Environmental Conservation Volunteer Projects
As an environmental conservation volunteer you will have a hands on role weeding, digging, clearing and planting. You will help with building and fixing pathways, fences and walls, important in protecting habitats, as well as in providing humans access to nature without causing harm. You may become involved in environmental education, working with schools and communities to improve understanding about the importance of the natural environment and man’s role in its future.
Our projects are run by people who are passionate about the environment, biodiversity and habitats. In Australia and New Zealand projects vary from the beach, mangroves to city settings while in Latin America there are projects in the Amazon, Andes and Mindo Cloud Forest. You can help these initiatives protect habitats and ecosystems, monitor species, replant in deforested areas and more. Deforestation and loss of habitats leading to a loss of species are global concerns, and many are occurring 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 our placements in Australia, the Manu Biosphere in Peru or the Mindo Cloud Forest in Ecuador. Our permaculture internship in South Africa or a 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 us as an environmental conservation volunteer you just need lots of enthusiasm, a reasonable level of fitness and a love of the outdoors. You will be working as part of a bigger project, so an ability to see the wider picture is useful. The work is labour intensive, hence the need for volunteers. If you are interested in a specific field of environmental science as part of your studies, then let us know and we may be able to match you to a project.
Join us as an environmental conservation volunteer and put your energies to good use by supporting a project working to preserve the national parks, mangroves or forests for future generations.
Combine study abroad and volunteering this summer in Cusco, Peru.
Take a hands-on role in reforestation and environmental education by volunteering on this mass action project in South Africa this summer.
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
Join Kaya's Water Pollution And Environmental Engineering Internship In Vietnam and learn about renewable energies and initiatives in Asia
Environmental conservation internship in Peru to develop your CV/resume and help with scientific research
Join our Fair Trade Internship in the Amazon Rainforest at a unique tea project doing sustainable economic development, cultural preservation and conservation.
Be part of a leading research programme and help with sustainable community and environmental conservation initiatives in the Peruvian rainforest.
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.
Volunteer in the Bolivian Andes and combine construction work and animal welfare at the city zoo with improvements to a local children's centre.
Volunteer on this turtle, sharks and marine research, conservation and education project on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador to protect habitats and species.
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.
If you are interested in environmental science and conservation efforts then volunteer on this project located in the stunning Cloud Forest in Ecuador.
Volunteer and support an eco camp that provides support through employment to a local community cooperative in Malaysian Borneo
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.
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 with Kaya and get involved in vital environmental conservation projects in one of 7 territories in Australia.
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.
Easy 3-step application process
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.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
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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