Voluntary Jobs with Animals in the USA







Animal Volunteer USA:  We've found several great organisations in the USA that welcome volunteers to assist them with their animal care work. We've listed just a few here and many more can be found in our Volunteering with Animals ebook.


Many volunteers study whilst volunteering; our courses are studied worldwide and lead to accredited Diplomas.

Animal Volunteer Work USA


Below are just some of the animal volunteer work opportunities working with animals worldwide that are offered in the Animal Courses Direct ebook.

For hundreds more opportunities in many Animal Welfare Organisations worldwide, please refer to the Volunteering with Animals Ebook available to purchase via this website or Amazon.

Our accredited and recognised courses and Ofqual regulated Qualifications enhance employment prospects and are also suitable for volunteers wanting to gain a relevant animal care qualification.

Voluntary Animal Welfare Organisations in the USA

Elephant Sanctuary:

Interns are chosen for their field of study, experience and future goals. Internships are awarded to students studying veterinary science, zoology, wildlife management, and related fields, as well as to individuals drawn to the Sanctuary for spiritual reasons..

Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS):

Volunteers are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural and human-caused disasters. Volunteers come from across the country and all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: a commitment to helping animals in need.

Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans:

has opportunities for volunteers in many different areas. Volunteers are needed to walk and feed dogs, raise puppies and give presentations to organisations, and staff trade show booths

Guide Dogs of America:

There are many types of volunteering, including Puppy Raising. If you are interested in volunteering for Guide Dogs of America, be sure that you are located close to the G.D.A. facilities here in Sylmar, CA for your own convenience.

Hawkwatch International:

Are you interested in helping us to monitor and protect hawks, eagles, other birds of prey and their environment through our research, education and conservation efforts? Here are the latest opportunities!

Kansas Specialty Dog Service:

Becoming a Puppy Raiser is one way to volunteer. Other animal volunteer opportunities include assistance from painters, carpenters, plumbers, individuals capable of doing odd jobs, yard work, mailings, tour guides, playing with puppies at the Canine Housing Unit and many more.

L.C.A. Last Chance for Animals:

Recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional "usage" of animals. Last Chance for Animals is always looking for other dedicated animal volunteers to get involved, speak up and make a difference for animals.

Marine Animal Rescue Society:

Dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals through rescue, rehabilitation, research and education. We're always looking for volunteers in Southeast Florida.

Search Dog Foundation:

The mission of the Search Dog Foundation is to produce the most highly trained canine disaster search teams in the nation. You don't need to live in Ojai to become an SDF Agency Angel Volunteer! Some of our Angels live down the street--some on the other side of the country.

Related Courses

  • Responsible Travel Course Diploma online

    This responsible travel course is ideal for people with academic qualifications in conservation / community development / tourism & wish to upskill.

  • Trap Neuter Return Course

    Trap Neuter Return Course Online study a humane and cost effective way of controlling and stabilising feral cat and dog populations.

  • Stray Animal Course Online Diploma

    The Stray Animal Course is designed to be an introduction to the subject of assisting stray and feral dogs and cats.


More Information about Volunteering in the USA










America is a huge country and there are a wealth of volunteering opportunities with wildlife and dogs and cats in animal shelters, veterinary clinics and wildlife organisations. Urban areas like New York have many domestic animal rescue organisations that need help and anyone wanting a career work in an animal rescue centre will gain a lot of skills and experience volunteering for an animal charity. More rural areas like the Sierras and  Yellowstone Park will have more wildlife volunteering opportunities.

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