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Belize wildlife conservation holiday

Belize wildlife conservation holiday

Assist caring for over 150 animals native to Belize
From £875 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec, 28 Dec
2017: 4 Jan, 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec ...
Last minute availability to volunteer with exotic rescued animals in Belize
India sports coaching volunteering

India sports coaching volunteering

Coach a variety of sports to children in India
From £995 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Help re-habilitate orphaned monkeys in beautiful rural South Africa
From £847 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you, all year round
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Some of the most exciting conservation work in Africa!
From US $1,330 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 19 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 16 Jan, 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 13 Mar, 27 Mar, 10 Apr, 24 Apr, 8 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 19 Jun, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec
Marine conservation in Belize

Marine conservation in Belize

Monitor reefs in the Caribbean
From US $1,330 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures on weekends but transfers can be made on other days at an extra cost
Borneo wildlife volunteer project

Borneo wildlife volunteer project

Encounter orangutans and elephants in the Bornean jungle
From £1,095 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 21 Dec
2017: 21 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 Mar, 21 Apr, 21 May, 21 Jun, 21 Jul, 21 Aug, 21 Sep, 21 Oct, 21 Nov, 21 Dec
Volunteering with bears in Romania

Volunteering with bears in Romania

Volunteer at an inspiring bear sanctuary in Transylvania
From £895 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Flexible departures available throughout the year, minimum stay 1 week
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
Marine conservation holiday in Thailand

Marine conservation holiday in Thailand

Join a community conservation project on a tropical island
From £695 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: Starts on the first and third Saturday of every month (except between October to mid December when the project is closed)
Last minute availability to contribute to the research, protection and restoration of reefs in Koh Tao
Volunteering in Nepal, rebuilding programme

Volunteering in Nepal, rebuilding programme

Volunteering activity in the extreme affected Gorkha Region
From £852 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec, 15 Dec, 20 Dec
2017: 5 Jan, 10 Jan, 15 Jan, 25 Jan, 5 Feb, 10 Feb, 20 Feb, 25 Feb, 5 Mar, 10 Mar, 15 Mar, 25 Mar, 5 Apr, 10 Apr, 15 Apr, 25 Apr, 30 Apr, 5 May, 10 May, 15 May, 20 May, 30 May, 4 Jun, 10 Jun, 15 Jun, 24 Sep, 30 Sep, 5 Oct, 10 Oct, 15 Oct, 20 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Nov, 15 Nov, 20 Nov, 25 Nov, 5 Dec, 10 Dec, 20 Dec
Trek & volunteer in Nepal, help rebuild it

Trek & volunteer in Nepal, help rebuild it

Join helping hands with us to rebuild in Nepal
From US $799 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Jan, 19 Jan, 29 Jan, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 15 Mar, 25 Mar, 5 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 15 May, 26 May, 4 Jun, 25 Jun, 15 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug, 17 Aug, 27 Aug, 7 Sep, 15 Sep, 27 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 20 Oct, 29 Oct, 6 Nov, 18 Nov, 28 Nov, 7 Dec, 12 Dec, 22 Dec, 28 Dec
Seychelles Island conservation holiday

Seychelles Island conservation holiday

Volunteer on an exclusive island paradise in the Seychelles!
From US $2,600 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 19 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 16 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 13 Mar, 27 Mar, 10 Apr, 24 Apr, 8 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 19 Jun, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec
$200 discount for joining our Conservation Holiday in Paradise between Dec 2016 and March 2017
Family holiday with volunteering in India

Family holiday with volunteering in India

A truly fun & rewarding experience for families of any size
From £499 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: This trip departs every Saturday thoroughout the year
Book an unforgettable journey with your family in "God's Own Country" a.k.a. India's tropical paradise Kerala. Immerse your family in unmatched rustic beauty and volunteer. Children pay half price! Valid 1st Dec to 30th April 2016
Family volunteering with turtles in Costa Rica

Family volunteering with turtles in Costa Rica

Family turtle conservation volunteering in Costa Rica
From £559 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
Yoga in India and volunteering holiday

Yoga in India and volunteering holiday

Enjoy Yoga & volunteer in the exotic Kerala, India
From £529 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec ...
Spend Christmas in the Tropical Paradise of Kerala, South India and replace your turkey with a delicious Indian curry! You can volunteer on amazing projects and enjoy the sun. You get £50 off - Valid only for travel between 17 Dec 2016 to 2 Jan 2017!
Volunteer with elephants in Cambodia

Volunteer with elephants in Cambodia

An elephant adventure and working in a village community.
From £1,299 14 days ex flights
Small group travel
Thailand wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday

Thailand wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday

Volunteering break at a wildlife sanctuary in Thailand
From £889 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This project can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
Namibia wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday

Namibia wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday

Care for rescued animals in Namibia
From £775 to £3,290 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: This trip deaparts every Monday and Thursday throughout the year
Scuba diving conservation holiday in Malaysia

Scuba diving conservation holiday in Malaysia

Reef conservation and diving volunteer vacation in Malaysia
From £1,640 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 Aug
Whale & dolphin research in Ligurian Sea, Italy

Whale & dolphin research in Ligurian Sea, Italy

Whale and dolphin conservation trip
From €680 to €890 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep
Rainforest conservation in the Amazon, Peru

Rainforest conservation in the Amazon, Peru

Conservation in the Amazon
From £1,195 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime throughout the year
Belize marine conservation internship

Belize marine conservation internship

High value work experience on idyllic Caribbean island
From US $4,315 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you
Family volunteering and safari holiday, South Africa

Family volunteering and safari holiday, South Africa

Take your family on a truly rewarding holiday of a lifetime
From £499 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov
2018: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb ...
Volunteer with your family in the gorgeous South Africa in 2016. This amazing program will give you and your children a chance to see the real Africa. We are giving £100 off. Min 3 people. Valid for travel until 30 Apr 2017.
Namibia carnivore conservation & research project

Namibia carnivore conservation & research project

Assist the team as a Big Cat Conservation Volunteer!
From £845 to £1,745 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 12 Dec, 18 Dec, 26 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 29 Apr, 5 May, 8 May, 12 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 14 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 9 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov ...
Nepal rebuilding volunteering & Annapurna trek

Nepal rebuilding volunteering & Annapurna trek

Volunteer Activity in Gorkha and short Annapurna Trek
From £1,066 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec, 20 Dec
2017: 5 Jan, 10 Jan, 20 Jan, 5 Feb, 10 Feb, 20 Feb, 5 Mar, 10 Mar, 15 Mar, 25 Mar, 5 Apr, 10 Apr, 20 Apr, 25 Apr, 5 May, 10 May, 15 May, 20 May, 25 May, 30 May, 5 Jun, 10 Jun, 15 Jun, 20 Jun, 24 Sep, 5 Oct, 10 Oct, 15 Oct, 20 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Nov, 15 Nov, 20 Nov, 25 Nov, 5 Dec, 10 Dec, 20 Dec
Family volunteering with monkeys in South Africa

Family volunteering with monkeys in South Africa

Hands-on family volunteering with monkeys in South Africa
From £547 to £647 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
Raja Ampat diving project, Indonesia

Raja Ampat diving project, Indonesia

Dive and conserve the stunning coral reefs of Raja Ampat
From £995 to £3,350 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 14 Dec
2017: 3 Jan, 4 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar, 29 Mar, 26 Apr, 24 May, 21 Jun, 19 Jul, 16 Aug, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 6 Dec
Teaching assistant volunteering in Thailand

Teaching assistant volunteering in Thailand

Volunteer in Southern Thailand & immerse into real Thai life
From £600 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: This holiday departs every Saturday throughout the year
Community & wildlife volunteering in Malawi

Community & wildlife volunteering in Malawi

Volunteer with wildlife and communities in Malawi
From £1,024 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Carnivore conservation & research in Namibia

Carnivore conservation & research in Namibia

Rehabilitate and release cheetah in the wilds of Namibia
From £845 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 3 Mar, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec ...
Botswana wildlife volunteering holiday

Botswana wildlife volunteering holiday

Help conserve the incredible wildlife of the Kalahari Bush
From £990 to £1,880 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Marine conservation in Belize
From
US $1,330
excluding flights
The diving was fabulous. The instructors are brilliant, very patient and informative! (more)Lucy Keech
The most memorable part was diving with like minded staff and guests who love and appreciate the ocean and contributing to research and conservation...Excellent opportunity and experience. (more)Michelle Lamarca
Tom Owens Caye was a magic location for a chilled week diving in Belize. Polly, Patty and the team were generous hosts. The food was delicious with the lionfish and banana pancakes particular highlights! Diving was excellent. Still feeling good about the lobster survey! (more)Karen Whitham
Belize wildlife conservation holiday
From
£875
excluding flights
Working with the zoo keepers was an amazing opportunity to get close to animals and experience the working life of a zoo keeper... very hot and sweaty, but satisfying! (more)Alison Ford
It was a very positive experience being in a country that treasures the natural environment and it is government policy to protect at least 40% of the land for nature. I felt that after 3 weeks I had only scratched the surface of what there is to find out about Belize and definitely plan on returning. (more)Cathy Bisset
Once in a life time experience...meeting all the wild animals was the most exciting part of the trip. (more)Kerry Sedman
Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa
From
£847
excluding flights
Totally unforgettable. We didn't want to leave and wish that we had been there for longer. We will be going back. (more)Gillian McGowan
I loved it, I would give it a 9/10 (more)Jessi Brunetti
Excellent. It's a very, very, special unique opportunity for anyone to embrace a very valuable volunteer role in a beautiful country. (more)elaine thornton
Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa
From
US $1,330
excluding flights
It is really hard to decide of many of the memorable and exciting experiences on this holiday which one stands out the most for me. Everyday it seemed that I saw something different in the bush, unexpectedly two male cheetahs appeared one morning, then there was the cheetah with her cub, there were rhinos and rhino babies, one interesting experience for me personally was a close encounter with an Assasin Bug(reduviidae, heteroptera). (more)Cathy Bisset
The most memorable part was all the time we spent in the bush - at least 10h per day. To see the other side of the safari - i.e. not being in a traditional tourist vehicle. (more)Karin van Volen
Amazing!! Words cannot describe this adventure- over 1500 photos taken and a million memories. (more)Emma Clifford
Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture
From
£1,099
including UK flights
The most memorable part of my holiday was watching the brown bears from the bear hide. While we were there we saw around 10 different bears including a mother with her two cubs. (more)Stella Jales
Thoroughly enjoyable holiday. My wife was somewhat apprehensive but came back having enjoyed a different (for us) invigorating holiday that was much much better than either of us expected. (more)Stuart White
The most memorable or exciting part of your holiday? Seeing wild bears! (more)Diane Rowe
Borneo wildlife volunteer project
From
£1,095
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There were many exciting wildlife sightings but the most memorable part of the holiday was being with Mark, the project leader, who was highly knowledgeable about the natural world as well as organising a varied and interesting programme. Tips? To be prepared to engage fully with all the activities arranged. A pair of binoculars would also be helpful Local benefits? It definitely supported conservation and maybe made the village more aware of the importance... (more)Tessa Milne-Day
Volunteering with bears in Romania
From
£895
excluding flights
This experience was 11 out of 10...the trip of a lifetime. (more)Ferida Reid
This really is the most memorable holiday I've had in many years (more)Rowena Dark
The most amazing experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole two weeks and wished I had booked to stay there longer. (more)Louise Jones
7 day big five safari in South Africa
From
£1,725
excluding flights
Excellent - a truly amazing holiday for all the family! We met some wonderful, dedicated people, learnt an awful lot, saw some incredible wildlife- large and small - and have returned home with some amazing memories. (more)Rachel Gray
This was one of the best holidays we have experienced. The animal sightings were brilliant, the information we received about the bush was exceptional and above all, the friendliness of all the guides and staff and their desire to consider our every need resulted in a truly memorable holiday. (more)kim plumb
Individual highlights are too many to mention but one consistent one was the look on the girls faces when we found something special on a game drive...Fantastic, well organised and great value for money. (more)Neil Wilson
Volunteering with bears in Cambodia
From
£675
excluding flights
I loved every second of my trip - the people, the country, the bears I worked with... (more)Louise Bednarz
Meeting the bears and being able to really make a difference to their day-to-day lives with enrichment, feeding and cleaning; some of the things we were doing (such as enrichment to keep the bears active and happy) wouldn't get done unless we were there to help out! (more)Heather Reynolds
We were so close to the bears and keepers that you feel part of the project rather than just a short stay helper. I think we were really lucky... to have the baby bear (Lola) arrive when we were there too. (more)Anon
Jungle conservation & research, Peru
From
£1,395
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Getting to spend time walking through the jungle and seeing so many great animals and birds. The best moments were the tree frogs, manu poison frog and the rainbow boa! I really enjoyed the construction of the bird hides and biogarden even though sometimes it was really hard work! Pancakes for breakfast were great! Tips? There was a lot of walking and physical activity so it’s really important to expect to do lots when you get there and probably need reasonable fitness! Local... (more)Melanie Veal
Marine conservation holiday in Thailand
From
£695
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Arrival at Koh Tao and finding the lovely coral sand beach behind the dive school at Chalok Ban Bay. Then, exploring the fascinating underwater environment. Tips? Go prepared to learn, there's loads of really interesting marine ecology information to learn as part of the Environment Management Programme. There are interesting and knowledgeable people there, who are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge. Enjoy the diving, safe in the knowledge that you are diving... (more)Stephen Orwin
South Africa wildlife reserves conservation expedition
From
US $1,330
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Monitoring and tracking the wild dogs was a most memorable experience. We'd get up early in the morning and sit in the back of an open jeep and roar off to the last sighting. It was winter. It was cold. It didn't matter as it was a big adventure and the not knowing would we find them or not? Waiting and watching for the next time. Really great fun. Tips? For the winter, take lots of warm clothing layers as you can peel off as the weather warms up. Follow the list... (more)Keith Costelloe
Belize marine conservation internship
From
US $4,315
excluding flights
Memorable parts? 1. Snorkeling with the whale sharks. 2. Good diving instruction to next level of qualification. 3. Chance to do conservation surveys as something more than that which you usually do on a regular dive holiday. 4. chance to dive in Caribbean at dive sites that are not crowded, never were there other dive boats at the sites we dived, thus only 4 to 8 divers at the site from the boat. Tips? 1. To the extent your baggage allowance allows it, take items identified including... (more)Simon Timms
Brown bear tracking in Northern Greece
From
€625
excluding flights
It did not have one single highlight -the entire trip was enjoyable. (more)Christine Singer
Seeing a brown bear was the highlight of the holiday but this was definitely the icing on the cake. The friendly people, wonderful mountain scenery, incredible views, amazing walks, butterflies, orchids and peace and quiet made the holiday memorable at all times. (more)Liz Pitt
Madagascar conservation volunteering holiday
From
£795
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I can't name that one and only moment I have to say. The whole experience was memorable. Not only the work but also the people I had the pleasure to meet. Tips? I was camping the first time in my life and did some research beforehand. However I did of course made a few mistakes. The next time I would definitely bring a bigger tent and 2 very strong head torches. My tent was ok for 2 weeks but for a longer period it would be to small. A very strong head torch is a... (more)Patricia
South Africa wildlife volunteering holiday
From
£907
excluding flights
5 I couldn't of had a better time. I truly had the time of my life, I felt at home, happy and really didn't want to go home. It seems crazy now to think its all over but this whole experience couldn't have been much better. Best decision of my life. (more)Kirstin Runcie
A fabulous experience and I would be keen to return. (more)Mark Milligan
The best part was meeting the elephants and having contact with them. They are such amazing animals and I could spend all day long observing them, which I did even on some of my days off (more)Kim Mackie
Womens empowerment volunteering in India
From
£499
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Finding out about the 'real' India. Tips? I went to Calcutta which is raw and real. There is no pretentiousness, no pretence, just India how you might have imagined. Local benefits? I volunteered for a charity that empowered women - very much needed in many parts if India. Overall rating? Superb - it was everything I wanted. (more)alison hay
Raja Ampat diving project, Indonesia
From
£995
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I loved the balance of activities: snorkeling alongside whale sharks, whale watching, data logging, community projects, working alongside serious scientists and having a proper holiday all at the same time Tips? Do it. Get stuck in to all the different aspects of the holiday, and spend as long as you can! Local benefits? Yes, definitely. The project managers take this really seriously and are really actively involved in various community projects, both instigated... (more)Anna Bosatta
Healthcare volunteering in Uganda
From
£995
excluding flights
Memorable parts? When I was marking out straight lines of the village's football pitch, the local community joined in to help. it showed me that little things can make a difference and put smile's on people's faces. Tips? Just go and throw yourself fully into the whole experience, the projects you help with and the people you share the house with. Also just relax, things are at a much slower pace so timings can be a issue, but its not really a big deal when you can go look outside... (more)James Bloomfield
Shark conservation in South Africa
From
£1,207
excluding flights
Memorable parts? My last cage dive. We had one large female shark who did a slow pass right next to the cage. You could see her blue eye moving and focusing as she had a good look at what was going on inside our cage. Tips? I would recommend adding a few extra days on either side of the project so that you can explore Cape Town and do any additional activities that you haven't yet had the chance to fit in. The longer you are there, the longer your "to do" list will get. Local... (more)Annabel Marriott
Madagascar school building project
From
£795
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Going somewhere so completely different, being looked after by friendly, funny, knowledgeable and entertaining local staff. Sharing an experience like that with total strangers who become friends for life. Meeting the kids who will directly benefit from the work you are doing. Hosting a party and dinner for the village. Cramming all of us and all our kit into a truck for hours. The list is endless. Tips? Get in touch with the other volunteers in your group before... (more)Alexis Liming
Madagascar charity volunteer programme
From
£1,995
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Wow, where do you start? That first lemur you spot after trekking for miles through a remote forest. The warm welcome from the local people and all the kids waving to you every day. Having so many laughs each day. Meeting so many different and interesting people and feeling like you have a second family by the end of it. The sense of achievement as you see the school you're building start to take shape. The food is so good, the scenery is breathtaking, the sun rises stunning,... (more)Travis Armstrong
Health care volunteering in Kenya
From
£695
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It is too early to say whether this holiday was life changing but for me, it was a homecoming as I used to live in Kenya and felt a mixture of feelings - sad at the corruption that exists in daily life at police checks, etc. but most of all humbled at the generosity, dignity and hospitality that I found in and from the locals around the project where I worked. These are people who have very little materially and work very hard to make ends meet and yet there is a joy and... (more)Jane Edington
Community projects in South Africa
From
£1,310
excluding flights
Memorable parts? On my last day in the village where I had been with children developing a bike track and teaching them to cycle, we had a special Olympics race day! About 100 of the locals turned up to compete! It was a load of fun and very special (and my 30th birthday). Tips? Be prepared for the impact of coming back! You'll have an amazing time, really connect with the community and things in your head will shift, just a little ... but when you get home, nothing will have changed... (more)Emma Finlay
Wildlife conservation holiday in South Africa
From
£995
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Working with people who are dedicated, informed and enthusiastic about conservation in a practical and realistic way. And of course, seeing the wildlife as they are meant to be. Tips? Be prepared for it to change your views on life. Local benefits? Many local people were employed in the reserve and the studies that were being carried out influenced how the reserve was managed and that benefited the locals. As the research carried out was the same as the normal... (more)Louise Sexton
Wildlife volunteering in Malawi, with Zambia safari
From
£1,600
excluding flights
This was a wonderful vacation for my granddaughter and myself. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of animals and local people, we highly recommend volunteering at this wildlife sanctuary and their associate project, Kuti. Well organized and staff in charge who care about their project. (more)Carolyn Anderson
My time at there was fantastic - I would recommend the Center in a heartbeat to anyone wishing to have a conservation-oriented holiday. Work is not too difficult on the whole, and you will have enough spare time to develop solid relationships with other volunteers and otherwise enjoy your time. (more)Ben van Haeringen
Working with the young orphaned animals, helping to provide their day-to-day care, was a truly unforgettable experience. Seeing wild Lions, Leopards, Elephants (and many more) up close on safari was fantastic, surpassing all my expectations. (more)Philip Toole
Whale & dolphin research in Ligurian Sea, Italy
From
€680
excluding flights
Seeing dolphins for the first time....Living conditions are certainly not luxurious, but if willing to rough it a little and help out, it is a greatly enjoyable holiday (more)Caroline Corkery
Saw species of Whales that I had not seen before! (more)Ian Hunt
It was definitely one of my best two trips ever. Loved the people in the group, the activities, the animals and the overall experience. I would definitely recommend it. (more)Tania Fernandez
Orangutan volunteering in Borneo
From
£1,280
excluding flights
I enjoyed the time in Batang-Ai in the longhouse most. A natural paradise- the tribes people were wonderful and our guide also...Overall, an excellent trip (more)Katie Beckwith
Working with such amazing animals and finding out how intelligent and human like they are....Brilliant once in a life time experience. (more)Holly Ferguson
The opportunity and privilege to work so closely with magnificent animals such as the Orangutan and Sun Bears ...A wonderful and moving experience (more)Lynne Parish
Community volunteering in rural Uganda
From
£200
excluding flights
The best part of my holiday was meeting the local people. I was inspired by the vision that many of the local people had, and their commitment to helping the community climb out of poverty. It was amazing to see first hand how a micro credit project can empower people to develop a profitable business. (more)Peter Harrison
Amazing holiday. It felt like such a privilege to be able to get to know the local community in this way. The people of Uganda are so warm and welcoming - and this family and community are a great example of this. (more)Liz Charsley
Orangutan conservation holiday in Borneo
From
£1,095
excluding flights
Staying with the local tribe in the jungle was the most memorable part of the holiday...10 out of 10. (more)Jennifer Beard
Learning about and working with the animals at the wildlife centre at Matang; tribal-style living deep in the rainforest, and the guides' ability to source food from nature with fishing spear and machete - and much, much more. (more)Hanne Samson
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