Our history

Serve Global Wildlife started as a hobby project and grew to be something much larger and deeper. Allow us to tell a bit of the history of our development, starting with when our founder, Tanja Andersen, realized her purpose.

2013 – 2014

Founder Tanja Andersen heard shocking and unpleasant stories of organizations where to donations that they collected via their websites never made their way to the projects that were promised. She began her mission to support the organizations actually making a difference for wildlife and help them find more volunteers. After serving as a volunteer at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center (BSBCC), she created the company Animal Keeper – Enrichment.

2015 – 2016

Tanja realised that she needed help and sought a mentor. Through the mentoring program, she was able to hone in on her purpose and identify the work that her heart was truly burning for. The brand ‘Serve Animals’ was created On 04/15/2015.

Serve Animals created awareness of what it is like to volunteer abroad and what the concerns had by volunteers. Sharing her own experiences led to rapid success on Facebook.

Serve Animals sought to develop a robust and solid network and start working relationship with the world’s best organizations working on the behalf of animals. We created close relationships with organizations around the world, helping Serve Animals both find our direction and to create the foundation of our work.

Serve Animals became a reality on 03/17/2016 when it became an association dedicated to serving both wildlife and natural world that surrounds them.


We decided that it was time to take Serve Animals to the next level. In order to create a movement, we need to create the change in the world that we believe many people long for; real environmental improvement and better conditions for wildlife. To spotlight this broader focus, we changed our name to something more global, Serve Global Wildlife, which better reflects our desire to be a platform to connect volunteers with the world’s best organizations.

Serve Global Wildlife is a movement for people who are ready to DO something… 
So join the movement!