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

Reduce Plastic Pollution

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. The headlines are rife with ways to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans and solve the plastic waste issue at ground level.

Our marine life and coral reefs are being 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

Last year alone, our volunteers cleaned up 15 tonnes of litter in communities, off beaches and directly from the ocean. People are coming together to combat this issue and it’s time to play your part. Every little bit makes a difference in the reduction of plastic pollution.

Choose a Plastic Reduction Project

1-9 of 14 Projects

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
Volunteers scuba dive during our Shark Conservation Project in Fiji for high school students

From 13,145 AED

Volunteer Shark Conservation in Fiji for Teenagers
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Help protect endangered sharks, earn a diving qualification, and make new friends from all over the world

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A large lemur balancing on a pole in the rainforest spotted by volunteers during their rainforest conservation volunteering in Madagascar with Projects Abroad.

From 9,595 AED

Lemur Research and Protection in Madagascar
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Help protect the diverse, endemic species of lush Madagascan rainforests

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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
New-born turtles make their way to the ocean on a black sand beach after being released by a group of Conservation volunteers.

From 5,500 AED

Conservation Group Volunteer Trips to Mexico
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Live and work with a group in Mexico and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers work with sea turtles in Mexico on a project for teenagers

From 8,870 AED

Conservation Volunteer Work in Mexico for Teenagers
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Live and work with a group your age and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers go diving as part of our Conservation Project in Thailand for teens

From 11,520 AED

Diving & Marine Conservation in Thailand for Teenagers
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Volunteer and work alongside our staff while you learn to dive, observe coral, and plant mangroves

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Diving conservation work in Belize for groups

From 11,970 AED

Diving Conservation Work in Belize for Groups
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Dive through cobalt waters and do vital conservation work with a group to protect the breathtaking Belize Barrier Reef

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Want to know more about how we reduce plastic pollution?

Get in touch with our Projects Experts. They'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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