RSCN (www.rscn.org.jo) If you are keen to learn more about Jordan’s ecological projects, there are limited opportunities to work within some of the country’s nature reserves on a three-month voluntary program. Board and lodging are generally offered in return for a variety of services, such as working in the visitor centres. These posts are best filled by local Jordanian people, but if you have a specialist skill in management or conservation, you may strike it lucky.

Royal Botanic Garden The Royal Botanic Garden near Rumman north of the capital welcomes volunteers, particularly those with a horticultural bent.

For further ideas, see www.volunteerabroad.com/jordan.cfm.