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Environment & Conservation Volunteering Abroad Programs

Environment & Conservation Volunteering Abroad Programs

Are you passionate about eco volunteering or climate change? Want to support Environmental volunteer abroad projects or get involved with conservation volunteer opportunities around the world?

Every year, thousands of conservation volunteers choose to join International Volunteer HQ’s affordable Environmental volunteer programs in Africa, Europe, Asia, Central America, North America, South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Pacific.

As an environmental volunteer with IVHQ, you’ll have the opportunity to support jungle and rainforest conservation, climate action, environmental education, sustainable cities, coastline conservation, organic farming and tree planting volunteer projects within communities abroad.

  • Choose from 27 Environment and Conservation programs across 21 destinations worldwide
  • Work alongside local conservationists - no previous experience required

  • Suited to active volunteers who love nature and being outdoors

  • Help tackle climate change, pollution and protect endangered ecosystems

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What to expect from environmental volunteer work abroad

What to expect from environmental volunteer work abroad

IVHQ’s affordable Environment and Conservation volunteer projects are available year-round and are perfectly suited to volunteers who are up for a challenge and don’t mind getting their hands dirty.

Conservation volunteer work is varied and dependent on the type of Environmental project you choose. From reforestation volunteer programs to climate action projects, you could be collecting data on endangered species, planting trees, learning about sustainable farming techniques, growing organic food, developing green urban spaces, protecting threatened rainforests and much more.

On IVHQ’s Conservation volunteering abroad projects, you’ll be working closely with local organizations and community members to support both proactive and reactive methods of protecting our natural environment.

Learn more about our Environmental volunteering abroad projects available in the destinations below.

Best Environmental volunteer opportunities abroad


Agriculture in Ghana

Program Fees from $344 for 1 week


Climate Action in Rome

Program Fees from $1265 for 2 weeks


Sustainable Farming in Rome

Program Fees from $1265 for 2 weeks

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Why do conservation volunteering abroad?

Why do conservation volunteering abroad?

The natural world is under severe threat due to climate change, land degradation, pollution, political inaction and other destructive enterprises. Human activity has altered almost 75% of the Earth’s surface and carbon dioxide levels have risen to an all-time high. That’s why IVHQ is the first global volunteer abroad organization to declare a climate emergency and commit to a Climate Emergency Plan.

Our Environmental volunteer programs have been carefully selected to give you the chance to be part of the solution. IVHQ’s conservation volunteers help important Environmental projects go beyond sustainability by regenerating lands, ecosystems and wildlife around the world, with the aim of leaving every place better than we found it.

Looking for the best Environmental Conservation programs abroad for 2023 or 2024? Check out our blog!

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #13: Climate Action

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #13: Climate Action

Climate change affects everyone, everywhere. 2010 - 2020 was the warmest decade ever recorded and Carbon Dioxide levels have risen to an all-time high. In order to keep global temperatures below the Paris Agreement’s 2 degree Celsius limit, we must take action to educate communities, conserve nature and promote sustainable solutions.

”Our time in Puerto Rico was incredibly beautiful. Working with our team of volunteers on the environmental sustainability program was such a positive experience. We learned so much from the local organization that we worked with about why volunteer help is needed to keep Puerto Rico beautiful and environmentally stable. We were able to work on two different projects that have a direct impact on the community, and our volunteer program guides were so thankful for our help. Of course, we learned way more from them than could ever be expressed. The bonds that we created here will last forever, and our group is already planning our next trip. Puerto Rico is a beautiful country with people who truly care about the land and sea. Anyone who wants to make an impact on the environment for a beautiful country should consider this program.”

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How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!