Voluntary work

Een vrijwilligster bij AAP aan het werk.Voluntary work takes up an important place at AAP Rescue Centre for Exotic Animals. And we are proud of that! Most volunteers work in the field of Animal Care. Their effort is invaluable. Volunteering at an animal care department is possible at AAP Almere (The Netherlands) and AAP Primadomus (Spain). Would you, as a volunteer, like to contribute in reaching the objectives of AAP, please respond to one of the vacancies below or send an unsolicited application.

AAP is looking for volunteers in Animal care and Facility Services

AAP is continuously looking for volunteers in Animal Care in Almere and Primadomus, Maintenance, Greening and the Central Kitchen! All other vacancies are listed under 'Vacancies'. Interested? Apply through the procedure mentioned below. Note that we can only take in volunteers from within the EU.

voluntary work at AAP PrimadomusAAP Almere

If you wish to apply for voluntary work, you can fill out the application form. On the form you can state who you are, what you would like to do and how much time you have available. We recommend you to read the orientation guide volunteering carefully before you apply. Depending on your wishes and your profile, we can decide what possibilities we have for you at AAP. We aim to respond to your application within 2 weeks. If you have questions about applying or about voluntary work at AAP, please contact our Personnel department.

AAP Primadomus in Spain

We are waiting for you to assist us at our Rescue Centre in Villena, Alicante. We need volunteers for our animal care department:

Activities: Preparing food, serving out food, cleaning the enclosures, making and serving out environmental enrichments, furnishing enclosures and all other occurring activities (administrative tasks, behavioural observations, etc.)

Requirements: English speaker. Be committed to animal welfare. Available for at least 3 months. Be over 18 years of age.

What we offer? Work with a dedicated and professional team of experts and volunteers. A specialized training in the care of exotic animals for your curriculum. Free accommodation during your stay, including transportation from Villena to the workplace. Improve your Spanish or your English (if you are not English speaker)A unique personal experience. Consult the information available in this document.

How to apply? You can apply by filling out the application form for volunteers.

Other vacancies

Below you can see our other vacancies. For more information about the vacancies, contact us.


At the moment there are no vacancies.

Debbie y Anthony, voluntarios, voluntariado animal, voluntariado con primates, AAP Primadomus Protección y Defensa ANimalEuropean Voluntary Service

AAP also places EVS volunteers in both Spain and the Netherlands. You can read more about the EVS Program here. 


At the moment there are no vacancies.

Voluntary work and internships in Malawi

AAP has many national and international partners, among which Lilongwe Wildlife Centre in Malawi. Various animals that AAP has rescued, found a new home in Lilongwe. Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is Malawi’s only sanctuary for injured and orphaned wild animals. As the world’s only ‘People and Wildlife’ centre extensive education and community outreach programmes are also run to promote conservation. Volunteers are crucial in supporting their work in animal care, vet assistance, primate release, education, community outreach, marketing and/or construction. Placements are available from 2 weeks (£850) to 3 months (£2695) including all food, accommodation, work related transport and airport transfers (excluding flights).

And if you can’t make it to Malawi...there is also lots you can do to help as a ‘virtual volunteer’.

One of the volunteers made this nice video about working at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre:

If you want to make a difference and would like to know more, then email lilongwewildlife@gmail.com or go to www.lilongwewildlife.org.

Lilongwe Wildlife Centre Malawi

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