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How does a conservation working holiday differ from a 'normal' holiday? 

This is an opportunity to volunteer your time and skills to help out, you pay for your travel and something towards your keep; it's also a fun way to gain new skills, make new friends. 

Send details of your conservation holidays for inclusion.

Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust

Tree Nursery Weeks

Tel: 01687482402    Email: volunteer@isleofeigg.net    Web: https://volunteer918.wordpress.com


London & West Middlesex NTV are an environmental conservation group who perform practical outdoor conservation work on National Trust properties at weekends, throughout England and Wales. Accommodation provided. Typical weekend cost: £10.

Contact: info@lwmntv.org.uk Web site: www.lwmntv.org.uk


Lundy Field Society

The Lundy Field Society sends three working groups to Lundy each year. The work is varied and sometimes quite demanding on very steep locations but is vital to the welfare of the island. Jobs include drystone wall maintenance and general tasks involving the eradication of invasive rhododendron. workingparty@lundy.org.uk http://www.lundy.org.uk/index.php/what-we-do/conservation-work


National Trust for Scotland Working Holidays

Youíll have the chance to help with the conservation of unique landscapes by spending a week working in some of Scotlandís most remarkable places. If youíre passionate about conservation, getting outdoors or simply enjoy getting your hands dirty head to www.thistlecamps.org.uk or call 0131 458 0370 for more info!


Peak Park Conservation Volunteers

Throughout the year. Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential Projects in the beautiful Peak District National Park with the Peak Park Conservation Volunteers. For more information and dates: www.ppcv.wordpress.com/dofe




DATE     Start January, April, July & October


COST     2 wks: £795, 4 wks: £1395, 6 wks: £1795, 8 wks: £2195, 10 wks: £2495


Our conservation programme is based in the beautiful coastal region of Sainte Luce, surrounded by extremely rare & threatened fragments of littoral (coastal) forest. You will combine hands-on conservation fieldwork on endangered species incl lemurs, reptiles & amphibians, with community initiatives & environmental education.  The southern littoral forest in Sainte Luce is one of only three significant areas of this forest type remaining in Madagascar, having been reduced by over 90%. As the forest has both high biodiversity & a heavily reliant local population, the SEED Madagascar Conservation Research Programme works to integrate scientific research with community conservation to build knowledge & capacity for sustainable conservation efforts.  Currently research focuses on biodiversity, collecting data about species present, their distribution, density, behaviour & habitats. The data is then used to better manage forests, support the local community & protect the species concerned. Volunteers also run environmental education classes for local children. Find out more https://c-js.co.uk/2RVIInr or info@seedmadagascar.org




DATE     Start January, April, July & October


COST     4 wks: £1395, 6 wks:£1595, 8 wks: £1795, 10 wks: £1995


A Community Development expedition combines elements of conservation, construction, community work & education - but thatís not all it takes to run a charity in stunning south east Madagascar! That's why you'll join us in our offices in Fort Dauphin to gain crucial exp into the workings of a conservation & development NGO.  You'll be getting involved where it really matters, allowing you to make a real impact in one of the most overlooked regions of Madagascar. Your expedition day could incl building & repairing schools & latrines, making furniture for classrooms, delivering health & environmental education sessions, conducting conservation research, or writing blogs to tell our donors & supporters about the difference we're making together!  An expedition can be part of a gap year, provide a break from boring everyday life at home or prepare you for a new career in the development, education or conservation sectors! Find out more https://c-js.co.uk/2CaoIrY or info@seedmadagascar.org


Trees for Life

Our Conservation Weeks provide an opportunity for volunteers from around the world, to help protect Scotland's natural environment. You will spend a week in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, planting trees or carrying out other work help restore the ancient Caledonian Forest.

Find out more here


Volunteer 4 Africa

Non-profit organisation that provides volunteer opportunities throughout Africa for all budgets and interests.



Volunteer Latin America

We provide affordable and worthwhile volunteer programs throughout Central and South America, as well as opportunities to learn Spanish.

Email: info@volunteerlatinamerica.com  Web: www.volunteerlatinamerica.com/


Canal Camps offer a unique opportunity to volunteer & learn new skills, whilst helping restore some of the countryís best-loved waterways. We have 35 holidays on 16 sites, offering volunteers the chance to restore a lock on the Grantham Canal or build a bridge on the Wey & Arun Canal.

Find out more: Jenny Black, 01494 783453 ext 604  enquiries@wrg.org.uk or visit the website  www.wrg.org.uk


Rewild yourself in stunning locations across northern England and Scotland on our Wild Intrigue Expeditions. You will receive guided training in wildlife surveying techniques in situ, such as camera trapping, bat detecting, moth trapping and more, whilst immersed by some of Britain's most intriguing native species.



World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF UK)

WWOOF is a network of organic farms, gardens and smallholdings offering food and accommodation in exchange for your help.  It is a great way to get your hands dirty and learn new skills by working alongside others.  You organise where and when, children are welcome at some farms by arrangement. Further information: 

Web: www.wwoof.org.uk     International contacts: www.wwoof.net