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Volunteering with Elephants in South Africa

Join the local expert team to care for and research their herd of 10 captive African elephants, which includes relocated elephants, orphaned calves and elephants rescued from situations such as culls. The elephants live in a 110 hectare park where tourists visit daily to interact with the elephants on educational elephant tours and walks. Volunteers learn about elephant welfare, help to collect data to guide best practise management of captive elephants and assist in research for wild elephant management. Working closely with and monitoring the elephants, volunteers examine the behaviour, interactions and relationship of the elephants with the guides and visitors to the park. Volunteer ... Read more >
From £1,195 excluding flights

Ghana childcare volunteering holiday

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 >
From £895 excluding flights

Volunteering abroad in Madagascar

If you’re thinking about volunteering aboard in Madagascar then this four week + construction, community health and conservation project is definitely worth investigating further. Split into three stages: building, community health and conservation, you’ll be undertaking a series of different activities alongside dedicated local teams to ensure hard work is rewarded with a fresh set of skills as well as first-hand experiences of what it’s like to make a difference in Madagascar. Stage one - building Supporting a local team of builders you’ll be working on construction projects currently in progress which could be anything from building a school to constructing a well or a ... Read more >
From £1,445 excluding flights

Teach English in Ghana

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 >
From £895 excluding flights

Wildlife rescue volunteering in Thailand, under 18s

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 >
From £1,495 excluding flights

Animal rescue volunteering in India

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 >
From £595 excluding flights

Volunteering in Madagascar, community building project

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: Digging foundations Building walls Laying cement Plastering Painting 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 >
From £895 excluding flights

Dog rescue volunteering in South Africa

The animal rescue centre takes care of unwanted, mistreated and neglected pets and relies on volunteers to support its work. It is based on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, near the vibrant city of Cape Town and is nestled within the breath-taking Cape winelands. The centre has a clinic which treats sick and injured animals as well as a shelter, rehabilitation and adoption facility for stray, surrendered, abandoned and rescued cats and dogs. They also run a succesful adoption programme which hopes to re-home rescued dogs and cats to new, loving homes. Each day at the centre will differ but tasks include: Preparing food and feeding the dogs Hand feeding ... Read more >
From £895 excluding flights

Ghana community volunteering

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: -digging foundations -laying cement -building walls -plastering -painting 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 >
From £795 excluding flights

Wildlife conservation holiday in South Africa

This fantastic opportunity allows volunteers the chance to work within one of South Africa’s most animal abundant environments: Kruger National Park. Forget expensive safaris, this two week conservation holiday is much more affordable and goes into much more depth with outstanding photo ops just the start of an incredibly unique and immersive experience working with wildlife. Not only will volunteers be living in a permanent research camp, within the boundaries of Kruger, they’ll also be invited to undertake a Bush Craft training course which will prepare them for working within the realm of South Africa’s legendary Big Five. There are usually 10 -15 volunteers (maximum of 20) at a ... Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Wildlife rescue volunteering in Costa Rica

The project provides a safe haven for over 50 animals and rescues a number of new animals each week. The hope for these newly rescued animals is that they can be treated in the on-site clinic and then quickly returned to the wild when they are healthy again. For those animals who are too badly injured or not able to be released for other reasons, they can be provided with a home at the sanctuary. As a volunteer, your core role will focus on assisting in the sanctuary, tasks can include: * Preparing food * Providing water * Feeding the animals * Assisting with cleaning the enclosures * Creating enrichments for the animals * Maintenance work around the sanctuary You will volunteer for 6 ... Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Conservation volunteering in Belize

This incredible week of conservation work in Belize will appeal to volunteers longing to make a difference in one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems. Belize is home to more than 100 species of mammal and well over 300 different species of bird. Reptiles and amphibians are also abundant in Belize with the rainforest-covered slopes of the Maya Mountains offering an extensive environment for indigenous animals, many of which fall under global conservation concern. Volunteers will be invited to help conserve this magnificent Mesoamerian world through research, construction, maintenance and data collection under the expert eye of conservation project team members. Training for volunteers ... Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Namibia elephant conservation

Join an award winning elephant conservation team to help protect and research the desert elephants. Construct walls to protect farmers’ water infrastructure and build drinking points for the elephants to help reduce the conflict within the local community. Camp out under the stars in the beautiful Namibian desert whilst immersing yourself in pioneering conservation work. The project helps to reduce conflict between elephants and farmers by building protective structures around water sources and creating safe water drinking points for elephants. The team also researches the elephants’ movement and distribution, and compiles identikits on herds and individual elephants. The volunteer role ... Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Teaching English in Southern Thailand

Even if you’ve travelled in southern Thailand before, this four week teaching English as a volunteer project will help you experience life in Southeast Asia from a completely new perspective. You’ll be situated just a short drive from Suratthani with chances to avoid tourist crowds and discover rural regions offering an authentic experience rather than just another day at the beach. The Thai people that you’ll be living and working with are just so hospitable and welcoming to volunteers and it’s impossible not to make friends as well as attempting to learn a bit more of the language other than simply ‘sawadikap’ or ‘sawadika’. Secret scenic spots and ferries to nearby islands turn ... Read more >
From £895 excluding flights

Volunteer with animals in Thailand

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 >
From £595 excluding flights

Madagascar conservation volunteering holiday

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 >
From £895 excluding flights

Reef conservation volunteering in Belize

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 >
From £995 excluding flights

Film and photography volunteering in Ghana

Volunteers live in the heart of an African village and play a vital role in the charity's life changing development work. Volunteers use their film and photography skills to capture the charities current building or educational developments so that donors can understand the latest achievements and support the charity’s community initiatives. Depending on the needs of the community when you join your volunteer role may involve: - Documenting building progress - Capturing educational and community developments - Producing educational community films on health and social issues alongside the local team - Filming volunteers in action - Providing updates to donors for the charities child ... Read more >
From £795 excluding flights

Elephant & wildlife conservation volunteering in Sri Lanka

The Elephant and Wildlife Conservation project has an award-winning approach to protecting elephants and wildlife which are found in the national park and local communities. The project is unique in Sri Lanka as their highly commended model focuses on researching wild elephants whilst working with the community to help them live peacefully together. They help the local farmers live alongside over 300 wild elephants and other wildlife by running initiatives to reduce potential conflict. The team are researching the population and distribution of wildlife including elephants, sloth bears, leopards, rusty-spotted cats, fishing cats, jungle cats, golden palm civets and jackals. This research ... Read more >
From £945 excluding flights

Primate rescue volunteer holiday in South Africa

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 >
From £545 excluding flights
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