Wildlife conservation and community 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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  • Limpopo Lipadi Game Reserve Volunteer Programme, Botswana

    Take part in tracking African wild dogs, monitoring lions, leopards, elephants and other important species in a beautiful 20,000 hectare game reserve in Botswana.

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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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  • Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Programme, Costa Rica

    Help to conserve and protect the populations of vulnerable Olive Ridleys. The project takes place in the spectacular Pacific coast of the Nicoya Province on the beach where Olive Ridley turtles come up in thousands at a time for this phenomenon of nature called "arribadas".

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  • 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.

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  • Wildlife Rescue Internship Project, Canada

    Join a team of passionate individuals and get hands-on experience working in the treatment, care and release of sick, injured and orphaned native mammal species of British Columbia’s Southern and Lower Mainland. During your stay, you will participate in all sorts of tasks to help care for the sick/injured animals, residents, at the centre. You […]

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  • Cloud Forest 5-day Family Volunteer Experience, Ecuador

    An authentic and worthwhile short-term experience for Families, this project is designed for families who may only have a limited time to travel in Ecuador and want to maximise their experience. Activities available are condensed into a 5-day package, however, if visitors want to extend or reduce their stay they are more than welcome to do so. Besides enjoying a family-friendly, peaceful atmosphere, visitors can taste our homemade food prepared with ingredients mostly from the farm, which families and volunteers help to grow and harvest.

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  • Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer Project, Namibia

    Volunteering at the wildlife sanctuary will provide you with a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with African wildlife. The project provides refuge for orphaned and injured animals including baboons, caracals, wild dogs, cheetahs, leopards and lions. As a volunteer, you will be involved with caring for and feeding the animals as well as helping to maintain and develop the sanctuary.

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  • Conservation Volunteers in New Zealand

    Volunteer on a range of conservation projects and help to protect, preserve and restore New Zealand’s environment.

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  • Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring Volunteer, Galapagos

    Join a dynamic team of volunteers and local staff while giving back to the community in the Galapagos Islands. As a sea turtle nest monitoring volunteer, you will assist the Galapagos National Park staff by taking critically important nesting baseline data. This will include identifying species (hawksbill or green), determining nesting patterns and monitoring nest sizes.

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