Volunteering Abroad with Frontier

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Basic Information

Address: Irvine Towers, 18100 Von Karman Avenue , Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A.
Phone Number: 949 705 4492
Director: Eibleis Fanning

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Volunteering Abroad with Frontier
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Additional Information

Causes Served: conservation, community development, teaching, internships
Ages for Volunteer: 16-60
Languages used as a Medium: English
Experience Required:

No experience required except on medical projects or some internships.

Programs Open To: Open to everyone
Application Process:

Apply on our site here

One of our volunteer advisers will then call you back to answer any questions

Visa Requirements:

Varies between countries

Program Highlights:


Mission Statement:

To conserve the world's most endangered wildlife and threatened habitats and to build sustainable livelihoods for marginalised and under resourced communities in the world's poorest countries. To create solutions that are apolitical, forward-thinking, community-driven, and innovative and which take into consideration the long-term needs of low income communities.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our Guiding Principles

  • Our partners' and our volunteers' needs and interests always come first. We measure our success in terms of volunteer and partner satisfaction.
  • Our asset is our reputation. We are dedicated to complying fully with the laws, rules, and ethical principles that govern us. Our continued success depends on upon unswerving adherence to the highest standards.
  • We take great pride in the professional quality of our work. We are determined to achieve excellence in everything we undertake. Though we may be involved in a wide variety of projects we would, if it came to a choice, rather be best than biggest.
  • We encourage creativity, enterprise and imagination in all our ventures. While recognising that the traditional method may still be the best way, we constantly strive to find improved solutions to our partners' and volunteer's expectations and challenges. We pride ourselves on having pioneered many of the methodologies, practices and techniques that have now been adopted as standard across our sector.
  • We make an unusual effort to identify and recruit the very best person for every role. In an ethics-driven business we know that without the best people, we cannot do the most meaningful work.
  • We offer our people the opportunity to move ahead more rapidly than is possible at most other businesses. Frontier is a recognised as offering an important spring board to a career in one of the world's most prestigious conservation and development organisations and we promote skills development and merit-based advancement for all of our staff.
  • We urge teamwork in everything that we do. While individual creativity is always encouraged, we believe that team effort often produces the best results.
  • The dedication of the Frontier staff team and the exceptional effort they bring to their work are greater than one finds in most other organisations. We think that this is an integral part of our success.
  • We constantly strive to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our beneficiaries, partners and associates and to develop new projects and initiatives to meet those needs. We know that the world does not stand still and that complacency is destructive.
  • Integrity and honesty are at the heart of our business: we expect our staff team to maintain high ethical standard in everything they do.
Program History:

Frontier was established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity and building sustainable livelihoods for marginalised communities in the world's poorest countries. Our first projects were in Tanzania, one of the world's poorest countries. Carrying out groundbreaking surveys in remote forest, savannah, and marine environments, our dedicated teams of volunteers set about building a comprehensive picture of areas that were heretofore ignored, despite being, as we discovered, among the most biodiverse areas in the world.

Additional Information:

A world of possibilities awaits you with Frontier. You could be spending memorable days scuba diving off the brilliant white sand beaches of Fiji or discovering Madagascar on a conservation project with lemurs and chameleons.

Frontier has over 300 projects in countries throughout Africa, South America, Europe and Australasia, giving you unlimited adventures and excursions in beautiful locations. We have used our wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of ethical and gap year travel, wildlife conservation and community development to ensure that we find you the perfect project. With Frontier you can be sure that you will get the best projects at the most competitive prices. You can learn a multitude of skills, discover hidden talents, challenge your preconceptions, gain qualifications and make lifelong friends.

You can contribute to positive change in the future of marginalised communities with one of Frontier's development projects. Teach a class of neglected children in under-funded village schools, before adventuring through forests spotting bush babies and flying foxes, or scuba dive and take part in marine conservation in a protected marine eco park.Work towards your TEFL certificate, making your time with Frontier the perfect combination of learning and gaining valuable practical experience whilst having an amazing experience in fascinating destinations.

Check out Frontier's volunteering opportunities here:

Volunteering Abroad

Adventure Travel

Wildlife Conservation

Marine Conservation

Animal Care

Teaching Abroad

Volunteer with Children

Medical and Healthcare Projects

Internships Abroad