Wildlife conservation, community and environmental volunteer projects and internships worldwide

Last updated: 19 July 2021

Where can WorkingAbroad volunteers and interns travel right now? Below you will find a full list of the projects where we are currently accepting volunteers in countries that have reopened their borders.

Volunteers and interns from around the world are wondering which countries they can travel to right now, and the positive news is that many countries have started to remove restrictions, reopen borders and many of our projects are welcoming volunteers again!

Below you will find a list of our WorkingAbroad projects that you can join across the globe.  Please note that countries may suddenly reopen or close from one day to the next, so we recommend that you double-check before travelling anywhere!


Caribbean Reef Buddy Project (have to quarantine for one week, but we have great package in place, pls enquire or if you are fully vaccinated only 48 hrs quarantine)

Costa Rica (Subject to UK quarantine rules – Red List):

Playa Tortuga Conservation Project
Wildlife Rescue Volunteer Project
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Programme
Pacific Sea Turtle Programme


Bottlenose Dolphin Research Project

Ecuador (subject to UK quarantine rules):

Cloudforest Conservation Programme
Galapagos Conservation Programme


Sea Turtle Conservation Project
Dolphin Research Project

Iceland (5-day quarantine unless you have vaccine certificate or proof of antibodies):

Reforestation Volunteer Project

Italy (5 day quarantine for UK only, not other citizens):

Dolphin & Whale Research Project

Mauritius (From October if you’re vaccinated, no quarantine needed)

Blue Lagoon Coral Reed Project, Mauritius

Namibia (subject to UK quarantine rules) :

Desert Elephants Project
Wildlife Conservation & San Bushmen medical programme
Dolphin Research Project Namibia

Portugal (quarantine for 14 days for UK only if not fully vaccinated, not other nationalities):

Dolphin & Whale Research Project
Wolf Conservation Project

South Africa: (subject to UK quarantine rules)

Ocean Research and Marine Conservation Programme
Kariega Big Five Game reserve programme
Shamwari Big Five Game reserve programme
Wildlife Reserve volunteer programme
Sea Search whale & dolphin research programme

St. Eustatius: (Quarantine dependent on country of origin)

Statia Conservation Volunteer Project

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