Volunteering Conservation Abroad

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Volunteer Conservation Project

Volunteering on a conservation placement abroad allows you to contribute to a project that aims to tackle some of the world’s most significant environmental issues – habitat destruction, wildlife extinction and sustainable development.

Projects Abroad’s volunteer conservation projects are a unique opportunity to live in remote and spectacular ecosystems with amazing wildlife and work on practical, sustainable and adventurous projects alongside professionals and other volunteers.

Our conservation projects span the globe. From volunteering in the heart of the Amazon rainforest or trekking through the Himalayas of Nepal to wildlife reserves in Kenya or the oceans of Cambodia; volunteers get involved in a mixture of physical and scientific work.

Marine and environment

 Daily tasks may include:

  • Restoring, tracking, observing and rehabilitating incredible local wildlife such as howler monkeys, giraffes, bats or even jaguars
  • Protecting native habitats through local community engagement
  • Seeking ways to promote sustainable management of the ecosystem

The volunteer conservation programmes operate year round in 13 developing countries and are managed by experienced and knowledgeable staff, allowing people from all ages and backgrounds to volunteer.

Elephant study

You don’t need to be an expert; a passion for conservation and a sense of adventure are the most important qualifications. Many of the projects have been running for up to a decade, showing significant progress and a commitment to long-term sustainability and community engagement.

The programmes also have an important scientific foundation enabling volunteers to get involved in a range of projects. For example two species of bat new to science have been discovered on our Amazon rainforest reserve, while in Cambodia our project is run in partnership with an international marine conservation trust and has successfully created a seahorse breeding programme.

Volunteers play a vital role in these conservation projects which would not be possible without the constant stream of support, hard work and dedication that environmentally-conscious volunteers provide.

Conservation & Environment Projects:

Volunteer on Conservation projects overseasCambodia - Diving & Marine Conservation
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.
Gap Year Conservation projectsCosta Rica - Tropical Dry Forest Conservation
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.
Gap Year Conservation opportunities overseasEcuador - Galapagos Island Conservation
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.
Diving with sharksFiji – Shark Conservation
Join our shark conservation project on the island paradise of Fiji. Assist with shark research alongside the Fiji Shark Conservation & Awareness Project and internationally renowned shark research scientists.
GiraffeKenya – African Savannah Conservation
Join a conservation project in the world's ultimate safari destination and experience the side of Kenya that the tourists don't get to see. Assist with protecting and reseaching the endangered African wildlife in Kenya's Rift Valley.
Gap Year Environmental WorkMexico - Sea Turtle & Coastal Conservation
Protect endangered species of sea turtle and work on research into endangered species of crocodiles and the local lagoon wildlife while living on our stunning beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
Nepal – Himalayan Mountain ConservationNepal – Himalayan Mountain Conservation
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.
Volunteer Environmental Work during Gap YearPeru - Amazon Rainforest Conservation
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.
Volunteer Overseas on Environmental projects during Gap YearSouthern Africa - African Bushveld Conservation
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.
Environmental Work Overseas with Projects AbroadThailand - Diving & Marine Conservation
Qualify for your Open Water and Advanced Scuba Diving certificates with us in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea. Participate in re-planting mangrove swamps, as well as our marine life and coral reef research programmes.