Job opportunities

The Future For Nature Academy is full of enthusiastic people with a passion for nature conservation. At the same time there are many conservationists and nature oriented organizations that could use some help in finding the right people. This webpage is here to link both worlds closer together and create a platform for volunteering opportunities and (part-time) jobs in conservation.

Do you wish to share a conservation-related vacancy or opportunity? Please send the information (job details, deadline, timeframe, location, what you are looking for, etc.) and a characteristic picture/logo or your organization/initiative to and we can post it online as soon as possible.

Adviseur Ecologie

This vacancy is for Dutch speakers only

Wij zoeken een adviseur ecologie met als specialisatie Wet natuurbescherming en Verordening ruimte. Bij Ecoresult B.V. draag je binnen ons team wet- en regelgeving bij aan behoud en ontwikkeling van beschermde natuur in Nederland.

PhD: Consequences of the megaherbivore poaching crisis for ecosystem functioning

4-year PhD Position at the Department of Wildlife, Fish & Environmental studies, Umeå, Sweden.

In twenty years’ time the world may have lost its last free-ranging white rhinos due to a rampant poaching crisis. The consequences of losing these megagrazers are poorly understood. Ironically, research on extinct Pleistocene megaherbivores is booming and suggests that their extinction caused major changes in ecosystem structure and functioning, including potential earth system-level consequences. In this project we will investigate the consequences of losing the world’s last extant megagrazers for the functioning of African savannas, with a specific emphasis on climate-vegetation feedbacks and biodiversity. We will combine empirical field studies in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP), South Africa, with earth system modeling to develop a novel understanding of climate mitigation services delivered by severely threatened African megafauna. The project is part of the larger HOTSPOT program that looks at white rhino ecology and management in HiP and the successful candidate will be part of a broad team including a postdoc (Dr. Liza le Roux), MSc students, a white rhino monitor and field technician. The project collaborates with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (Dr. Dave Druce), Nelson Mandela University (Prof. Graham Kerley), Utrecht University (Dr. Mariska te Beest) and University of Edinburgh (Dr. Cecile Menard).

Onderzoeker Entomologie

This vacancy is for Dutch speakers only

Wetenschappelijke kennis van biologie toepassen in de praktijk, lijkt jou dat wat? Koppert Biological Systems is de internationale marktleider op het gebied van biologische gewasbescherming. Met circa 1200 medewerkers zetten wij ons dagelijks in voor duurzame land- en tuinbouw. Om ons onderzoekersteam te versterken zijn we op zoek naar een

Onderzoeker Entomologie

40 uur per week, Berkel en Rodenrijs, omgeving Rotterdam

Researcher Insect Nutrition

If you want to contribute to a cleaner planet by developing biological solutions, you may be interested in this position of Researcher Insect Nutrition. For the department R&D Entomology we are looking for a

Researcher Insect Nutrition

40 hours per week, Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rotterdam area.

GIS Manager – NMMU George Based in Saasveld


Addo Elephant National Park


This Position is a fixed term contract up to 31 March 2021, renewable upon mutual agreement and further funding. Remuneration is on C3 Paterson salary scale: R 19 470.62.  Total Cost to Company.


  • Degree/Diploma in Geographic Information Science OR relevant formal GIS training completed at minimum NQF Level 6
  • 5 Year working knowledge of Desktop GIS software in the ERSI ArcGIS suite e.g. Arcview Advanced, Spatial Analyst-ESRI courses completed
  • 5 Year working knowledge of GIS Mobile and GPS Software (ArcPad, ArcGIS Mobile and ArcGIS for Collector)
  • 1 Year working experience with ArcGIS Server / ArcGIS Online applications -ESRI courses completed
  • Fully computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages such as Word, Excel, Access and Power Point
  • Be in possession of a valid code EB drivers’ licence

Seasonal Forestry Technician

Start date: April 2 – May 21, 2018

End date:  August 11, 2018 and flexible depending on employee needs with possible extension for those with completed degrees depending on company work load.

Shultz Forest Management and Consulting LLC is seeking applicants to fill a full time (40hrs/week) Seasonal Forestry Technician position. The primary focus of this position is to aid in forest management of private and public lands and forest restoration through timber stand improvement and invasive plant control.

Typical duties include herbicide application, timber inventories, tree regeneration and invasive plant surveys, selecting and marking timber for sale, GPS mapping, and other duties as assigned. The position may include some overnight travel for which employee will be compensated.

Marine Biologist/Zoological Field Assistant – Antarctica


The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has a vacancy for a marine biologist/zoological field assistant to work at the applied fisheries research laboratory at King Edward Point (KEP) on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. The successful candidate will assist with the laboratory and field-based research programme undertaken by BAS on behalf of the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) (

Living Seas Volunteer Opportunities at CBMWC

Application Deadline: 23:59pm on Sunday 14th January 2018
The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join our Living Seas Volunteer Team for the 2018 field season (12th March – 5thNovember 2018). Volunteers will assist with the Living Seas research and community engagement work.

Volunteering for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) at CBMWC is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a positive contribution to marine conservation, meet new people who share your interests and experience Wal
es’ amazing marine life. You will learn about the species and habitats in Cardigan Bay, gain vital experience in field work, research methods, community engagement and much more.

The positions available for 2018 include:

If you have any questions please email or call 01545 560224.

Vrijwilliger bij ZooParc Overloon

********** This vacancy is for Dutch speakers only **********

Aanmelding Deadline: 25 november 2017 voor de informatiebijeenkomst

ZooParc Overloon is op zoek naar enthousiaste vrijwilligers die het leuk vinden om samen met een gedreven team van vrijwillige gidsen van Stichting Wildlife verschillende rondleidingen, kinderfeestjes en themadagen in het park te organiseren.

Engagement and Outreach Officer – Youth for Wildlife Conservation

Application Deadline: 15th December 2017

Youth for Wildlife Conservation (Y4WC) is a global organization that
facilitates an international network of early-career conservationists brought
together by our love for wildlife and our strong commitment to its protection
and conservation. We believe that youth (aged 18-30) worldwide play a major
role in wildlife conservation efforts by engaging their community in wildlife
conservation efforts and leading innovative conservation projects.

The Engagement and Outreach Officer will take on a leading role within the Communications Committee to ensure that all Y4WC resources are fully extended to the existing global online network. Working alongside other committees, the officer will lead initiatives to increase Y4WC’s reach and visibility, including to marginalized and indigenous youth. The officer will play a crucial role in the maintenance of Y4WC online platforms (website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), ensuring they are coherent and up-to-date.

Volunteering & Internships at Sealcentre Pieterburen

Application Deadline: Unknown

The Sealcentre is looking for some hardworking volunteers/interns for the Seal Care department in the upcoming Winter period, from the beginning of January till aprox the end of March 2018. They are looking for those persons with a desire to assist our experienced seal nurses with the day to day care and rehabilitation of the sick/injured seals patients they could have.

Coral Reef Restoration

Application Deadline: Unknown

Are you passionate about conservation? Do you have a few days, weeks or months to spare? Do you like the ocean, corals, dolphins and fish? If you answered YES on all these questions, we would love to hear from you!
REEFolution needs volunteers to help with the coral reef restoration project in Shimoni, Kenya. More information can be found on the following flyer:

To keep the project going (and thus the coral growing) they do ask volunteers a fee for their accommodation and diving. Still interested? Send the REEFolution foundation a message to : or take a look at for more information about the foundation.