Wetlands Conservation Volunteer/Internship Abroad with Village Volunteers
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
2 people are interested
Village Volunteers is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Seattle that helps students find meaningful volunteer or internship opportunities with one of our partner organizations in Kenya, Ghana, India or Nepal. We work closely with each student to provide a placement matches their academic and professional goals. Our partner NGOs are lead by talented and inspirational community leaders who are making a difference at the grassroots level and we invite international volunteers to join them in finding sustainable solutions to community challenges.
One of these special partner NGO's is the Kipsaina Crane and Wetland Conservation Group (KCWCG) located in Kenya. Founded in 1990 by local youths who registered as a Community-Based Organization (CBO) to raise awareness among communities in the Trans Nzoia District about the importance of conserving wetlands for both livelihoods and biodiversity, and to protect sites critical for the persistence of Grey Crowned Cranes.
KCWCG works with communities to:
-Prevent drainage of wetlands
-Prevent overharvesting of wetlands
Realizing that these goals could not be accomplished unless the socio-economic needs of the communities were addressed, KCWCG began to integrate wetland conservation with community development, focusing on problems affecting both wetland health and community well.
-Create Income-generating activities
-Educate you about environment
-Restoration of wetlands vegetation
Short or long term volunteer opportunities are available year round to be customized to your individual schedule.
We provide comprehensive preparation that includes an understanding of the culture and all considerations necessary for travel. The Village Volunteers international program is true immersion done safely and responsibly.
For more information and to apply, please visit Village Volunteers' website: https://villagevolunteers.org/country/kipsaina/
We'll work with your schedule.
5100 S Dawson StSeattle, WA 98118
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Education
- 1 week - 3 months
- Travel abroad, cultural awareness, willingness to adapt to a new environment