01 June 2004
Earthwatch, an international environmental non-profit organization, is appealing to the public to mark UK's Volunteers' Week by signing up for a life changing experience on one of its field research projects in 50 countries.
Some 4,000 volunteers join Earthwatch annually to work alongside dedicated scientists on established projects and play a role in collecting the research needed to conserve the planet.
Volunteer opportunities vary, from gathering data on leatherback turtles in Costa Rica to conserving butterflies and orchids in Spain or monitoring river otters in Chile.
The Volunteers' Week is a national celebration of volunteers and volunteering, taking place annually from 1-7 June. The week aims to promote innovative ways to thank, recruit, and involve volunteers while raising the profiles of UK's 22 million volunteers.
Know more about UK's Volunteers' Week