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.
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.
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.
Help to preserve one of the most unique and fascinating islands in the world. This is a great programme for those interested in or studying biodiversity and conservation.
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.
Volunteer on one of our Conservation & Environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
Live on a stunning Caribbean island - Work for The Bahamas National Trust to help set up Marine Parks - Get PADI scuba dive qualified on the world’s third largest Barrier Reef
Join this incredible marine conservation project where you will experience the magnificent marine mega fauna which makes Tofo, Mozambique, one of the world’s most special places.
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.
For the ultimate Borneo experience, stay in all four of our camps, immersing yourself in the heart of each community. You will work on projects that make a measurable impact to each village.
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.