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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Email details of your conservation holidays for inclusion to

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.


Summer Volunteer along with Project Manager opportunities

We are now recruiting for all programmes in 2022, with the first beginning in May. All dates will be subject to local and national Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures.

Where: Western Highlands of Scotland

Cost: As we are a charity, we encourage our volunteers to fundraise to take part in this programme. We will cover your food, accommodation, transport, and project and safety equipment from your arrival until the end of your programme. Our minimum fundraising targets vary depending on the programme you wish to go on, please check out our website to find out more.

With: Raleigh International 

Re:Green is an opportunity to take part in an immersive 3, 5 or 6 week programme in the Western Highlands of Scotland. You will lead our teams of young volunteers on a conservation and/or youth leadership trek project, or ensure the safe completion of these projects from our remote office with the support of Raleigh International’s UK staff.

This is your chance to get out and take urgent action to drive the green recovery and address the climate emergency. You will also get to work with and for young people, helping to develop both their skills and your own in a challenging, exciting remote location in the UK.

Visit our website here to apply and speak with one of our lovely and experienced team if you have any questions.

Our goal is to create a national movement of young people, partner organisations and communities united in taking action towards a greener and fairer society. To achieve this, we require the support of Volunteer Managers aged 25-75 in a number of positions. Your role will be key to mobilising young people (aged 18-24) whilst developing your own goals and growing your knowledge of sustainable development. See:



DATE 4 schemes a year in January, April, July and October (10 weeks long)


COST Donation fees start from £795 for 2 weeks


An exciting opportunity to volunteer with an award-winning NGO, working alongside conservation experts on a variety of cutting-edge projects. 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 our team for 2-10 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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