Volunteer Abroad for the Environment

Volunteer Abroad for the Environment

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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

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

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

Background of the Organization:

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

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

Maya Universe is a social entrepreneurship project providing better quality, free education in 3 rural parts of Nepal in exchange for parents' time instead of money.
Accommodation Meals Agriculture Animals Childcare

Our volunteer program is especially for those who want to experience the life of an Eco Village, engage in sustainable activities such as organic farming, Eco Building, Sustainable Tourism, Yoga Retreats, Oriental Art, etc.
Accommodation Meals Agriculture 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

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
Close to best in the world!
"Staying for a month at IPBio Reserve was the perfect opportunity to learn about a wide range of paramount fields within the International volunteering actions. From the fascinating scientific research projects of the Institute to the discovery of the amazing World Natural Heritage that the Atlantic Forest represents, there is so much that has caught my interests.
I enjoyed every hour of the gardening and outdoor maintenance I did in the Reserve, just like all the little jobs I was given to help here and there, like assisting the biologists or taking part to local events with the school.
Working also with the partners of the Institute for the development of a community-based tourism was definitely an honour and priviledge for me, and definitely made me socially and environmentally aware of the urge to protect the gold nugget that this area embodies.
IPBio Institute is key to the conservation of the biodiversity, and volunteering there will truly make you feel part of the protection of our Future.
on 27/10/2016