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Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Award-winning, Fair Trade certified wildlife conservation!
From US $1,544 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec
2020: 13 Jan, 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov, 30 Nov, 14 Dec, 28 Dec
Volunteering with bears in Romania

Volunteering with bears in Romania

Volunteer at an inspiring bear sanctuary in Transylvania
From £925 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Flexible departures available throughout the year, minimum stay 1 week
Reduce your carbon emissions and save money - save £50 if you travel to by train rather than plane
Malawi volunteering holiday

Malawi volunteering holiday

Volunteer at Africa's top wildlife sanctuary
From £1,370 to £4,350 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you
Wildlife rescue volunteering in Costa Rica

Wildlife rescue volunteering in Costa Rica

Assist caring for rescued animals in Costa Rica
From £745 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our team in Costa Rica are looking for volunteers to help care for animals at a tropical wildlife sanctuary in the next few months!
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Travel Team

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Family volunteering with bears in Romania

Family volunteering with bears in Romania

Unique family volunteering holiday at a bear sanctuary
From £925 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Conservation volunteering in Belize

Conservation volunteering in Belize

Join an award winning research team in Belize
From £895 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec, 29 Dec
2020: 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
We still have spaces available to join our conservation team in Belize in the next few months!
Madagascar conservation volunteering holiday

Madagascar conservation volunteering holiday

Conservation in beautiful Madagascar
From £845 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov
2020: 7 Jan, 21 Jan, 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 4 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov
Join our conservation team in Madagascar in the next few months to help with their research!
Carnivore conservation & research in Namibia

Carnivore conservation & research in Namibia

Rehabilitate and release cheetah in the wilds of Namibia
From £1,135 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica

Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica

Protect nesting turtles on Costa Rica's beautiful beaches
From £889 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Flexible departures July - December (nesting season)
Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Help re-habilitate orphaned monkeys in beautiful rural South Africa
From £769 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you, all year round
Volunteer with elephants in South Africa, 1 week

Volunteer with elephants in South Africa, 1 week

Care for rescued elephants on the stunning Garden Route
From £825 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Conservation internship in Malawi

Conservation internship in Malawi

.Combine sanctuary and field experience in Malawi
From £2,335 to £4,450 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov
Veterinary externship in Malawi

Veterinary externship in Malawi

Gain veterinary experience at Africa's top sanctuary
From £1,370 to £4,350 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov
Lion rehabilitation volunteering in South Africa

Lion rehabilitation volunteering in South Africa

Care for and rehabilitate lions rescued from canned hunting
From £1,475 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be 2 - 12 weeks long can start on the 1st or 3rd Friday of every month, all year round.
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If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
Orangutan sanctuary volunteering in Borneo

Orangutan sanctuary volunteering in Borneo

Care for stunning endangered orangutans in beautiful Borneo
From £1,195 to £1,895 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 1 Mar, 30 Mar, 26 Apr, 31 May, 28 Jun, 26 Jul, 23 Aug
Sri Lanka dog shelter volunteering

Sri Lanka dog shelter volunteering

If you love dogs then help volunteer with dogs in Sri Lanka
From US $1,250 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec, 28 Dec
2020: 4 Jan, 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 29 Feb, 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep ...
Wildlife justice internship in Malawi

Wildlife justice internship in Malawi

Gain experience in wildlife law in beautiful Malawi
From £1,360 to £12,910 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Malawi conservation volunteering experience

Malawi conservation volunteering experience

Two weeks exploring the Wild Heart of Africa
From £1,800 14 days ex flights
Small group travel
Volunteer at a wolf sanctuary in Portugal

Volunteer at a wolf sanctuary in Portugal

Volunteer with wolves at a sanctuary near Lisbon
From £1,248 to £1,746 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Laos Wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday

Laos Wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday

Care for animals rescued from illegal trafficking in Laos!
From £525 to £1,900 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec
Ocean research holiday in Baja, Mexico

Ocean research holiday in Baja, Mexico

Participate in turtle research and observe ocean wildlife.
From US $2,695 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 7 Mar, 8 Mar, 9 Mar, 10 Mar, 11 Mar, 12 Mar, 13 Mar, 14 Mar
Volunteer with elephants in South Africa

Volunteer with elephants in South Africa

Volunteer with elephants on the stunning Garden Route
From £1,295 21 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you, all year round
Elephant conservation and hill tribe volunteering in Thailand

Elephant conservation and hill tribe volunteering in Thailand

Conservation project returning elephants to the forest
From £450 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Malawi wildlife conservation holiday

Malawi wildlife conservation holiday

Aid animal conservation at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre!
From £1,370 to £4,350 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 24 Sep, 25 Sep, 1 Oct, 2 Oct, 8 Oct, 9 Oct, 15 Oct, 16 Oct, 22 Oct, 23 Oct, 29 Oct, 30 Oct, 5 Nov, 6 Nov, 12 Nov, 13 Nov, 19 Nov, 20 Nov, 26 Nov, 27 Nov, 3 Dec, 4 Dec, 10 Dec, 11 Dec, 17 Dec, 18 Dec, 24 Dec, 25 Dec, 31 Dec
Dog rescue volunteering in South Africa

Dog rescue volunteering in South Africa

Care for dogs in the coastal winelands of Cape Town
From £995 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
We are looking for volunteers to provide an essential extra pair of hands in the next few months!
Family volunteering in Namibia, desert elephants

Family volunteering in Namibia, desert elephants

Family trip to research and conserve desert elephants
From £895 to £995 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 26 Jul, 9 Aug
Rhino and Elephant Conservation in Zimbabwe

Rhino and Elephant Conservation in Zimbabwe

Volunteer with rhinos and elephants in beautiful Zimbabwe.
From £740 to £5,920 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov
South Africa volunteering with the big five

South Africa volunteering with the big five

Take part in the conservation of Africa's wildlife.
From £475 to £5,700 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec
Big five conservation in South Africa

Big five conservation in South Africa

Volunteer with the Big Five in South Africa.
From £828 to £4,967 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 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
Wildlife conservation in South Africa

Wildlife conservation in South Africa

Protect wildlife in a stunning coastal reserve
From £1,095 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec
2020: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov ...
We still have a few spaces to join this project in the next few months and help the conservation of an incredible wildlife reserve!
Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa
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£769
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The contact with these very social baboons was the most memorable part of our holiday. Sometimes they play like crazy, sometimes they just like to be close and sleep so deeply when you hold them in your arms. (more)Karsten Georges
An amazing experience. Would recommend to anyone who loves animals and is willing to work hard. (more)Shannon Hiltabrand
The highlight was sitting on a stool in the babies enclosure and having the privilege of a baby baboon sitting on my boot working out how to undo my shoe laces, a 'cuddle' of baby monkeys holding... (more)Gill Stevenson
Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa
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US $1,544
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Definitely worth doing! The type of work and your experience with the organisation depends a lot on the project youíll be involved in, so familiarise yourself carefully with the info they provide beforehand to know what to bring (more)Alexandra Bergholm
It was a really interesting experience and I definitely recommend it to anyone who love animals (more)Boris Traverso
This was an amazing holiday and I really did not want it to end. (more)Anne Brown
Volunteering with bears in Romania
From
£925
excluding flights
We saw a number of bears taking a dip in the water and I enjoyed seeing the pleasure on their faces as they enjoyed the therapeutic effects of the water (more)Suzanne Jones
Excellent. Exceeded my expectations, all very well organised, very good accommodation with lots of help from local rep. Brasov had plenty to offer and the bears were amazing! (more)Deborah Robson
The most memorable part of the holiday was...getting to spend time watching the bears play together, and seeing them all so happy. (more)Melinda Kerr
Volunteering with bears in Cambodia
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£645
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
Madagascar conservation volunteering holiday
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£845
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
South Africa wildlife volunteering holiday
From
£709
excluding flights
The highlight was being able to see so many different animals during the multiple game drives: elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, hippos, zebras, buffalos. It was truly amazing! (more)Caroline Mancioppi
5 I couldn't of had a better time. I truly had the time of my life, I felt at home, happy and really didn't want to go home. It seems crazy now to think its all over but this whole experience couldn't have been much better. Best decision of my life. (more)Kirstin Runcie
A fabulous experience and I would be keen to return. (more)Mark Milligan
Elephant conservation project with hill tribes in Thailand
From
£240
excluding flights
I am so pleased I got to have this experience and I will remember the Karen villagers, the mahouts, the elephants and the foundation staff with the fondest of memories. Canít praise highly enough. (more)Kelvin Simnett
The Elephant Conservation Project with Hill Tribes trip and walking with elephants was the most memorable. Just amazing, the best experience ever! The team are wonderful, passionate about their individual roles, the location is beautiful and the elephants are enjoying life to the full. (more)Sally Hillyer
Every moment was worth it. Unforgettable experience, just following the elephants every day as they forage and bathe and drink and eat in their natural home, the forests. (more)Cindy Fung
Primate rescue volunteer holiday in South Africa
From
£545
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Going on a horseback safari and getting only six metres from a wild giraffe!! I also loved being so close with the monkeys in the centre Tips? You must like dogs as the site is full of them (all friendly of course!!) and not be afraid to get your hands dirty. You will be cleaning up after animals, it's not all cuddles!! Local benefits? It definitely benefited the sanctuary. Whilst I was there, there was only myself as a short term volunteer and four long... (more)Carrie Hogan
Family volunteering with bears in Romania
From
£925
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I think we will all remember watching the cubs not so gently nursing with their mom; "bread bear" running out at feeding time to stealthily take a loaf of bread and scurry back into the bushes while other bears happily ate the other food together; the mucky, fun mess of making bear ice cream; just watching the bears be bears. Tips? Be prepared to get dirty and smell the expired food (but you'll get used to it). Bring an apron and rubber gloves and don't bring nice... (more)Heather Jain
Ecuador wildlife sanctuary volunteering
From
£715
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the trip was interacting with all the beautiful animals at the sanctuary. Completely unforgettable. (more)Gemma Ramsden
The highlight was helping animals. Great experience! (more)Maya Dite
Elephant conservation holiday in Sri Lanka
From
£845
excluding flights
Memorable parts? To experience the rare opportunity to work with the amongst the most amazing scenery that I have ever seen. Tips? The journey to the Field House is a long but beautiful one. The Field House is basic, rustic but very comfortable and surrounded by amazing scenery. Local benefits? Yes most definitely, the placement is amongst a local village, and the local villagers appreciated the efforts made by the volunteers. Overall rating? I would highly recommend... (more)Julie Marshman
Carnivore conservation & research in Namibia
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£1,135
excluding flights
Memorable parts? All of it ! Being involved with an on-going human conflicr situation where the farmer was loosing livestock to a problem cheetah allowed me to see 1st hand the devastation that can be caused; then being lucky enough for our group to accompany the vet who darted the problem cheetah who had been caught in a catch cage, thanks to the skill and knowledge of our coordinator. The cheetah's vital signs were all checked, a new GPS collar fitted and then she was re-located. Tips? Bring... (more)Mairi Hutchison
Elephant conservation volunteering in Laos
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£769
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It was very interesting observing and learning about the elephants. Following the elephants up into the forest was exciting, and I loved getting so close to the elephants and getting to touch them. Tips? Make sure that you bring an old pair of pants, top, shoes and gloves if you end up doing some wall painting, as you will get paint all over your new clothes. But it's so much fun doing work around the camp, no matter how dirty you get! Local benefits? I feel... (more)Sue San
Family volunteering with monkeys in South Africa
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£767
excluding flights
Very good and an experience of a life time :-) (more)Tanja Larsen
A fantastic way to introduce my young child to volunteering in a developing country, because the company gave us the support and reassurance needed throughout the whole process. (more)Julia Macrory
Swimming with the baboons! The people, the monkeys ... an incredible experience made special by Bob, Lynne, Mias and all the volunteers. (more)Helen Cook
Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica
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£889
excluding flights
It was one of the best experiences Iíve ever had and I canít wait for a chance to go back and to share the trip with others who would enjoy it! (more)Jonah Cedar
I enjoyed the night patrols, walking by moonlight, seeing the constellations, milky way, shooting stars & some of the lightening storms were spectacular. (more)Julie Clark
This is a really sound conservation project with some clear tangible benefits and as a volunteer you really fee like you're making a difference. Would highly recommend this project to anyone. (more)Katie Wilkinson
Wildlife conservation in Borneo
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£1,285
excluding flights
The most memorable was working in a tropical downpour and seeing a mother and baby Orangutang climbing a tree near the work site. An interesting and insightful look at conservation in Sabah, Borneo. A bit short though - two full weeks would be better. (more)Conrad Blakemore
Seeing a large wild male Orangutan eating figs in a tree by the Kinabatangan River was the most memorable - we were so close to him and he looked so relaxed! What a beautiful special creature. A fabulous experience. (more)Sue Jarrett
Volunteer with elephants in South Africa
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£1,295
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the holiday was being so close to such amazing animals and being accepted by them. Preparing the enrichment birthday treats was fun and creative and then feeding it to an individual elephant was wonderful (more)Jane Stoyles
Fantastic!.... The whole experience was very good (the organisation of the trip, the travelling itself, the people...) but of course being able to spend time with these amazing animals was the highlight of the holiday and possibly of my last few years as well. (more)Darina Brejtrova
Most exciting holiday ever...Go for it (more)Ailish Scanlon
Thailand wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday
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£739
excluding flights
Even in the short time we were there (2 weeks), we saw animals arrive and leave, and got a glimpse of the process between rescue and return to the wild. (more)Camille Askins
The people with whom you're working with are terrific. From the other volunteers to the staff and those who stay for the long term there was a very good wibe within the WTTF community. (more)Stuart Moncrieff
It was a very rewarding 2 weeks and I would recommend it to anyone who has a keen interest in animal welfare. (more)Colin Harvey
Namibia wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday
From
£895
excluding flights
The highlight was walking with cheetahs. Unforgettable. (more)Chris Downing
I had an amazing time!!! I felt like I was really making a contribution to the functioning of the wildlife sanctuary with food prep, cleaning enclosures, feeding and caring for animals and being responsible for the environment and impact on the ecosystem with recycling and conservation efforts . (more)Naomi Soffa
Staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, the volunteers all worked well together and a range of activities were provided... All in all, one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I will be going back! (more)Frances Toomey
Malawi volunteering holiday
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£1,370
excluding flights
Just do it, you won't regret it! (more)Chris Wade
Great from start to finish - the staff, the country, the project, the work - I was sad to leave and hope to go back. I went for the animal work which I really enjoyed but an unexpected highlight of the trip was getting out into the community to see one of their fuel briquette projects. (more)Kat Wendels
A great experience. I got to know some local people and volunteers from different countries and I learned about animal conservation and the social/ economic situation in Malawi. (more)Steve Boud
Volunteer with elephants in Cambodia
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£889
excluding flights
Getting so many life experiences and doing things I had never done before. It was hard work during the day and lots of fun afterwards. (more)Amruta M
Amazing experience! We went as a whole family and it something we will never forget. (more)andy blades
Volunteering in Thailand, wildlife rescue centre
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£645
excluding flights
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
Horse rehabilitation project in South Africa
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£895
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
Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa
From
Ä550
excluding flights
It was AMAZING! (more)tracy ciotti
My whole time at the reserve was so incredible with thrills everyday from hurtling along dirt tracks to see elephants, watching porcupines and honey badgers battle right next to camp to the first time you lead a class by yourself. (more)Deirdre McClean
Working with all of the animals and children, and meeting wonderful people were most memorable - the whole experience was memorable and exciting. The trip well and truly exceeded my expectations. I would happily recommend it to anyone. (more)ThťrŤse Hutchins
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