Volunteer Experience | Environmental & Wildlife

South Korea: Animal Care Volunteer Project

Seoul, South Korea


LocationSeoul, South Korea

Duration: 2 weeks minimum commitment.

Cost: €800 Euros Project Fee per week – see Costs tab for more information

Includes: 3 meals a day, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

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If you have a deep affection for dogs, cats, and furry animals of all kinds, we invite you to join us in Korea and participate in our Animal Care Program. This program focuses on rescuing and providing care for animals that are not receiving fair treatment or are in danger due to various circumstances.

We collaborate with local animal shelters throughout Korea to extend a helping hand to stray animals, including cats and dogs. Your involvement will include tasks such as cleaning, feeding, and ensuring the overall well-being of these animals. By offering your care and attention, you will make a significant difference in their lives.

Moreover, our local group is dedicated to rescuing animals in need of assistance during natural disasters, as well as those that have suffered from violence and abuse. We also work towards improving the conditions for dogs that are kept in “dog farming” facilities, where they are often mistreated and eventually used as food ingredients.

By participating in the Animal Care Program, you will actively contribute to providing a better life for these vulnerable animals, promoting their welfare, and raising awareness about their plight. Your compassion and dedication will make a lasting impact on the lives of these creatures in need.

Come and join us in Korea, where your love for animals will be put into action, and together we can create a brighter future for them.

Daily Life

During your participation in the Animal Care Program in Korea, your basecamp or guesthouse will be conveniently located in the heart of Seoul. This vibrant city is known for its thriving arts scene and bustling marketplace, offering a lively and exciting atmosphere. Despite the program’s shelters being scattered throughout the city, your accommodation will be just a few hours away from the airport, ensuring easy access.

The local team that you will be working with is a non-profit organization called “care.” They have been actively involved in animal welfare since their establishment in 2002, focusing on rescuing animals from various forms of abuse and abandonment. Additionally, they organize campaigns that encourage foreigners to adopt stray animals and assist in facilitating the journey of these adopted animals to their new homes.

Throughout your one-week stay, you will lend a helping hand to the local team at animal shelters in Seoul. Your tasks will involve ensuring the well-being and care of the stranded animals in their care. By working alongside the dedicated team from “care,” you will contribute to their ongoing efforts to provide a safe and nurturing environment for these animals.

Furthermore, the organization actively promotes adoption of stray animals, giving them a chance to find loving homes, either locally or abroad. Your involvement in the program will not only assist in the day-to-day care of the animals but also support their mission to create awareness and facilitate the adoption process for these deserving creatures.

Join “care” in their noble mission to rescue and protect animals in Korea. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these animals and help create a better future for them.

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Travel & Accommodation

You will be met at the airport by a project representative and brought to the project HQ upon arrival.

During your stay in Seoul for the Animal Care Program, you will be provided with comfortable and convenient accommodation. The accommodation is ideally situated in close proximity to both the airport and the city center, ensuring easy access to transportation and various attractions.

The accommodation offers Standard shared rooms, which can accommodate 2 to 8 people. These rooms provide a cozy and communal environment where you can interact with fellow participants and share experiences. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning to ensure a comfortable stay, and wifi is available in the common areas, allowing you to stay connected during your time at the guesthouse.

You will have access to western-style toilets and hot showers, providing you with the necessary amenities for your daily routine. Additionally, laundry facilities are available on site, allowing you to conveniently take care of your laundry needs.

To enhance the social aspect of your stay, there is a friendly pub located on the first floor of the guesthouse. This pub serves as a gathering place for guests, providing an opportunity to relax, socialize, and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere.

Overall, the accommodation aims to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for participants of the Animal Care Program. It offers essential amenities, a welcoming environment, and convenient access to both the airport and the bustling city center of Seoul.

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  • Minimum age 18
  • Be keen and enthusiastic to get involved in the project, and care about animals.
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 2 weeks commitment
  • Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
  • Conversational English
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
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€800 Euros per week

* 1 week required to confirm your place. The balance will be due 4 weeks prior to your departure.
** For the latest currency conversions, go to xe.com.
*** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee

What’s included
  • Airport pickup & transfer to the project
  • Program Coordination & Logistics
  • Emergency and 24/7 In-Country Support
  • Accommodations and 3 Meals Daily, 2 meals on weekends
  • Certificate of Completion and CV Reference support
What’s Not included
  • Additional meals, drinks, and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

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