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

12 programs
  • Pichincha Province, Ecuador
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 689
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This incredible environmental project places volunteers into the magnificent Ecuadorian Cloud Forest. Volunteers have the unique opportunity to work out of a biological station situated in the reserve and undertake tasks that will preserve this amazing tropical forest for future generations. The program aims to to restore and maintain the…

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  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 399
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

This inspiring project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the ecologically significant environment in and around Auckland. The conservation program allows volunteers to take part in vital conservation work to preserve the natural environment and wildlife in some of the most beautiful and threatened parks and reserves across this…

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

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 revolve around educating future generations on conserving the environment. This…

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  • New Orleans, USA
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 759
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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.

It is well recognized that past activities have adversely impacted on…

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  • Puerto Rico, USA
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 749
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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.

Volunteers provide a much needed labour force on…

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  • San Diego, USA
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 749
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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 'Additional Info.' section for…

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

This inspiring conservation program works to promote and encourage sustainable agriculture practices in the Sarapiquí rainforest. Working on an organic, self-sufficient farm the program is open to all international volunteers who enjoy working in nature and with rural communities, those who like to spend time preserving and helping the…

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  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 399
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

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 projects in different locations, dependent on need at the time. From a project aiming to plant 100,000 native trees in…

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  • Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • from 2 weeks
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 2559
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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 snorkel) program allows budding marine conservation volunteers to learn or improve their skill through a well-renowned dive operator while also…

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  • Barcelona, Spain
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 1279
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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

Famed for its crystal clear aquamarine waters and expansive white sand beaches the Mediterranean Sea is a treasure to be protected for future generations. Volunteers on this underwater conservation…

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  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 1279
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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

Based in Lisbon this Marine Conservation program is perfect for those who love the ocean environment and its marine inhabitants. Volunteers are involved in a variety of conservation efforts focused on the protection of the…

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

For those who love marine life and want to make a difference to the environment, this Marine Conservation program is guaranteed to placate the eco-warrior within you! Set in the picturesque traditional fishing village of Tianyar in north eastern Bali, this amazing program’s aim is to fundamentally change the unsustainable…

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