Volunteer Abroad for the Environment

Volunteer Abroad for the Environment

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The Biodiversity Research Institute is a nonprofit NGO that develops biodiversity research and environmental education programs for the purpose of ecological conservation.
Accommodation Animals Education Environment

YAAPHA (YOUTH IN ACTION AGAINST POVERTY AND HIV/AIDS) is a non profit organization working in Tanzania main land.Established in 2010 and got registered in July 2011. YAAPHA operates in Kilimanjaro, Tabora and Kigoma Regions.
Accommodation Meals Agriculture Education Environment

Un poco del Chocó is a private nature reserve and biological station in the montane rainforest of Northwest Ecuador.
Accommodation Meals Agriculture Education Environment

Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in south eastern Kenya.
Accommodation Meals Environment

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Finca La Gran Vista was established on January 16, 2001, as a non-profit project with the aim of spreading awareness of environmentally sustainable agricultural methods to other farmers in the region. It is intended to provide an example for other farms .
Accommodation Meals Agriculture Animals Education

We are group of like-minded people primarily working in the field of education for the disadvantaged children of Garhwal Himalayas.
Accommodation Meals Education Environment Women Development

KIDO Foundation

Our local not-for-profit organization established in 1995, monitors & protects critically endangered nesting sea turtles (Hawksbills & Leatherbacks) and their habitats, carries on youth environmental education and conservation practices and train turtle/nature local guides
Accommodation Animals Education Environment

We are a NPO operating on Christian values to help educate,counsel, teach and mentor youth in the rural area that we serve. We support rural schools through volunteer assistance while we counselling youth and women and run youth programs over weekends to promote positive interaction.
Accommodation Meals Education Environment Human Rights

Academic Health and Agricultural Development Initiative (AHADI) is a registered Not-for-profit Organization with a mission to fight ignorance, Disease and poverty in rural parts of Kenya through education, healthcare and economic empowerment by use of available resources and voluntary service.
Accommodation Meals Agriculture Education Environment

Para La Tierra

We’re a not-for-profit conservation organisation that protects habitats and species in Paraguay through scientific research and community outreach. We also promote a responsible approach to reserve management where tourists contribute to social, scientific and conservation projects that are designed
Accommodation Meals Animals Education Environment

Volunteer Abroad for the Environment

It’s true that there are many ways to make an impact on the environment daily.  We can become more eco-conscious, make sustainable choices, and more. Choosing to volunteer in environmental projects abroad has its own unique benefits - the first being that you can actually be a part of a change that affects both a cause you believe in AND yourself. 

Where Should you start?

If you’re eager to venture off and look for environmental volunteer opportunities, the best place to start is by taking into account that the world of ecological, green, and environmental volunteering is extremely vast. That’s why researching the different environmental volunteering opportunities offered by organizations across regions and countries has a clear-cut benefit down the road. Organizations and projects focus on restoration, conservation, revegetation, and education; while activities will range from getting your hands dirty (literally speaking - planting a tree isn’t the cleanest job) to conceptualizing the best cleaning campaign ever thought of. 

3 Steps to find your environmental volunteering opportunities 

First, mark down the parts of the world you’d be excited to visit - Southeast Asia, Africa, South America - opportunities can be easily found everywhere.

Then, consider the fields of activity you would like to participate in. Whether it’s marine life or amazon rainforests; if you’re an eager diver or an avid climber, you will surely succeed in matching between the field and your passion. Once you’ve found that there’s an operation up and running in the settings you’re after (try and avoid looking for a reforestation organization around the Namibian Desert, for example) focus on the activity of specific organizations, and add to that the skills you are looking to contribute. For example, many activities in the field of environmental volunteering touch upon education and community engagement, leadership skills, analytical skills, and social media skills. If you’re looking for some more groundwork there are many organizations that focus on conservation and development.   

Now, there you have it! - Decide where you want to travel, what you want to focus on, and the skills you have to offer, and you’ll be ready to change the world in no time! Go greenie!  

Latest Reviews

The Best Volunteer Experience I have ever had!
"My time working at IPBio could not have been better. As a volunteer coordinator my work saw me take on a variety of different roles as I helped other volunteers. In particular, I focused on assisting with the amphibian program, which enabled me to hike across the reserve weekly to assist in field work. Additionally, I created a brand new volunteer package for the organization, as well as numerous information packages on many different subjects, ranging from local tourism - to wildlife guides. Living at the reserve is comfortable. The Darwin House has a fully equipped kitchen, nice bedrooms, a full bathroom, and most importantly, air conditioning! After work the other volunteers and I would relax, play games, watch movies, and swim in the river (which is amazing, and so refreshing on a hot day). The weekends were exciting and were spent doing many different fun activities. We explored caves, hiked to waterfalls, tubed down rivers, went camping, and so much more. The Atlantic Forest really is a nature lovers dream, and IPBio is such an incredible organization. Definitely and incredible experience, I would recommend it to anyone looking to do meaningful work in an amazing setting. Worth every penny! Go volunteer! "
53 days ago
Trip of a Lifetime
"When I first decided to begin my travels abroad, I dove right in and chose to go to Tanzania, Africa.
Thanks to the endless support from the YAAPHA's staff , this trip was easily the most memorable period in my life. My work in a rural Pre school in Simanjiro felt valued by the local teachers and the children were thrilled and eager to learn everyday. I also met some lifelong friends, which always makes travel and volunteering an even more exciting experience.
Anybody looking for a once in a lifetime trip, check out YAAPHA."
on 15/07/2016