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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elephant conservation holiday, Thailand

The centre operates as a sanctuary to abused, neglected or injured animals. Volunteers work alongside local staff to care for over 20 Asian elephants. Each day will differ and Elephant Care volunteer tasks may include: * Feeding and giving water to the elephants * Help with the cleaning of the enclosures * Hosing down and washing the elephants * Harvesting and collecting food from local farms - pineapple trees, bananas trees etc. * Creating enrichments for the elephants * Looking after other domesticated animals on site In addition to the above tasks, volunteers may also be involved in the construction or maintenance of enclosures and cleaning or developing the centre grounds / ... Read more >
From £645 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 £895 excluding flights

Wildlife conservation in South Africa

If you’re looking to volunteer on a wildlife conservation project in South Africa then this two week experience is certainly worth checking out further. Our volunteer teams are invited to assist local experts and experienced guides as part of research projects related to conserving and monitoring populations of lions, elephants and rhinos, currently roaming free within a private game reserve that's been open since 2012. As part of this two week conservation course, volunteers will be asked to complete a bush craft training course that lets you learn more about the behaviour of wild animals as well as finding out more about navigation and orientation skills including using GPS and ... Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

South Africa marine conservation diving holiday

Volunteers assist with several research projects within the marine park, these may include: - Reef surveys - Data collection on megafauna populations - Turtle, shark, potato bass and whale monitoring - Uploading photographs of individual sightings to global or regional databases - Contributing to Citizen Science ID databases If you are a beginner diver you will be given your PADI Open Water training during your first week. Qualified Open Water divers are given the opportunity to complete a PADI Advanced Open Water course, or depending on the length of your stay, choose from a range of dive speciality courses (e.g. Deep Diver, Nitrox, Peak Performance Buoyancy, etc) or the Rescue Diver ... Read more >
From £1,195 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 £895 excluding flights

Teaching English in Thailand

Teach English to primary school children aged from 4-12 years old on the stunning and exciting tropical island of Koh Phangan, off the South East Coast of Thailand. Volunteers on Koh Phangan focus on improving speaking and listening skills and building the children's confidence to communicate in English. These lessons are in addition to the English lessons run by the local teachers. Whilst local teachers usually focus on grammar and use repetition and memorising at a teaching technique. Volunteers design lessons which are fun and include lots of interaction. Lessons may vary depending on age and ability but may include: Interactive learning games Arts and crafts Listening or ... Read more >
From £1,395 excluding flights

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

Jungle conservation & research, Peru

If you’re looking to help conserve the rainforests of South America and work on sustainable development programmes then isn’t it about time you thought about being a volunteer in Peru? This 16 day jungle conservation and research holiday gives you the chance to volunteer in Peru and support a range of projects featuring several worthwhile tasks, as detailed below: Collect data on blue headed macaws and monitor other bird species Get video and stills of local jaguars, tapirs and peccary Observe and gather data on amphibians, reptiles and butterflies Carry out transect & pitfall surveys, leaf litter plots and bamboo traps Assist the Forest Regeneration Project by preparing canopy photos and ... Read more >
From £1,495 excluding flights
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