Volunteer to care for seals at a rehabilitation centre in the Netherlands.

Zeehonden Centrum

Seal Shelter Volunteering

: Zeehonden Centrum (The Seal Centre)

Where: Pieterburen, north of the province of Groningen, The Netherlands

Focus: Research and care of seals

When: All year round | Volunteer positions are subject to availability.

Duration: Min. 8 weeks

Suitability: Over 18s | Internships available.

Language: Volunteers must be able to speak English.

Cost: Contact the agency for details.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Support the Sealcare department, the shelter, the veterinary and science departments or the education team depending on current opportunities.
  • Learn about the different species of seal found in the Wadden sea – Common, Grey, Harp and Harbour seals, and the occasional albino seal.
  • Learn about the care of injured adult and juvenile seals, including cleaning, feeding and release.
  • Help at the rescue centre and hospital and assist the experienced seal nurses with the day-to-day care and rehabilitation of the sick/injured seal patients.

The Base
Accommodation: Available at the campus and field station.

Food: Not included.


The next step: Visit the Zeehonden Centrum for more info and to apply.
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