We are becoming a lot more aware of the effects of our actions on the environment and the world around us. On our conservation projects you can make a genuine contribution to the work of animal conservation charities and organisations around the world, getting involved in projects from marine conservation research to environmental protection to wildlife conservation jobs. Conservation volunteers can make an amazing contribution on a gap year, career break and on holidays with a difference.

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Costa Rica - Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica

Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica

Volunteer in wild coastal areas of Costa Rica with a local charity, protecting adult and baby turtles from extinction. Live life on the beach, enjoying the beauty of the country, the turtles and the friendly communities. Get involved in the local community, from teaching children to conserving the beaches to get a real glimpse of life in rural Costa Rica.

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Romania - Volunteer with Bears in Romania

Volunteer with Bears in Romania

Help protect and conserve the world’s most beloved animal in Eastern Europe’s largest bear sanctuary. These abused bears have been given a new start in life and you can play a vital part in their rehabilitation. Enjoy seeing the bears frolic in their newfound freedom, and get busy taking care of their basic needs in this tranquil haven.

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Australia - Conservation Volunteering in Australia

Conservation Volunteering in Australia

Step off the well beaten tourist track and into the heart of some of Australia’s most beautiful land and sea scapes. Immerse yourself in this rewarding volunteer programme to preserve some of Australia’s natural wonders – from some of the worlds most beautiful beaches to the wildlife wonder of the Tasmanian Devil.

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Thailand - Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Thailand

Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Thailand

Help, preserve and protect over 400 neglected animals at this wildlife haven. Become part of an important mission to rescue wild animals from neglect and abuse, giving them a home in this amazing sanctuary, or even back in the wild. From bears to birds, from monkeys to gibbons, you will make a valuable contribution to this moving venture.

Also on site at the sanctuary is an elephant refuge with limited space for volunteers. As part of your project we shall endeavour to arrange at least one week for you to help with these mistreated gentle giants.

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Sri Lanka - Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka

Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka

Make a dream a reality working with elephants in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Help to promote the protection and survival of these endangered elephants in the depths of Sri Lanka’s stunning interior. Become part of an important initiative to help elephants and communities live together – and experience the incredible privilege of working with these gentle giants.

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Ecuador - Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Ecuador

Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Ecuador

Walk into the wilderness and help to care for rescued wildlife in this inspiring sanctuary located on the edge of the Amazon rain forest. Work with over 200 animals from monkeys to forest cats, from birds to caimans, from tortoises to rodents, and much more. You will see these mistreated animals fully enjoying their new life in this wildlife haven, and be able to contribute to this ongoing venture.

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New Zealand - Conservation volunteering in New Zealand

Conservation volunteering in New Zealand

This project is perfect for those with a love for the environment and the great outdoors. Whether you are a student, professional or a retiree, anyone is welcome to make a genuine difference and contribute to protecting some of the most beautiful and remote islands in the world. Choose a gateway city and travel out to your conservation site to work with passionate and inspiring local Kiwis!

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Thailand - Diving and marine conservation in Thailand

Diving and marine conservation in Thailand

Help conserve the world’s depleting coral reefs as a marine conservation volunteer in Thailand. Immerse yourself in the underwater world completing daily dives off the stunning Thai island of Koh Phangan, all whilst helping with an important research and conservation project.

Most of the world’s coral reefs are under threat – and, without them, fish would eventually cease to exist. Play an active part in the efforts being made to halt this shocking decline, combining your passion for diving, conservation and travelling.

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Volunteer abroad in Conservation for worthy cause

The definition of conservation is the act of preserving, guarding or protecting. Participating in volunteer work can be an excellent way of contributing to a number of environment causes and aiding in restoring areas that have been damaged by negative impacts. You can also volunteer abroad in animal and marine conversation projects with Oyster. All great ways to experience living and working in a foreign country and at the same time doing something for a worthwhile cause. It is very easy to obtain holiday visas to do this kind of work, and if you are not thinking of taking a full gap year, a great way to earn some experience for a couple of weeks before starting university. This experience will greatly enhance your CV and demonstrate to future employers that you are intrepid, hardworking and mindful of the world around you.