5 empowering environmental programmes seeking student volunteers
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To play your part in universal eco efforts and dedicate your environmental interests to rewarding and empowering tasks, opt for one of the many sustainable volunteering programmes that have been launched around the world.

Already, universities are building the future of sustainable air travel and discovering new planets, all in a bid to protect our Earth from destruction and to take control of climate change.

So if you want to join the plight and place your passion with purpose, check out these six empowering environmental programmes currently seeking compassionate student volunteers…

1) The Giant Tortoise Volunteering Programme – Seychelles

Run by GVI, this programme leads to conducting surveys of the giant tortoises found on the island and helping restore the endemic species found on the island.

It’s a great way to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, while staying and living on the beach front base camp!

2) Wildlife Rescue Centre Programme – Indonesia


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Fuze Ecoteer Outdoor Adventures is offering you the chance to work with orangutans, gibbons, a baby sun bear, crocodiles and various birds.

You can observe and interact with them and contribute to their welfare including creating and implementing important enrichment activities for the animals!

3) DAKTARI Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage – South Africa

This insightful programme in South Africa has been designed to give you the chance to teach local children, care for injured or abandoned wildlife and get fully immersed in the South African bush and culture.

Tasks may vary and you could be asked to bottle feed an animal, to clean their enclosures or pick up a hammer and renovate their homes!

4) Volunteer in Construction and Renovation – Guatemala

The Maximo Nivel collection of volunteering programmes features a great construction programme in Guatemala.

Led by professional local foremen in each country, you’ll learn how to build, cut, mix, paint and install – teaching you how to truly help a community!

5) Marine Conservation Volunteering & Scuba Diving – Caribbean

The Caribbean Reef Buddy company wants you to help them to preserve and protect the vibrant coral reefs in Grenada.

On this programme, you’ll swim with Hawksbill and Green Turtles in the stunning Tobago Cays Marine Park and take remote island trips with your fellow volunteers to witness more spectacular wildlife.

Please note that some of the volunteering programmes above come at a cost. Fundraising is a great way to pay the fees and raise awareness on campus of your eco efforts.

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