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Volunteer Overseas

Conservation Volunteering in Latin America & the Caribbean

Projects Abroad volunteers on the conservation based in Mexico

Donating your time as a Conservation & Environmental volunteer in Latin America & the Caribbean is a wonderful way to experience the environmental wonders of this continent, 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. 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 Latin America - What is it Like?

A monkey posing for a photo at the conservation base in Peru

From forest conservation in Costa Rica and Peru, to marine conservation in Mexico, a variety of conservation and environment-related volunteer opportunities are available. You will find that many of our Conservation & Environment projects work in conjunction with other Project Abroad initiatives in the same locations. As a result, volunteers have the opportunity of combining additional volunteer opportunities with their Conservation & Environment experience, ultimately designing a trip to fit their volunteering interests.

For school and university-age students interested in volunteering their time on a conservation project, Projects Abroad also offers unique short-term summer High School Specials in Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru, where students have the opportunity to work on sea turtle and crocodile conservation projects, an animal release program, or help manage a pilot farm.

Whatever skills and talents you have, volunteering on a Conservation & Environment project in Latin America offers a rewarding combination of excitement and altruism, as well as the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally and gain international conservation experience.

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