Wildlife conservation, community and environmental volunteer projects and internships worldwide

Volunteers working in the nature in South Africa
Volunteers working in the nature in South Africa

Nature’s Valley Conservation Education Volunteers, South Africa

Join this hands-on Volunteer Programme and help protect the environmental integrity of Nature’s Valley. Volunteers will gain experience in a wide range of skills whilst getting an insight into life as a conservationist in Africa. Become a conservation education volunteer and take part in a grassroots project that brings real change to communities and how they see the natural resources they use. This is an opportunity to engage local school children, project partners, conservation professionals and the local community.

January 22nd 2020

Orca Whale in Scotland
Orca Whale in Scotland

Sea Search Killer Whale Research Internship, South Africa

Interns will be involved in all aspects of data collection, helping the Sea Search team and our collaborators to track down these fast moving top predators through a combination of boat surveys, shore based monitoring and responding to sighting reports. Research focuses on collecting skin samples for use in global genetic and trophic ecology studies, attachment of satellite transmitters to study movements and photo-identification data to study the population size and individual movements. We will also be collecting acoustic recordings of animals and deploying moored hydrophones for long-term monitoring.

January 21st 2020

Intern Pietro taking photo of humpback whale in Cape Town
Intern Pietro taking photo of humpback whale in Cape Town

Sea Search Whale & Dolphin Research Volunteer Programme, South Africa

Based in Muizenberg, Cape Town (South Africa) our research mainly focuses on the cetacean species in False Bay. Long term volunteers/ students can join the project at any time throughout the year but are expected to join the team for a minimum of 2 months up to a maximum of 6 months in duration. If your university requires you to undertake a short research project, we can help devise the project through discussion with team leaders who would then supervise your project. During this time you would mainly be involved with data processing and analysis with ad hoc fieldwork that contributes to our current projects.

January 21st 2020