Volunteering with one of these conservation projects or international charities could be a rewarding, even life-changing, experience. Plus tips on earning cash while you travel
The Crees ecotourism project works in the Peruvian Amazon to restore biodiversity to land damaged by farming. It has more than 650 hectares under protection through replanting and working with communities on sustainable farming, but has bigger ambitions. The work is funded through paying guests and a volunteer programme. Volunteers monitor wildlife by day and night, and help in community vegetable gardens. Expect communal dinners, with a chance to practise your Spanishover a beer. Dry season (April-October) is popular, but the programme runs year round.
• From $1,800 for two weeks, including accommodation, food and transfers, crees-manu.org