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32 holidays found

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

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

Teaching English in Southern Thailand

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 >
From £845 excluding flights

Family volunteering in Namibia, desert elephants

Your family will be part of the desert elephant conservation team who strive to create a positive relationship between the community and desert elephants in the stunning Namib Desert. The team’s role will involve helping to build and repair school buildings and researching the elephant population out in the desert. Our award winning Southern African conservation team work to help protect and research desert elephants in Namibia. Camp out under the stars and experience life in the beautiful Namibian desert. Experience life in the desert by visiting tribal homes and exploring the wild landscapes. Day 1 On the Monday the group will arrive at the base camp which is located on the banks of ... Read more >
From £920 excluding flights

Summer camp in Thailand, teaching English

The English Activity Camps on an Island is a group expedition exploring the beautiful island of Koh Phangan and the Tropical region of Donsak. The expedition is a fantastic opportunity to travel with a group and get to know the “real” Thailand, whilst also giving something back to the local community. The camps are an exciting way to engage children aged 8-13 years and help them to learn English through fun lessons and activities. The main aim of the camps is to make learning English fun! There will be three camps at schools on Koh Phangan and in Donsak. As a team, volunteers work together to plan and deliver activities which aim to make learning fun and engaging for local children. The ... Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Turtle conservation in Costa Rica

The project monitors and protects sea turtle populations by collecting data, placing eggs in safe hatcheries and patrolling the beaches to reduce the likelihood of poaching. Volunteers will be allocated to one of the two research bases; North Beach or South Beach, depending on the needs of the project at the time. All tasks are managed on a rotational basis. There are two main volunteer roles: Hatchery duty This involves monitoring the hatchery site at regular intervals to check for any new arrivals (baby turtles which have hatched)! You will record data on the number of new hatchlings and then release them into the ocean. This is an incredible experience as there are often around 100 ... Read more >
From £845 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
Spaces are still currently available to support school, building, health, education and conservation projects in April.

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
Volunteers are needed to support the local building team in Madagascar

Wildlife conservation holiday in South Africa

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 >
From £995 excluding flights
We are looking for volunteers to join the team in Greater Kruger National Park!

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 £895 excluding flights
There are currently still spaces available to join our reef conservation team in Belize for a 1-12 week placement

Elephant conservation holiday, Cambodia

Volunteers work alongside local and international staff to assist in the rewilding of rescued Asian elephants and helping with a variety of local community initiatives. Each day differs but generally volunteers will spend half of each day with the elephants, observing them or helping to carry out their health checks. The other half of each day is spent volunteering on a variety of tasks that are required by the sanctuary which will vary depending on the needs of the project and the local community at the time but may include: * Harvesting banana and pineapple trees for the elephants * Construction jobs such as fixing or making handrails or steps for the journey down to the elephants * ... Read more >
From £725 excluding flights
Volunteering opportunities are still available in Cambodia!

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
If you're interested in teaching in Ghana, there are still currently spaces available to volunteer for 2-12 weeks

Dog and cat rescue volunteering in South Africa

Support a Dog and Cat Rescue project in the beautiful coastal winelands outside of Cape Town and help the local team give dogs and cats much needed care and attention. You will support the project by working hands on with animals on site, walking dogs and caring for cats and other small animals. Volunteers are able to support local vets in caring for injured or unwell animals and will help nurse them back to full health. The animal centre in South Africa is nestled between vibrant Cape Town and beautiful winelands that surround the city. The centre gives a home to mistreated and disowned cats and dogs and relies heavily on volunteers for support. The centre feeds and cares for stray and ... Read more >
From £895 excluding flights
If you're interested in volunteering with dogs and cats, you will be excited to hear that we are currently looking for volunteers to join our team in South Africa

Teaching English in Madagascar

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 >
From £795 excluding flights
If you're interested in teaching English in Madagascar, there are still currently spaces available to volunteer for 2-12 weeks

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
We are looking for volunteers to support the team in creating fun and education activities with the children in the local nursery. Spaces are currently available to volunteer for 2-12 weeks

Marine conservation holiday in Thailand

*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 -Water testing -Coral spawning capture and culture programme -Erosion control In addition to the regular project focuses there may be special activities such as working with community groups to ... Read more >
From £795 excluding flights
There are currently still spaces available to join our marine conservation team in Thailand for a 1-12 week placement

Conservation volunteering in Belize

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 >
From £945 excluding flights
There are currently still spaces available to join our conservation team in Belize for a 1-12 week placement

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 Depending on your skills ... Read more >
From £1,095 excluding flights
Spaces are still available to volunteer in Costa Rica

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
Last minute volunteering opportunity to care for primates that have been orphaned or mistreated at a sanctuary in South Africa

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
We are looking for volunteers to support the local building team in Ghana for 1-12 weeks!
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