Volunteer trips around the world
with wildlife and conservation
What do you want to do for your planet?

meet your trip leaders


Hi I'm Jennie, founder of Jennie of the Jungle. I started this company because I wanted to offer everyone the opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife. I think that is one of the most beautiful things in this world. I have my degree in biology and conservation and am currently a wildlife rehabilitator in training and a perpetual volunteer. I've worked with research and wildlife projects abroad for over 20 years now, and I love what I do. I love sharing the experience too. Watching someone's eyes light up when seeing a wild animal for the first time is one of the best rewards I could ask for. And knowing that my volunteers are learning crucial facts about conservation and passing them forward is a reward for all of us. I can't wait to take you on an adventure!


Hi I'm Aron. I'm an avid birder with a formal background in avian training. In other words, I've been working with birds for a long time. I started leading trips for Jennie of the Jungle in 2016. My biggest accomplishment on every trip has been converting volunteers into birders! You will learn a lot about birds and see a lot of cool birds on a trip with me, whether you like it or not. But you'll return home knowing a little bit more about what makes this planet tick and the important role that every species plays in the success of our planet.


I'm Michelle, a zookeeper and primate specialist by training and now a tour leader for Zookeepers on Tour and Jennie of the Jungle. I also manage projects for the Happy Girls Project, a charity that empowers women abroad. I'm a serious traveler and am working on visiting as many countries as I can. I love traveling solo but creating and leading group tours for like-minded animal enthusiasts like myself has become my main drive. Africa is where my heart lies and I will eventually get around to exploring all 54 countries there!


Hi all, I'm Sara! I'm a wildlife rehabilitator and certified veterinary technician. I've been guiding for the last few years and right now am an in-water swim guide with manatees in Crystal River, Florida. I've also guided groups of hikers through Yellowstone National Park in grizzly, wolf and bison habitat. I have a degree in Archaeology and Native American Studies, and I've got my Wilderness First Responder certification. So you're in good hands with me!