Environmental conservation work could take volunteers to Ecuador, Costa Rica or even India! You could be assisting in projects like protecting the ecological reserves of the 48,000 acre Mindo-Nambillo reserve, studying the biodiversity of one of 42 underground caves in Barra Honda National Park or teach communities how to integrate practical environmental solutions into their everyday lives in Tamil Nadu, South India.
Responsibilities of an environmental conservation volunteer may include hands-on tasks such as farming, cultivating, tending to livestock and planting vegetation as well as analytical duties such as collecting and analysing data, reporting, deriving conclusions for data already gathered from previous projects. Volunteers may also be asked to contribute to government policy for the future sustainability of the native region.
You can participate in environmental conservation volunteering at any point in life but taking part in this type of work on your gap year can be extremely beneficial to your work experience and overall on your C.V. You will also be making a direct, positive contribution to the world around us; what’s better than that? If environmental conservation volunteering sounds like something you would like to get involved in on your gap year check out our product listings.
Immerse yourself in the traditions and culture of the local communities and make a measurable difference to improving their quality of life on our volunteer projects.
For conservation enthusiasts, the chance to volunteer in the Peruvian Rainforest will open your eyes to new set of realities about conservation challenges in developing countries.
Explore the beautiful island of Tenerife and gain valuable experience in conservation whilst working to protect these majestic species in their natural habitat.
Dive in the incredible waters of the Perhentian islands and help assist in important marine conservation.
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Spending valuable time in both Kenya & Tanzania, you’ll make a huge impact on the rural communities that you’ll live & work alongside. Improve schools, homes & protect endangered wildlife.
At this sanctuary you can learn about the challenges facing elephants in Thailand and be part of the solution through hands-on work & by getting up close and personal to these gentle giants.
Live on the beach and join a world-class research team in Southern Mozambique, one of the best diving locations in the world. Help in the conservation of whale sharks, manta rays and turtles.
Work and study aboard a sailboat cruising the Mediterranean, searching for endangered marine life, conducting research and attend onboard seminars to learn from seasoned scientists!
Belize is at the centre of a biodiversity hotspot with pristine subtropical forests, exotic wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins and the second longest barrier reef in the clear Caribbean waters.