Occasionally an opportunity arises that can change your life for ever. For over ten years, African Conservation Experience has arranged for people to join conservation initiatives on Game and Nature Reserves in southern Africa. By working on projects such as elephant and lion research, you will make a real difference to some of the world’s most vibrant but vulnerable wildlife and environments. Gain a deeper understanding of African ecology, meet like-minded people and develop fresh skills – all while making a valuable contribution to conservation and getting up close to a huge diversity of African wildlife.
Biosphere Expeditions is a multi-award-winning not-for-profit participatory conservation organisation offering hands-on wildlife volunteer expeditions as an adventure with a purpose for everyone.
Biosphere Expeditions’ citizen science is for people from all walks of life who want to help support and conserve the biosphere that we all live in.
Biosphere Expeditions gives people a way to harness their enthusiasm and put it to good effect by coming to work on voluntourism projects simply using the money and time that they would have spent going on an ordinary holiday.
You can join our volunteer vacations for anything from a weekend to several months and at least two-thirds of your volunteer holiday contribution will go directly into the wildlife conservation project locally, funding it.
Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth’s future. Founded in 1971, Earthwatch supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world. This unique model is creating a systematic change in how the public views science and its role in environmental sustainability.
Join GeoVisions’ Conversation Corps and live with a family and teach them conversational English up to 15 hours each week. Want something more exciting? Become a GeoVisions Conversation Partner. You can help tour guides, importers and exporters, and even work with Tourist Police with their English. It’s fun and it’s exciting to learn about a new culture just by talking and to experience first-hand what it’s like to work and live in the country of your choice. The Conversation Corps and Conversation Projects are available in 18 different countries. And some accept couples.
For those that prefer a more “traditional” teaching program, GeoVisions offers programs in schools, helping with the classroom as well as teaching. Programs can be one month or more.
Institute for Field Research Expeditions (IFRE), a 501 (C) 3 under IRS code, is a non profit organization. IFRE is registered with the state of Louisiana . We are also registered with the state secretary of Texas as Institute of Field Research Expeditions . The main goal of IFRE is to carry out authentic field research programs on ecology, environment, wildlife, archeology, and other areas affecting global communities. The secondary objective of IFRE is to offer affordable and high quality volunteer abroad and internship abroad programs. In collaboration with local organizations, IFRE presently offers volunteer abroad programs in Nepal , India , China , Thailand , Peru , Costa Rica , Brazil, Ghana , Kenya , South Africa , and Tanzania . Volunteer abroad programs are focused on working in orphanages, teaching English, working in health projects, and conservation sectors.
Oceanic Society Expeditions serves over 5,000 individuals annually through international natural history journeys, participatory research expeditions and California whale watching trips. The Expeditions programs offer opportunities for the public to enjoy and learn about wildlife and natural habitats or to assist scientists with field research.
For those who can brave long walks, late night shifts, insects, and occasional downpours, working with sea turtles can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Volunteering on a sea turtle nesting beach is not a vacation; it is an opportunity to make a difference, participate in scientific research, and meet new people. Turtle conservation volunteering is hard work but the benefits include new experiences, lots of good exercise, and learning a new language. SEE Turtles is a non-profit conservation project that will connect you at no cost with a sea turtle conservation project in Central America. We work with volunteer projects in Mexico, Costa Rica, Tobago, and Guatemala. At most turtle projects, the work involves participating in nightly beach patrols, looking for nesting sea turtles helping researchers collect data. Volunteers at most projects need to commit to at least one week and be able to cover food, lodging, and transportation costs. Most projects charge $15 – 30/day for food and lodging.