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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Sea Search Whale & Dolphin Research Volunteer Programme, South Africa

    Based in Muizenberg, Cape Town (South Africa) our research mainly focuses on the cetacean species in False Bay. Long term volunteers/ students can join the project at any time throughout the year but are expected to join the team for a minimum of 2 months up to a maximum of 6 months in duration. If your university requires you to undertake a short research project, we can help devise the project through discussion with team leaders who would then supervise your project. During this time you would mainly be involved with data processing and analysis with ad hoc fieldwork that contributes to our current projects.

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  • Amazon Herpetofauna Conservation Research Programme, Peru

    This intensive programme focuses on population dynamics, behavioural observations and population status of herpetofauna (reptiles/amphibians) groups. The team surveys the rivers, streams, palm swamps and the forest for all herpetofauna. It also focuses on the four species of caiman that reside in the region. The caiman research focuses on the abundance, density, and distribution of the 4 species as well as specific environmental factors of habitat selection and use. Other current research efforts include an intensive assessment of the reproductive ecology of the Gladiator Frog (Boana boans), and a comparative analysis of herpetofauna trapping methodologies.

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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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  • Giant Tortoise Conservation Volunteer, Galapagos

    As a Galapagos Tortoise conservation volunteer, you will work with the Galapagos National Park as a member of the staff at the Tortoise Breeding Center. Volunteer tasks will include; Feeding and caring for the tortoises, as well as maintaining their enclosure, Assisting the zookeepers and Working directly with the public to educate tourists by informing them of the rules and regulations designed to keep the tortoises safe and the habitats intact.

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  • White Wilderness - Carpathian Wolf Watch Volunteer Project

    Follow the tracks of Wolves and Lynx in the beautiful Tatra mountains in Slovakia. Learn about the art of tracking, reading signs in nature and also about the plight of the mythic wolf.

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  • Volunteer Coordination Intern, Mauritius

    Volunteer in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and take part in a coral reef monitoring and marine conservation programme. Become the volunteer coordinator and be responsible for the coordination of all volunteers helping in the beautiful Blue Bay Marine Park. Interns can join the project all year round for 2 to 5 months.

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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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