Volunteer abroad in conservation for a worthy cause
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 humans. On our conservation projects you can also 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. You can also help out with reducing food waste, reducing single use plastic and rescuing our planet from ourselves. Conservation volunteers can make an amazing contribution on a gap year, career break and on holidays with a difference.
This is a great way to experience living and working in a foreign country and at the same time doing something for a worthwhile cause. Our projects are open to people from all walks of life – whether you are taking a gap year, want to do a holiday with a difference or are looking for something to do in retirement, you are a welcome asset to our projects. For those who are looking for work experience, conservation volunteering abroad will greatly enhance your CV and demonstrate to future employers that you are intrepid, hardworking and mindful of the world around you. We have even had previous volunteers who have managed to secure paid work abroad with animals after joining on of our projects.
You can read more about Oyster’s conservation initiatives, and those that are taking place around the world in our top conservation initiatives article.