Youth Volunteer & Internship Programme

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WWF Volunteer in Madagascar, October 2006 - jumping the air above a dirt track, with mountains and forest in the distance.
© Julien Chupin

So. You want to save the planet?

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 Madagascar, Paraguay, Bolivia, Fiji, Greater Mekong.

To take part we'll make you jump through several hoops  - namely a torturous application form.

But if you get selected....

If you've got what it takes...

You are going to be in for the experience of a lifetime...

What you've already got...

  • 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
     

What you'll work on...

For example, you could find yourself working for such WWF Madagascar projects as:

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


BUT FIRST, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OPENINGS

Check our current Volunteer/Internship Openings before submitting an application

or maybe you are more interested in 'Virtual' Volunteering

AND IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER WITH WWF IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY, SEE HERE FOR LINKS TO THE WWF NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEB PAGES


More info on WWF's work...

Subscribe to WWF

Earth Hour Crowdfunding Project

WWF's 50 years of Conservation - Version Française

WWF's 50 years of conservation - Español

Volunteers in the field

Bhutan Central Africa
  • Communications, Cameroon:
    Tapang Ivo Tanku
Eastern & Southern Africa
  • Communications, Kenya:
    Virginia Kamau & John Barasa
Madagascar
  • Improved Livelihoods through solar-powered desalinization of ground water, SW Madagascar & Mahafaly Landscape, Beheloke: Enathe Hasabwamariya, Navarana Smith, Marlies Volckaert, Soaelina Aina, Gregg Smith, Israel Bionyi Nyoh
Paraguay
  • Communications:
    Karina Mansilla Manrique
  • REDD+ project: Fabianus Flierwort

Interns at WWF International

Global & Regional Policy
  • Hot House: Silvia Guzzini &
    Ingrid Beauquis
  • People & Conservation:
    Delphine Auzanneau

Virtual Volunteers in Communications

  • Digital Content:
    Rina Herzl, USA
    Susannah Shute,UK
    Katie Stoppiello, USA

    to help produce WWF success stories
     
  • Social Media:
    Norma Bisbal, China
    Cecilia LUI Wing Sze, Hong Kong
    Brian Philips, USA

    Viv Whitfield, USA
     
  • WWF Madagascar:
    Pierre Loty, Cameroon
    Bilyana Spasova, Bulgaria

  • Latin America/Caribbean:
    Meghan Green, USA

I met some incredible people I will never forget who inspired me to work harder and be a better conservationist. I have seen things and places and had experiences I'd only dreamed about, or I did not think possible. Ultimately it was a life changing experience and a big success.

Will, WWF Volunteer in India

Virtual Gifts

Virtual Gifts / ©: WWF

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