Wildlife conservation, community and environmental volunteer projects and internships worldwide

Use WorkingAbroad’s comprehensive volunteer database to find the volunteering or internship opportunity abroad that’s right for you.

Our international volunteering database features projects from across the globe sorted into categories, making your search simple. You can search by country and activity for wildlife conservation volunteering projects, healthcare volunteering opportunities, environmental and farming projects and many more.

We hope that your choice will provide you with new opportunities to make a positive difference in the world. Please also rest assured that all projects listed on our website meet our policies on ethical volunteering abroad.

  • Playa Tortuga Crocodilian Monitoring Volunteer Programme, Costa Rica

    Work on the Playa Tortuga reserve, Costa Rica, where the main objective of this study is to collect real information about the Crocodilians at the Reserve area: their distribution, relationship with the environment and the human impact on the ecosystem. Do an initial profile of the population, in order to help the conservation and management of this species adding new information about its condition in the South Pacific of Costa Rica.

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  • Amazon Medicinal Plant Research Volunteer & Internship Project, Peru

    Volunteer or intern in Peru to work alongside expert biologists and local communities teaching about medicinal plants of the Amazon rainforest, conservation efforts and eco-tourism development.

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  • Galena Creek Visitor Center Internship, Nevada

    Internship positions available to assist with environmental education on the forest and urban interface between Reno, Nevada and the Sierra Nevada mountains, with special emphasis on the unique ecology of Galena Creek Park

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  • Amazon Forest Ranger for Conservation Programme, Peru

    While on patrol, the Forest Rangers collect a wealth of research data. This helps keep track of wildlife populations and biodiversity. They also identify areas where impact to the forest may be likely to happen in the future. The Forest Ranger team also contributes to the long-term collection of core data sets. This is for both Neotropical mammals and for big trees. The rangers are also responsible for maintaining an extensive trail network and boundary lines. As well as all boundary signage and flagging. They also support relations with our neighbouring communities and forest concessionaires.

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  • Coral Reef Conservation & Diving Project, Thailand

    Join a marine and coral reef conservation project on Koh Phangan island in Thailand’s Samui archipelago.

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  • Mangetti Wildlife Conservation Volunteering, Namibia

    Volunteers will assist our researchers in documenting the movements and activities of elephant and wild dog. Using GPS and VHF monitoring technology, motion-sensitive trail cameras and traditional spoor (footprint) tracking techniques, come and delve into the lives of the world’s largest land animal and one of Africa’s most endangered carnivore species.

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  • Medical Placement Volunteers, Maldives

    The Medical Placement Programme is an opportunity for young medical students to join the staff of a small hospital, where they are able to shadow the hospital’s medical staff in the everyday treatment of the island’s patients. The hospital is situated on Naifaru Island which has a population of over 5000 people. Aside from giving volunteers the opportunity to explore a range of medical issues, as a medical volunteer, you will also be given the opportunity to go on house calls which is a great way to experience the local culture.

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  • Great Barrier Reef Conservation Project, Australia

    Join a marine conservation internship in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Help to protect this amazing natural wonder and develop your conservation and research skills alongside experienced marine biologists.

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  • Reforestation Volunteer Project, Iceland

    Volunteers are needed to help with ecological restoration and reforestation in the region of Úlfljótsvatn lake in the southwest of Iceland.

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  • Wildlife Rescue Biology Internship, Costa Rica

    This Wildlife Rescue centre rescues injured and abandoned animals with the aim of returning them to the wild as soon as they are fit and able. Wildlife Biology Interns are expected to help the Rescue Centre with data collection and analysis to better care for current and future patients.

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