Conservation Volunteering Abroad

Venture Within conservation projects protect endangered wildlife overseas. This also includes engaging in reforestation and recycling programs. You will take part in daily activities that educate both you and local communities on the importance of wildlife conservation and environmental care.

In Costa Rica, we work with biologists and researchers at Verdiazul, the local non-profit sea turtle conservation project. We care for sea turtles and assist in coastal reforestation.

In Thailand, you will give the elephants river baths, prepare food, and enjoy the companionship of these incredibly intelligent creatures.

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The leatherback sea turtle is the largest of the sea turtle species!

Ready for her first big swim!

Sea Turtle Conservation Costa Rica​

Sea turtles desperately need our help. Today, all seven sea turtle species are considered endangered or threatened. This is due to climate changes in their habitat, pollution in the ocean and on the beach, poachers, and other natural predators such as dogs, crabs and sea birds. Ensuring that sea turtles are able to nest safely on these beaches, and that their sea turtle eggs hatch, will increase their chances of surviving to adulthood and increasing population numbers.

  • ​​Work with local, non-profit, sea turtle conservation projects in coastal areas of Costa Rica
  • Engage in nightly beach patrols
  • Rescue sea turtle eggs and relocate them to a safe hatchery​
  • Repair and maintain the hatchery
  • Ensure safe release of baby sea turtles when they hatch to the sea
  • Weed and plant mango trees, mangrove trees, and other important plant life for the sea turtles’ habitat.

Elephant Conservation Thailand

Our work with elephant conservation in Thailand helps locals and tourists understand these are creatures to be treasured. We help the elephant owners, called Mahouts, create an alternative, humane and sustainable way to make a living with their elephants through educational tourism.

We work with a small group of elephants who have been rescued from destructive tourism. We work daily with the Mahouts to learn about Thai culture, the Mahouts and their elephants. You will harvest sugar cane and prepare cucumbers, watermelon and other foods to feed the elephants. This is a lot of work, as elephants eat for 12 – 18 hours and up to 600 pounds of food per day! We clean their shelters, walk with them daily, and bathe them in the nearby river.

Ready for a hands-on experience protecting incredible wild life?

Baby elephants just love a cold drink of water on a hot day in the jungle!