Environmental research

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We are 1Planet, a unique organization for placing volunteers in positions innately suited to their interests and values. We specialize in environmental and animal welfare concerns. We have partnered with the Animal Rescue Fund of Rincon, Puerto Rico to so ...
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The National Trust for Scotland offers Thistle Camps that carry out a variety of activities- archaeology, crofting, wood-working and surveying. With such a large and diverse range of camps, they really do have something for everyone - old or young. So whe ...
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Odyssey Expeditions offers sailing, scuba diving, marine biology and island exploration on adventures exploring the British Virgin Islands and Windward Islands. The service, education and adventure voyages feature focused adventures with hands-on marine e ...
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In Defense of Animals African offers six month volunteer positions through the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon. Under the direction of a Project Manager, volunteers are responsible for carrying out day-to-day operations of the sanctuary. ...
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Atlantic Whale Foundation offers volunteer placements to international volunteers who are interested in contributing their time to this environmental project. Volunteers will work as research guides on the whale watching boats three or so days per week an ...
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By volunteering with the National Trust, volunteers take part in an exciting and interesting way to make a difference in conserving the environment and the UK's heritage. Whatever their interests or skills, the National Trust would love to hear from all v ...
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Bimini Biological Field Station's Sharklab is looking for two kinds of volunteers, people with a biological background who are generally interested in gaining field experience working with sharks and students already involved in a graduate programme looki ...
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Hundreds of volunteers from around the world come to work at Sunseed Desert Technology (SDT) each year. SDT relies on these volunteers not only for their valuable work and ideas, but also for their funding
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Experience International provides creative, diverse, and challenging placements that fit each individual's needs and career goals. Placements can be arranged in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, fisheries, environmental education, parks, recreation, an ...
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Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme offers the experience of a lifetime - the chance for volunteers to make a real contribution to conservation and wildlife research in Africa. Askari is based on 'Pidwa Wilderness' and volunteers become part of the f ...
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Gapforce is an established provider of structured Gap Year and summer programs overseas. We offer volunteering programs, expeditions, training courses and internships across 5 specialist divisions: Greenforce: Marine research projects, teaching, communit ...
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As part of the Worldwide Experience portfolio they organize tailor-made trips for school groups. With the emphasis on
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Blue Ventures is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to marine conservation, education and sustainable development in tropical coastal communities. Through marine expeditions, volunteers from around the world participate on career breaks, student gap ...
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The goal of the WWF Global Youth Volunteer Programme is to provide youth with powerful, direct experience with the unique challenges developing nations face in protecting their environment and its assets. While in the field, volunteers will take part in v ...
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Changing Worlds pride itself on the quality of their service to customers. Their placements are carefully designed to give volunteers a great experience in their chosen country. The placements are visited and monitored regularly by their overseas represen ...
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Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in the Galapagos Islands offers volunteer opportunities to students and professionals who study and work in environmental science and conservation. Student volunteers must have completed 2 or more years of undergradu ...
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Coral Cay Conservation currently has a marine site based in the Philippines, and a terrestrial and marine site in Montserrat. Taking part in one of our expeditions is an amazing opportunity to see some of the most spectacular reefs in the world all whilst ...
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Iracambi assists with forest corridors to link islands of threatened forest. Iracambi researches forest based products and income generation through Payment for Environmental Services. They work in GIS, Environmental Education, and Public Policy and contr ...
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The Leap provides a variety of voluntary work and sporting programmes all round the world. They uniquely combine the exciting elements of adventure travel with helping on sustainable eco-tourism/safari, conservation and community projects. All Leap projec ...
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The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) offers solutions to some of the most serious challenges facing the planet and the human race, such as climate change, pollution and the waste of precious resources. They demonstrate practical ways of addressing ...
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