Conservation Working Holidays

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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. 

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Simple linage for general holidays is free for up to 50 words.  Standard linage (with the headers) is for holidays on specific dates and can include a description of up to 150 words at no cost. Any queries please contact us for more detail or advice:

Lundy Field Society

The Lundy Field Society sends at least 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.


Responsible Travel promotes a wide range of pre-screened conservation volunteering holidays where you help with either wildlife or habitat conservation. We offer around 100 holidays all around the world, working in the ‘field’ or in animal sanctuaries. A full list of the opportunities can be found here Contact details: or telephone 01273 823 700



DATE 4 schemes a year in January, April, July and October (2 - 8 weeks long)


COST Donation fees start from £795 for 2 weeks


If you’re passionate about the environment and want to help make impactful change in conservation, consider volunteering with SEED Madagascar! Come join our award-winning NGO and work alongside conservation experts on projects; from herpetofauna and lemur surveys, to palm tree conservation. Volunteers will be able to experience the wonders of Madagascar’s biodiversity, whilst contributing to sustainable change and having a positive impact on the local community and environment. Choose to join the team out in Madagascar for 2-8 weeks. All volunteers must be over 18 and complete an application form. Please contact or

Find out more about the SEED Madagascar Conservation Research Programme in this article written especially for CJS here


Volunteer Latin America

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

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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: 

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