Conservation & Environment Short-term Specials
Projects Abroad’s Conservation & Environment Short-term Special projects are for students aged 16 to 19 who want to contribute to the preservation and protection of rare plant and animal species. As a volunteer, you can get involved with environmental and wildlife conservation initiatives that focus on activities such as reforestation, observing and analysing habitats and animal populations, collecting data, building and maintenance work and more. If you choose to participate in a marine conservation project, you will also learn to dive and have the opportunity to earn a diving certification.
Conservation & Environment Short-term Specials in:
Once you have your diving certification, you will start participating in conservation activities with our local staff and project partner.
Help with to two worthwhile projects this summer: to work in the heart of a National Park and contribute to vital conservation efforts and to make a difference in the lives of children by caring for them in a care centre in Heredia.
Get involved with important ongoing conservation work in Costa Rica and help with tasks such as reforestation work, mammal, butterfly, and bat studies, maintenance work, and restoring trails.
Volunteer on one of the most species rich places on earth and take part in conservation tasks such as habitat restoration work, sea bird population surveys, do beach clean-ups and run creative educational activities with children at care centres.
Volunteer on a Shark Conservation project in Fiji and get involved with diving activities, conducting scientific research, observing scientists catch and tag juvenile sharks, helping with mangrove reforestation, and more.
As a volunteer, you can help protect endangered species in Kenya and contribute to preservation efforts, including the aim to protect and monitor the rare Rothschild giraffe.
Contribute to important ongoing biodiversity and environmental impact studies in the Madagascan rainforest.
Volunteers in Mexico divide their time between contributing to the preservation of endangered turtles and crocodile conservation, learning Spanish and practising their new language skills with local people.
Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, volunteers participate in a conservation project to protect and preserve rare plant and animal species. Your tasks include wildlife observations, night observation walks and more.
In Southern Africa, there is a great deal of conservation work for volunteers to get involved in. You can take part in activities such as wrapping trees to prevent damage from elephants, removing alien plants and collecting scientific data about the birds and elephants living in the reserve.
After learning the basics of scuba diving and underwater sign language, volunteers help protect coral reefs and tropical fish.
Dive into a stunningly clear underwater world of tropical fish and help build a playground at a kindergarten