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Jungle conservation & research, Peru

Jungle conservation & research, Peru

Jungle conservation and research project in the Amazon
From £1,395 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 May, 26 Jun, 24 Jul, 21 Aug, 18 Sep, 16 Oct, 13 Nov, 11 Dec
2018: 8 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 Mar, 2 Apr, 30 Apr, 28 May, 25 Jun, 12 Jul, 23 Jul, 9 Aug, 20 Aug, 17 Sep, 15 Oct, 12 Nov, 10 Dec
Last minute availability to volunteer alongside scientific researchers in the Amazon rainforest!
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 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
Save £100 volunteering with bears on departures between 9th June 2017 and July 7th 2017
Volunteering with bears in Cambodia

Volunteering with bears in Cambodia

Care for rescued bears in tropical Cambodia
From £675 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departures every Sunday throughout the year
Last minute availability to volunteer with rescued bears in Cambodia
Greece volunteering holiday

Greece volunteering holiday

Volunteer with sea turtles & maintain Island walking trails
From €895 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Jun, 1 Jul, 23 Sep
Late availability for 3 June trip!
Namibia elephant conservation

Namibia elephant conservation

Help protect and research the desert elephants
From £995 to £3,570 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 26 Jun, 10 Jul, 24 Jul, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov
2018: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 19 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 16 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov
Last minute opportunity to volunteer with elephants and the community in Namibia
Dolphin conservation holiday in Greece

Dolphin conservation holiday in Greece

Join the biologists & become a dolphin conservationist!
From €750 to €850 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be arranged between June and September
Late availability June departures!
Wildlife rehabilitation volunteering in Borneo

Wildlife rehabilitation volunteering in Borneo

Volunteering with orangutan, sun bears and more on Borneo
From £1,280 to £1,800 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 May, 19 May, 5 Jun, 19 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug
Book the 2 week volunteering project starting on 19th May between now and then at a discounted price of £899
South Africa marine conservation diving holiday

South Africa marine conservation diving holiday

Learn to dive and contribute to research in Sodwana Bay
From £1,195 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 May, 15 Jun, 15 Jul, 15 Aug, 15 Sep, 15 Oct, 15 Nov, 15 Dec
2018: 15 Jan, 15 Feb, 15 Mar, 15 Apr
Last minute availability contribute to whale shark, turtle and manta ray research
Elephant conservation holiday, Cambodia

Elephant conservation holiday, Cambodia

Volunteer with rescued Asian elephants
From £725 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May ...
Late availability to volunteer with elephants and the local community in Cambodia
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: 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov
2018: 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 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, 24 Jul, 31 Jul ...
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.
Family volunteering with bears in Romania

Family volunteering with bears in Romania

Romania Bear Sanctuary Volunteering Unique Family Holiday
From £895 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Save £100 volunteering with bears on departures between 9th June 2017 and July 7th 2017
Teach children in South Africa & Kruger safari

Teach children in South Africa & Kruger safari

Volunteer in beautiful South Africa with a 3 day Safari
From £749 10 days ex flights
Tailor made
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.
Costa Rica sea turtles conservation holiday

Costa Rica sea turtles conservation holiday

Costa Rica sea turtles conservation volunteering vacation
From £1,480 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 May, 18 May
Gbp 300 off on last-minute deal, May departures.
Conservation volunteering in Belize

Conservation volunteering in Belize

Join an award winning research team in Belize
From £945 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun ...
Join an award-winning conservation team, collecting data on native mammal, amphibian and bird species in Belize
Animal rescue volunteering in India

Animal rescue volunteering in India

Animal rescue project in India
From £595 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2018: 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 ...
Late availability to volunteer at an animal rescue sanctuary in India
Volunteering abroad in Madagascar

Volunteering abroad in Madagascar

Support grass root community development work in Madagascar
From £1,395 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Jul, 3 Oct
2018: 9 Jan, 3 Apr, 3 Jul, 2 Oct
Last minute availability to support charity development in rural Madagascar
Teaching English in Madagascar

Teaching English in Madagascar

Teach English on the beautiful island of Madagascar
From £695 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 May, 3 May, 4 May, 5 May, 6 May, 7 May, 8 May, 9 May, 10 May, 11 May, 12 May, 13 May, 14 May, 15 May, 16 May, 17 May, 18 May, 19 May, 20 May, 21 May, 22 May, 23 May, 24 May, 25 May, 26 May, 27 May, 28 May, 29 May, 30 May, 31 May, 1 Jun, 2 Jun, 3 Jun, 4 Jun, 5 Jun, 6 Jun, 7 Jun, 8 Jun, 9 Jun, 10 Jun, 11 Jun, 12 Jun, 13 Jun, 14 Jun, 15 Jun, 16 Jun, 17 Jun, 18 Jun, 19 Jun, 20 Jun, 21 Jun, 22 Jun, 23 Jun, 24 Jun, 25 Jun, 26 Jun ...
Last minute availability to assist a local team teaching English to the community in Madagascar
Volunteering in Madagascar, community building project

Volunteering in Madagascar, community building project

Community building in beautiful Madagascar
From £795 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Jul, 6 Oct
2018: 9 Jan, 3 Apr, 3 Jul, 2 Oct
Last minute availability to join a team building in rural Madagascar
Madagascar conservation volunteering holiday

Madagascar conservation volunteering holiday

Conservation in beautiful Madagascar
From £795 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 May, 16 May, 30 May, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 3 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 28 Nov
2018: 9 Jan, 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 20 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr, 17 Apr, 1 May, 15 May, 29 May, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 28 Aug, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov
Last minute availability to support ongoing conservation initatives in Madagascar including protecting lemurs
Reef conservation volunteering in Belize

Reef conservation volunteering in Belize

Join an award-winning research team in Belize
From £895 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2018: 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 ...
Last minute availability to join an award winning project and contribute to marine conservation in Belize
Wildlife volunteering in Bolivia

Wildlife volunteering in Bolivia

Care for rescued animals in stunning Bolivian surroundings
From £645 to £2,145 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Last minute spaces available during April, May and June
Teach English in Ghana

Teach English in Ghana

Teach in the heart of Africa
From £895 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec
Last minute availability to assist educational initiatives in rural Ghana
Ghana childcare volunteering holiday

Ghana childcare volunteering holiday

Volunteer in the heart of an African community
From £895 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec
Last minute availability to assist at nurseries and baby-weight clinics in rural Ghana
Volunteer with animals in Thailand

Volunteer with animals in Thailand

Animal rescue on a tropical island in Thailand
From £495 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Last minute availability to volunteer with rescued dogs and cats in tropical Thailand
Ghana community volunteering

Ghana community volunteering

Community building in tropical Ghana
From £795 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec
Last minute availability to assist local builders in rural Ghana
Horse rehabilitation project in South Africa

Horse rehabilitation project in South Africa

Work hands on with horses on the South African coast
From £1,195 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Placements can start on any date throughout the year
Last minute availability to volunteer with rescued horses on the coast in South Africa
Primate rescue volunteer holiday in South Africa

Primate rescue volunteer holiday in South Africa

Providing rescued primates with a better quality of life
From £475 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Placements can start on any date throughout the year
Last minute availability to volunteer with rescued monkeys in South Africa
Wildlife conservation holiday in South Africa

Wildlife conservation holiday in South Africa

Assist with conservation research in a Big 5 area
From £995 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov, 1 Dec, 15 Dec
Last minute availability to volunteer in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Community volunteering with children in Peru

Community volunteering with children in Peru

Join a community project in the beautiful mountains of Peru
From £695 21 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures throughout the year on tailor made basis
Last minute availability to volunteer with children in Peru at an after school initative

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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
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 first day at the bear sanctuary and first sight of the bears in such wonderful surroundings was very exciting and most memorable. (more)Susan Wood
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
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
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
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
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
Horse rehabilitation project in South Africa
From
£1,195
excluding flights
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
Family volunteering and safari holiday, South Africa
From
£499
excluding flights
But I guess the most memorable thing was the safari we went on. We were taken by Francois, who is the husband of the woman who runs the education project, and he was the most wonderful guide you could imagine. Too many highlights to list - it was pretty much perfect. As a fabulous, trip - I think the most memorable holiday I have ever been on. (more)Jane Howes
The experience we had (both my son and I) was unforgettable. Seeing the good the school does for the community was heart warming. The Kruger National Park trip was amazing. We saw 63 species of animals and birds in two days thanks to the wonderful Francois's eagle eye! (more)Sue Blair
Reef conservation volunteering in Belize
From
£895
excluding flights
Seeing an Eagle ray swim right over us on a night dive, illuminated by our torchlight was the highlight. Staying on the island in the reef is wonderful and makes for very easy access to the dives. Excellent, a really enjoyable holiday with an environmental twist. (more)Tony Elliott
Best bits: Learning to hunt/catch lionfish. The 3 daily dives (more)Barbara Mack
Elephant conservation holiday, Thailand
From
£599
excluding flights
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
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