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Volunteering last minute holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Last minute volunteering holidays

Last minute volunteering holidays

Deciding to go on a last minute volunteering holiday is really taking Ďcarpe diemí literally. You need to take care when choosing a volunteering holiday to ensure that it is ethical and responsible, however, which is why we pick ours very carefully. Whether it is conservation or community work, our responsible volunteering suppliers are highly expert and committed to creating genuine change. Even at the last minute.

Belize wildlife conservation holiday
Assist caring for over 150 animals native to Belize, from £795 (14 days) ex flights
Marine conservation in Belize
Monitor reefs in the Caribbean, from US $1265 (5 days) ex flights
Volunteering with bears in Romania
Volunteer at a bear sanctuary in the Romanian mountains, from £895 (7 days) ex flights
Volunteering with bears in Cambodia
Care for rescued bears in tropical Cambodia, from £595 (7 days) ex flights
Jungle conservation & research, Peru
Jungle conservation and research project in the Amazon, from £1095 (13 days) ex flights
Marine conservation holiday in Thailand
Join a community conservation project on a tropical island, from £695 (7 days) ex flights
Wildlife conservation in Borneo
Conserve orangutans and elephants in Borneo's rainforests, from £1197 (12 days) ex flights
Ghana community volunteering
Community building in tropical Ghana, from £895 (14 days) ex flights
Reef conservation volunteering in Belize
Join an award-winning research team in Belize, from £795 (7 days) ex flights
Whale & dolphin conservation in the Hebrides
A unique experience, the ultimate in eco-tourism, from £1050 - £1350 (9 days) ex flights
Amazon wildlife conservation project, Peru
Conservation volunteering in the pristine Peruvian Amazon, from £1240 (7 days) ex flights
Primate rescue volunteer holiday in South Africa
Providing rescued primates with a better quality of life, from £475 (7 days) ex flights
Animal care internship in Malaysia
Animal care and internship in tropical Malaysia, from £1014 - £1497 (14 days) ex flights
Wildlife conservation holiday in South Africa
Assist with conservation research in a Big 5 area, from £1395 (4 weeks) ex flights
Volunteer with animals in Thailand
Animal rescue on a tropical island in Thailand, from £495 (14 days) ex flights
Teaching English in Southern Thailand
Teach English in tropical rural exotic Thailand, from £895 (6 weeks) ex flights
Elephant conservation volunteering in Namibia
Elephant conservation voluntering in the Namibian desert, from £863 (14 days) ex flights
Borneo orangutan conservation volunteering
Care for orangutans and witness them living life in the wild, from £1895 (4 weeks) ex flights
Research volunteering with leopards in South Africa
Wildlife volunteering with African leopard research team, from £800 - £1200 (4 weeks) ex flights
Volunteer with bears in Borneo
Help to rehabilitate the world's smallest bear in Borneo, from £1168 (14 days) ex flights
Ghana childcare volunteering holiday
Live in the heart of an African community, from £895 (14 days) ex flights
Volunteering abroad in Madagascar
Support grass root community development work in Madagascar, from £1395 (4 weeks) ex flights
Dolphin conservation in Greece
Dolphin research and conservation in western Greece, from Ä725 (6 days) ex flights
Teach English in Ghana
Teach in the heart of Africa, from £895 (14 days) ex flights
Madagascar conservation volunteering holiday
Conservation in beautiful Madagascar, from £795 (14 days) ex flights
Community volunteering with children in Peru
Join a community project in the beautiful mountains of Peru, from £695 (4 weeks) ex flights
Volunteering abroad in Ethiopia
Remarkable volunteer experience with Ethiopia's Hamar Tribe, from £1150 (16 weeks) ex flights
Marine conservation volunteering in the Maldives
Reef & whale shark conservation diving voluntourism Maldives, from £1590 (7 days) ex flights
Horse rehabilitation project in South Africa
Work hands on with horses on the South African coast, from £1095 (14 days) ex flights
Volunteering in Thailand, wildlife rescue centre
Work with rescued tropical animals such as monkeys and bears, from £549 (7 days) ex flights

65 reviews for Volunteering last minute holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Volunteering last minute holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Marine conservation in Belize
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
From US $1265 excluding flights
Belize wildlife conservation holiday
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
From £795 excluding flights
Volunteering with bears in Cambodia
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
From £595 excluding flights
Marine conservation holiday in Thailand
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
From £695 excluding flights
Jungle conservation & research, Peru
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 itís really important to expect to do lots when you get there and probably need reasonable fitness! Local... (more)Melanie Veal
From £1095 excluding flights
Volunteering with bears in Romania
Excellent....Yes - money definitely went into the local economy and I hope my efforts helped in some small way towards bear rescue (more)Desna McAll
Bears! Bears ! Bears!......absolutely amazing to spend time with these wonderful creatures. (more)Sarah Burman
I have volunteered with other organisations in conservation and animal welfare and found in comparison the co-ordination for this was exemplary, the time working was balanced by time I had to wander the sanctuary or explore the surrounding area. Highly recommended! (more)Clanci Ferguson
From £895 excluding flights
Wildlife conservation holiday in South Africa
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
From £1395 excluding flights
Whale & dolphin conservation in the Hebrides
One of the best travelling experiences I have ever had. Thanks to the competence of the staff, the kindness of the other participants and the wonderful beauty of the Hebrides isles. (more)Federico Spinucci
There was so much crammed into this voyage that it would be hard to pick out the most memorable. Breathtaking views and scenery, exhilarating sightings, knowledgeable crew, gourmet cooking. (more)Petrina Hines
Most memorable? Iím not sure if it was the sight of a pod of dolphin surging towards the boat and bow-riding or the excitement and happiness of my fellow volunteers and the crew. (more)Hilary Morley
From £1050 excluding flights
Volunteering in Thailand, wildlife rescue centre
I went to the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Thailand, this was a fantastic project helping animals who had been mostly kept as pets. Itís hard to say what was the most memorable part of this holiday as there was so much variety and different experiences, itís difficult to decide what was the best part of it. (more)Cathy Bisset
I had so many fantastic experiences, and the centre itself was in an idyllic area, on the grounds of a Buddhist temple. One highlight was spotting wild elephants in a nearby national park, after dark. (more)Olly Carney
From £549 excluding flights
Horse rehabilitation project in South Africa
Memorable parts? Working with experienced people who are always willing to help and teach you Tips? To bring many working pieces of clothes and leave at home fashion dresses Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Great and fulfilling experience (more)Giorgia Trevisan
From £1095 excluding flights
Research volunteering with leopards in South Africa
Memorable parts? The entire trip was memorable: sleeping in a tent and cooking over open fire, seeing the diversity of life on a daily basis, being immersed in the bush, hearing the roaring thunder bounce off the mountain walls, and doing my part for the conservation of the Thabo Thalo nature reserve. However, I think the most impactful part of the trip for me was when Tara and I went to see a local farmer whose goat herd had been attacked. The fact that we were called at all shows... (more)Julia Luxemburger
From £800 - £1200 excluding flights
Elephant conservation holiday, Thailand
Being with the elephants and their handlers. Having the big bull elephants walk past you, just inches from your face, leaving you to feel completely small and vulnerable as these pre-historic like mammals move by with grace, softness, power and majesty! (more)Georgina Hickman
What a wonderful educational experience and to feel you are putting something back into the preservation of these magnificent creatures. (more)Sharryn Salkilld
A great experience. I haven't travelled alone before but I soon made friends and the staff were great. (more)Paul Gramlick
From £549 excluding flights

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Unedited reviews from other travellers

5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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