Environmental Conservation Volunteering Abroad
- Role: Working towards the conservation of rare plant and animal species and the environment by participating in conducting research and collecting data, re-forestation efforts, educating communities about conservation, and more.
- Requirements: None
The conservation of rare species of plant and animal life and the protection of the environment in which we live are increasingly important considerations in today’s world. We have developed many projects where volunteers can help in these vital areas.
Conservation & Environment volunteers work across the globe on a huge variety of projects – from the National Parks of South Africa and Kenya to the beaches of Mexico and Thailand, from the tropical forests of Peru and Costa Rica to the Himalayas in Nepal. You can even work in the Galapagos Islands!
Environmental Conservation Abroad
You can volunteer on one of our Conservation & Environment Projects at any phase in your life. Whether you are on a college summer break, gap year from education, career break or an extended vacation, there is important work for you to be involved in and you will make a great contribution. You do not need any previous conservation experience and all volunteers will receive relevant training in all the work involved.
Group Conservation & Environment Projects for High School Students
For teen volunteers, Conservation & Environment projects are available as Conservation High School Special programs. High School Specials are designed for volunteers aged 16-19 to join a group of their peers working together under the guidance of our local staff.
Volunteering Abroad as a Professional on a Conservation & Environment Project
If you are a professional and want to put your skills to use on a Conservation & Environment project, Projects Abroad has a skilled and qualified arm called Projects Abroad PRO. Our main focus is to match your skills with our partner organizations' needs. Please visit the Conservation & Environment Projects for Professionals section for more information.
Conservation & Environment Projects In:
Join our pioneering marine conservation project in Cambodia's Gulf of Thailand. Learn to dive, join reef studies and help to protect the endangered seahorses abundant in these tropical seas.
A fantastic opportunity for you to learn about conservation in a variety of habitats. Work in Barra Honda National Park with projects in the forest and in caves.
Join our Conservation project in the amazing Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. Take part in projects to assist the protection of native species in the world's most incredible island chain.
The Shark Conservation project in Fiji focuses on shark research activities in this beautiful island nation. Volunteers work alongside the Fiji Shark Conservation & Awareness Project and internationally renowned shark research scientists.
Learn all about sustainable development and organic practices. Then use this knowledge to grow important trees and medicinal plants, and promote environmental conservation in and around South Indian villages and schools.
Help conserve the world's ultimate safari destination and experience the side of Kenya that the tourists only experience from a distance. Assist with protecting and researching the endangered African wildlife in Kenya's Rift Valley.
Protect endangered sea turtles and research endangered species of crocodiles and the local lagoon wildlife while living on our stunning beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
Join our conservation project in Nepal's Annapurna Mountain range, high in the Himalayas. Assist with wildlife research and projects to help the village communities in this fragile and unique environment.
Live and work in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest on animal protection and sustainable agricultural projects. Collect data from the highest canopy walk in South America surrounded by monkeys, macaws, butterflies and many other incredible species.
Come and help us to conserve local wildlife in Southern Africa. Live and work in a game reserve with opportunities to conserve elephants, hyenas, and many other species of plants and animals.
Qualify for your Open Water and Advanced Scuba Diving certificates with us in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea. Participate in re-forestation projects, as well as our marine life and coral reef research programs.