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 Bhutan, Bolivia, Cameroon, Fiji, Greater Mekong, Madagascar, Paraguay.

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. Our assignments also include 'virtual' volunteering opportunities.


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


More info on WWF's work...

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Volunteer/Interns in WWF Priority Programmes

Bolivia
  • Global Forest & Trade Network: Emma Stapleton
Cambodia
  • Communications: Chhorvida Khem
Madagascar
  • Manambolo-Tsiribihina Landscape; Protecting Mangroves & Climate Change Adaptation: Prisca Abdoul, Valentin Hernoux, Mario Ray, Prudence Ndabasanze, Andreas Nyffenegger, Fanomezana Rabakoarisoa
     
  • Protection de la forêt tropicale et amélioration des moyens d’existence de la population locale dans le nord de Madagascar: Laura Angelstorf, Rindra Randriandimbimahazo, Andry Rakotondramary, Alexa Markel, Santatra Rakotondrasoa, Anthonio Randrianantenaina
Pacific
  • Communications, Fiji:
    Lucy Flatman
  • Sustainable Seafood Programme, Fiji: Ashley Crowther
Tigers Alive
  • Communications, Malaysia:
    Francesca Santoni
WWF International

Virtual Volunteers

WWF International
  • Digital Content:
    Rina Herzl, USA
    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
 / ©: 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

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Virtual Gifts

Virtual Gifts / ©: WWF

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