Help protect the lush surroundings of some of the world’s most stunning areas by volunteering on a community environmental project abroad. There are thousands of different plant and wildlife species the world over and issues such as deforestation and global warming have played a major role in the way these species continue to breed. Your work will help conserve the fauna and flora across the globe and improve overall soil and water quality.
Regular tasks can vary day to day when on a community environmental project but may include monitoring and surveillance, data collection, sample collecting, digging trenches for pipes and tubing, building dams… the list goes on!
Most environmental volunteering projects require a Monday to Friday working week with weekends free to explore the neighbouring provinces, taking part in such activities such as trekking, visiting hot springs, scuba diving and more. If community environmental projects interest you, contact one of our partners and take part in environmental volunteering on your gap year.
Immerse yourself in a welcoming rural community in the green mountains of south west Uganda, home to endangered mountain gorillas. Help educate communities and conserve this amazing species.
Venture into the jungle to teach indigenous tribes, conserve marine life and hot foot it across to the Philippines to summit the Bulusan Volcano and help with island reforestation.
Head to the islands of Madagascar to help with marine and forest conservation (includes scuba training) with sailing to remote island communities and teaching English.
Assist in school clubs, create environmental awareness campaign, recycling competition and learn about the Malay culture on the amazing Perhentian Islands.
Mighty mountains, deep canyons, bustling cities, floating villages, vast lakes and Machu Picchu. Make a real impact on the communities that you’ll be living and working alongside.
Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems & work towards a sustainable environment in Madagascar.
Work in a Wildlife Park on this project that has over 60 varieties of Australian native birds and marsupials, located in a beautiful town just south of Perth.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within nearby reserves.
ICYE UK’s ethical volunteering programme provides a true cultural immersion for volunteers who support local development NGOs in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Provide a helping hand on an amazing private game reserve in South Africa, tending to the Big 5 and even helping care for rare Bengal Tigers!