You are an adventurous person, who loves being outdoors and is curious about ways to face environmental issues? Become a volunteer in environment and take the chance to contribute to the protection of our ecosystem in a foreign
country. Besides doing meaningful work, you’ll have the unique opportunity to get inspired by different cultures, customs and beautiful sceneries that will definitely take your breath away.
In times of globalisation and climate change is more important than ever, to pay attention to your ecological footprint. Although environmental concerns are part of almost every political agenda of every country, developing
countries often set focus on their social and economic environment rather than supporting the ecological progress. Therefore, volunteers are needed to increase the prevailing sustainability by supporting on-site teams in
environmental mentoring or ecological restoration.
Benefits of volunteering in environment
Ecological Foodprint: As a volunteer in environment you’ll not only support developing countries in their ecological progress; you’ll contribute to a much bigger cause as your work can help
to decelerate climate change
Improve research skills: As most conservation programs go hand in hand with research tasks that a volunteer in environment has to pay attention to, there is a really good chance for you to
become an expert on how to set up a survey, how to gather required data and how to analyse these data. As this is a part of many university programs as well, you’ll surprise your professor with the knowledge that you already
Learn to think outside the box: Besides learning a lot of new things about situation and progress of sustainability in the prevailing country, you will learn how to improvise as well. In
some situations, there aren’t all necessary resources available so that you’ll have to find extraordinary solutions quite quickly
Untouched nature: As many expeditions will lead you through off-road areas, you’re able to explore places as they truly are and not what society has made of it. As there aren’t many of such
places anymore, this will be a very unique opportunity for you