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WWF Young Adult Volunteer & Internship Alumni

Raise awareness about what you know and what you've learnt as a WWF Young Adult Volunteer & Intern.
There is a massive number of people out there who would love and be honored to take part of the WWF volunteer & intern Programme. As a young adult WWF volunteer or intern you're going to come back with a wealth of experience and it’s your duty to pass that on. Encourage other people by posting your experiences, insights and thoughts on the environment of the communities which you have lived and visited. What the reality is of working with a real-life lives-matter conservation project.

Your experiences. Your thoughts. Your insights. Your creativity.


Now that you are a “conservation champion”, we believe you will continue to contribute to WWF’s mission throughout your lives in your different spheres of influence! Your stories on the WWF website and your presentations to a wide variety of audiences serves to profile WWF’s programmes, and are a key tool for attracting and inspiring youth audiences while raising conservation awareness.

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WWF Volunteer & Internship Alumni Blog

Listed below on our WWF Volunteer & Intern Blog are diaries, stories and news from volunteers out there on the ground and from our alumni.

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Talya Pillard was selected through the WWF's Volunteer & Internship Programme in 2017 for an assignment with WWF Madagascar for 4 months. Her video gives a good insight of what WWF volunteers are expected to do in the field in close collaboration with local communities using their know-how.

Testimonial Tahina (Madagascar, Aug-Dec 2016)

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	© Tahina Rasolofoniaina
Don’t wait the perfect moment or opportunity to make a difference when you can, as the saying goes: “work at every moment whenever it is time or not”.
When I enrolled in the Explore program, I was searching for opportunities to enter the realm of work. I had accumulated knowledge on the protection of the environment but I had a limited experience on it. So I expected to learn the hows and whens and whys of the work on the environment, and I did learn. However, there was more behind what I got there: I was investing in the lives of others who interacted with me.
Such story happened to us Julia, Cyril and me Tahina at Masoarivo. We lived their lives: we travelled half a day to reach villages by walking between the mangroves trees or sailing along the channel. We had very limited variety of food, but everything we ate were so tasty, especially fish, be it fresh, dried or smoked! And we learned to cook local snacks like “bonbon coco”. On the other hand, we shared with the community environmental issues such as scattered plastic waste, tree cutting, etc. We also spent a lot of time with the Secondary School (CEG – Collège d’Enseignement Général), and my favorite moment was with the students trying to create a vegetable garden thanks to the idea of bringing seeds of different kinds. It was the beginning of an adventure in the lives of these students.
For you, WWF explorer to be, know that you have something useful and necessary to be shared. And this is an input few expert have: THE TIME. You have 3 to 6 months to spend with communities to learn from them and share with them the best of you that can help them improve their lives and make the most of it!  .  Finally, I wish that all WWF explorers in the past, present and future can be proud of their actions. A lot has been achieved but a lot remains to be done!
 

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