Gain experience working with over 150 native Belizean species and educate the local community about wildlife conservation.
Explore the rainforest, coral reefs and beautiful beaches in your free time!
What will I be doing?
Volunteers contribute to the two main areas of the centre's work; animal management and education. When you are assigned to the animal management department you will be paired to a zookeeper at the start of each working day and will assist in:
* food preparation
* animal husbandry practices including cleaning and maintenance of enclosures
* providing enrichments
* animal encounters and animal introductions when they occur
* caring for newborns or orphan ... Read more >
The centre is home to a range of animals including dogs, cows and donkeys, many of whom have been rescued from the streets of Udaipur. Volunteers will carry out a variety of different roles depending on the needs of the project at the time.
Volunteers may be involved in:
- caring for animals after their initial treatments
- cleaning the animal enclosures and preparing food
- bathing, feeding and walking dogs
- assisting the vets and nurses
- helping the local team care for abandoned puppies
- monitoring the animals and helping with their rehabilitation
- work alongside the local team giving physical and hydro-therapy to disabled animals
Volunteers provide hands-on help and care to ... Read more >
Volunteers’ primary role is to contribute towards the projects on-going surveys, data collection and conservation work. They make a major contribution to the understanding of the reef ecosystem in the Sapodilla Cayes.
Volunteers help to raise awareness of the importance of the marine life and the research collected by the project team helps inform government decisions, particularly in regard to the department of fisheries.
Each day will differ but volunteer tasks can include:
* Lionfish population monitoring and control
* Reef Check survey
* Queen Conch surveys
* Coral watch data collection
* Lobster Surveys
* Community education and awareness campaigns
There are 2-4 dives per day which ... Read more >
Volunteers are needed to support the teaching and ongoing community work in Ghana. We have roles available for volunteers with and without teaching experience.
Volunteers run after school lessons which any pupil can attend to help develop their English skills or ask for specific help on certain new topics.
Volunteers with teaching experience can work alongside the local teachers to support lessons and run lessons in specific topics. The students at the local primary and middle school are aged between 6 to 21 years old.
Volunteers that do not have teaching experience run after school and lunch time sessions which can include:
- Playing educational games
- Creative arts and crafts
- ... Read more >
What will I be doing?
You will be part of the Under-18 Team spending two weeks volunteering at the Elephant Care and Wildlife Rescue project. There is no such thing as a 'typical' day but everyday jobs may include:
-Feeding the animals
-Providing water for the animals
-Assisting with cleaning the enclosures
-Harvesting of pineapples or bananas for the elephants
Other possible tasks could include:
-Construction or maintenance of cages and enclosures
-Working on enclosure and food enrichments
-Maintenance of the gibbon islands
-Keeping the centre's grounds clean
-Washing and caring for the rescued dogs on site
The team will spend one week on the Elephant Care volunteer role and one week on ... Read more >
Volunteers work alongside the kindergarten and nursery teacher to run English sessions. They also run small group sessions with the pupils to ensure that all the children are learning and not are simply repeating words and sentences. When volunteers run activities with the main class it gives the local teacher an opportunity to focus on individual students. Without the help of the volunteers the teacher would rarely be able to help the children on an individual focused level. Volunteers do not lead full lessons alone.
Activities that volunteers may be involved in include:
-Educational early learning lessons including phonics and numbers
-English activities and games
-Dance and group ... Read more >
Teach English to pupils in rural Thailand where there is a great need for improved English. Volunteers have the opportunity to get off the beaten track and discover the real Thailand. Volunteer will live amongst an incredibly friendly and welcoming Thai community and explore the islands at weekends.
What will I be doing?
Volunteer are at school from Monday - Tursday 8.30 - 3.30 and usually teach for 2 hours each day. During time when you are not teaching, you can plan and prepare for your lessons and get to know the children during break times. You may teach on your own or in a pair with another volunteer.
Lessons may vary depending on age and ability but may include:
Interactive ... Read more >
The Community, Building and Conservation volunteer placement is split into three phases and so your activities will vary throughout the project.
Phase 1 – Building
Volunteers support the local team on their current project which may include building wells, school buildings or constructing toilets.
The specific building project which you will be part of will depends on the needs of the local community, activities may include:
Building classroom benches
Maintenance and repairs of previous projects
Twice a week you will have the opportunity to teach an after school English lesson which focus on practising vocabulary and ... Read more >
Assist with scientific research that is being carried out in Kruger National Park, a Big 5 area (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) which allows for unique encounters and photographic opportunities that the average tourist on safari can only dream of!
A unique opportunity that allows you to contribute to important wildlife conservation research. You will be involved in a project which focuses on monitoring the leopard populations in the area, but also includes research on the local ecosystem and other predators in the area.
You’ll be living in the famous Kruger National Park which is home to over 50 different mammals, the Big 5, cheetah, migrating wild dogs and an amazing ... Read more >
Volunteers enable the project to sustain and expand its vital conservation and development efforts by having more people out in the field. Volunteers carry out important field research, education and conservation actions that are making a significant contribution to the project’s mission: protecting wildlife and its habitats, raising awareness, empowering local communities and sustaining natural resources. This means all our volunteer activities make a real contribution to the management of these spectacular areas and benefit the people who live closest to them.
Volunteers will be allocated to one of two research bases; Creek Base or River Base, depending on the needs of the project at the ... Read more >
Volunteers live in the heart of an African village and play a vital role in the charity's life changing development work. Volunteers have helped to build schools, health centres, rain water harvesting taps and toilet blocks to improve sanitation. Depending on what stage the building work is when you join your volunteer role may involve:
Experienced local masons, carpenters and builders will teach you the required skills and will supervise your work so no previous building experience is required. However volunteers with building experience are greatly appreciated since they can share their skills with the local team. ... Read more >
Volunteers join the local team to support their work building wells, classrooms and constructing toilet facilities.
Depending on the current project when you join, your volunteer role may involve:
Building classroom desks
Maintenance and repairs of previous projects
No previous building experience is required as the building techniques and tools available are very different in Madagascar. The team will ensure that you have the necessary skills to work safely on the site.
Twice a week you will have the opportunity to teach an after school English lesson, focusing on vocabulary and pronunciation practice.
Volunteers work ... Read more >
Volunteers work with children at two placements in the beautiful town of Kampot; a children's outreach centre and a small primary school.
*Children's Outreach Centre*
The centre was set up to support HIV+ children and their families in Kampot and acts as a drop in centre and support service for them.
The morning volunteer activities could include:
- Arts and crafts activities
- Sports and games
- Informal English learning activities
- Helping to prepare lunch
- Cleaning up before and after the sessions
Running in collaboration with the local social services the centre supports 20+ children and their families with counselling, healthcare support, nutritional meals, games and activities ... Read more >
Volunteers work alongside local teachers and charity staff to teach English lessons in schools and the community, where the first language is Malagasy. Each lesson will vary depending on the age and ability of the class, but lessons may include developing vocabulary and pronunciation through:
-Listening and conversation practice
-Interactive learning games
-Quizzes and competitions
Volunteers teach a range of students aged between 11 and 21 years in the town school. The team of volunteers and local charity staff are also involved in the training of English teachers to help improve their subject knowledge and techniques.
Between classes and after school, volunteers run valuable one to ... Read more >
An exciting opportunity to work hands on with a variety of primates who have been rescued and provided with permanent care in this sanctuary.
The project is designed to introduce you to the fascinating world of primates and allows you to get to know them. You will work closely with primates on a daily basis. You can make a difference to the primates by helping the sanctuary to provide them with a better quality of life.
The sanctuary, which is the first of its kind in South Africa, has been running since 1996. The sanctuary currently cares for over 70 primates of varying species. The sanctuary rescues and provides permanent care for any primate from anywhere in the world.
Volunteers are ... Read more >
Volunteer at a rescue centre helping to look after rescued dogs and cats while living on a tropical island.
What will I be doing?
Volunteers at the Dog and Cat Rescue Centre will help with the day to day running of the centre which will include a range of tasks including:
-walking the dogs
-feeding and washing the dogs and cats
-cleaning kennels and animal shelters
-giving medication and assisting with animal treatment
-maintenance of the centre
-visitor tours of the centre
-provide love and attention to the rescued animals
The team at the Dog and Cat Rescue project aims to:
*provide animal care for those who are injured and abused
*provide education and promote awareness of animal ... Read more >
*What will I be doing?*
Each day is different and will vary between research and restoration focused activities. These may include:
-Reef health surveys (Ecological Monitoring programme)
-Biorock coral rehabilitation
-Artificial reef construction / maintenance
-Mooring buoy installation
-Giant clam and coral nurseries
-Sea turtle ‘head starter programme’ and releases
-Surveys and monitoring of specific species including seahorses, invertebrates and coral predators such as crown of thorns starfish
-Coral spawning capture and culture programme
In addition to the regular project focuses there may be special activities such as working with community groups to ... Read more >
Working with a team of other volunteers and UK staff, your role will be to help run camps at 3 schools in rural Thailand.
The Summer English Camp team prepare and plan English educational activities whilst staying in a hotel in the city of Surat Thani. Volunteers design their own activities and in the past these have included:
Arts and Crafts
Group competitions and quizzes
Sports and games
We work with several Thai government primary and secondary schools in the Surat Thani province. The English Summer Camp focuses on improving the English skills of children aged between 8 and 13 years old.
Teaching English in Thailand is an unforgettable experience as it allows you ... Read more >
The Madagascar Conservation project combines hands on research and fieldwork on endangered species (including lemurs, reptiles and amphibians) alongside community initiatives and environmental education.Volunteers support the local team on their ongoing conservation work and so the work which you will be involved in with depend on the current research aims. Activities may include:
* Population, distribution and behaviour studies on lemurs, bats, reptiles, birds, amphibians and insects
* Habitat mapping
* Plant studies, including monitoring and planting of endangered palms and fruiting trees important for lemurs
* Sustainable lobster fishery data collection
* Long term reforestation ... Read more >
What will I be doing?
Volunteers work alongside local keepers to care for some of the 130 bears currently at the rescue centre. Work could include:
- Preparing food and assisting the keepers to feed the bears
- Repairing & maintaining the enclosures
- Working with the keepers; cleaning the enclosures inside and outside
- Making enrichment items and activities for the bears
- Constructing new play areas, enrichments or weaving hammocks – bears love to climb!
There are usually 1-4 volunteers at the project at any one time with a maximum of 6.
How is the project making a difference?
The centre is home to around 130 Malayan Sun Bears & Asiatic Black Bears. Many have been confiscated from ... Read more >