American Conservation Experience
In a world increasingly defined by connectivity and shared values, ACE believes that the opportunity to restore America’s natural wonders should not be limited by nationality or confined by racial or ethnic divisions. ACE’s Conservation Volunteer participants come from throughout the United States and from nations around the world to volunteer for 8-12 weeks in exchange for food, dormitory style housing, and the chance to contribute to vital ecological restoration and recreation management projects.
Conservation Volunteers serve in small teams on direct service projects for the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other public and private land management agencies throughout the United States. By attracting a diverse community of conservation-minded volunteers, ACE contributes to the breakdown of cultural barriers while advancing ecological awareness on a global scale.
Non-profit conservation corps offering team-based, entry level crew member opportunities for international citizens to take part in challenging outdoor projects in many of the most beautiful National Parks, Forests, and wilderness of Western USA. ACE organises volunteer work adventures in America’s most stunning National Parks and allows to experience a different range of conservation opportunities throughout the Western U.S. Projects include trail reconstruction, maintenance, invasive species removal, and planting, revegetation in many areas throughout California.
Costs & Benefits
Trail construction and restoration, planting/revegetation, forest restoration, habitat survey.
Booking fees through our international partners apply, typically US$1500-2000 for 6-12 week program. Visit website for details. Tent camping on project days, tents provided. Residential housing provided for days-off in Santa Cruz or South Lake Tahoe, CA
Volunteers aged 18 - 35 years old. Most participants fall into the 18-24 age range. Speak English.
Physically capable of hiking and camping in remote areas. Sense of adventure. Enthusiastic work ethic.
American Conservation Experience (ACE)
333 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA
Tel:++1 (831) 427-1091
Location: Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Average cost per day:$25
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and English speaking