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...

Still interested? Then click this way!

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 / ©: WWF / Sudhanshu Sarronwala
Yolanda Kakabadse, WWF International President, and Carmen Maria Araceli Monges, a 20-year-old conservation leader and forest engineering student from Paraguay, winner of 2014 WWF International President’s Award
© WWF / Sudhanshu Sarronwala

Volunteer/Interns in WWF Priority Programmes

Bhutan
  • Communications: Lise Pretorius
Cambodia
  • Communications: Chhorvida Khem
Eastern & Southern Africa
  • Communications, Kenya:
    Virginia Kamau
Madagascar
  • Manambolo-Tsiribihina Mangroves Landscape; Protecting Mangroves in Madagascar & Climate Change Adaptation: Prisca Abdoul, Valentin Hernoux, Prudence Ndabasanze, Andreas Nyffenegger, Fanomezana Rabakoarisoa, Mario Ray
WWF International
Global & Regional Policy
  • Hot House: Silvia Guzzini

Virtual Volunteers

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

    to help produce WWF success stories
     
  • Social Media:
    Maiju Laitanen, Finland
    Viv Whitfield, USA
WWF Madagascar
  • Communications:
    Pierre Loty, Cameroon
    Bilyana Spasova, Bulgaria

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Virtual Gifts

Virtual Gifts / ©: WWF

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