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.

Ecologist/ Assistant Ecologist


Bakerwell Limited are looking for an ecologist/assistant ecologist to join our team of consultants at our Kent and Sussex offices. The ideal candidate/s will have a degree in ecology, be a member of CIEEM, hold protected species licence/s and have experience of habitat and field surveys and the production of professional reports. Applicants should have their own vehicle and be prepared to travel.

To apply contact

(Freelance) Project manager St. Eustatius

Period: Temporary assignment
Location: St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean
Project description: Onsite project management of reforestation project

Do you have several years of experience within the field of environmental project management? Do you have strong social skills, not afraid to get your hands dirty, and are you at your best when working in new environments? If you feel intrigued by the challenge of managing and guiding an extensive reforestation project in the Caribbean, then please continue to read.

For a reforestation project on St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean, we are looking for an onsite project manager. Experience in the environmental management sector is essential to this role, along with excellent communication, influencing and facilitation skills as well as engaging with (senior) stakeholders. If this sounds like you then this could be the role for you!

Programma Manager Stichting Chimbo – Guinee Bissau

This vacancy is for Dutch speakers only

De programmamanager vertegenwoordigt de Stichting Chimbo in Guinee Bissau met name in de Boé. Hij of zij coördineert alle programma activiteiten; stuurt lokale medewerkers aan en faciliteert het werk van internationale vrijwilligers, onderzoekers en studenten.

Science Research Assistant

BirdLife International

Closing date: Sunday, 2nd September 2018

Science Research Assistant

  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Full time: 35 hours per week
  • Duration: 1 year fixed-term contract
  • Salary: £18,000 – £22,000 pro rata per annum (dependent on skills and experience), plus competitive 12% pension benefit
  • Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days

BirdLife International is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to support its scientific work on mitigating the impacts of energy infrastructure on wildlife. The position will be based at BirdLife’s global headquarters in the David Attenborough Building, Cambridge, England.

Research Assistant

Marine Laboratory, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Sanibel, Florida
Deadline: 01/10/2018
Job Type: Paid permanent

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed ( The SCCF Marine Laboratory is a member of NAML/SAML and the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and has 6 resident staff, two of whom are Ph.D. Research Scientists. SCCF is a drug-free workplace and the successful applicant will be drug tested within 2 weeks of starting the position.

Education Specialist


We are currently hiring (1) Education Specialist with shifts scheduled either Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday. These staff members will focus on supporting the various K-12 and youth programs at Aquarium of the Bay and the Sea Lion Center, as well as supporting the daily operations at both sites. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Education and Outreach and Education Manager for School, Youth, and Community Programs, the Education Specialists are responsible for ensuring the best possible guest engagement and student/youth experiences. This includes acting as an Interpretive Naturalist and Teacher, as well as providing leadership and support to the Naturalist team during supervisor shifts.

Vrijwilliger bij ZooParc Overloon

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

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.

Volunteering & Internships at Sealcentre Pieterburen

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.