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Leave every place you visit better than you found it. Volunteer with Friends of Wallacea.

Volunteer abroad with us to help protect the world’s wildest places – and learn some new skills while you’re at it. 



Dreaming of tracking elephants across the savannah, helping rural farmers conserve through traditional agriculture, or restoring corals in the Adriatic sea? You’re just who we’re looking for.



Find your perfect placement below. We run year-round so you can travel when it works for you.

Volunteer Placements 2021

510.00 boat tours on rivers in krka national park croatia

Volunteer Placement: Sustainable Wildlife Management and Development in Krka National Park

Project Summary
Welcome to Croatia, one of Europe’s top tourist destinations for nature and culture. Join us to escape Croatia’s crowded tourist track and help protect the hidden treasures within


Volunteer Placement: Peruvian Amazon Biodiversity Research

A unique opportunity to stay aboard the floating Rio Amazonas Research Station while studying the incredible biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon.
This volunteer placement is for students looking to gain

520.00 Cheetah Tongue licking predator research conservation volunteering placement South Africa

Volunteer Placement: Predator Research & Reserve Management in Kruger National Park

Project Summary 
Step into South Africa’s Kruger National Park, one of the most famous game reserves in the world. We work with volunteers like you to monitor and protect the

510.00 Bird Watching Conservation over the Angofa Valley in Transylvania, Romania

Volunteer Placement: Wildlife Research and Sustainable Tourism Development in Transylvania

Project Summary
Step back in time to the Medieval landscapes of Transylvania, where bears and wolves still roam the hills around cobblestoned villages. We work with volunteers like you to

While you're abroad, brush up on high-demand skills like diving, GIS, and sustainable development.

Ready to launch your career? Try a certificate.

Make the most of your time abroad by deepening your skills with a certificate program. Only available at select sites.



Conservation is a competitive field. Now is your chance to stand out from the crowd. Our certificate programs build the skills you need to launch your career and protect our planet.



Pick the certificate course that helps accelerate your passions. 

Build Skills with a Certificate

Not sure where to go? Stop by our blog to learn about survey methods and what to expect at our sites!

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Person carrying a sample in a bucket from a lake for conservation in Krka Croatia

Croatia’s Critical Role in Protecting European Biodiversity

June 23, 2020

Croatia protects more endemic species than almost any other

Group Bird Watching over a Romanian Valley to support conservation

20 Ways to Volunteer and Support Conservation from Home

August 21, 2020

One of the best ways to combat this global

How to Track (and Recognize) Romania’s Iconic Mammals

Romania’s Carpathian Mountains are among the wildest places left

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