GVI: Wildlife Conservation Volunteering

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GVI offers a range of wildlife conservation focused volunteering programs across the globe, in partnership will globally-renowned organisations. These programs focus on preserving endangered species and their habitats, as well as providing environmental education to local communities. Join one of GVI's wildlife conservation programs, and discover some of the world's most charismatic settings, while you gain valuable new skills and experience and contribute to critical wildlife conservation programs!

  • Volunteer with elephants relieved from working in the tourist industry. Assist with the elephants' rehabilitation and help mahouts (traditional elephant keepers) and other villagers establish alternative livelihoods.
  • South Africa: Get up close and personal with Africa's large game such as lion, leopard, elephant and hyenas whilst volunteering on a conservation program in a South African game reserve. Help locate collared predators in the reserve, receive invaluable training in large animal identification, tracking and behavioral study skills.
  • Join a team of international volunteers and participate in important research on species’ population studies as Jaguars, aquatic birds, and sea turtles (depending on nesting seasons).
  • Volunteer and gain irreplaceable practical skills and knowledge on the conservation of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world while contributing towards the long-term survival of endangered species such as the hawksbill turtle.

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  • Fun 7.5
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Up close to the animals!

Every day on the expedition there was something new and exciting to discover. Studying the predator/prey ratios of the animals living on the reserve and taking data on their daily habits was like living in a Nationa Geographic special. We started early and finished late every day, but the work was worthwhile and we felt as though we were contributing to the long term impact of the area. There was also time for teaching the African schoolchildren how to use newly donated computers. The looks of wonder on their faces was priceless. I was amazed at how close we were able to get to animals most people only see on TV, but I always felt our safety was GVI's first priority. It was an experience I wouldn't trade for anything and hopefully someday I'll be able to return to do it again!

Yes, I recommend
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Amazing Wildlife Opportunity!

Working with this program was an amazing experience. We spent our time every day working closely with the wildlife. I felt like we were on safari everyday while doing research on predator/prey ratio studies.

Life on the reserve was primitive, yet very comfortable.

Yes, I recommend


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GVI is an award-winning organisation that tackles critical local and global issues by operating education and training programs on sustainable development projects around the world.

Formed in 1997, we have been operating our award-winning...