WYSE Travel Confederation members International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) and World Nomads have teamed up to offer a Wildlife & Conservation Volunteer Abroad Scholarship for travellers who are passionate about supporting the protection of fragile ecosystems and species abroad. Global Travel Academy is also a partner in the project.
The recipient of the scholarship will gain a sponsored international volunteer trip to join an IVHQ wildlife or conservation volunteer project in one of 20 destinations. This could see them providing hands-up on support to wildlife conservation efforts in Victoria Falls, living and volunteering in the Amazon jungle, or engaging in night patrols to support the protection of endangered sea turtles in Bali, Costa Rica or Guatemala. With conservation volunteer opportunities available in destinations like Bali, Costa Rica, Hawaii and Portugal, the scholarship is inspiring travellers to rethink the traditional beach-style holiday and consider how to add meaning to their travel.
The Wildlife & Conservation Volunteer Abroad Scholarship is open to anyone with a passion for conservation and scholarship applicants are invited to select the IVHQ project that they would like to join for 2 weeks. A selection of applications will be shortlisted and the finalists will be published on International Volunteer HQ’s website. The wider community will then be engaged to help select the ultimate scholarship recipient.
The recipient of the scholarship will have the opportunity to experience and contribute to an IVHQ volunteer project for two weeks in the destination of their choice. They will also be awarded $1000 AUD to contribute towards flights as well as a 2-week travel insurance policy from World Nomads. To ensure they stay safe, responsible and valuable while abroad, the recipient will also receive complimentary access to the Certificate in International Volunteering online course from Global Travel Academy.
The scholarship entry period closes on Sunday the 13th of September, 2017 (PST).
Source: International Volunteer HQ press release