Teaming up with many partners to accomplish our mission…
In each of our destinations, our partners include the local land managers who help us identify and plan projects and grant us access to the sites. We also work with key local partners for the many support services necessary to have a successful volunteer trip.
ConservationVIP® coordinates with Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INC) and the Servicio Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas por El Estato (SERNANP), the two Peruvian ministries responsible for Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
In the Scottish Highlands …
ConservationVIP works with Corporacion Nacional Forestal (CONAF), the Chilean agency responsible for managing the Park. We partner with the local nonprofit Agrupacion Medio Ambiental (AMA), when we are working on the hiking trails within the Park boundaries which cross land owned by AMA’s sponsor.
We also partner with Torres del Paine Legacy Fund, a travel philanthropy fund which works to enhance both the visitor experience and the long-term health of the park and its surrounding communities.
Conservation Volunteers International Program partners with the National Park Service to determine the volunteer project work which will most benefit the Park and to carry out the volunteer work. In Virgin Islands we also partner with Friends of the Virgin Islands.
Teaming with REI Adventures for the last 11 years enabled ConservationVIP to grow and expand because we were able to focus our small volunteer staff on the activities where we have real passion, organizing and managing volunteer activities in the world’s greatest landscapes and cultural sites. We were sad that they decided to exit the foreign travel market in March 2021, but we appreciate all the support they gave us. To read more details, see our FAQ page.