ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Join Kaya as an Environmental Conservation volunteer and you can contribute towards important efforts focusing on biodiversity, reforestation, and protection of national parks, forests and mangroves where species invasion and human impact have left their mark.

Environmental Conservation Volunteer Projects

Environmental matters such as climate change, deforestation, or habitat degradation have long been at the forefront of global conversations, with ever-increasing urgency for action. As an environmental conservation volunteer, you can be part of a generation of people taking charge of our planet’s future. 

Environmental conservation volunteers can help out in numerous ways across the projects Kaya offers. Get stuck in and get your hands dirty with reforestation planting, and habitat clearing. Or else aid in the safe access and security of nature and biodiversity through the repair and building of fences and pathways. Arguably most important of all, as an environmental conservation volunteer you could play an essential role in global education of those closest to the endangered habitats. By working with schools and communities you can help to improve understanding of environment conservation, and man’s role in its future.

Kaya’s environmental conversion volunteering projects are run by people who are incredibly passionate about preserving Earth’s habitats and biodiversity. In New Zealand project locations could see you working on the coastline, in the mangroves, or even in city centres. Whilst in Latin America, conservation projects range from such breathtaking locations as the Amazon rainforest, the Andes, or Mindo Cloud Forest. 

As an environmental conservation volunteer, you could be protecting habitats and ecosystems, monitoring species, replanting deforested areas, or more. Deforestation and loss of habitats is leading us in the direction of mass animal extinctions, and much of this is happening in some of the world’s most spectacular locations. Click here to meet one of the local people involved in reforestation and urban greening.

Projects that are popular with our environmental conservation volunteers include placements in Peru or in Ecuador. Our permaculture internship in South Africa or green energy internship in China are a great way to compliment your studies while our summer camp is an exciting option for younger and older volunteers to learn about the approaches being taken to tackle deforestation through the use of solar cookers, education and tree planting in South Africa.

To join Kaya as an environmental conservation volunteer, all you require is a passion for change, a love of nature, and a safe level of fitness for undertaking some manual labour. Perhaps you are interested in a specific field of environmental science (maybe as part of your studies). In which case, let us know, and we may well be able to match you to the perfect project. 

Join us as an environmental conservation volunteer, and strive for the kind of global change and education that will better our planet, its habitats, and its biodiversity for generations to come.

Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda

Participate in the Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda and learn how renewable energy can be used in a country like Uganda

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Environmental Conservation Volunteering in Jamaica

Lend a hand to environmental conservation efforts and discover the beautiful sights of Jamaica on this Environmental Conservation Volunteering in Jamaica.

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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 Eco Festival Volunteering 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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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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Fair Trade Internship in Quito

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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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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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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Construction and Animal Welfare Volunteering in the Bolivian 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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Environmental Conservation in Protected Areas in the Amazon and on the Coast of Ecuador

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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Urban Greening 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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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 and the habitat of its vulnerable seabird

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Conservation and Ecology Volunteering in the Eswatini 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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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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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.

HAVE A QUESTION?

We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us via email if you have any questions or use the chat window in the bottom right.