WWF Young Adult Volunteer & Internship Alumni
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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Volunteer opportunity in Madagascar's Northern Mozambique Channel with WWF Volunteer Internship Programme EXPLORE!
“EXPLORE!” offers you an adventure but also challenges along with. Stay focused, goal oriented, and ...
Green Initiatives for Mongolia through WWF's Volunteer & Internship Programme
My experience with WWF Mongolia has been really captivating. It definitely takes you away from your ...
Protecting Mangroves in Madagascar through WWF's Volunteer & Internship Programme EXPLORE!
My teammates and I were located in Madagascar on the WWF's Volunteer & Internship Programme ...
WWF Volunteer & Internship Programme 5 Month Communication Opportunity in Cambodia 2017
Experiencing a renown international organization’s work in a foreign country was an experience I'd ...
WWF Volunteer & Internship Programme EXPLORE! 4 Month Opportunity in Madagascar 2017
The Explore! Program was a life changing experience like no other. It brought me a new perspective ...
Big Contributions for WWF Bulgaria through WWF's Volunteer & Internship Programme
We’d appreciate the continuation of this initiative of WWF Volunteer & Internship Programme, as ...
Sustainable Development in Bolivia with WWF's Volunteer & Internship Programme
WWF's Volunteer and Internship programme gave me the opportunity to perform environmental campaigns ...
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A Participatory Approach to Conservation and Development
Volunteer Programme in Madagascar
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)
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!