Although Adventure Travel Africa needs a scientific approach and many environmental scientists are working on it, the projects that are carried out in different parts of the world require a large work force to do the field work that is very important to gather data for this research. Community volunteer work involves working with communities all over the world to collect this invaluable data and also interact with different communities to make them aware of environmental issues and the impending problems that are created because of insensitive human behavior. Community volunteer work projects are thus of many kinds and involve a large variety volunteers ranging from laboratory workers, students as well as experts on different subjects such as geography, anthropology, history, marine sciences and even adventure seekers who wish to do their bit for the community.
The problems relating to the environment encompass a very wide scope in terms of geography, human behavior, wildlife, biology and other sciences. Naturally, a lot of thought, expert knowledge and commitment have to be put into the research so that these projects make a positive impact in the present scenario that is sounding alarm bells that an immediate action needs to be taken. Research projects involving the environment have to be carried out not only in laboratories but at many and varied geographical locations such as the thick tropical forests and Saharan lands, the oceans and the polar regions and many more. Apart from understanding the growing need for such work and the large funds that are required a very large work force is also required to carry out these monumental tasks. Community volunteer work contributes a great chunk of the human effort to find solutions to these man-made problems.