Environment / Conservation

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Operation Groundswell: Learning Service and Adventure Around the World

Is volunteering abroad helping or harming the developing world? Is there a way for us to contribute to development while also critiquing it? At Operation Groundswell, we connect with local activists, artists, organizations, farmers and change-makers that ...
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Katimavik: National Experience

Katimavik is Canada's leading youth service organization, and the National Experience offers a life-changing opportunity for youth, ages 17-25, to explore Canada, make new friendships, gain valuable work experience, and contribute to positive change throu ...
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Expeditions place ordinary people alongside scientists who are at the forefront of conservation work. Conservation projects include snow leopard research in the Altai mountains, whale studies on the Azores, chamois, bear & wolf conservation in the Tatra m ...
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Participate in conservation and research studies in biologically important areas. Students will work with scientists on projects that include conducting a biodiversity study of an unexplored rainforest in Borneo, estimating orangutan populations using gen ...
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Kenya Voluntary Development Association (KVDA) aims to promote peace, understanding, justice and development among Kenyans and within the international community. For this purpose the association recruits young men and women from diverse ethnic, national ...
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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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Rustic Pathways enriches the lives of its students and staff, benefits the parts of the world it serves and builds cultural bridges that lead to greater global understanding and cooperation. We are a 30-year global leader in providing superior quality com ...
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Work with indigenous people in community based programs that promote autonomy and quality of life. Some programs include setting up mobile dental clinics to serve children, developing teaching curriculum with teachers in Nicaragua and Nepal. Working on a ...
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Vets go Wild can provide hands-on veterinary experience and fulfill some a portion of university Veterinary Science requirements. Amakhala/Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, is the setting for the new 16-day module for students under ...
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We are building a network that will allow you, the traveller, to easily find out what type of assistance is needed in the areas you plan to visit. By using our interactive map, the first step is to find a charity near your destination that you would like ...
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Volunteers for International Partnership (VIP) offers volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups to do international community service in health, social services, environment and education. Work with a rural development project, volunteer in a heal ...
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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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Get paid to work in a selection of countries from around the world. Travel and see more on days off. Participants can also join a volunteer programme and immerse themselves in another culture or study languages abroad. Short group trips are available as w ...
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Natucate’s primary concern is to offer projects and programmes which fully comply with our corporate philosophy, in particular regarding high sustainability standards. Unfortunately, words like "sustainability" as well as "charitable" or "meaningful" are ...
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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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Ecoforest accepts Short-term Volunteers as well as Resident Volunteers. Short-term Volunteers are welcome to stay on the Ecoforest project for six months to one year. They are asked to contribute a refundable deposit of $4000. This money is then used to p ...
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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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AFSAI offers two programmes for volunteers, Voluntary Services and Overseas Volunteers. Both programmes have volunteer projects in various sectors including work with children, elderly, disabled, environmental conservation, peace and third world awareness ...
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United Planet's unique Volunteer Abroad Quest programme combines volunteering abroad, language learning, cultural activities, learning excursions, and special Cultural Awareness Projects to provide an incredibly fulfilling experience for volunteers and va ...
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