Conservation Volunteer Opportunities Abroad

Volunteer Conservation Programs

Do you have a passion for the natural environment and want to spend time both enjoying and preserving it for future generations? Conservation volunteers are placed on essential projects aimed at physically assisting with environmental projects and raising awareness about the importance of human interaction.

Located in stunningly beautiful locations, including Australia's famous and threatened Great Barrier Reef, the unparalleled Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest and the awe inspiring natural beauty of New Zealand, our programs offer the opportunity for volunteers to personally experience these incredible environments for themselves - and to see first hand the undeniable reasons for keeping them pristine.

Volunteers are not required to have any prior experience with environmental or conservation work but will leave the program with a new perspective and a wealth of empirical knowledge. Join us on an Environmental and Conservation program and part of something amazing.

Programs

19 programs
  • Cairns , Australia
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 799
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW for Australian residents!  Borders are closed to international arrivals.

Join Love Volunteers, in partnership with dedicated local organizations, on this unique week long conservation experience deep in the Australian bush!

Volunteers on this incredible program live on-site in a tropical…

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  • Pichincha Province, Ecuador
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 609
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

International arrivals into Ecuador must present either: 

  • Proof of a negative COVID RT-PCR test taken no more than three (3) days before entering the country or:
  • A completed COVID-19 vaccination card 

This…

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  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 389
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW for New Zealand residents!  Borders are closed to international arrivals.

This inspiring project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the ecologically significant environment around Auckland city and its surrounding area. The conservation program allows volunteers to take part in vital…

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This program is currently closed due to the pandemic.

This amazing conservation project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the beautiful natural environment of Cape Town and its surrounding areas. Projects could include hands on conservation work in parks and reserves, or working on initiatives that…

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  • Chicago, USA
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 699
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Chicago's sheer size and large population make it all the more important that the negative impacts of climate change are addressed and sustainable practices imbedded into daily life. This US volunteer program supports a range of environmental projects aimed at repairing the damage done by past actions and…

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  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 389
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW for New Zealand residents!  Borders are closed to international arrivals.

This amazing program is a long term project which aims to deliver significant environmental and community benefits in the Christchurch region. Working in diverse locations from inner-city parks and waterways to scenic hilltops …

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  • Lake Atitlan and surrounding areas (The Mayan Highlands!), Guatemala
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 599
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Guatemala has reopened to international arrivals.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This program plays a critical role in a country where the precious natural resources are deteriorating.  Due to the…

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  • New Orleans, USA
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 549
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

This critical US volunteer program, based in vibrant New Orleans, works on a range of environmental projects to repair the ill-effects of climate change and promote sustainable practices in daily life. Our future depends on volunteers committed to making difference.

Please see the 'Additional Info…

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  • Philadelphia, USA
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 699
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

This essential US volunteer program, based in the historic city of Philadelphia, aims to repair existing environmental damage and imbed sustainable practices into daily life. 

Please see the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

It is no secret that…

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  • Puerto Rico, USA
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 639
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Being an island paradise isn't always easy and Puerto Rico is no stranger to the negative impacts of development and the terrifying effect of extreme weather events. This program works to recognise and respond to the damage caused by past practices and the impacts of climate change.

Please see the…

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  • San Diego, USA
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 669
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

The USA is no stranger to the ever increasing effects of climate change felt around the world. Working with a committed local partner, this US volunteer program aims to support organizations working to adapt and respond to these changes in the environmentally rich city of San Diego.

Please see the…

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  • Sarapiquí Rainforest, Heredia , Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 279
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals. See the additional info. section for COVID-19 requirements.  

This inspiring conservation program works to promote and encourage sustainable agriculture practices in the Sarapiquí rainforest. The…

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  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 389
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW for New Zealand residents!  Borders are closed to international arrivals.

This varied and important conservation program works in parks and sanctuaries across the Wellington region to help protect precious natural places and their inhabitants. Volunteers on this program could work on a number of…

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  • Porto, Portugal
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 879
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW for EU, Schengen and UK citizens!

The stunning city of Porto welcomes volunteers with a passion for horses and the environment!

This heart-warming program places volunteers into an authentic rural setting, working with horses towards a dual purpose: to improve the lives of less able youth and preserve…

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  • Cairns, Australia
  • from 2 weeks
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 2349
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW for Australian residents!  Borders are closed to international arrivals.

Experiencing the Great Barrier Reef is a bucket-list item for many - combine this with marine conservation activities and you have a volunteering program like no other! This amazing Dive (or snorkelling) program allows budding…

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  • Barcelona, Spain
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 1099
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Spain's borders have reopened to international arrivals.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for more information.

Volunteer in Spain on this incredible dive program focused on conserving the unique marine environment in the fabulous city of Barcelona!

Famed for its …

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  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 1169
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Portugal's borders have reopened to international arrivals.  See the Additional Info. section for entry requirements. 

Volunteer in Portugal on this ambitious dive program focused on conserving the Atlantic Ocean marine environment!

Based in Lisbon this Marine…

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  • Tianyar Village, Bali
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 379
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

Indonesia has restrictions in place due to the pandemic and this program cannot receive the international help it needs right now. We are taking bookings for late 2021 and provide complete flexibility with dates!

For those who love marine…

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  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • from 4 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 1459
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 20+

OPEN NOW!

Our programs in Colombia have reopened with precautions in place for volunteers and the community. See the Additional Info. section for more information.

We all know the importance of recycling and protecting our environment, but how many of us do something…

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