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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Madagascar

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

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

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
There are still spaces available to join our team in rural Ghana and teach for a 2-12 week placement!

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
If you're interested in volunteering with dogs, you will be excited to hear that we are currently looking for volunteers to join our team in South Africa

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

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!

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
If you're interested in volunteering with a conservation research team in Madagascar, spaces are still available!

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

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!

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

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 £795 excluding flights
Volunteering opportunities are still available in Cambodia!

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 £645 excluding flights
Set on a stunning tropical island, support the vital work being done by the local team by caring for dogs and cats in need. We are currently looking for volunteers to join the team for a 3-12 week placement.

Volunteering with bears in Cambodia

What will I be doing? Volunteers work alongside local keepers to care for some of the bears currently at the rescue centre. Work could include: - Preparing food and assisting the keepers to feed the bears - Repairing & maintaining the enclosures - Working with the keepers; cleaning the enclosures inside and outside - Making enrichment items and activities for the bears - Constructing new play areas, enrichments or weaving hammocks – bears love to climb! There are usually 1-4 volunteers at the project at any one time with a maximum of 7. How is the project making a difference? The centre is home to over 120 Malayan Sun Bears & Asiatic Black Bears. Many have been confiscated from homes ... Read more >
From £645 excluding flights
Spaces are still available to volunteer in Cambodia
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