Bolivia Fiji Kenya Madagascar Paraguay Solomon Islands Worldwide
You're young and you've got a brain. Added to this, you've got a passion for the planet. All you need is the opportunity. WWF is running a global volunteer/internship programme for a select number of young people in such places as Bhutan, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cambodia, Vietnam, Kenya, Madagascar, Bolivia, Paraguay.
What work will be done?
During your placement, you will be integrated into a WWF team to work on conservation initiatives in line with the objectives of the project or programme you are engaged with. The WWF wants to provide you with an insight into the world of conservation work on the ground, in the field. This could be an assignment with a WWF project in an extremely rural and isolated community or it could be with a local WWF office combining visits to the field. Whatever the context, WWF hopes and believes that you will be inspired and motivated by what you see and what you do, and that you will carry this through the rest of your life.
For example, you could find yourself working in a local community on a WWF Madagascar project such as:
- Conservation of Toliara Coral Reef
- Water Resource Management for the Mahafaly Plateau
- Fandriana-Marolambo Forest Landscape Restoration
- Holistic Conservation Programme for Forests
What you'll learn...
- Gain an insight and awareness of conservation as WWF practices it
- Get an idea of the day-to-day reality & living standards of people in developing nations
- Increase your cross-cultural understanding
- Significantly improve your communication skills
- Enhance your teamwork skills
- Evolve your self-reliance skills
- Improve your innate adaptability
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
How to Qualify for the WWF Volunteer & Internship Programme
Currently, we are able to offer a placement to approximately 30-35 young people each year. While you are not required to be pursuing a career in conservation we are looking for young adults who have:
- A commitment to conservation
- An ability to adapt to changing situations
- An ability to work respectfully in cross-cultural situations
- An ability to take direction from supervisors
- The confidence to provide feedback to supervisors
- A collaborative approach to working with colleagues
- A capacity for ongoing learning
Participants undertake to cover their return airfare, visa and vaccination costs, as well as their food expenses during the assignment. These funds can be provided from personal sources or through fundraising efforts. Except for food, WWF will pay for all in-country support for participants as well as health insurance and repatriation assistance coverage.