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Volunteer Overseas

Conservation Volunteering in Africa

Volunteers at a Conservation project in Southern Africa

Donating your time as a Conservation volunteer in Africa is a wonderful way to experience the environmental wonders of the world, while playing an active role in conserving these precious ecosystems. There is no need to have an environmental science background to volunteer abroad on our projects and gain international conservation experience. You don’t even need to speak the local language where you are volunteering. The Conservation & Environment programme is open to all volunteers whether you are on a gap year, at university or wanting a career break.

Conservation in Africa - What is it Like?

Lemurs at the Conservation project in Madagascar

From contributing to the preservation of the endangered Rothschild's Giraffe in Kenya, protecting the flora and fauna on the reserves and parks in Southern Africa to monitoring species and conducting research in Madagascar. You will find that many of our Conservation & Environment projects work in conjunction with other Project Abroad projects in the same locations. As a result, volunteers have the flexibility and opportunity of combining additional volunteer opportunities to their Conservation experience, ultimately designing a trip to fit their volunteering interests.

For 15-18 year-olds interested in volunteering their time on a Conservation & Environment project, Projects Abroad also offers unique High School Special programmes in Kenya and Southern Africa, where students have the opportunity to remove invasive plants and collect scientific data about the wildlife living on the reserve.

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