Conservation Volunteering in Africa
Donating your time as a Conservation volunteer in Africa is a wonderful way to experience the environmental wonders of the world, while playing an active role in conserving these precious ecosystems. There is no need to have an environmental science background to volunteer abroad on our projects and gain international conservation experience. You don’t even need to speak the local language where you are volunteering. The Conservation & Environment programme is open to all volunteers whether you are on a gap year, at university or wanting a career break.
Conservation in Africa - What is it Like?
From contributing to the preservation of the endangered Rothschild's Giraffe in Kenya, protecting the flora and fauna on the reserves and parks in Southern Africa to monitoring species and conducting research in Madagascar. You will find that many of our Conservation & Environment projects work in conjunction with other Project Abroad projects in the same locations. As a result, volunteers have the flexibility and opportunity of combining additional volunteer opportunities to their Conservation experience, ultimately designing a trip to fit their volunteering interests.
For 16-19 year-olds interested in volunteering their time on a Conservation & Environment project, Projects Abroad also offers unique Short-term Special programmes in Kenya and Southern Africa, where students have the opportunity to remove invasive plants and collect scientific data about the wildlife living on the reserve.
Conservation & Environment Projects in:
Come and help us to conserve local wildlife in Southern Africa. Live and work in a game reserve with opportunities to conserve elephants, hyenas, and many other species of plants and animals.
Join a conservation project in the world's ultimate safari destination and experience the side of Kenya that the tourists don't get to see. Assist with protecting and researching the endangered African wildlife in Kenya's Rift Valley.
This is a unique chance to work on a Conservation project in Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, which split from India nearly 90 million years ago.