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.

  • Galena Creek Visitor Center Internship, Nevada

    Internship positions available to assist with environmental education on the forest and urban interface between Reno, Nevada and the Sierra Nevada mountains, with special emphasis on the unique ecology of Galena Creek Park

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  • Oregon Nature Conservancy Programme, USA

    Opportunity for Ecology and Botany students to work closely with conservation professionals in the Zumwalt Prairie in North Eastern Oregon in the USA.

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  • Cape Fear River Watch Internship, USA

    An internship opportunity for environmental science students to work towards protecting and improving the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, through environmental education, advocacy and action.

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  • California Conservation Volunteer Project

    An opportunity to volunteer all across National Parks and Nature Reserves throughout California, whilst gaining experience in ecological restoration and conservation work.

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  • Volunteering with Horses – Mustang Rescue in Florida

    Like no other animal, the mustang is seen as the epitome of the American way of life: free, wild and independent. As a volunteer, you will help protecting and rehabilitating these animals.

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  • Shark Research in Florida

    Become part of a dedicated marine conservation team and gather hands-on experience in working with different shark species and applying essential research methods. Travel to South Florida and experience an unforgettable seven-day research adventure!

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  • Apprentice on a sustainable, biodynamic farm

    Share life on a biodynamic dairy farm alongside adults with special needs.

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  • Construction Support Intern

    Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida is a non-profit organization that utilizes volunteer support to achieve our mission. We aim to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope and have been a leader in innovation to build a more stable and sustainable future for the homeowner and community. It is our goal to increase access and opportunity to affordable housing solutions for those who need it.

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  • Tropical Marine Ecology and Biology in the Florida Keys

    Join this fascinating marine conservation course and dedicate yourself to the underwater world of the Florida Keys! Within six days you get to know different marine habitats, acquire knowledge about the biology of tropical fish species and gather hands-on shark tagging experience. Travel to the “Sunshine State” of Florida and be part of an amazing research adventure!

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  • Voluntary service in Florida – The Wildlife Project

    This project gives you the opportunity to put your energy to good use by contributing to the maintenance of a wildlife sanctuary.

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  • Volunteers Go Vegan – Protecting Farmed Animals in Northern California

    Get to know the Golden State and become part of an animal care project which is nestled in the impressive landscape of Northern California

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  • Conservation Volunteering in North Carolina – Preserving Unique Natural Habitats

    Experience an exciting time volunteering in this international conservation project which serves to protect North Carolina's fascinating nature. Most of the time you will spend in the forests of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world while maintaining and developing the hiking trail network.

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  • Agriculture and crafts service volunteer positions

    Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is a vibrant farming and handcrafting community that includes adults with developmental disabilities. Kimberton Hills residents, living and working side by side, create a dynamic and caring community for people of all ages and varied abilities. Located on 432 acres of farm, gardens and woodlands in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Kimberton Hills is also a local center for culture and a model for sound ecological living.

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  • American Bear Association

    The American Bear Association (ABA) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the welfare of the black bear and all natural resources through a better understanding.

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  • Voluntary Work in California

    This international volunteer project will give you a few weeks of excitement in California. You will play an active role in nature conservation in the western USA, living in the heart of California's breathtaking natural landscape.

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  • Horseworks Wyoming Working Horse & Cattle Ranch Internship

    Be an Intern at HorseWorks Wyoming and learn about Western horsemanship, horse training and livestock safety in Wyoming, USA! Assume responsibility, build self-confidence, learn about yourself and expand your abilities while riding horseback across Wyoming's mountains and sagebrush flats. Explore equine related career options through hands-on immersion in a real working ranch environment. Experience the Western lifestyle through off-ranch activities in local towns, including the Cody Nite Rodeo, soaking in the hot springs, floating the river, Western museums and world-famous Yellowstone National Park.

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  • The Dolphin Institute, Hawaii

    The Dolphin Institute, Hawaii, is actively involved in carrying out dolphin and whale studies, with an aim to contribute to our knowledge of dolphins and whales, by interacting one to one with dolphins, recording whale songs, photographing whales and recording their behaviour, working with whale research scientists etc.

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