Volunteer Environmental Conservation 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 abroad, Projects Abroad offers a variety of projects for qualified volunteers. 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.
The Global Shark Campaign
The Global Shark Campaign is an exciting initiative from Projects Abroad that gives volunteers the chance to help with the conservation of sharks and marine life across the globe. Taking place in eighteen countries across four continents, this campaign focuses on raising awareness through education. Volunteers can get involved in a variety of tasks, from educating local fishing communities about the importance of sustainable fishing, to implementing a special shark conservation curriculum to children of a wide range of ages in schools.
Some of Projects Abroad's conservation partners: