Environmental Volunteer Abroad Programs

You may choose from environmental volunteer programs in Brazil, Ecuador, and Uganda, to get involved in environmental protection volunteering. Depending on the program you sign up for, a few tasks you can help with include planting and seeding organic gardens, conducting educational workshops in schools, building and maintaining ecological treks, promoting ecotourism initiatives, inventorying plants, and much more. While you don’t need background experience to apply for these programs, you should be fit and willing to take on physically demanding work outdoors.

If you enjoy the outdoors and don’t mind digging in the dirt and challenging yourself consider volunteering in one of our environment protection programs.


Environmental Volunteer Abroad – Overview

Environmental Volunteers at the community garden in Rio de Janeiro
Community Garden in Rio

Since the projects include a wide range of environmental protection activities, they will help restore and help preserving World’s natural wonders.

The whole world depends heavily on environment and natural resources. However, these resources are subjected to environmental problems that put the economic and environmental sustainabilty at risk. Due to soil degradation, deforestation, drainage of wetlands, loss of biodiversity, pollution and unsanitary conditions the future of humanity at risk.







Children planting seeds in a tree nursery in an environment protection projectVolunteering in this program you can help to support and develop some of the most precious natural spaces. At the same time, you will help providing alternatives to incorporate the needs of local communities.

Therefore, we have established partnerships with a number of community groups and environmental projects that promote responsible initiatives around the world.

You might assist communities with the design, establishment and management of tree nurseries, tree planting, reforestation activities and also help in community gardens that generate food to poor families. Through these activities you should help to reduce pressure on natural forests and contribute to forest protection, while creating sustainable livelihoods for community members.


Opportunities in environment protectionVolunteer teaching children to plant trees on an environment protection projetc

Depending on the season tasks may include, but not limited to:

  • Planting, seeding, helping in organic gardens;
  • Offer educational workshops in schools;
  • Help to build and maintain ecological treks;
  • Develop socio-environmental projects;
  • Promote eco-tourism initiatives;
  • Help to create alternative solutions to the ever-increasing environmental problems created by plastic residues, waste, and pollution;
  • Inventorying plants;
  • You may prepare vegetable gardens & nursery beds. These vegetables are later distributed to the local communities for free.



 Urban Environmentalism in Rio de Janeiro

Skills needed for environment and environment protection programs

No prerequisite skills are necessary for environmental programs. However, be aware, tha some of the projects may be physically quite demanding, depending also of seasonal conditions. If you feel motivated and are in good physical condition, this program is for you!