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7 Environmental Volunteers you Can Do in 2023

If Your Desire is to Help Solve the Current Climate and Environmental Crisis, we Present you 7 Environmental Volunteers in Which you can Participate in this 2023

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LatinAmerican Post | Julieta Gutiérrez

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It is no secret to anyone that the climate emergency ceased to be a problem of the future to become a great crisis that we are all seeing in the present. And it is that the degradation of the biodiversity of the ecosystems, the alterations of the biological cycles and the excessive consumption of plastic that, according to the UN, 931 million tons of plastic garbage end up in landfills, have raised the alarms of several organizations and activist groups from different parts of the planet.

For this reason, it is no coincidence that there are more and more projects that seek to restore and care for the environment. These actions can bring great benefits that will not only favor your relationship with nature, but will also bring positive impacts on our common home and the other beings that inhabit it. These are some benefits that environmental volunteering brings:

  • Carrying out or participating as a volunteer in an environmental project helps preserve an environment that in the short or long term will benefit us all.
  • Being an environmental volunteer will bring you learning and knowledge about ecological processes.
  • You can share what you learn with other people and carry out educational campaigns on topics such as the importance of recycling, respecting animals and caring for water.
  • You will be able to meet other individuals who have your same interests, from whom you can learn to continue creating initiatives that contribute to the care and restoration of the planet in your community.

Now that you know the main benefits that environmental volunteering brings, we share 7 ecological projects in which you can participate and the websites where you can register for 2023:

1. Gaia Sanctuary in Spain

If you are a person who loves animals and prefers vegetarian or vegan diets, this volunteering is for you. The Gaia Sanctuary is a loving space where you can live with animals rescued from a slaughterhouse or any other type of abuse.

This volunteering is available throughout the year, in which you can have a minimum stay of 1 month and a maximum of 3 months. Some tasks to be performed are:

  • Take care for sick animals
  • Feed the animals
  • Assist with facility maintenance and cleaning

The cost for each monthly payment is 50 euros, which are used to help pay the general expenses of the Sanctuary. If you want to be part of this volunteering, you can enter here. https://n9.cl/krd5i

2. Volunteer World – Marine Protection and Conservation

Are you passionate about the world of conservation and marine science? Would you like to take scuba training to the next level? Well, with this volunteering, you can become a professional diver. In addition, you will be able to learn about marine science, at the same time that you would help monitor the health of the ocean, by studying the reefs of Costa Rica.

You just have to be over 18 years old, have a basic level of English and have availability from 4 to 10 weeks, depending on your preference. If you want to be part of this incredible volunteering, you can apply here. In addition to the aforementioned volunteering, you will find hundreds of alternatives in other countries and in the care of different ecosystems or animals.

3. Volunteering – House of the Protector Marcahuasi

This is an environmental project based on responsible tourism, which will undoubtedly help you find peace and harmony with nature and the universe. This magical place, located 4 hours from Lima, Peru, is run by a family of 3 members, who with a lot of love receive volunteers and visitors so that they can enjoy 5 days of pure water, the song of the birds, the majestic mountains of the Andes and the fresh air.

The main tasks to be carried out are: cooking, cleaning the site, participating in the bio-construction and producing food. If you want to participate, you can sign up on their welcome form. https://n9.cl/l9cpyb

4. Volunteering – SEO/BirdLife

Are you passionate about birds and nature? If the answer is yes, this volunteering is for you. With this Spanish NGO you will be able to participate in volunteering, protecting the birds of the sector, you will help to build environmental education, and you could participate in citizen science programs; that will help to optimize the conservation of species and natural spaces. For more information, click here. https://seo.org/volunteering/

5. Volunteering in the Galápagos Islands

In this ecological project, you will be able to support the work of environmental experts in the Galápagos National Park. In addition, you will help to protect and preserve plants and animals that do not exist anywhere else in the world. A very important task, right? You only need to be over 16 years of age and have a minimum of 1 week of availability. Join this wonderful volunteering in Ecuador, entering here. https://n9.cl/esjg2

6. Volunteering with sea turtles in Mexico

Here, you'll work hand-in-hand with environmentalists at an eco-center, located on a lagoon and black-sand beach. Also, turtles are endangered animals. So, this project will need all your help to lay the eggs in protected areas and release the hatchlings into the sea. If you want to be part of this magnificent volunteering, you can enter the following link to find out the cost and requirements. https://n9.cl/qhsas

7. Park ranger volunteering

This is an environmental project located in Colombia, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Here, any citizen or foreigner can volunteer, since the park ranger service transcends borders, regions, cultures and ethnic groups. So if you want to be part of this volunteering and contribute your knowledge, you must have a minimum availability of one month and a maximum of six months. Don't miss this opportunity to help preserve the ecosystems that represent this nation. For more information, you can visit their official website. https://n9.cl/za7i8