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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 staying 1 week focus on caring for and learning about the elephants, while those staying 3 weeks+ receive additional training and familiarisation on the techniques needed to observe and study the elephants, allowing them to get more involved in their research and welfare. All volunteers receive elephant information and talks and are involved ...Read more >
From £895 excluding flights
We still have a few spaces to join this project in the next few months, so get in touch soon so that we can help you plan your trip. Flexible and free date changes – personal support from our friendly team!

Turtle conservation in Greece

The turtle population of Kefalonia is under both human and natural threats and are as a result now endangered. Volunteers joining this project are a vital support to the local conservation team in protecting the loggerhead sea turtles, who migrate to Kefalonia to lay their eggs on the sandy beaches of the island. Tasks are managed on a rotational basis and may include: • In nesting season: surveying beaches to find, record and protect turtle nests • In hatching season: protecting the hatchlings from light pollution and ensuring they can crawl safely to the sea • In hatching season: monitoring the hatching success of each nest • Observing and recording turtle behaviour • Measuring the level ...Read more >
From £695 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 £695 excluding flights
Our team in Costa Rica are looking for volunteers to help care for animals at a tropical wildlife sanctuary in the next few months. Flexible and free date changes – personal support from our friendly team!

Turtle conservation in Costa Rica

Volunteers join a non-profit biological research and education centre to help protect the incredible local wildlife. The reserve is located on the stunning Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, an area famous for its biodiversity. Volunteers are able to participate in a number of active scientific research projects on local wildlife throughout the year, and support turtle conservation work during the turtle season. Wildlife monitoring (year-round) Volunteers work in a range of research fields: • Birds – bird watching surveys take place 2-3 times a day in morning and evening, volunteers learn to identify and record birds spotted in the forest • Monkeys – surveys are carried out twice ...Read more >
From £695 excluding flights
The team in Costa Rica are looking for volunteers to help them research and protect turtles and other tropical wildlife on the Southern Pacific Coast. Flexible and free date changes – personal support from our friendly team

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 £665 excluding flights
We are still looking for volunteers to help care for elephants in need. Flexible and free date changes – personal support from our friendly team!

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 and orphan calves - 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 ...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 £1,375 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 £1,195 excluding flights
There is still time to join our conservation team and work to help protect and research desert elephants in Namibia. Flexible and free date changes – personal support from our friendly team!

Elephant conservation holiday, Cambodia

Volunteers work alongside local and international staff to assist in the rewilding of rescued Asian elephants and helping with the day to day running of the sanctuary. The daily schedule will differ and generally volunteers spend half of each day with the elephants, observing them or assisting with their health checks. Volunteer observations and health checks are vital in identifying any concerns regarding the elephants. You may also be involved in research tasks such as monitoring and recording the feeding habits and preferences of the elephants. This is important in guiding decisions as to which plant species should be grown for the elephants to feed on in the forest. The other half ...Read more >
From £1,195 excluding flights
There is still space for volunteers to join our team in Cambodia to help provide a safe haven for the elephants! Flexible and free date changes too.

Marine conservation holiday in Thailand

Join an amazing conservation team in Thailand and be presented with a completely unique glimpse into an underwater world that needs your help to survive. As a volunteer you’ll be tasked with a variety of daily activities to help conserve Thailand’s fragile marine ecology. From surveying and monitoring the health of coral reefs to constructing and maintaining artificial reefs, each day you’ll learn the basics and develop existing skills to ensure you get as much out of the experience as you’re prepared to put in. The programme is structured over 4 weeks, which you can join for 1 week or more as well as any additional time for dive courses you may need. The longer you are able to stay, the ...Read more >
From £875 excluding flights
There is still time to join our Marine Conservation team in Thailand. Flexible and free date changes – personal support from our friendly team!

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
We are still looking for volunteers to support our team in Ghana. Flexible and free date changes – personal support from our friendly team!

Wildlife conservation in South Africa

Our volunteer teams gain hands on experience in conservation management on a wildlife reserve, assisting the local team in a diverse mix of conservation activities including monitoring of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard). Volunteers receive conservation education and training to assist with the important research and conservation work on the wildlife reserve. This may include locating and monitoring wildlife using telemetry equipment, removing invasive plant species and replanting native species and even assisting with animal capture, relocation or introduction! You will also have the opportunity to support local community projects, giving you a full experience of ...Read more >
From £895 excluding flights
We still have a few spaces to join this project in the next few months and help the conservation of an incredible wildlife reserve. Flexible and free date changes – personal support from our friendly team!

Volunteering in Thailand, wildlife rescue centre

Live in tropical Thailand working up close with monkeys, gibbons, otters, bears and other wild animals. Your work helps to educate others on conservation issues and protect engaged animals. You can also combine this role with Elephant Care which is based at the same centre. * What will I be doing?* Each day will differ but general wildlife rescue volunteer tasks may include: -Feeding the animals -Providing water for the animals -Assisting with cleaning the enclosures -Creating enrichments for the animals -Maintenance work for enclosures and fences -Looking after other domesticated animals on site There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ day and some volunteers may also find they are involved ...Read more >
From £645 excluding flights
There is still time to join our team in Thailand and care for animals in need. Flexible and free date changes – personal support from our friendly team!