Wildlife Conservation

Volunteers, skilled or with no experience can join our wildlife conservation projects based in exciting and exotic locations all over the world from one week and up! Come volunteer on a wide variety of conservation projects such as:

 

 

No matter whether you are on a gap year from school, a student, on a career break or on an extended holiday, there is important work for you to be involved in, as you make an important contribution to critical wildlife conservation projects.

GVI’s volunteers play a vital part in the success and long-term sustainability of our wildlife conservation programs. Without volunteer support, our partners would not have the manpower to conduct their research, protect endangered species, map habitats and educate local communities on how to look after their unique environments. All data collected by our volunteers is used by our partners and local governments to help improve environmental policies and ensure the continued survival of the unique biodiversity found in each country.

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Wildlife Conservation
Marine Conservation

Wildlife Expedition in Costa Rica

Latin America - Costa Rica - Jalova
Contribute to the long-term management and conservation of the coastal rainforests of the Tortugero National park in Costa Rica

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

$2,920.00

"Surrounded by amazing, rich and diverse rainforest is surreal. Plus, there aren´t many opportunities to meet people from such different walks of life." - Josh Haley (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Internship in South Africa

Africa - South Africa - Limpopo
Gain invaluable experience and kick-start your conservation career on a wildlife conservation internship in South Africa’s iconic bushveld

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

$10,560.00

"The game drives are the primary focus of each day, some days are more fruitful than others but in time the rewards are huge with animal sightings." - Tess Hill (USA)
Animal Care
Wildlife Conservation

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Asia - Thailand - Chiang Mai
Travel to Thailand's Chiang Mai Province and assist with the rehabilitation of elephants rescued from working in tourist camps

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

1 - 24 weeks

Price from

$1,840.00

"I have been made to feel really welcome here and I feel privileged to be part of a project that is helping both the elephants and the community in which they live." - Claire Wigham (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Research in South Africa Expedition

Africa - South Africa - Limpopo
Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

$2,390.00

"The project gives one a more intimate knowledge of the environment and the animals, than it would seeing them as a tourist." - Glyn Donaghy (Australia)
Wildlife Conservation

Conservation Expedition to the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Join one of the leading marine and terrestrial data collection organisations in the Seychelles contribute to priority conservation projects

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

$2,990.00

"I gained invaluable field surveying experience which helped to solidify what I want to spend the rest of my life doing." - Eilidh Johnston (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation
Marine Conservation

Thailand Coastal Marine Expedition

Asia - Thailand - Phang Nga
Gain a well-rounded insight into Thailand’s environment and communities by assisting hands-on with climate and conservation issues which the region faces

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

$2,090.00

"You are completely immersed in the culture and you experience the real Thailand, as opposed to experiencing the tourist side of things." - Hannah McMurray (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation

Volunteer with Lions in South Africa

Africa - South Africa - Limpopo
Discover wild South Africa and assist with research supporting the conservation of Africa's most charismatic big cat, the lion

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

$2,390.00

"My highlights? Taking part in wildlife conservation and the feeling that your work had a part to play in the aim of the expedition." - Craig Daly (Ireland)
Wildlife Conservation

Volunteer with Monkeys in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Discover the Shimoni Archipelago and contribute to the conservation of one of Kenya's most critical populations of Angolan black and white colobus monkeys

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

$1,930.00

"Waking up and having your breakfast whilst watching Sykes monkeys in the trees or fish eagles gliding overhead was unbelievable." - Sean Smith (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation

Jaguar Conservation in Costa Rica

Latin America - Costa Rica - Jalova
Discover Costa Rica and assist in the protection of the endangered Jaguar. Develop new skills and an in-depth understanding of the tropical coastal rainforest

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

$2,100.00

"The excitement of setting up jag cams, being able to ID these cats and witness new behaviours is truly addictive." - Kim Packard (Australia)
Wildlife Conservation

Hospitality Course and Work Placement

Africa - South Africa - Bushwise Limpopo
Gain international culinary experience and live alongside Africa’s iconic wildlife when you join a hospitality placement in one of South Africa’s luxury game lodges

Program Type

Internship

Duration

10 - 20 weeks

Price from

$3,990.00

"Completing Bushwise definitely gave me the "edge" over other applicants for my dream job." - Viv Eckersley (Australia)
Wildlife Conservation
Marine Conservation
Teaching
Multifocus

Community and Conservation Expedition in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Assist on a range of projects and make a real contribution to wildlife studies and capacity building, while experiencing the best of Kenya’s dynamic landscapes

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

$3,210.00

"So...my point is "asante sana" to you and GVI, for the wicked experience, the fun and the inspiration. Hope to see you again one day!" - Emily Belton (Denmark)
Wildlife Conservation

Conservation Internship in Costa Rica

Latin America - Costa Rica - Jalova
Gain valuable field-based experience and boost your career on a conservation internship in the coastal rainforests of Costa Rica

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

$9,820.00

"The wealth of biodiversity I wanted to experience has exceeded all my expectations. I have met wonderful people here who have further enriched my experience." - Rachel Aronson (USA)
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