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.

  • Amazon Photography Internship Programme, Peru

    Join as an intern to learn and enhance your photography skills working with a wildlife photographer, while contributing to research and conservation efforts in the Amazon rainforest.

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  • Dolphin Research Project, Greece

    Become a marine conservation volunteer and participate in dolphin research in the Ionian Sea, helping to provide a marine environment that provides long term viability for dolphin species.

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  • Dolphin & Whale Conservation Volunteer Programme, Italy

    The research focuses on the spectacularly large fin whale as well as on sperm whales, Risso’s dolphins, pilot whales, striped and bottlenose dolphins.

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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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  • 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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  • Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer Project, Greece

    Volunteer to protect endangered sea turtles in Greece while getting hands-on field research experience, meeting new people and exploring the Kefalonian coast.

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  • Carnivore and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra Research, Namibia

    Located in the majestic Naukluft Mountain range and the Tsauchab river system these environments along with springs provide specialised ecosystems and contain highly adapted wildlife that the Neuras team strives to protect and study. As well as protecting wildlife Neuras also produces wine on-site and volunteers can assist with harvesting, bottling, and labelling, all of which are done by hand. This novel approach helps to sustain the conservation project.

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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 Macaw Conservation Volunteering, Costa Rica

    Scarlet macaws (Ara macao) once flew over 85% of Costa Rica, however due to the pet trade and habitat loss their population now only covers 15%. Our reintroduction programme is an extension of an organisation that has been dedicated to the return of the scarlet macaw to their natural habitat for almost 2 decades. We are looking for a 12-week volunteer to be the main caretaker for our scarlet macaws including breeding birds, juveniles, and pre-release individuals. Volunteers will work 6 days a week for 6-8 hours a day.

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