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 organisations 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 organisations listed on our website meet our policies on ethical volunteering abroad.

  • Wildlife Rescue Volunteering, Learning Spanish, Yoga & Surfing in Costa Rica

    Opportunities for volunteers to work with animals and help improve the rescue centre, whilst also having the opportunity to learn Spanish, and take yoga and surf lessons.

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  • Playa Tortuga Conservation Volunteer Project, Costa Rica

    Volunteer in Costa Rica and live and work in a biological research station and take part in sea turtle, butterfly, caiman, crocodile, tree boa and mammal research and environmental education.

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  • Pacific Sea Turtle Volunteer Programme, Costa Rica

    Join this Olive Ridley sea turtle volunteer programme in the spectacular Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica on Drake Bay, home to over 25 dolphin and whale species and the Olive Ridley Turtle.

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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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  • Conservation Work in Costa Rica: Protection of Endangered Sea Turtles

    It is largely due to Costa Rica’s proactive and rigorous nature conservation programme that the country’s Caribbean and Pacific coastline, with its abundance of areas of natural beauty, continues to be a habitat of global significance for numerous animals and plant species.

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  • Volunteer at a Dog & Cat Rescue project in Costa Rica

    Would you like to work with animals to contribute to their health and future? Then you should volunteer on our 'Dog & Cat Rescue' project! Green Life Volunteers is trying to make a difference by helping the dogs and cats on the Osa Peninsula. There are a lot of mistreated and stray dogs and cats in this area. There is no rescue center or program in place currently on the entire Osa Peninsula, so dogs and cats rely on kind people who take them into their homes voluntarily.

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  • Volunteer With Baby Sea Turtles in Costa Rica.

    Volunteer with leatherbacks sea turtles in Costa Rica. Live in the field site on the ocean front!

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  • Sloth Assistant Team Position with The Sloth Institute Costa Rica

    The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) accepts up to two Sloth Assistance Team members each month to support the sloth technicians and the wildlife director in daily fieldwork activities at the TSI field station. We are looking for active, passionate individuals to help us elevate both our sloth release and research programs. By volunteering for us you will be aiding in preserving sloths in Costa Rica.

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  • Volunteer in Costa Rica with Love Volunteers Construction Program

    This essential construction program was created to help impoverished families into safe and sanitary homes.

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  • YearOut International Volunteering - Costa Rica Project

    YearOut International Volunteering is a long-time partner of the Ostional Sea Turtle Project in Costa Rica. Every year, our volunteers assist the staff at Ostional with conservation and environmental protection initiatives.

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  • In Water turtle Monitoring

    The global oceans are showing a decline in health and abundance. Sea turtles as important creatures of these ecosystems do not escape from this critical status. The multiple anthropic threats and the permanent impact of several human activities over sea turtles keep them in a critical endangered condition.

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  • Sea Turtle Protection in Costa Rica

    Help to protect the sensitive nature and ecosystem in Costa Rica by supporting the nesting process of sea turtles while experiencing the special lifestyle of the Ticos in Costa Rica.

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  • Solar Panel Workshop by Green Life Volunteers

    Are you interested in Solar Energy, and would you like to learn how to install Solar Panels and at the same time do something great for a small rural community in Costa Rica? Then the ‘Solar Panel’ Workshop is exactly what you are looking for!

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  • Help Save Sea Turtles and Stay in Ocean Front Accommodations

    Spend a week, or a few, on the beautiful southern pacific coast of Costa Rica. We are looking for volunteers to help save the sea turtles. This means working closely with the beautiful Oliver Ridley turtles as they come to shore to lay their eggs. Experience the beauty of the jungle and the ocean and immerse yourself in nature.

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  • Animal Rescue Center Costa Rica

    Participate in a volunteer program in the middle of the Costa Rican tropical forest and be part of a sanctuary wildlife center, which aims to rehabilitate and save exotic animals.

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  • Woodworking and Landscaping in Costa Rica

    Our farm offers a variety of activities. In this position Volunteers get the chance to learn to build furniture and general landscaping as well as vegetable growing in the greenhouse. Volunteer on a Costa Rican guest farm and enjoy the simple life.

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  • Sloth Technician with The Sloth Institute Costa Rica

    The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) was founded in 2014 for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of captive and wild sloths through research and educations and to collaborate with Toucan Rescue Ranch to assist with the care, rehabilitation and release of sloths. The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) accepts up to 6-8 Sloth Technician I's a year to support the Wildlife Director in daily fieldwork activities at the TSI field station. We are looking for an active, passionate individual to help us elevate both our sloth release and research programs.

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  • Leatherback Turtle Conservation

    The global oceans are showing an important decline in health and abundance. Sea turtles as important creatures of these ecosystems do not escape from this critical status. The multiple anthropic threats and the permanent impact of several human activities over sea turtles keep them in a critical endangered condition.

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  • Solar Power Project – A Hands On Workshop

    Are you interested in Solar Energy? Would you like to learn how to build Solar Panels from scratch and help install them on remote rural schools that don’t have access to electricity? Are you interested in experiencing all this in one of the world’s most biodiverse and pristine jungles? Then the Solar Power Project – A Hands On Workshop on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica is exactly what you are looking for! 

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  • Science Communication Internship

    Spend 10 weeks learning and teaching about insects Costa Rica at the Monteverde Butterfly Gardens. 

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  • Learn how to garden in the Jungle

    We are seeking volunteers to come for a week or more to help with planting a jungle garden. Located on the ocean and neighboring an 800-acre private biological reserve. You'll stay in ocean front accommodations and learn how to work with various jungle plants, as well as learn about their medicinal benefits, how to grow them, and how to manage a rainforest.

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