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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

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

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

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 £895 excluding flights
Our team in Belize are currently looking for volunteers to support their conversation work for 1 - 12 weeks

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

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

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
Join our building team in April for 2-3 weeks to help them complete building projects to support communities in tropical Madagascar

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

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
Still places to join our team in rural Ghana, to help them equip the children with vital skills required for starting school. Placements are still available for 2 - 12 weeks!

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

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
Last minute spaces to volunteer for 2- 12 weeks in rural Ghana and support teachers in the local school to inspire learning

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
There are still spaces available to volunteer with the local team for 1-12 weeks to care for rescued animals and give them extra attention

Reef conservation volunteering in Belize

The project is focused on conserving the environment and contributing to ongoing marine research in Belize. All levels of diver are welcome as everyone contributes to the project. Volunteers are involved in marine conservation work whilst learning to dive, increasing diving skills or simply exploring the reef with the research team! With a small friendly team and the opportunity to live on your own tropical island, it really is a great way to experience and contribute towards the conservation of marine life in the Caribbean. Each day will differ and you could be working in the following areas: * Fish and Coral Identification Dives * Lobster surveys * Queen Conch surveys (giant sea snail) ... Read more >
From £995 excluding flights
There are currently spaces available to support the team for 1 - 12 weeks on an idyllic private island in the Caribbean

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
Still places to join our Building team in rural Ghana for 1-12 weeks to build vital educational and health facilities

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
Last minutes spaces available Feb - May to help care for animals (including monkeys, birds, sloths and anteaters!) at a tropical wildlife sanctuary for 2-4 weeks

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
We are currently looking for volunteers in May and June to support the team in southern Thailand to deliver valuable English lessons for a 4-12 week placement

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 £795 excluding flights
Volunteers are needed in April, May and June to help collect data alongside a leading research team and care for the elephants for 1-12 weeks placements

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
Volunteers are needed in April and May to join our conservation team and support vital research in Madagascar for 2-10 week placements

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
Spaces still availables to join our team in Ghana for 1-12 weeks, to use their photography and/or film skills to support the charity's vital work with local communities
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