Synopses & Reviews
Green Volunteers lists over 200 projects worldwide for those who want to experience active conservation work as a volunteer. Projects are in a variety of habitats and countries, lasting from one week to one year or more. Projects involve volunteer work in wildlife rehabilitation centers, national parks, and protected areas, and general conservation work with a variety of animal species. The guide has 3 indexes set up by geographical area, animal species, and project cost, all to help prospective volunteers choose their favorite conservation project. Almost all the projects are open to anyone without previous conservation experience, and most projects do not have language requirements.
Fabio Ausenda has masterfully prepared three volunteer guides to help those who wish to help others. Each book lists hundreds of organizations from all over the world. A summary of each organization is detailed with a description of each program, contact information, cost, duration, how to apply, and much more.
Whether your interests lie in environmental conservation, humanitarian aid, or archaeology, these books will provide you with an abundance of options. Volunteering opportunities of all kinds are included, including short-term volunteering (one to three weeks) and long term (one month, a year, or more). One will not find guides more definitive or informative.
With descriptions of programs, contact information, cost, duration, how to apply, and much more, this guide to voluntary work in nature delivers all information potential environmental volunteers need to know to get started.
About the Author
Fabio Ausenda earned a master's degree in natural resources from Cornell University, has worked for international conservation organizations, and managed a European environmental organization specializing in sending volunteers to developing countries.