CONSERVATION

Join Kaya as a conservation volunteer and you will have an incredible time working on a sustainable project on a range of activities to protect plant, marine and animal wildlife habitats and their varied inhabitants!

Types of Conservation volunteer projects

You will join a bigger team working on rehabilitation, research or habitat development and not only contribute to long term environmental and wildlife conservation goals, but also gain amazing first hand experience of the challenges facing a range of endangered and at risk species.  You may even be able to combine this fascinating work with an international diving qualification or a wildlife internship. Please see below our different types of Conservation projects.

Our Conservation volunteer projects

Gibbon Conservation and Rescue Sanctuary Volunteering in Thailand

Get involved with tourism development in a rural community of Thailand and help build the future of the local community!

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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Peru – Conservation Track

Combine study abroad and volunteering this summer in Cusco, Peru.

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Tree Planting and Environmental Education Summer Initiative in South Africa

Take a hands-on role in reforestation and environmental education by volunteering on this mass action project in South Africa this summer.

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Veterinary Internship on South Africa Wild Coast

Veterinary internship in South Africa Wild Coast catering to 2nd and 3rd-year students

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Multimedia Internship in Peru

Multimedia internship in Peru to develop your CV/resume and help while supporting biodiversity conservation

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Climate Change Internship in Vietnam

Develop your knowledge of the theory and practical elements in tackling global warming on this Climate Change Internship in Vietnam

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Agriculture Internship in Vietnam

Join this Agriculture Internship in Vietnam and learn about local approaches to improving crop yields, land use, agri policy and more

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Water Pollution And Environmental Engineering Internship In Vietnam

Join Kaya's Water Pollution And Environmental Engineering Internship In Vietnam and learn about renewable energies and initiatives in Asia

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Environmental Conservation Internship in Peru

Environmental conservation internship in Peru to develop your CV/resume and help with scientific research

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Veterinary Internship in Ecuador

Join us as on this veterinary internship in Ecuador and contribute to improving the welfare of wildlife while developing your CV/Resume

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Elephant Research and Conservation Volunteering in Zimbabwe

Spend time on elephant research and conservation volunteering in Zimbabwe and gain an incredible insight into efforts to mitigate human-wildlife conflict and learn about research

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Fair Trade Internship in the Amazon Rainforest

Join our Fair Trade Internship in the Amazon Rainforest at a unique tea project doing sustainable economic development, cultural preservation and conservation.

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Volunteer with the Big 5 in Port Elizabeth

Volunteer and have an amazing time working on this game reserve in Port Elizabeth. Work with South Africa's big 5: lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, rhino and leopard.

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Veterinarian Volunteering in South Africa

Join our veterinarian volunteering at one of South Africa’s premier game reserves developing your knowledge of diagnosing, treating and preserving wildlife in their natural habitats.

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Marine, Whale Shark and Manta Ray Conservation including Padi Diving Course in Mozambique

Volunteer in Mozambique with hands-on whale shark research, coral reef monitoring, humpbacked whale monitoring and turtle nest surveys.

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Volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in Costa Rica

Spend your holidays doing something different and help others through volunteering overseas. Work on 1 of 4 projects in Costa Rica that accept 16 and 17 year olds.

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Marine Conservation Internship in Belize

Based on a tiny private island in the Sapodilla Cayes, off the coast of Punta Gorda, this marine conservation project researches issues affecting the world’s second largest coral reef.

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Amazon Rainforest Wildlife Rescue in Ecuador

In partnership with a local indigenous family that lives in the Amazon rainforest, this centre rehabilitates wild animals from the jungle that were victims of abuse and animal trafficking.

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Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Volunteer on this Sea Turtle conservation project and protect female sea turtles, their nests and hatchlings on beaches along the coasts of Costa Rica.

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Veterinary Internship In Bolivia

Come to La Paz and compliment your studies or work experience by participating in this exciting veterinary internship in Bolivia.

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Environmental Conservation in the Peruvian Rainforest

Be part of a leading research programme and help with sustainable community and environmental conservation initiatives in the Peruvian rainforest.

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Elephant Welfare Project in Eastern Mahout Communities

Based in Thailand’s Eastern province of Surin, this project works with the communities that have lived and worked with elephants for hundreds of years.

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Wildlife Orphanage and Rescue Sanctuary in Zimbabwe

Volunteer in Zimbabwe and get first hand experience of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release in one of Africa’s oldest wildlife sanctuaries located in Bulawayo.

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Lion Breeding & Rehabilitation Volunteering in Zimbabwe

Volunteer in Zimbabwe on a world first lion breeding and rehabilitation project, supported by some of the world's leading ecologists in the field.

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Wildlife Rescue Centre Volunteering in Indonesia

Volunteer and help care for orangutans, sun bears, monkeys, crocodiles, and a wide range of birds at this wildlife rescue centre.

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Elephant & Community Water Access Project in Namibia

Use your passion for elephants and observe them in their natural habitat and work on a project that is providing solutions to the elephant-human conflict.

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Energy and Environmental Sustainability Internship in China

Gain meaningful work experience relevant to your studies or career by joining an energy and environmental sustainability internship in China.

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Environmental Conservation in the North Island, New Zealand

Volunteer on a project that preserves and restoring New Zealand’s natural beauty through habitat monitoring, heritage restoration, planting and more

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Sustainable Economic and Community Development in Ecuador

Volunteer in Ecuador on an economic and community development initiative to help families preserve their values, culture and environment and create sustainable livelihoods.

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Gap Year: Wildlife Volunteering in Africa

Have a fantastic adventure during your Gap Year: and participate in Wildlife Volunteering in Africa placements, observing and helping lions, chimpanzees and dolphins in their habitats

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Family Volunteering: Coral Reef Conservation with dive certification in Belize

For an active and educational experience, a marine conservation project is an exhilarating choice for the whole family.

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Construction and Animal Welfare Volunteering in the Andes

Volunteer in the Bolivian Andes and combine construction work and animal welfare at the city zoo with improvements to a local children's centre.

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Turtle and Marine Environmental Conservation and Education in Ecuador

Volunteer on this turtle, sharks and marine research, conservation and education project on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador to protect habitats and species.

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Marine Conservation in Belize with PADI Certification

Volunteer in Belize on and not only help with marine conservation but also gain PADI, an internationally recognised diving qualification.

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Family Volunteering: Marine Conservation on the Thai Island of Koh Tao

Learn to dive as your family contributes to sustainable development for the sea and local communities of the stunning Thai Island of Koh Tao.

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Family Volunteering: Elephant Welfare Project in Chiang Mai

As volunteers in Chiang Mai, your family will gain a true insight into local Thai life, living in local eco-accommodation and working with elephants and their mahouts.

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Environmental Conservation on Biological Stations in the Amazon and on the Coast

Volunteer in the Amazon or the coast of Ecuador on this environmental conservation project and gain an incredible insight into the bio-diversity of this region.

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Agro Forestry and Environmental Conservation in the Mindo Cloud Forest

If you are interested in environmental science and conservation efforts then volunteer on this project located in the stunning Cloud Forest in Ecuador.

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Community and Conservation Volunteering in Chiang Mai Province

Volunteer on this community and conservation project on health, the environmental and education initiatives.

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Victoria Falls Lion Rehabilitation Volunteering

Volunteer in Zimbabwe on a world first lion breeding and rehabilitation project, supported by some of the world's leading ecologists in the field.

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Island Marine Conservation with International Diving Certification

This marine conservation project is perfect for divers or those wishing to learn to dive and contribute to sustainable development for the sea and local communities.

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Animal Rescue Project in Costa Rica

Volunteer in Costa Rica in a busy animal rescue centre, helping animals that have been neglected, lost their natural habitats or injured and are undergoing rehabilitation.

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Pre-vet Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Placement

Volunteer in Zimbabwe and get first-hand experience of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release in an African wildlife sanctuary.

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Family Volunteering: Volunteer in a Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary in Zimbabwe

Protect indigenous African wildlife and have up close encounters with animals such as lions and leopards to monkeys, antelope and birds in a responsible way.

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Work with Rescued Elephants, Reforestation and Rural Communities in Thailand

Volunteer in northern Thailand on an elephant rescue and reforestation project based in a rural community just outside Thailand’s second largest city, Chiang Mai.

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Island Coral Reef Conservation and Diving

Volunteer in Borneo with Kaya and work on an island coral conservation and diving project.

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Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka

Volunteer with us on a turtle conservation project in Sri Lanka and help a local team protect five endangered species of turtle.

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Wildlife and Community Internship in South Africa

Intern in South Africa and develop essential skills linked to wildlife conservation and community development.

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Environmental Conservation and Community Empowerment

Volunteer and support an eco camp that provides support through employment to a local community cooperative in Malaysian Borneo

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Pre-Veterinary Internship in South Africa

Develop your interests and studies in veterinary science or animal welfare on this pre-veterinary internship led by an experienced and qualified botanist in South Africa.

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Photography and Conservation Project In Kruger, South Africa

Join this incredible wildlife photography course to develop skills for taking great shots whilst participating in essential conservation education and activities in the Greater Kruger Area.

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Permaculture and Horticulture Internship in South Africa

Participate in promoting environmental awareness within African Communities, combat Climate Change and develop your own knowledge and skills.

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Family Volunteering: Wildlife Research in a Game Reserve in South Africa

Volunteer as a family on a research and conservation project in the famous Kruger area home to the Big 5; lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and many more.

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Environmental Conservation in the South Island, New Zealand

Volunteer in New Zealand and participate in vital environmental conservation work preserving and restoring South Island's unique, natural beauty.

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Rhino, Elephant and Big Cat Research and Conservation in Kruger

Volunteer in South Africa on a research and conservation project in the greater Kruger area home to the Big 5; lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and more

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Swaziland Volunteer Building or Sports With Kruger Safari

Combine travel and volunteering in South Africa with our bespoke Kruger to Swaziland Building and Volunteer Adventure.

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Conservation and Ecology Internship in the Swaziland Savannah

If you are a student or are fascinated by wildlife and habitats, why not join us on this conservation and ecology internship in the Swaziland savannah.

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Dolphin and Marine Conservation in Zanzibar

Volunteer on a Dolphin and Marine Conservation project on the island of Zanzibar and help preserve the habitats by monitoring tourist and wildlife interaction.

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Environmental Conservation Volunteering in Australia

Volunteer with Kaya and get involved in vital environmental conservation projects in one of 7 territories in Australia.

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African Lion Rehabilitation & Release in Zambia

Volunteer in Zambia and contribute to the welfare and rehabilitation of lions as part of programme in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park; aimed at their long term survival.

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African Marine and Wildlife Volunteer Adventure Tour

Why not do a bit of everything on this 9 week volunteer and adventure tour that takes you to Mozambique, Swaziland and Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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Masai Mara Lion, Wildlife Research and Conservation Project in Kenya

Work directly with the Masai Mara community to develop solutions to reduce conflict between local human and wildlife inhabitants.

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Easy 3-step application process

APPLY ONLINE

Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

GET PREPARED

When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.

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