when it comes to having a significant impact on wildlife issues. In truth, even a monetary donation goes a long way towards helping charitable organizations with their outreach efforts. For those wanting to get more involved and feel a yearning to travel to places where you can do more, there are plenty of opportunities available.

Marine and Turtle Conservation

You can spend two to four weeks on Naifaru Island, helping to protect turtles through rehabilitation efforts. Joining the project requires a one-time fee that starts as low as $1,690. During your time on the island, you’ll help protect the coral reefs and help turtles and other marine life thrive in the ecosystem.

African Wildlife Orphanage

For a two-week excursion, you’ll be charged a fee of $1,750, but that will also include a third week for free. Additional weeks will increase the fee, covering your experience as you volunteer in Zimbabwe at one of Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuaries. Each day will provide you with new and exciting experiences as you work with monkeys, lions, and many other wild mammals native to the region.

Animal Rescue and Conservation

Spend some time in Costa Rica with packages starting at $990 per person for two-week excursions. Packages range from two weeks up to 12 weeks, so you can find the opportunity that appeals to you. During your time in Costa Rica, you will help with rehabilitation efforts for the wildlife in the region. Some of the wildlife you will work with include sloths, jaguars, and parrots.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Go deeper into South Africa when you volunteer at the continent’s most widely renowned wildlife sanctuary. Packages start at $1,600 and range from two to twelve weeks. While at the sanctuary, volunteers will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of animals, including eagles, vultures, hippopotamuses, cheetahs, and wild dogs. You will help rescue and rehabilitate these wild animals while also nurturing and protecting animals that wouldn’t survive in the wild.

If traveling isn’t for you, try using your social media presence to spread awareness. Most people are unaware of the issues that wildlife conservations face. You can spread awareness and get more people involved by educating your social media followers. This type of online effort can be more impactful than you might think because it encourages others to take action.