Conservation & Environment Short-term Specials
Volunteers on Projects Abroad’s Conservation Short-term Special projects work together to help protect endangered wildlife and preserve vital ecosystems. Whether it's taking part in survey dives and wildlife monitoring, or assisting with reforestation efforts and beach clean-ups, your work will contribute to important scientific research and conservation initiatives taking place at our projects around the globe.
No matter if you're interested in marine life or prefer to remain on dry land, there's a Conservation option to suit you! Each of our projects has a different focus, and tasks will vary depending on the placement you choose. Activities range from studies of a specific species to general maintenance work and promoting awareness around environmental issues in the local community. During your time off, you'll get to take part in social events, exciting weekend trips and cultural activities.
These Short-term Special projects are designed specifically for volunteers aged 16 to 19 and run on fixed dates. Travel and meet new people, explore a different culture, and help to make a positive impact where it's needed the most!
Conservation & Environment Short-term Specials in:
You will get involved in a variety of tasks during your time abroad. These include salvage dives to clean-up the reefs and surrounding seabed, marine wildlife surveys and beach clean-ups.
Take part in exciting Marine Conservation work such as survey dives while also spending time on projects to benefit the local community.
Help with two worthwhile projects this summer: work in the heart of a national park, contributing to vital conservation efforts, and spend time supporting children in local care centres.
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.
Take part in hands-on environmental activities at a local national park as well as community work which will benefit the local people.
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.