Volunteering abroad is not all about the photo opportunities - but it's still worth bringing a camera to capture those meaningful moments, from the animals you've fed to the new friends you've made - or the wall you've just built. Here are some photos of volunteering that we love - can you picture yourself in any of these places?
Monitor reefs in the Caribbean
Family turtle conservation volunteering in Costa Rica
Care for rescued animals in Namibia
Coach a variety of sports to children in India
Help re-habilitate orphaned monkeys in beautiful rural South Africa
Volunteering break at a wildlife sanctuary in Thailand
Volunteering activity in the extreme affected Gorkha Region