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.

  • Volunteer in Brazil

    Go beyond the ordinary and experience Brazil from a whole different side and gain a perspective from the community through intercultural exchange.

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  • Medical Placement Volunteers, Maldives

    The Medical Placement Programme is an opportunity for young medical students to join the staff of a small hospital, where they are able to shadow the hospital’s medical staff in the everyday treatment of the island’s patients. The hospital is situated on Naifaru Island which has a population of over 5000 people. Aside from giving volunteers the opportunity to explore a range of medical issues, as a medical volunteer, you will also be given the opportunity to go on house calls which is a great way to experience the local culture.

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  • Nursing Placements and Midwife Positions Volunteers, Maldives

    s a volunteer on the nursing programme, you will be given extensive duties which include; Direct care of patients, Dressing of wounds, Hygiene, Administering medicine, Taking blood samples & cannulation. Aside from being able to give much more in-depth care, you will also be able to experience duties which fall into different departments. At the moment the hospital has the following specialists: Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Anaesthetists, General Practitioners, Dentists, Paediatricians (planned).

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  • San Bushmen Medical Programme, Namibia

    As a volunteer on the San Bushmen Medical Programme, you will help provide primary healthcare to the local community and surrounding area in which around 500 San and Herero people live. Around 80% of the patients treated are San. The San are considered to be the oldest culture in the world and currently live in extreme poverty. Often suffering from malnutrition, disease, discrimination and abuse the San Bushmen Programme is providing a lifeline to this community through healthcare and education.

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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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  • Hospital Volunteering, Nepal

    Volunteer in either a children’s hospital or busy government-run hospital in Nepal and gain experience by shadowing qualified doctors for 2 to 16 weeks. Volunteers can choose which area of their hospital they would like to join with Oncology, Cardio, ICU, Radiology, Surgery, Physiotherapy and Neurology some of the options to choose from.

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  • Rural Health Camp Volunteer, Nepal

    Medical volunteers are needed to help to provide basic first aid & medical education to the population, to record healthcare data and identify any issues which may be specific to the area, do basic testing (e.g. blood pressure, blood glucose, hearing) and so on, at medical camps run in rural Nepal. It’s very challenging work, but an effective way of providing healthcare to remote areas. The project runs on set camp dates throughout the year.

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