Why Volunteer Travel with ConservationVIP?

The extraordinary destinations, the unique activities, the like-minded people

Volunteer travel with Conservation Volunteers International Program offers a unique combination of destinations, activities, and people. See these magnificent places in glorious detail. Participate in volunteer activities that truly make a difference. Share your experience with other like-minded people. Our volunteer trips are transformative for our travelers and the destinations we help. Here are 6 reasons to travel with purpose:

Reason #1: Enjoy travel to Extraordinary Destinations

volunteers celebrate life in Machu PicchuOur remarkable destinations include sites with amazing landscapes, important cultural heritage sites and biological diversity. Volunteering while traveling gives you the chance to “go behind the scenes” that ordinary tourists see, to make deeper and more meaningful connections with the place and its people. You’ll be enriched by the cultural and social diversity of local people at your destination. You’ll surely treasure the inspiration you receive from your volunteer travel experience with ConservationVIP®.

Reason #2: Environmental Impact

We care for the environmentConscientious travelers consider the environmental impact of their traveling. When you travel with ConservationVIP, the challenge of arranging responsible travel fades away because our trips help the environment. Our volunteer projects contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Our volunteer trips engage in projects that support the U.N. goals of “Life on Land”, to “protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss” and “Life below Water”, “to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” See the difference already made by our volunteers.

Reason #3: A Sense of Accomplishment

Group VolunteeringWhether you are new to volunteer travel or a veteran volunteer, our volunteer trips can offer you a deep sense of achievement and satisfaction. Because our volunteer projects involve a variety of tasks, we can match the volunteers with the tasks that best suit them, so every person can contribute in a meaningful way. Through your efforts to help sustain some of the world’s most cherished landscapes and cultural heritage sites, you make a genuine and positive contribution that promotes environmental responsibility and sustainability, all while feeling good doing it!

Reason #4: Experienced Trip Leaders

Mark HardgroveConservationVIP® trip leaders have the experience, knowledge, and passion which combine to achieve the optimal impact on the conservation projects and on your volunteer experience. Our trip leaders are volunteers, so they understand the needs of volunteers. Identifying needs and interests, and working to meet those needs and satisfy your interests, while ensuring a safe and fun experience, is always on our radar. Our trip leaders are well organized outdoor enthusiasts committed to sustainability, safety, camaraderie, and project success.

“Kudos to leaders Susan and Mark for embracing each and every individual, for creating an energized group dynamic, and for tending to every detail.” (Elaine M.)

Reason #5: Group Volunteering – leave the arranging to us!

Group VolunteeringGroup volunteering allows you to focus on the destination and the travel experience.  We arrange your lodging, food, local transportation and activities. You can enjoy volunteering in a foreign country even if you are not fluent in the local language. We are committed to ensuring a cooperative and collaborative group where people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and interests come together so all your contributions will be appreciated and together we can make a difference that lasts.

Reason #6: Create Lasting Memories

We offer a welcoming and casual style of leading trips to special and very important destinations. We work hard to create an inclusive environment on each volunteer trip, and we aim to exceed expectations. Our volunteer travel groups include people with a wide range of ages and backgrounds, who share a common perspective of caring about the environment. This offers opportunities for unexpected and lasting connections. Many volunteers find themselves looking back on the spontaneous laughter, culturally-inspired food selections, and unique lodging experiences with fond memories that keep them smiling for years. In fact, many of our volunteers call for an encore and return to sign-up for a new destination!

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