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Conservation Volunteering in North Carolina – Preserving Unique Natural Habitats

Organisation: NATUCATE

Country: United States of America

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Conservation Volunteering in North Carolina – Preserving Unique Natural Habitats

Volunteering in North Carolina

In the West of the State of North Carolina is a highlight for all nature lovers: the Great Smoky Mountains, which are part of the mountain chain of the Appalachians. The eponymous national park offers unspoilt spectacular scenery, where you can explore the best hiking and biking. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located on the border of the two states of Tennessee and North Carolina. With more than 8 million visitors each year, it is the most visited national park in the U.S., but still offers plenty of untouched nature and relaxation for all visitors. The individual projects around this area last from four to nine days, though some more remote projects may last several weeks. During this time you will be working up to ten hours per day. The projects involve different tasks: e.g. erosion control, erecting dry walls or new fences, maintaining footpaths or removing non-native plant species (neophytes). Sometimes you will spend the night during the projects on camp sites with sanitary facilities, sometimes in the wild. Meals are always prepared by the group. At the end of your project you will return to your base Asheville and will have three to six days off, depending on the duration of the preceding project. Use the time during your volunteer work in North Carolina to explore the contrasting nature reserves, the Central Mountains and breathtaking endless coasts of the U.S. East coast state while contributing to the preservation of this unique nature.


Generally speaking, Asheville will be your base between projects. You will be accommodated in one of the volunteer houses in a shared room. This means that you can spend your free time with international volunteers from all over the world and get to know Asheville and the surroundings together. On the days between projects the participants are responsible for feeding themselves and there is a kitchen for this in each house.

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Start dates: upon request
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Project location: North Carolina/USA
  • Accommodation: shared room with bunk beds and shared bathroom, tents
  • Language requirements: English (a good level of school English is sufficient)
  • Suitable for: volunteering, sabbatical
  • Certification

Fees: 1.650 EUR


  • Placement in the project
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Assistance with selecting travel insurance
  • Assistance with booking flights
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • Accommodation during the project
  • All meals during the project – volunteers help to cook
  • Transport to the project
  • English-speaking support by long-term experienced staff
  • 24/7-support throughout the project

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