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.

  • Lagoon Monitoring Intern, Mauritius

    Volunteer in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and take part in a coral reef monitoring and marine conservation programme. Become the Lagoon Monitoring Project Coordinator/Assistant and be responsible for the lagoon monitoring program in the beautiful Blue Bay Marine Park. Interns can join the project all year round for 2 to 5 months.

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  • Orangutan Conservation Volunteer Project, Indonesia

    Join the Borneo Orangutan Conservation project in Indonesia as a volunteer, and assist a project in the forefront of wildlife conservation.

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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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  • Statia Sea Turtle Volunteer Programme, St. Eustatius

    Volunteer in the Dutch Caribbean on the stunning island of St. Eustatius, and join the St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation and help to protect and conserve their National and Marine Parks. You will have the opportunity to spend time doing various conservation volunteer projects across the parks including those which help protect local sea turtle populations.

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  • Amazon Permaculture & Forestry Conservation Programme, Peru

    Sustainability is one of the highest priorities on this project. Previous volunteers have helped create a recycling system, a compost pit and a pilot project for composting toilets. Maintenance of these systems is essential. They must function properly. Thus, volunteers are asked to help in maintaining and harvesting the compost. In addition, volunteers get to use their own background to suggest new systems that the project may not be aware of. Permaculture volunteers also assist in the medicinal and vegetable gardens. As well as on reforestation projects. Be prepared to get your hands dirty!

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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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  • Coral Farming Intern, Mauritius

    Volunteer in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and take part in a coral reef monitoring and marine conservation programme. Become the Coral Farming Intern and be responsible for all aspects of the coral farming program in the beautiful Blue Bay Marine Park, while also getting the chance to be involved in a variety of other projects on site. Interns can join the project for between 2 and 5 months throughout the year.

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  • Playa Tortuga Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer Programme, Costa Rica

    Conservation volunteers work within a non-profit biological research and education centre, helping to protect a number of different sea turtle species on the Playa Tortuga reserve. There are 4 potential species of sea turtles which can be seen nesting at different times of the year; Olive Ridley/ ‘Lora’ (Lepidochelys olivacea), Green (Chelonia mydas), Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) and Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata). They are all in danger of extinction.

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  • Playa Tortuga Tree Boa Research Project, Costa Rica

    Volunteers can join the tree boa research study taking place at night time. These reptiles are an important part of the ecosystem, depending on the wetlands nearby. The aim of the research is to determinate the population size, local movements of the individuals and add more data to the biology of the species by getting morphometric data, to determine aspects such as the sex ratio in the population.

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  • Eco Waste Management/Beach Cleanup Volunteers, Maldives

    This programme focuses on the planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive waste management plan to help the island in the fight to control waste and pollution. As a volunteer on the Eco Waste Management Programme, you will be involved significantly in community organizing efforts and awareness campaigns to increase attention towards this issue

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