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Conservation Jobs Abroad, Volunteer Projects & Gap Years, Oyster Worldwide

We are becoming a lot more aware of the effects of our actions on the environment and the world around us. Make a genuine difference with Oyster’s links to charities and organisations around the world, from wildlife and marine to environmental conservation.

Our projects

Australia Conservation

Volunteer in some of Australia's most beautiful landscapes. You’ll be planting trees, restoring beaches and boardwalks, as well as performing track construction, weed control or wildlife surveys. Recent volunteers have been involved in the massive clear up operation after the floods.

Borneo - Orangutan conservation

Borneo orang-utan conservation- really get into the heart of conservation at the world's largest orang-utan rehabilitation centre. Your tasks will vary, from fundraising to feeding, from grounds work to data logging. Everything that you do here helps the survival of this magnificent species.

Costa Rica Turtle Conservation

Help to conserve nesting turtles and their eggs, ensuring that the baby turtles make it safely to the sea. You work with a local charity in the community, making sure that people understand the importance of protecting the turtles.

Jordan Veterinary Project

Qualified vets looking for voluntary experience are needed at a clinic in the centre of Amman. The clinic provides much needed veterinary care to cats and dogs. You will also help to run a mobile service to rural areas, travelling far off the beaten track to tiny, traditional villages.

Romania Bears

Help rehabilitate brown bears at Eastern Europe’s largest bear sanctuary, home to over 50 bears in captivity, many of which will have been kept in horrific conditions before being rescued. As a volunteer you will help them to adjust to freedom in beautiful mountainous woodland near Brasov, in the heart of the stunning area of Transylvania.

South Africa Big 5

This is a hands on conservation experience in a large game reserve in South Africa. Tasks include planting, removal of alien species, tracking, game counts and animal care.

South Africa Elephant Sanctuary

Join a team of committed conservationists in a beautiful part of South Africa helping to look after a family of elephants. Research and monitor these animals and give educational tours. Get real, hands on experience with these graceful giants.

South Africa Lions Rock

Volunteer at the largest big cat Sanctuary in South Africa, helping to conserve big cats for generations to come. LIONSROCK provides a new home to big cats that have been abused, kept in cramped conditions or confiscated from hunters.

South Africa Monkeys

Help to conserve orphaned and abused monkeys and baboons in this remarkable haven. Help to rehabilitate and eventually release the monkeys back into the wild.

South Africa Shark Conservation

Help to monitor and observe sharks in order to conserve them and find out more about their behaviour. Shark populations around the world are in decline and this research is crucial if we are to turn this around.

Thailand Elephant Park

Make a life-changing difference to the future of former working elephants in this inspiring park in the Thai jungles. Get up close and personal with the elephants and their mahouts, helping with feeding and bathing the elephants.

Thailand Marine Conservation

Help preserve coral reefs to promote fish survival and experience the thrill of diving in the Gulf of Thailand.

Thailand Turtle Project

Help an organisation to protect and encourage the survival of turtles, including the magnificent leatherbacks, in one of the most stunning island locations off the coast of Thailand.

Thailand Wildlife Project

Involve yourself in a sanctuary that rescues wild animals that are maltreated and no one else cares for. Help look after their needs and where possible assist with an immensely rewarding programme of rehabilitation back into the wild.

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