Work as an environmental volunteer abroad in Brazil at the Tijuca Rainforest, in Uganda with Biodiversity or with reforestation in Ecuador's cloud forest.
With programs in Brazil, Ecuador, and Uganda, IKPVA has several opportunities for you 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.
Environmental Volunteer Work in Brazil
Do you enjoy the outdoors and don’t mind digging in the dirt and challenging yourself? Then environmental volunteer work is for you. There are many opportunities, in Brazil at the Tijuca Rainforest and a Community Garden in a Rio Favela, and many more volunteer programs available, in Uganda, with Biodiversity, and Ecuador with reforestation in the Cloud Forest and biological farming.
Environmental Volunteering abroad in Brazil, Ecuador, Uganda...
Theses projects offer a wide range of environmental protection activities aiming to 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.
Experiences of Environmental Volunteers
Volunteering in this program you can help to support and develop some of the most precious natural spaces while providing alternatives to incorporate the needs of local communities.
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.
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.
Skills required for Environmental Volunteer Work
No prerequisite skills are necessary for environmental programs, but please note that many of the projects are quite physical and dependent of seasonal conditions. Volunteers should be motivated, enthusiastic and in good physical condition.