Types of Conservation volunteer projects
Conservation volunteering is a necessary step and effort needed in the battle against climate change. Sea-levels are rising, deforestation is expanding, and the global temperature increase predicted for 2100 would see irreparable damage to coral reefs, coastlines, and ALL of earth’s habitats. Mass animal extinctions, global food shortages, and irreversible damage to nature are all areas of concern that will benefit enormously from conservation volunteers.
Humanity desperately needs to address the issue. Conservation volunteers play a vital role in global education, repairing, and protection within all facets of conservation.
There are three key areas that you can make a difference in as a conservation volunteer:
Make friends and make change… Your journey into conservation volunteering will take place within a team of experienced professionals, researchers, and volunteers like yourself. Together you will make waves in rehabilitation, research or habitat development, and will contribute to long-term conservation goals.
Get your hands dirty… This is your chance to gain truly first-hand experience of the challenges facing conservation efforts. From endangered species, to damaged coral reefs, deforestation and so much more – there is a world of specialisms around which your conservation volunteering could focus.
Adventure awaits… as there are options to combine your conservation volunteering with an international diving qualification or a wildlife internship. The possibilities are as vast and wild as the habitats and animals you could be working to save.
Our Conservation volunteer projects
Refine your photography skills, enhance your CV and help create impactful images for a local NGO in Cape Town
Join Kaya's whale and dolphin conservation internship on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador to protect habitats and species.
Join this fantastic Marine Science Education Internship in Little Cayman and experience life on a tropical island whilst contributing to meaningful conservation work!
Join this amazing Marine Science Research Internship in Little Cayman and get some real insight into marine conservation in the Caribbeans!
Experience the wildlife show of a lifetime whilst contributing to key research and conservation efforts in the Maasai Mara
Join our 8-week wildness gap year program and discover more about both yourself and South Africa!
Join this organic farming and food security initiative, aimed at providing a sustainable source of healthy foods for young mothers and inner city youth in Belize.
Join our 8-week wildlife conservation and community development gap year program, and explore South Africa in an exciting and meaningful way!
Volunteer in Zimbabwe and participate in wildlife protection and conservation efforts at a leading game park, working up close with Africa's most incredible animals.
Join us as a volunteer for this Turtle and Marine Conservation Project in Costa Rica while living the pura vida!
Combine study abroad and intern this fall or spring in Ecuador
Join us in the rural community of Costa Rica and contribute to local education through sports while living an adventure of a lifetime!
Join this amazing Wildlife Science and Conservation Internship in Belize and get some real insight into conservation in the Caribbeans!
Combine study abroad and intern this fall or spring in Ecuador
Join us in a rural community of Costa Rica and contribute to the local community while living an adventure of a lifetime!
Join the sustainability internship in South Africa and make an impact environmentally, economically or culturally depending on your field!
Participate in the Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda and learn how renewable energy can be used in a country like Uganda
Volunteer in Zimbabwe and take part in important conservation and anti-poaching work, helping to protect vulnerable animals and preserve their habitats.
Learn and experience wildlife conservation volunteering in Brazil
Take a hands-on role in reforestation and environmental education by volunteering on this mass action project in South Africa this year.
Veterinary internship in South Africa Wild Coast catering to 2nd and 3rd-year students
Multimedia internship in Peru to develop your CV/resume and help while supporting biodiversity conservation
Develop your knowledge of the theory and practical elements in tackling global warming on this Climate Change Internship in Vietnam
Join this Agriculture Internship in Vietnam and learn about local approaches to improving crop yields, land use, agri policy and more
Environmental conservation internship in Peru to develop your CV/resume and help with scientific research
Join us as on this veterinary internship in Ecuador and contribute to improving the welfare of wildlife while developing your CV/Resume
Spend time on Wildlife Research and Conservation volunteering in Zimbabwe and gain an incredible insight into research and conservation efforts taking place in the area.
Join our Fair Trade Internship in Ecuador and work with a local sustainable environmental project that helps alleviate poverty locally.
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.
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.
Volunteer in Mozambique with hands-on whale shark research, coral reef monitoring, humpbacked whale monitoring and turtle nest surveys.
Spend your holidays doing something different and help others through volunteering overseas. Work on 1 of 4 projects in Costa Rica that accept teenagers from 15 years old.
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.
Volunteer on this Sea Turtle conservation project and protect female sea turtles, their nests and hatchlings on beaches along the coasts of Costa Rica.
Come to La Paz and compliment your studies or work experience by participating in this exciting veterinary internship in Bolivia.
Be part of a leading research programme and help with sustainable community and environmental conservation initiatives in the Peruvian rainforest.
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.
Volunteer and help care for orangutans, sun bears, monkeys, crocodiles, and a wide range of birds at this wildlife rescue centre.
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.
Gain meaningful work experience relevant to your studies or career by joining an energy and environmental sustainability internship in China.
Volunteer on a project that preserves and restoring New Zealand’s natural beauty through habitat monitoring, heritage restoration, planting and more
Volunteer in Ecuador on an economic and community development initiative to help families preserve their values, culture and environment and create sustainable livelihoods.
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
Volunteer in the Bolivian Andes and combine construction work and animal welfare at the city zoo with improvements to a local children's centre.
If you are interested in environmental science and conservation efforts then volunteer on this project located in the stunning Cloud Forest in Ecuador.
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.
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.
Volunteer in Zimbabwe and get first-hand experience of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release in an African wildlife sanctuary.
Volunteer with us on a turtle conservation project in Sri Lanka and help a local team protect five endangered species of turtle.
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.
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.
Participate in promoting environmental awareness within African Communities, combat Climate Change and develop your own knowledge and skills.
Volunteer in New Zealand and participate in vital environmental conservation work preserving and restoring South Island's unique, natural beauty and the habitat of its vulnerable seabird
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
Combine travel and volunteering in South Africa with our bespoke Kruger to Swaziland Building and Volunteer Adventure.
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.
Volunteer on a Dolphin and Marine Conservation project on the island of Zanzibar and help preserve the habitats by monitoring tourist and wildlife interaction.
Why not do a bit of everything on this 5 week volunteer and adventure tour that takes you to Mozambique, Swaziland and Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Easy 4-step application process
Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.