Do you organise projects?
No, we do not organise projects, we are exclusively an information source, probably the most complete, as far as conservation volunteering is concerned, thanks to our printed guidebook and to the constantly updated online Database.Questions about location, costs and duration.
Questions about age, experience and species.
Questions about membership, password and newsletter.
Questions for Organisations on how to list their projects.
Do you list projects in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, etc.?
You can find information about the location of the projects by looking at the “Project Summary” on the lower left part of this page and by clicking on “… and much more" at the bottom. By joining Green Volunteers you will have access to the projects listed in this Database (which is constantly updated with new projects) in your favourite locations.
I am on a low budget, do you list low-cost projects?
We do, Green Volunteers tries to select mainly low cost projects. Once you become a member (by registering online) you can search for projects according to the price range. There are many projects costing about 100$US per week (practically the cost for food and accommodation).
Do I have to pay for my flight?
Yes always! There are no projects, not even low-cost ones, which include the volunteer’s flight.
Do you list short-term projects?
Yes, there are projects lasting for a week or less. The Database allows you to search according to the duration of the projects.
Do you list long-term projects?Yes, you can find projects lasting for over 6 months, which generally are low cost or no cost. Again, you can find them with an advanced search, once you join the Database.
I am 17 (or less) years old, can I join the projects listed?
It depends on the projects: in general all the listed projects are open to anyone over 18. Many projects, however, authorise people less than 18, on an individual basis, with parent’s authorisation. You must therefore contact the projects you are interested to volunteer for, even if they say "minimum age 18", because they may accept you. Moreover, once you purchase the guide or access the database, you can join immediately a short-term project, but the applications process for a long-term project may take you much longer (a few months). So by the time you will be accepted you may have turned 18. Finally membership to the databse, if you buy the guide, does note expire, therefore you can use it as soon as you approach the proper age for admission.
I am an elderly person over 60 years old, can I join the projects listed?
In general the projects listed have no maximum age or, when they state one, it is simply because they must put a maximum age, without being too convinced about it. The real answer is that the maximum age depends on the work, comfort and remoteness conditions of the projects and from your health conditions. Each prospective volunteer is perfectly aware of his or her health conditions, and about his or her capacity to perform hard work or to live in a remote and unconfortable situation. So contact the project you are interested to volunteer for, tell them about your age, your limits and potentials, ask about the work, comnfort and remoteness conditions. Be honest about yourself and find out, with the project leaders, if you are suitable to work for a specific project.
I am a student in: ecology, sciences, conservation, wildlife biology or other related fields. Can I find a project that would allow me to gain experience for a thesis or research?
Of course, there are many projects, especially the long-term ones, that are keen to accept students in ecology/biology or related fields and give them a chance to gain experience for a thesis or reserch. At the bottom of the menu on the left side of this page (click on “…and much more”) you can find the list of species of the various projects included in the Green Volunteers Database.
I am biologist, ecologist, veterinarian, etc. Do you list projects where my skills/qualifications can be useful?
We obviously do, take a look at the previous question. You will have to make arrangements with the specific project listed in the Green Volunteers Database.
I am interested in marine mammals, African herbivores, sea turtles, snakes, frogs, bats, bears, wolves, etc. Do you list projects involving the species of my interest?Certainly! By clicking on “… and much more”, on the left menu, at the bottom of this page, you will be able to see how many projects involve the species you are interested in.
I have a password to access the old Green Volunteers Network Pages, issued before 2007, how can I obtain a password to access this Database?
Please click here: you will be able to enter your old password and then be able to choose a new one for this Database
How can I obtain the password to access the Database?
It’s very easy, you have to click on “Join Green Volunteers” in the left menu to obtain an unlimited access to the Green Volunteers Database, by ordering the Green Volunteers Guidebook. The cost for the Guide (including postage and access to the Database) is A$ 39.
I lost my password. How can I obtain a new one?
To retrieve your password you must click on “Forgot your password?” on the top of the left side of this page and follow the instructions.
Why should I join the e-mail newsletter?
By joining the Green Volunteers Database you are not automatically a member of our e-mail newsletter. The newsletter is how we inform you about new projects added to the Database and other opportunities (internships, occasional paid work) that are not normally listed in the Green Volunteers Database. We think that the Green Volunteers newsletter is very important for you to be constantly informed about new opportunities.
How can I join the e-mail newsletter?
You must be a member of the Green Volunteers Database. You will find the instructions in the left menu of the page once you LOGIN as a member.
How long does my membership last?
Membership to the Green Volunteers Database is in theory unlimited. We say in theory, because the Database is maintained by people (who are not immortal). Therefore the Database will be updated as long as there is someone to take care of it. Hopefully for at least the next 20 years.
How can I know when my membership expires?
Access to the Database does not expire.
I am a member of the e-mail newsletter and I have changed my e-mail address. How can I continue to receive the newsletter?
Please contact us (see“contacts”) and tell us your old e-mail address: we will give you the instructions on how to join with your new e-mail address.
I changed my e-mail address that was also my user ID to access the Green Volunteers Database – how can I change my user ID?Please contact us (see“contacts”) from your new e-mail address, and tell us your old UserID/e-mail address: we will issue a new password for your new e-mail address/User ID.
I am a Conservation Volunteering organisation and I have a project or projects where I accept/need volunteers, what shall I do to list my projects in the Green Volunteers Guide and Database?Please click on the link in the left menu: "For organisations: enter your project" you will find the answers and you will be able to immediately enter your projects.