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.
Teach underprivileged children to protect the environment while taking care of wild animals. The project is a non profit organisation situated on a reserve near Kruger Park in South Africa.
Teach and learn from the semi nomadic tribe: The Batek
Help on an inspiring mission to regenerate the rainforests in Borneo, and see pygmy elephants, orangutans and a huge range of other animals in their natural jungle habitat.
Work with disabled children in Arusha, the safari capital of Tanzania, before heading to the Indian Ocean Coast to help in schools and explore Zanzibar Island.
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.
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.
Carry out groundbreaking survey work, exploring Costa Rica’s remote habitats and helping to combat the effects of global warming.
Want to film amazing marine life? During our Pro Videographer course, you will learn how to master the buoyancy, filming and editing skills necessary to become a pro underwater videographer.
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.
Combine a law internship in Arusha, the safari capital of Tanzania, with conservation and community projects on the stunning Indian Ocean Coast. Finished off with a trip to Zanzibar Island.