Conservation Volunteering Projects Abroad
Wildlife conservation volunteers have the unique opportunity to live overseas in spectacular and remote environments, whilst working on practical conservation projects alongside professionals and fellow volunteers from around the world. Conservation volunteers work to enhance, protect and preserve the surrounding wildlife through a combination of physical and scientific tasks. Engaging with local communities overseas, volunteers also seek to educate and promote sustainable conservation of the environment which supports their way of life.
Projects Abroad has established projects in a diverse range of locations; from the Himalayan mountain ranges of Nepal or the Galapagos Islands to the heart of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest or tropical Cambodia. Each project is unique and equally committed to their conservation efforts. The projects also have a significant scientific pedigree. Two species of bat new to science have been discovered at the Amazon reserve in Peru, while our seahorse protection programme in Cambodia is run in partnership with an international marine conservation trust.
Volunteering overseas on a wildlife conservation project is:
- Pioneering – ground breaking work with professionals
- Practical – hands on physical and scientific work
- Sustainable – long term projects with goals and achievements
- Flexible – start at any time and choose the duration of your stay
- Supported – safe, structured and sustainable.
As habitat destruction and species extinctions continue, it becomes ever more important to understand, protect and educate people about the fragile ecosystems which surround us. You don’t need to be an expert – a passion for conservation and a sense of adventure are the most important qualifications. Volunteers play a vital role in these overseas conservation projects which would not be possible without the constant stream of support, hard work and dedication that environmentally-conscious volunteers provide.
Conservation & Environment project destinations:
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.