Conservation Volunteering in Latin America & the Caribbean
Donating your time as a Conservation & Environmental volunteer in Latin America & the Caribbean is a wonderful way to experience the environmental wonders of this continent, 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. 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 Latin America - What is it Like?
From forest conservation in Costa Rica and Peru, to marine conservation in Mexico, a variety of conservation and environment-related volunteer opportunities are available. You will find that many of our Conservation & Environment projects work in conjunction with other Project Abroad initiatives in the same locations. As a result, volunteers have the opportunity of combining additional volunteer opportunities with their Conservation & Environment experience, ultimately designing a trip to fit their volunteering interests.
For school and university-age students interested in volunteering their time on a conservation project, Projects Abroad also offers unique short-term summer High School Specials in Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru, where students have the opportunity to work on sea turtle and crocodile conservation projects, an animal release program, or help manage a pilot farm.
Whatever skills and talents you have, volunteering on a Conservation & Environment project in Latin America offers a rewarding combination of excitement and altruism, as well as the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally and gain international conservation experience.
Conservation & Environment Projects in:
Conservation volunteers will help gather necessary data from the Belize Barrier Reef, focussing on the health of the reefs and seagrass beds, the effects of fishing on commercial species and locating sea turtles. Volunteers can also participate in a PADI Open Water course.
Join our conservation project in the amazing Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. Take part in projects to assist the protection of native species in the world's most incredible island chain.
Protect an endangered species of sea turtle and work on research into endangered species of crocodiles and the local lagoon wildlife while living close to the beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
A fantastic opportunity for you to learn about conservation in a variety of habitats. Work in Barra Honda National Park with projects in the forest and in caves.
Live and work in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest on animal protection and sustainable agricultural projects. Collect data from the highest canopy walk in South America surrounded by monkeys, macaws, butterflies and many other incredible species.