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.

  • Dog Shelter Volunteer Project, Peru

    Volunteer at the dog shelter in Cusco, Peru and be part of the effort to save, rehabilitate and rehome as many local stray dogs as possible. The project has already helped rescue and rehome over 3000 dogs but needs volunteers to continue helping as many strays as possible. Volunteers can join the project for 2 weeks up to 6 months and have the option of staying with a home-stay family or in shared apartments. Volunteers can look forward to tasks such as; improving the shelter itself, going out on the streets to rescue sick/pregnant street dogs, going to the veterinarian and even assisting in medical campaigns in the communities around Cusco and helping to educate people about how to treat their pets

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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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  • Inca Archaeology Volunteer project in Huyro, Peru

    Join the Inca Archaeology project and help uncover the secrets of historical sites around the famous Machu Picchu! At the Inca Archaeology project, volunteers will assist with work in the centre of Huyro, district of Huayopata, which belongs to the buffer zone of the archaeological park of Machu Picchu. Here archaeological remains are still being investigated, and volunteers support the excavations in the area, help with the cleaning and conservation of parks, and assist in the enhancement of the parks in the area.

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  • Environmental Community Conservation Volunteer Project, Peru

    Help communities conserve their local environments in the Cusco region of Peru by supporting planting and reforestation projects. At this project, volunteers assist families in different communities located outside of the city of Cusco. The focus is environmental conservation through tree planting in different districts of the Cusco region. The project will provide support to the farmers, who develop their own planting and reforestation projects. In the field, the team of coordinators and peasant experts will support and guide the volunteer.

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  • Reforestation Volunteer Project, Peru

    Volunteer on the reforestation project in Cusco, Peru and be part of the efforts to bring the forests back to the Peruvian hillsides. To help achieve this goal volunteers will take part in tasks such as; collecting and planting wild plants in the area, research and revaluation of wild plants of the Cusco region, planting and maintenance of tree seeds, taking care of and cleaning the tree nursery, and tree planting in the mountains of the San Sebastián district. Participants will also choose whether to stay in a home-stay or in shared apartments, whilst they also have the opportunity to take Spanish lessons.

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  • Amazon Research and Conservation Volunteer & Internship Programme, Peru

    Volunteer and Internship Opportunities to work in some of the most remote, fascinating and largely unspoiled parts of the Amazon rainforest in Peru.

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  • Amazon Medicinal Plant Research Volunteer & Internship Project, Peru

    Volunteer or intern in Peru to work alongside expert biologists and local communities teaching about medicinal plants of the Amazon rainforest, conservation efforts and eco-tourism development.

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  • Crees Conservation and Community Development Volunteer

    Are you passionate about sustainability and helping to protect the rainforest? Do you want to get involved with local community projects and conservation research? Are you looking for a meaningful and responsible volunteering experience? Become a crees volunteer!

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  • Course: Tropical Field Biology and Primatology

    A one-of-a-kind field course in tropical biology, with a focus on primatology. Students can take the course for credit through their own university. The majority of funds go to the Amazon Conservation Association which protects over 360,000 acres of Amazon rainforest. Biodiversity surveys conducted as a part of the course contribute to the field station's own databases. Students will become comfortable in the forest, on and off-trail, learn to observe animals, identify a variety of wildlife using markings and vocalisations, and learn about conservation efforts in the area.

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  • Crees Conservation and Community Development Internship

    Are you looking to start a career in conservation research? Do you want to get involved with local community projects? Are you passionate about sustainability and helping to protect the rainforest? Do you want to lead your own project? crees is excited to offer a 6-month internship programme designed to help recent graduates, gap year students, and career breakers develop specific career skills in conservation research, community development, and non-profit project management, in the heart of the Amazon!

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  • Volunteer in conservation and sustainable agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon!

    Whether you’re considering a career in field biology, looking to contribute to conservation, or just want to get your hands dirty, we have a great opportunity for you!

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  • Animal Rescue Center in Peru

    If you have been dreaming about working with exotic animals and experiencing life in the Amazonas Rainforest, this volunteer program in Peru is the chance to make this dream come true. This volunteer project enables you to do something good and support an animal rescue center that contributes and protects Peru's biodiversity.

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  • Reforestation Project Volunteer

    Volunteer with our reforestation project which aims to empower local women and educate the local population on the importance of reforestation to help fight and mitigate climate change in Lobitos, Peru.

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  • Path of Bio-Diversity

    This project specifically aims to assist in making traditional farming economically viable for the Quilcas community. The project will focus on taking their already existing practices and raw products and seeds and giving it an added value element providing another source of economic empowerment; this encourages the transmission of indigenous agricultural and medicinal knowledge to their own youth and to visitors.

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  • Construction and Woodworking volunteers

    If you have a basic knowledge of carpentry or general woodworking, this is your opportunity to build some furniture for children and their families.

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  • Medical Projects in Peru

    Volunteer at a primary health care center in Cusco as part of the program of the health ministry of Peru for people that are unemployed. The center works in the area of general practice but also in
    the areas of psychology, gynecology, dentistry, laboratory and more.

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  • Sanitation Initatives Internship

    Due to a collapsed sewage system in Lobitos, EcoSwell need volunteers to develop sanitation initiatives such as dry toilets and wastewater treatment projects.

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  • Volunteer at a rescue centre for stray dogs in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

    Volunteer at a rescue centre for stray dogs in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

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  • GIS Field Research in Peru

    GIS Volunteers will be conducting site analyses throughout the Sacred Valley and high altitude communities nearby. Volunteers will be using mixed method research combining GIS data point collection with social science surveys in order to answer the question “what grows where?” Due to the varying effects of altitude and climate in the Andes, this information will help build a database of agricultural capacity in the region. We will be able to track ongoing changes, isolate and explore anomalies, and utilize community members as field researchers.

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  • Internships in conservation and sustainable agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon!

    Gain experience and skills in field biology and applied conservation in the Peruvian Amazon! Our program is designed to provide hands-on engagement in basic scientific research and applied conservation projects within the areas of biological monitoring and sustainable agriculture.

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  • Wilderness Experience in Peru – Research Courses in South America

    You always wanted to travel through the South American rainforests and experience their fascinating flora and fauna close up? Then go on a wilderness experience in Peru

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  • Amazon Rainforest Conservation, Peru

    Our Conservation Project in Peru is perfect for anyone who is outgoing and has a passion for wildlife. Based deep in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, it offers volunteers the chance to get hands-on, practical work experience in the most diverse ecosystem on the planet.

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  • Volunteer Coordinator

    As a Volunteer Coordinator you have an extremely important role in our organisation. You will be required to support volunteers adjust to life in Huanchaco and in their projects .

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