Wildlife conservation, community and environmental volunteer projects and internships worldwide

Volunteer on Community & Medical Projects

"It was immensely rewarding, and like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. There is a lot of work to be done in Nepal and I hope more volunteers can get out there and make a difference, helping to give Nepalis a standard of living that matches the great quality of family values they have and the amazing landscapes there."

Andrei Karlsson, Sweden

It can sometimes be easy to overlook the importance of community.  Sometimes it’s an element that goes unnoticed, operating silently in every part of the globe to ensure that people everywhere are supported by strong bonds and close connections.  The ideals that are integral to an appreciation of community are the same that drive conservation efforts.   This includes the belief that all life on our planet is interdependent and that the best way to see a prosperous and healthy future is in working together – across and within communities and between nature and humanity.

All of our community and medical volunteer projects in this respect are geared towards community development and upliftment; in cross-cultural experiences that help both communities and individuals to grow.  Our focus is particularly on a foundation of health and sustainability as key elements for a thriving global community.  We also aim to bring attention to women’s empowerment and education, specifically on conservationism and the value of ecology.

Our Projects with Community & Medical

Main Areas of Work

Main Areas of Work

There are a number of different ways you can help make your mark and be involved on a community level across the globe.  Global health is always important, and our  volunteer medical projects aim to provide support to those communities who are in dire need of assistance.  You can participate in primary healthcare treatments and emergency referrals as a medical volunteer in Namibia; you can be on the frontline of providing basic first aid and medical education in both Brazil and Nepal or you can assist in the various medical projects in the Maldives.

On a community level, you can volunteer with local farmers in Nepal who rely on their land and traditional agricultural methods to sustain themselves and their families, or in Brazil, you could volunteer on a community garden project in the favelas to help create alternative solutions to the ever-increasing environmental problems in Rio.

Primary Concerns

Primary Concerns

It would be difficult to disagree that often at the root of many of our community and environmental concerns is a lack of education.  This is why throughout all the projects, alongside hands-on support, is a focus on learning about health, sustainability and the environment.  For example you can volunteer in Brazil in education around health issues, such as contraceptive literacy or leading disease awareness workshops.

There is also though, an emphasis on cultural appreciation and spirit.  In Nepal, volunteers live with the families in rural areas and really get to be a part of their daily lives and communities.  And in Brazil, you can really embrace the spirit by helping in the preparations for one of the world’s most colourful and vibrant carnivals.  Volunteers work in samba schools, each of which unifies and proudly represents people from that community.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

  • Improving sanitation, water supply, personal hygiene and management of water resources could prevent nearly 10% of diseases and 6.3% of all deaths around the world?
  • There are about 200 million women around the world who do not have access to effective family planning methods, like reproductive information and care services, despite the desire to use these resources?
  • Tuberculosis still remains a major health problem despite being a curable disease? There were about 10.4 million new TB cases in 2015.
  • From 1990 to 2010, more than 2 billion people gained access to safe drinking water, but 748 million people are still without this valuable resource?