Seal Rehabilitation and Environmental Education

Project name:

Seal Rescue Ireland (2)

Project purpose:

Seal Rehabilitation and Environmental Education

Project activities:

  • animal rehabilitation

  • environmental education

  • community awareness

Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • marine mammal rehabilitation experience

  • environmental education

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

  • actively educating about environmental issues


Participants in the program must be at least 16 years of age to participate

When does the project run?


local shops, nearby medical facilities, refillable drinking water, western toilet, wifi

How long can I stay?


  • Participants in the program must be at least 16 years of age to participate

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

This short term programme (2 days to 4 weeks) gives volunteers the opportunity to work alongside our animal care staff and take part in our exciting marine mammal rehabilitation work. This programme will enable you to work closely with the seal pups while learning and participating in activities such as feeding, providing medical care, monitoring progress, keeping records, hygiene protocols and other important aspects of caring for rehabilitation animals. This is a part time programme that runs daily for 3 hours from 10am to 1pm. You get to choose the number of days you want to participate in during your experience. Accommodation is not provided by SRI however we can recommend a list of local hotels, hostels and B&Bs. 

Reviews & ratings



Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday



It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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