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Your love for the natural world can help you travel farther on a budget.

Examples of eco projects include but are not limited to:

Gardening and farming: A family may want some help restoring their estate or bringing an abandoned farm to life.

Your assistance may be required in gardening, farming, animal care and general maintenance. Imagine preparing fields and growing cocoa, banana and mango crops. Or building shelters for chickens, ducks, horses and other farm animals.

Composting and allied activities: A composting or recycling project may aim to reduce waste in an impoverished area. This activity can be paired with roadside tree and garden maintenance, and/or watering, weeding and organizing the community nursery.

Campus landscaping project: An eco project may involve green practices such as reducing the use of pesticides or planting native vegetation. You may be asked to assist with the non-technical aspects of environment research, such as collecting samples. Such projects are bound to be both adventurous and good learning opportunities for any eco-minded volunteer.

In return for your contribution, you will receive free accommodation and meals courtesy of your host. Save a small fortune in travel costs while building authentic connections with the local people and culture. Register now to see the range of environment-oriented projects posted by hosts.

Start making a difference by contributing to amazing eco projects

HOSTS

Do you have a green initiative that you've put on the back burner because you won't be able to do it by yourself? Will the assistance of a young and enthusiastic volunteer make a big difference to the success of the project? If yes, then sign up now and get in touch with travelers seeking to volunteer with eco projects around the world. Achieve your goals with the help of travelers passionate about environment conservation and innovation. Transform anything from your garden to your community's play area or a university campus.

No money needs to change hands - instead you provide your volunteers with accommodation and food in exchange for their help. They may also lend a hand with basic tasks around the house, such as light cleaning and animal care.

Wins from this experience

As a host with eco projects you will learn to cooperate with and take care of your volunteer(s). You’ll be able to get more work done without any huge increases in costs. Furthermore, a host will learn more about the country, background, culture and lifestyle of their travelers – it’s a great experience and exchange.

Volunteers interested in eco projects

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VOLUNTEERS

Travelers are duty-bound to follow 'no littering' and other eco-responsible practices at places they visit. If you want to go a few steps further and help improve the natural beauty of an area or rescue it by engaging in conservation efforts, you've come to the right place. Hovos hooks you up with eco projects planned by trusted hosts across various countries.

As a Hovos Traveler, you can check out all the eco projects posted on our site, and decide which one you would like to contribute to. There are a variety of projects that will be of interest to anyone seeking to get their hands dirty in a natural habitat

Wins from this experience

Our travelers help to contribute in a lasting way, but they also learn how to live abroad with another family far away from familiar surroundings. They will gain insight into their host family’s lifestyle and traditions. It's a win-win situation for both sides.

Hosts that need help with eco projects

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What is the cost to sign up as a Host or Traveler?

Traveler Membership: $25/Year This gives them full access to all hosts as well as a FREE Travel SIM. However, they can create an account for free so they can start ‘favoriting hosts’ and build their profile - but advanced features such as contacting hosts will be unavailable until they become members.

Host Membership: $0/Year It is free for hosts to sign up and they can begin contacting travelers immediately.

An additional advantage of being a member is that you become more trustworthy and therefore members will be shown first on the website. Members can build up more trust by verifying their mobile phone and passport as well.

Are you interested in different types of work?

If you’re not interested in eco projects or you need help with a different type of project, there are many other categories available. Once you sign up, you can select as many different categories as you like.

Hovos offers language practice, help with art projects, child care, tourist support and many other options!