A group of volunteers participating in a beach clean up in Fiji, South Pacific.

What can we do to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean?

Plastic pollution has become a huge buzz word over the last few years. With over 8 million tonnes of plastic ending up in our oceans every year, this comes as no surprise.

Our marine life and coral reefs are threatened, many of which end up dying due to suffocation and ingestion of plastic. This loss of marine life causes a ripple effect that disrupts fishing, food supply, tourism, and the entire marine ecosystem.

You can join us in the fight against plastic pollution through practical and awareness work in countries around the world.

As a volunteer, you can assist with the following:

  • Awareness campaigns to reduce single-use plastic consumption and encourage recycling
  • Beach and community clean-ups
  • Salvage dives

People are coming together to combat this issue and it’s time to play your part. Every little bit makes a difference.

So, if you’re eager to get involved in a practical way to save our oceans in 2019, then take a look at some of our best Conservation volunteer abroad programmes:

Protect the Belize Barrier Reef
Do conservation work along the coast of Thailand
Focus on shark conservation in Fiji


Group of volunteers cleaning up plastic from a beach in Fiji

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A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From 9,595 AED

Diving & Coral Reef Protection in Thailand
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Live and work in Thailand, and become part of our efforts to protect marine life and the environment

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.

From 12,565 AED

Shark Conservation Volunteering in Fiji
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Dive in the stunning waters of the South Pacific and play a vital role in shark conservation efforts

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
This image depicts a Projects Abroad volunteer photographing a shark during their marine conservation work in Belize.

From 10,345 AED

Barrier Reef Conservation in Belize
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Get a PADI diving certification and work with conservationists to protect marine life in the Belize Barrier Reef

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week

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