Volunteer Abroad USA: Arizona Nature Conservation
As part of this international volunteer project you dedicate yourself to protecting and preserving Arizona’s unique natural areas while living in the midst of the wilderness of the Grand Canyon State. The diverse project tasks which you will be involved in during your stay lead you to impressive spots of the US state – so you get the chance to experience fascinating areas off the beaten track. Become active in nature conservation and enjoy an unforgettable outdoor adventure.
- Actively contribute to protecting and preserving Arizona’s unique natural areas
- Get to know volunteers from all over the world
- Spend the nights surrounded by the US state’s wild nature
- Witness fascinating landscapes
- Experience the American Way of Life
Volunteering in the United States
As a volunteer in our nature conservation project in Arizona you get the chance to discover the fascinating US state and, at the same time, to actively contribute to protecting its impressive nature.
Arrival and orientation in Arizona
Depending on when you start your voluntary service in the Arizona nature reserves, you will either be collected from the airport in Phoenix by a member of staff from our partner organisation in North America or you will make your way to Flagstaff on your own. We are happy to help you in arranging your transfer.
Volunteer activities in the USA
The individual projects last from four to nine days, though some more remote projects may last several weeks. During this time you will be working up to ten hours per day. The projects involve different tasks: e.g. erosion control, erecting dry walls or new fences, maintaining footpaths or removing non-native plant species (neophytes).
Accommodation during your time in Arizona
Generally speaking, the university town of Flagstaff will be your base between projects. You will be accommodated in one of the volunteer houses in a shared room. On the days between projects the participants are responsible for feeding themselves and there is a kitchen for this in each house.
During the projects you will sometimes spend the night on camp sites with sanitary facilities, sometimes in the wild. Meals are always prepared by the group.
Leisure time as a volunteer
At the end of your project you will return to Flagstaff and will have three to six days off, depending on the duration of the preceding project. Between projects we would highly recommend that you explore the magnificent scenery in the area with other volunteers. There are plenty of opportunities for this: Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion Canyon National Park, California or Las Vegas. NATUCATE will gladly help you with your plans and we can give you valuable tips for an unforgettable journey through the western USA.
“I really enjoyed my time in the US national parks! It was amazing to be involved in nature conservation and get to know so many new people [...] and just to experience the “something different”. I would always do it again.”
“After a few days in the house there it feels like my new home and I met a lot of nice people from all over the world. It’s a good experience to live and work with them [...].”
Finn spent five amazing months in California where he volunteered in our nature conservation project preserving local natural habitats. Here are some wonderful impressions of his time in the Golden State.
“Participating in projects for the protection and improvement of those natural areas feels amazing, there is not better office to be working than those landscapes!”
Arizona is the 48th state of the United States and is located in the southwest of the USA. Travellers can not only get to know landscapes from Western classics such as Monument Valley up close, but also explore the impressive area of the world-famous Grand Canyon. Experience the "Grand Canyon" state with its many national parks, fascinating desert landscapes and unique flora and fauna.
From the base station of our project you regularly set off for the state’s fascinating regions and can experience the unique nature up close.
Purpose of the conservation project in Arizona
The spectacular scenery in the state of Arizona, in the south-west of the USA, is amongst the most beautiful and impressive landscapes in the United States. In Arizona there are many national and state parks, in addition to the Grand Canyon National Park, which are imposing nature reserves.
Arizona combines a multitude of awe-inspiring landscapes with impressive cultural diversity: vast deserts studded with cacti, breathtaking canyons and mountains as well as dense green forests, providing a habitat for numerous wild animals.
As a volunteer you can discover this beautiful spot on earth and, at the same time, contribute to preserving the fascinating nature.
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