A group of volunteers participating in a beach clean up in Fiji, South Pacific.

Reduce Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution has become a huge buzz word over the last few years. With over 8 million tonnes of plastic ending up in our oceans every year, this comes as no surprise. The headlines are rife with ways to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans and solve the plastic waste issue at ground level.

Our marine life and coral reefs are being threatened, many of which end up dying due to suffocation and ingestion of plastic. This loss of marine life causes a ripple effect that disrupts fishing, food supply, tourism, and the entire marine ecosystem.

You can join us in the fight against plastic pollution through practical and awareness work in countries around the world.

As a volunteer, you can assist with the following:

  • Awareness campaigns to reduce single-use plastic consumption and encourage recycling
  • Beach and community clean-ups
  • Salvage dives

Last year alone, our volunteers cleaned up 15 tonnes of litter in communities, off beaches and directly from the ocean. People are coming together to combat this issue and it’s time to play your part. Every little bit makes a difference in the reduction of plastic pollution.

Choose a Plastic Reduction Project

1-9 of 15 Projects

A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From $3,220 USD

Diving & Coral Reef Protection in Thailand
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Live and work in Thailand, and become part of our efforts to protect marine life and the environment

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.

From $4,215 USD

Shark Conservation Volunteering in Fiji
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Dive in the stunning waters of the South Pacific and play a vital role in shark conservation efforts

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From $2,970 USD

Giant Tortoise & Sea Lion Conservation in the Galapagos Islands
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Work in the Galapagos National Park and contribute to the conservation of many unique ecosystems

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Turtle hatchlings scurrying into the ocean at the Spring Break Conservation Project in Mexico

From $1,520 USD

Sea Turtle Conservation in Mexico for Spring Break
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Help with conservation efforts in the Amazon rainforest during your spring break

  • Fixed dates during spring break
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Volunteers work with children and help protect the environment in Ecuador on our project for teenagers

From $3,570 USD

Volunteer with Children and Do Conservation Work in Ecuador
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Volunteer with children at a summer camp and help with conservation in the Galapagos National Park

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Students release turtles for their conservation volunteering in Mexico.

From $2,470 USD

Sea Turtle Conservation in Mexico
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Become part of ongoing conservation efforts on the Pacific coast and help protect endangered sea turtles

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
This image depicts a Projects Abroad volunteer photographing a shark during their marine conservation work in Belize.

From $3,470 USD

Barrier Reef Conservation in Belize
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Get a PADI diving certification and work with conservationists to protect marine life in the Belize Barrier Reef

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Volunteers work with sea turtles in Mexico on a project for teenagers

From $2,970 USD

Conservation Volunteer Work in Mexico for Teenagers
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Live and work with a group your age and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers scuba dive during our Shark Conservation Project in Fiji for high school students

From $4,395 USD

Volunteer Shark Conservation in Fiji for Teenagers
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Help protect endangered sharks, earn a diving qualification, and make new friends from all over the world

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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Want to know more about how we reduce plastic pollution?

Get in touch with our Projects Experts. They'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

(+1) 212 244 7234

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