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?
Volunteer at an inspiring bear sanctuary in Transylvania
Conservation in the Amazon
Volunteering break at a wildlife sanctuary in Thailand
Encounter orangutans and elephants in the Bornean jungle
Reef conservation and diving volunteer vacation in Malaysia
Whale and dolphin conservation trip
Join a community conservation project on a tropical island