Since 1971, we have sent more than 85,000 volunteers into the field to work with over a thousand scientists on projects all over the world.
There are many scientific research organisations and many environmental volunteering organisations out there, but Earthwatch is different, because we are a hybrid of both - we involve people as volunteers in scientific research.
Individuals join an expedition in the field that interests them, contributing both funds and hands-on support to the scientists conducting research. Being in the field often has a transformative effect on the volunteers, who return home inspired to lead change in their own communities.
We believe that by involving a diverse range of people in scientific research and education, they gain the knowledge, skills and motivation needed to take responsibility for the environment. Earthwatch not only engages people directly on an individual level, but also reaches out to their schools, workplaces, universities, research institutes, professional affiliations and community groups.
With more than 120 expeditions to choose from, get directly involved in conservation whilst having an experience of a lifetime.
Don't just take our word for it - hear what the volunteers have to say about their expedition experiences!