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.

  • Cape Fear River Watch Internship, USA

    An internship opportunity for environmental science students to work towards protecting and improving the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, through environmental education, advocacy and action.

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  • Join a Dolphin Research Internship on the Namibian Coast

    Join a team of dedicated scientists on our Dolphin Research Project in Namibia and enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to contribute to marine research in a beautiful and remote environment.

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  • Bear Sanctuary Volunteer Project, Cambodia

    Volunteer in Cambodia at a bear sanctuary inside a large wildlife rescue centre near Phnom Penh.

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  • Amazon Anaconda Conservation & Telemetry Study Programme, Peru

    The Anaconda Conservation and Telemetry Study focuses on tracking and observing the behaviour of the green anaconda (Eunectes murinus). This Amazon Research project is now operating the first-ever long-term study of the green anaconda within the lowland Amazon rainforest ecosystem. The study will run for at least 3 years. The team hopes to reveal new information about the anaconda’s range, behaviour, habitat and more.

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  • Carnival Preparation Volunteer Programme, Brazil

    From November-February, the Carnival Programme allows volunteers to get involved in the preparation and hard work that goes into one of the biggest parties on the face of the earth! Samba schools competing at the Carnival have a full year of intense work to prepare the many floats, costumes, music and dances. Samba schools are born from the local favelas and most of the schools take their names from the community they represent.

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  • Blue Lagoon Coral Reef Project, Mauritius

    Volunteer in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and take part in a coral reef monitoring and marine conservation volunteer programme, which includes coral reef farming and restoration, lagoon monitoring and sea turtle research in the beautiful Blue Bay Marine Park. Short-term volunteers can join the project all year round for 2 weeks up to 3 months.

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  • Elephant Conservation Volunteer Project, Sri Lanka

    This project is an opportunity to volunteer or intern with wild elephant conservation and carnivore research in Sri Lanka. Volunteers and interns alike support the human-wildlife conflict mitigation efforts of the conservation project to secure the future protection of the elephant population, carnivore species and the livelihoods of local farmers.

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  • Wildlife Rescue Field Research Crash Course, Costa Rica

    Our 2 week Field Research Crash Course will help you gain introductory practical training in field research, with an emphasis on building skills in observational data collection on wild and rehabilitated local species. This course is most suitable for students at an early undergraduate level who have a keen interest, but little experience, in field biology and conservation, and those who wish to gain a rich knowledge about Costa Rica’s wildlife and conservation efforts.

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  • Wildlife Reserve Volunteer Programme, South Africa

    Volunteer at a wildlife reserve in South Africa. A true bush experience which gives volunteers a chance to live amongst and help to protect a range of amazing wildlife species.

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  • Ocean Research Conservation Project, South Africa

    Volunteer with dolphin, seal and whale research in South Africa. Take part in marine conservation, penguin rescue and educational projects along the South African coast.

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