If you are interested in experiences such as advocating on behalf of a region's wildlife or volunteering as an organic farmer, environmental volunteer positions may be the perfect way for you to dedicate your time.
Many of the countries that BaseCamp International Centers operates in, including Ecuador and Costa Rica, possess extremely bio-diverse and sensitive ecosystems. Environmental volunteering in one of BaseCamp's destinations entails preserving the regions, while being exposed to unique and beautiful terrain.
While many environmental volunteer opportunities involve working outdoors with wildlife and in national parks, there is a great variety of options available. For instance, a volunteer may choose to work in research or in the administration department of an environmental organization.
Although a few of these positions require that the environmental volunteer has appropriate training, such as having qualifications as a biologist, there are environmental volunteer placements available to volunteers of all backgrounds and skills.
An steady increase in tourism in BaseCamp's volunteer destinations has lead to a increased need for environmental volunteering in all areas especially conservation projects that focus on protecting endangered animals and preserving the environment.