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Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

This primate rehabilitation centre in South Africa needs your help to care for orphaned baboons and monkeys. Each year, many baby primates are found injured and orphaned following on from encounters with humans, such as car accidents and hunting. Your role will be to help nurse these babies back to health and prepare them for life in the wild. Set up in 1994, this highly-respected rehabilitation centre provides a temporary home for primates. The whole rehabilitation process can take up to 4 years, and there are currently 400 primates in various stages, from those that have recently been rescued to those who are ready to be released. What will I be doing? You will become an important ... Read more >
From £647 excluding flights

Teach English to monks in Laos

Become a volunteer in Laos and help the education of young Buddhist monks as you teach English in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. Experience life in this unique and thriving location in the jungle of Northern Laos by the Mekong River. You will be improving the monks employability for the future whilst gaining an exclusive view of Buddhist life and their religion. Local Laos natives are extremely welcoming and friendly and are keen to share stories and meet volunteers from around the world. Whilst on the program, you will receive an orientation and you will get the chance to marvel at the towns' beauty and history. Luang Prabang has an intriguing mix of old French ... Read more >
From £1,135 excluding flights

Volunteer in Laos, empower and educate women

Head to Luang Prabang in Laos, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site and volunteer by joining a worthwhile women's empowerment program that helps to empower and educate disadvantaged Lao women. Live in French-inspired Luang Prabang, world-known for its stunning scenery and friendly locals. Based in a local guest house, your accommodation is in the heart of the city, surrounded by lots of cafes and restaurants. Authentic Laos will be provided for you. On your weekends, there are plenty of tourist attractions and sites for you to see and experience. Working closely with the local community, the program aims to break the cycle of gender inequality and to provide greater educational ... Read more >
From £1,445 excluding flights

Volunteering with bears in Romania

Many people's love affair with bears starts with their first teddy, and lasts a life time. As one of the world's favourite creatures, it comes as a great surprise that these mighty creatures are often mistreated, hunted and imprisoned for capital gain. You will be helping to protect and care for bears that have been victim of this sad abuse in the beautiful setting of the Romanian mountains. For years bears in Romania have been trophy-hunted, forced to dance in the streets and trapped in cages outside restaurants. Kept in cruelly cramped conditions and regularly abused by their owners, these bears are now being rescued and brought to Romania's largest bear sanctuary, just outside ... Read more >
From £925 excluding flights

Australia conservation volunteering holidays

Step off the well beaten tourist track and into the heart of some of Down Under's most beautiful land and seascapes on a conservation volunteering holiday in Australia. Not only will you get to enjoy parts of the country that many tourists never see, you will be helping to conserve the country's beauty for generations to come. Australia is well known for its vibrant diversity; from coral reefs to mountain ranges and from vast outback expanses to golden beaches, this is a country that cannot cease to inspire. On this trip you can enjoy the best of these places, volunteering with a local organisation to keep the areas preserved, to protect the wildlife within them and to help the environment ... Read more >
From £609 excluding flights

Wildlife conservation in Borneo

By volunteering on a wildlife conservation project in Borneo, you will discover one of the most beautiful and undiscovered pockets of the island, stepping off the beaten track and into the heart of an important conservation area. Help to conserve a proliferation of wildlife including orangutans, pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys, macaques, singing gibbons and sun bears – not to mention the birds! –through protecting and regenerating their jungle environment. Habitat destruction has led to a rapid decline in many of Borneo's species. This inspiring project helps in a twofold way: 1) Planting trees to regenerate the jungle. Increased jungle coverage means that more creatures can live and ... Read more >
From £1,145 excluding flights

Medical internship in India

Situated in lively south Delhi, on this medical internship in India you will be working in a main hospital with 150 beds, being taught by some of the world's best doctors and nurses and gaining a fantastic insight into the country's medical system. If you already have a medical qualification or are studying medicine. nursing or physiotherapy, this project provides you with a great opportunity to shadow and observe professionals and boost your medical CV. Previous experience is not necessary, but you do need to be interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Each applicant will be assigned to a specific doctor or nurse within their chosen sectors. We ask that you choose 3/4 departments to ... Read more >
From £895 excluding flights

Medical internship in the Himalayas, India

The hill station town of Palampur provides the perfect backdrop for spending time on a medical internship in the Himalayas, India. Surrounded by lush tea plantations, paddy-fields and views of the Himalaya, arriving in Palampur is shockingly different to the lively and busy Delhi. Some say it is like arriving in a completely different country. Interns will be learning the Indian medical system by shadowing local doctors and nurses. You can work in various medical settings in Palampur including; hospitals, dental clinics, nursing homes, physiotherapy centres and traditional and alternative medicine centres Whether you are thinking about studying a medical related subject, or if you are ... Read more >
From £925 excluding flights

Elephant conservation volunteering in Namibia

Become part of an important mission, volunteering on a conservation project with elephants living in the Namibian desert. Help to track, monitor and protect wild elephants, all whilst working alongside local people to shield their water supplies from these majestic giants. Life is tough for both humans and wildlife that live in this area of the world. The annual rainfall only brings short respite to the limited natural water sources for farmers' animals and wildlife alike. With humans and elephants competing for the same water, conflict has developed over the past few decades, resulting in the wild elephant population decreasing. This decline is nothing short of tragic, as in only two ... Read more >
From £980 excluding flights

Sports coaching volunteering in Brazil

Want to do something worthwhile with your year abroad? Look no further. We work with a youth center in Brazil that provides a safe space for children to learn new skills, meet new friends and increase their confidence. The youth center is internationally renowned and has even been visited the Royal Family. The center is constantly on the look out for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. What can I do? As a sports coach, you will be working with an incredible team, who provide sports sessions to children in local sports centers. The team run football, athletics and rugby already, but we have also sent volunteers who have taught different sports, from belly dancing to volleyball! As it is ... Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Volunteer in Portugal renovating homes

In Portugal, over 50,000 people do not have access to running water and basic sanitation. Many more do not have a shower in their homes or the ability to afford to improve their situation. This project was created to help people in need to have safe and comfortable homes. Each day, volunteers spend 4 hours helping to renovate and restore a home in Lisbon. The owners are often living in poverty, unable to afford to make changes to their homes. Along with a group of other voluntees, you will help to make their home as good as new. Tasks can involve: - Stripping wallpaper - Levelling surfaces - Painting walls - Laying flooring - Tiling - Installing showers and other basic plumbing - Basic ... Read more >
From £1,059 excluding flights

Volunteer with bears in Borneo

Volunteer at a sun bear rescue and rehabilitation centre in Borneo to help bring the world's smallest bear back to the wild - and to keep this species alive. Often considered to be the “cutest” bear in the world due to its size, the tiny sun bear is sadly threatened with extinction thanks to habitat loss and captivity. Sun bears are often taken illegally from the wild at a young age to be imprisoned as pets. As they grow older and more wild, they create havoc in homes and are chained and beaten. Rescued from this cruel captivity, they now have the opportunity to start a new life living in freedom at this inspiring sanctuary. Become a part of this incredible journey of rescue and ... Read more >
From £1,099 excluding flights

Teaching assistant volunteering in South Africa

Become a part of the education system in South Africa, supporting teachers in under-privileged areas to teach children English. You will be working in some of Port Elizabeth's poorest townships, helping the teachers around the classrooms and working in small groups to improve the children's English. The kids here are motivated to get a good education, and the presence of an English speaking volunteer stands them in very good stead for later life. You can become part of extra curricular activities as well, such as music lessons, after school clubs and sports sessions. There is very little money within the schools here, and often teachers are working with large groups with limited ... Read more >
From £1,239 excluding flights

Volunteering in Portugal, fight food waste

Roughly one third of the food produced globally goes to waste each year - meanwhile, about 795 million people worldwide are suffering from chronic undernourishment. This food waste reduction project involves collecting unwanted food from suppliers such as restaurants and supermarkets, and redistributes it to Lisbon's poorest people. Volunteers are essential to help this project work. 2000kgs of food is wasted per day in Portugal, and this could go a long way to feeding the hundreds of homeless people in Lisbon. Volunteers travel the capital city every day to collect food from restaurants, bars, cafes, schools and supermarkets that is unsellable or just about to pass its sell by date. The ... Read more >
From £889 excluding flights

Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the ultimate destination for glorious beaches and adventure activities, as well as volunteering with turtles. Join a project that gives you the chance to enjoy areas of unspoilt coastline whilst helping to protect the precious marine environment and its magnificent shelled inhabitants. Turtle populations are under threat from natural predation and human interference and your help is needed to ensure their survival. About the project Become part of a non-profit marine research organisation working hard to protect turtle populations where they are in steep decline. You will become an important member of the team by protecting turtles during the crucial nesting and hatching ... Read more >
From £969 excluding flights

Thailand wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday

Volunteer with Thailand’s bears, elephants, monkeys and many more... some of the world's most loved animals come together in this incredible wildlife centre off the well-beaten tourist trails of Thailand. Here you will become involved in the workings of a top wildlife charity in Thailand, rescuing mistreated animals from across the country. Become an important part of the team working with animals to protect them and to offer them a better chance of survival, and indeed life. A significant amount of time is spent preparing food for the various animals, and helping with their feeding. Other time is spent helping with enrichment, cleaning enclosures, general conservation of the sanctuary ... Read more >
From £974 excluding flights

New Zealand conservation volunteering

This project is for volunteers who are passionate about protecting the planet, itching to travel, but also wanting to get off the beaten track in New Zealand. Meet inspiring locals, other enthusiastic volunteers from around the world and make a genuine contribution to environmental conservation. New Zealand is one of world’s most unique set of islands for biodiversity and a range of stunning landscapes. By taking part in this valuable conservation project, you can help to combat issues such as coastal erosion, the introduction of foreign flora and fauna and the detrimental effects of drought and pollution. When volunteering you have the chance to work in urban, regional and very remote ... Read more >
From £609 excluding flights

Veterinary internship in South Africa

Get into the heart of Africa and shadow a vet on a South Africa internship working with some of the continent’s most renowned mammals on a lush game reserve. Get to grips with hands-on basic care and checking on the health and well being of the animals, including the African Big 5. If you are looking to gain veterinary experience or put your skills into practice, this internship is a great way to acquire immersion and a deep knowledge base. In addition to the veterinary rounds, you will also be opened up to other areas of conservation and animal management. There are a great number of areas in which wildlife experts and vets are needed on the reserve. The internship covers domestic and ... Read more >
From £1,090 excluding flights

Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal

This trek will give you outstanding views of the world's most famous mountains in the company of an expert guide. The trip starts in historic Kathmandu, with its atmospheric temples and bustling streets. You will spend two nights there, acclimatizing and sight-seeing, before flying over dramatic scenery to Lukla for the start of our trek. The actual trek lasts for 14 days and takes in some of the most impressive sights in the Himalaya region. We begin in the scenic Dudh Kosi valley, passing over into the Khumba valley before finally climbing the Khumbu glacier for fantastic views of Everest and other Himalayan peaks. The mountain views will take your breath away, but you will also see ... Read more >
From £1,155 excluding flights

Volunteering with monkeys in Ecuador

Help to look after over 60 monkeys and other Amazonian creatures by volunteering in a monkey sanctuary in Ecuador, based on the beautiful edges of the Amazon rainforest. This animal haven provides a loving home to a wide variety of rescued primates, including spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, woolly monkeys, squirrel monkeys and tamarins. Many of these creatures were previously kept as pets or were being trafficked in the illegal pet trade. Sadly, due their familiarity with humans these monkeys cannot be released back to the wild. Instead, this jungle sanctuary has been created for them to roam free and live a life as close to the wild as possible. This project is an inspiring ... Read more >
From £809 excluding flights
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