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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

440.00 A Female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) displaying a warning as she crosses the road in Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Animal Behaviour Volunteering

Volunteer Placement: Animal Behavior & Human-Wildlife Conflict in Dinokeng Game Reserve

Project Summary
Join us in the Dinokeng Reserve (DGR), a unique public-private partnership that is home to the African Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant) as well as 170

590.00 2 Scuba Divers diving in the Adriatic Sea from the Silba Island Marine Conservation Base and Dive Centre in Croatia

Volunteer Placement: Sustainable Development and Marine Research on Silba Island

Project Summary
Soak in the beauty of Silba, a tiny island in the Adriatic Sea, where marine life thrives in pristine turquoise waters outside Croatia’s bustling tourism circuit. We are

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 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

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. 

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

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

Romania’s Carpathian Mountains are among the wildest places left

Is Your Tourism Good for Nature? How to Choose a Tour Operator

February 2, 2021
Community-Led Tourism

With a rise in ‘slow’ and ‘regenerative’ travel trends,

A group on an eco Trekking tour through the Amazon Rainforest

Can a trip to the Amazon help save the rainforest?

August 5, 2020

Tropical rainforests are magical ecosystems filled with a dizzying

Looking up at the underside of 3 Species of Transylvanian Herp in a clear tray

10 Species of Herps to Look Out For in Transylvania

Often overlooked, herps (which comprise of reptiles and amphibians)

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