Volunteer in Triniadad
Experience the laid back lifestyle of Trinidad and do something rewarding by applying to volunteer and help local community and conservation projects. On our website you can find placements, apply and also contact charities, non profit organisations and international companies offering volunteer opportunities with animals and the envioronment.
Volunteer Programs in Triniadad
Guide to Volunteering in Trinidad
There is a need for people to help with rainforest and wildlife conservation efforts in Trinidad, this is a spectacular country with beautiful nature and there are various protected areas in the country. If you are looking for a unique experience where you can work alongside local people protecting the rainforest and helping biodiversity then these placements will appeal to you. One example organisation is the Asa Wright Nature Centre located in the spectacular Arima Valley, they recruit international participants around the year to help with tasks like looking after exotic birds, gardening, restoring trails, giving educational talks and keeping the local environment clean.
Another popular program is to help giant sea turtles. International and local organisations are working to research and help protect leatherback sea turtles and make sure they have safe locations to nest their eggs. Some projects are located on Trinidad's Matura Beach area which is a stunningly beautiful - you will get to live close to the ocean and white sandy beaches. Tasks can include day and night beach patrols, tagging turtles, monitoring the area, turtle countrys, beach cleans. If you have an interest in wildlife there are also placements available in the Manura jungle where you can learn about and help the local howler monkeys.
How to Apply
You can search projects or organisations and apply to volunteer in Trinidad today. Some organiations charge a sign up fee to participate, whilst others are free. Some placements are structured where you get:
- Airport pick-up and transfer to project
- All food and accommodation
- Training materials and science equipment
- Pre-departure support and services
- Comprehensive training necessary for research techniques
- 24-hour in-country support and a 24-hour emergency phone line
Eligibility & Requirements
To work as a volunteer in Trinidad no previous experience is required for general placements but you must be willing to work hard and want to make a difference. Usually organisations will require you to be aged 18+ but there are family projects available and specific trips for 16-17 year olds.