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Volunteer Abroad for College Students

Volunteer Abroad for College Students

Are you a college student looking to do something meaningful but affordable at the same time? Do you want to take a trip in which you will have the opportunity to explore a new country and culture while also having a positive impact there? RCDP might just have what you are searching for.

This organization offers the most affordable and amazing volunteer abroad programs for college students around the world. You can choose from 19 different beautiful countries across Asia, Africa, Central America, and South America to participate in one of different volunteering opportunities for college students. Regardless of your passion, budget, availability, and travel goals, RCDP has the perfect program for you.

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Benefits of Volunteer Abroad Conservation Projects

There are many noteworthy benefits of participating in one of RCDP’s exciting international volunteer conservation projects.

You will make a huge difference in the places you volunteer

By volunteering in environmental projects overseas, you will make a difference in some of the most devastated regions of the world that need your help to conserve their natural resources.

You will feel great amount of satisfaction and fulfillment

When you join RCDP’s conservation volunteer abroad program, you will feel a great amount of fulfillment and satisfaction for aiding in the conservation of natural ecosystems and the environment.

Your actions will help wildlife to flourish again

By participating in RCDP’s conservation volunteer abroad program, you will help preserve the environment and make it possible for wildlife to flourish once again for future generations to see.

You can experience the local culture

During the entire volunteer program, you will spend a lot of time with the local community members. You will live in a vibrant and multicultural world, so you can use your time with them to learn and immerse in their culture while you work as a volunteer.

You will develop deep relationships with wild animals

RCDP’s conservation volunteer abroad programs allow you to encounter and protect several species of wild animals which play a crucial role in balancing the environment. Over time, this will help you develop a deep relationship with these wild animals.

This is an opportunity to give back to Mother Nature

If you are a nature lover at heart, then you must know that nature is a priceless part of our heritage and it is our responsibility to protect it. Volunteering is a good starting point to save and protect the environment globally and locally.

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RCDP’s Best Affordable Volunteer Abroad Conservation Projects

RCDP has dozens of amazing, inexpensive and well-organized volunteer conservation abroad programs to choose from all over the world.

Environmental Conservation or Eco-Work In Nepal

As demand for firewood continues to increase in Nepal, the deterioration of the environment continues unabated with serious repercussions for both the people and wildlife.

Needless to say, environmental degradation is mostly caused by the overuse of natural resources for personal and industrial purposes. Due to this, Nepal is facing deadly pollution in the air, water, and soil with much of its wildlife driven to near extinction.

When you participate in the conservation volunteer abroad project in Nepal, you will provide assistance in nature conservation and help locals to halt deforestation. You will also prepare seedlings of different plant species and distribute them for free to local villagers.

Your roles and responsibilities will vary depending on your experience; but regardless of what you do, you will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the natural ecosystem and wild animals.

Skills required:

For the conservation volunteer abroad project in Nepal, volunteers may need to make physical efforts, so you should be in good health. Prior conservation experience is not compulsory. Volunteers need to be flexible, enthusiastic, patient and open-minded.

Galapagos Conservation Program In Ecuador

Made famous by the renowned biologist Charles Darwin, the scenic Galapagos Archipelago is a chain of islands that never had a native population and were never connected to other mainland.

For this reason alone, it is safe to assume that the whole Galapagos Archipelago has a very unique and thriving natural ecosystem upon which hundreds of plants and animals depend for their individual survival.

When you join this hands-on and highly impactful conservation volunteer abroad project in Ecuador, you will work in a conservation program to save the indigenous flora and fauna. The aim of this project is to introduce you to these unique amalgamation of islands and their ecosystem.

Furthermore, you will also get to stay in the heart of the captivating island of San Cristobal and learn the local conservation work in order to preserve various species.

Skills required:

Volunteers do not need any skills to take part in RCDP’s conservation volunteer abroad project in Ecuador. But you must be prepared to work in humid conditions. You may also have to deal with flies and other insects.

Additionally, you will have to do quite a lot of walking and heavy lifting, so you will need to be in good physical condition. Volunteers must also be open-minded and resourceful during the project.

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Turtle Conservation Project In Mexico

While Mexico is a very beautiful country to explore and vacation, the apparent status of Olive Ridley sea turtles is very critical due to the destruction and alteration of their natural nesting habitats.

Threats from commercial and recreational fisheries, along with an influx of marine debris, are making it difficult for turtles come and lay their eggs. As this progresses on, the population of sea turtles continues to decline at an alarming rate each year.

When you join this volunteer conservation abroad project in Mexico, you will be helping to conserve the natural habitats of several species of sea turtles residing in the beaches of Colima. Your much-needed help will bring positive results in rehabilitating the population of sea turtles.

Furthermore, this is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the stunning landscapes around you as you play your part in the conservation of sea turtles.

Skills required:

You do not need to be a student of marine biology or a biologist to take part in RCDP’s volunteer conservation abroad project in Mexico. Anyone wanting to participate in the conservation of turtles and enjoy the landscape is welcomed to volunteer.

Speaking Spanish is not a requirement to volunteer, but if you can speak and understand the language, you will be able to communicate better with the local staff and the children.

Conservation Program In South Africa

Do you want to gain a valuable experience by helping others to protect the natural environment in a beautiful and enthralling country in South Africa?

Participating in the volunteer conservation abroad project in South Africa is a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve the conditions of the natural environment while immersing yourself in a new country with its own unique culture and language.

This is your chance to play an active role in the conservation of nature and various endangered wildlife species. You will stay in Cape Town and carry out your volunteer duties in national parks in which you'll also get to enjoy the breathtaking natural landscapes and marine life.

In addition to that, you will raise awareness regarding the importance of conservation during your time in Cape Town as a volunteer.

Skills required:

You do not need any skills to participate in RCDP’s volunteer conservation abroad project in South Africa, but you must have a passion and dedication to work outdoors. You must also be comfortable working in teams and with children.

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Elephant Conservation Project In Thailand (Surin)

While Thailand is an exquisite country to visit and explore, it is plagued with elephant poaching. Many locals use domesticated elephants to earn their living by having these animals carry heavy loads and tourists on a daily basis.

However, as the elephants get old, they are either abandoned by their owners or sold to other merchants who rarely take good care of them.

When you join the conservation volunteer abroad project in Thailand, you will help to ensure that elephants are well taken care of by feeding them, cleaning their enclosures, and taking them for a gentle nature walk.

Though at times it will be challenging, this will be a highly rewarding experience. You will return home with a content heart and the satisfaction of having helped to protect Thailand's elephants during your adventure overseas.

Skills required:

No specific skills or qualifications are required to join RCDP’s conservation volunteer abroad project in Thailand. You should, however, have a passion to work for the elephants. Volunteers must also respect Thai customs and local people at all times.

Marine Conservation Project In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a top travel destination for many great reasons. This country is internationally renowned for its rich and thriving marine ecosystem, which is home to thousands of rare yet beautiful aquatic animals and plants.

However, Costa Rica suffers from a lot of natural degradation which threatens the marine life, forests, and beaches. When you join the conservation volunteer abroad project in Costa Rica, you will actively take part in marine conservation by working with the local staff.

As a volunteer for the conservation project in Costa Rica, you will help by providing care and protection to the marine life. Moreover, you will also learn about animals like turtles, pelicans, sharks, and crocodiles.

Skills required:

There are no qualifications or skills required to take part in RCDP’s conservation volunteer abroad project in Costa Rica. Volunteers should, nevertheless, be fit and ready to work outdoors and under hot and humid conditions.

If you don't understand Spanish, you can still volunteer; but volunteers with the ability to speak this language can interact more with the locals.

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Elephant Conservation Project In Sri Lanka

Do you want to help protect animals in a lush and green environment? If you do, the international volunteer conservation project in Sri Lanka is the right opportunity for you to work alongside elephant handlers. You will help to keep the elephants safe and healthy, especially the sick and the young ones, while also becoming immersed in a new culture and community.

This is a great learning experience! When you volunteer as an assistant for elephant handlers in Sri Lanka, you will get to take care of abandoned and sick elephants who are in need of special care and attention.

As an active volunteer in Sri Lanka, you will wash, clean, and feed elephants in an abundant environment where you will be surrounded by dense and verdant jungles and national parks.

Skills required:

You do not require any specific qualifications or experiences to join RCDP’s volunteer conservation project in Sri Lanka, but you must be fit and in good health. Furthermore, you should have love and compassion for animals, especially for the elephants.

You must also arrive with an open mind and with a passion to learn new things in a foreign setting.

Environmental Project In Costa Rica (San Jose)

Due to the growing environmental degradation and destruction of valuable natural ecosystems, the rich wildlife of Costa Rica is in critical condition. As a matter of fact, the conservation efforts taking place to stop this devastation are becoming fewer.

Fortunately, there are some local organizations which carry out conservation projects to raise awareness of such human activities and protect the bio-diversity with the much-needed help of volunteers like you.

When you join the volunteer conservation project in Costa Rica, you will plant trees, clean streams, create new educational trails, assist in new projects, and help raise funds and donations for the ongoing conservation projects. You will spend most of your time on foot, so be ready for that.

There is a lot that you can do to contribute to the conservation project. And furthermore, you can explore this country's natural beauty and warm hospitality during your free time.

Skills required:

There are no specific skills required to take part in RCDP’s volunteer conservation project in Costa Rica. You should, however, be physically fit, as the work can be very demanding.

If you understand Spanish, you'll be able to communicate with the locals and work more effectively. Nonetheless, knowledge of Spanish is not a must. You can also take Spanish classes while volunteering.

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Masai Cultural Conservation Project in Masailand, Kenya

The fascinating nomadic tribal culture of the Masai people live in communities with traditional houses and have no way of educating themselves and their children.

Because of the annual droughts and the lack of education, the tribe has faced countless misfortunes, such as hunger and disease. For this reason, youths from Masai tribes often leave their homeland for a better life in urban areas.

When you join the conservation volunteer abroad project in Masailand, you will teach English to Masai people and help them gain entrepreneurial skills for the development of the Masai tribe. Through these conservation projects, dedicated volunteers like you give these people a hope for a better life.

By teaching English to them, the Masai people will be able to speak with tourists and sell their home-made products directly. Plus, you can also learn how to make Masai crafts, beads, and ornaments while volunteering here.

Skills required:

You do not need any qualifications to join RCDP’s conservation volunteer abroad project in Masailand. If you have organizing skills, you’ll be able to provide support for the different ongoing programs. If you are fresh out of school or university, this is your chance to keep learning and to contribute greatly.

Other than the volunteer abroad conservation projects, RCDP has a number of other categories including volunteer work in social work, volunteer abroad for college students, volunteer abroad with animals, volunteer abroad with children, volunteer at orphanages abroad and even volunteer building projects abroad.

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