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Africa’s Big 5 and Wilderness Conservation in BotswanaSee this project
- Completely flexible dates
- Anyone aged 16 or over can join
- From 1 week
- From $3,220 USD
Take a Gap Semester Abroad in East AfricaSee this project
- Fixed dates throughout the year
- Anyone aged 18 or over can join
- From 6 weeks
- From $7,999 USD
What will I gain from wildlife conservation volunteering abroad?
By working with animals in the heart of nature, you’ll give back to a community that needs help while developing your own skills.
Here are just some of the benefits that our previous volunteers talk about:
- Knowledge of practical conservation and environmental sciences
- Global competencies like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management
- The ability to work and empathise with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’
- Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone
All of the above will help your personal development and add practical wildlife conservation work experience to your resume.
I really enjoyed working with the turtles and crocodiles, and it has secured what I want to do later in my life, which is working in conservation and animal welfare. - Rosanna H, Sea Turtle Conservation in Mexico
Why does wildlife conservation volunteering matter?
Protecting our planet is more important than ever. As the human population increases, natural habitats and resources are declining. This has a devastating impact on wildlife and vulnerable ecosystems. They can’t recover without our help.
In today’s fast paced society, it’s easy to feel like part of the problem rather than the solution. Now’s the time to take action, so that future generations can enjoy our planet for years to come.
I absolutely loved my project in the rainforest. We did a bird and lemur census, planted trees, collected seedlings, picked up litter, did path restoration, built bins, and educated local villagers about recycling and waste management. It was such a wonderful experience to work with the locals, learning from them, as well as teaching them. - Katie F, Lemur Research and Protection in Madagascar
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