Ecotourism and Conservation in Asia
Ecotourism and Conservation Volunteer Work in Thailand, Laos and Nepal
Conservation, ecotourism and community development go best together. Get a Free Volunteer Week as an Eco Volunteer. Affordable volunteering with Openmind Projects.
Help local communities. Wildlife is endangered, some already gone, and the environment exploited. Tour operators bring tourists to attractive places but keep the income, leaving little money to the local community. As a volunteer you can help local people to benefit more from eco-tourism, conservation and wildlife protection.
An ecotourism volunteer works to help the community protect nature and encourage conservation!
In 2013, Openmind Projects won an international volunteer campaign, the ‘Little Big Project’ run by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). We won with our Marine Conservation Project in South Thailand. We donated the prize money, 5000 USD, to giant leatherback turtle research.
Ecotourism and Conservation Volunteer Work
Volunteer opportunities in Community Projects and National Parks in Thailand, Laos and Nepal
Depending on your skills, you can volunteer to help develop community-based eco-tourism and raise environmental awareness in the communities, about conservation and wildlife protection. Volunteers build trails and help the local community improve tourist services such as accommodation, trekking, guide and host family services.
Teaching English is always important since successful community based eco-tourism depends on some in the community speaking English!
Some volunteers design ecotourism information, brochures, and websites in English.
Qualified volunteers do research, help save coral reefs and marine life or participate in wildlife surveys.
Creative volunteers may help develop handicraft and village products with local people for sale to tourists.