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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 £847 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

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

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

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

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 £1,255 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

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

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

Family volunteering with elephants in Laos

Calling all elephant lovers! Do you and your family fancy volunteering with elephants in Laos, living in a stunning lakeside rescue centre and immersing yourself in a very different lifestyle from your norm? If you are all crying "yes!", this could be the family adventure for you. On this volunteering holiday, you will all have the opportunity to get to know these gentle giants, their personalities and their histories. What we love the most about this project is that each member of the family will play a vital role in their care and recovery. These elephants have been rescued from the cruel logging industry, and have been brought to the centre to live a life as close to the wild as ... Read more >
From £569 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

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 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

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

Family volunteering with elephants in Sri Lanka

Immerse yourself and your family in local life on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka by volunteering with elephants , helping to promote their survival in the wild. Witness their intelligence and beauty first hand, all whilst working to conserve this dwindling species for future generations. This is a fantastic trip for families of all ages, however we would recommend children over the age of 10 to gain a real appreciation. You will become part of the work of a multiple award-winning charity working alongside local scientists and conservationists. You will be helping with tracking where the elephants go and what they do, whilst also monitoring and identifying them. Seeing elephants in the ... Read more >
From £745 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

Family elephant refuge volunteering in Thailand

Take your family off the beaten holiday track and into the heart of an elephant lover's paradise. Volunteer with elephants in a refuge dedicated to rescuing abused ones from the streets of Bangkok. The refuge provides a home to 15 of these gentle giants currently, with more in their sights that are in need of rescue. You and your family will be helping to prepare food for the ellies, as well as feeding them, bathing them and walking them through the forests. This is a hands on project and because of the nature of the work, it can be physically demanding. Because of this, and the size of these gentle giants, we ask that children are a minimum of 14. You will live in the heart of a wildlife ... Read more >
From £739 excluding flights

China backpacking tours

Spend your time off visiting one of the largest and most exciting countries in the world. Depending on how much time you have, join either our 16 day or 25 day tour. You will join a group of travelers all keen to see the real China. You will be have an experienced tour guide with you throughout, who can help you make the most out of your time in China! See the amazing sites of China in a unique way. Travel by public transport and stay in hostels, chosen for their character, on this affordable tour. Want to add this tour to one of our China teaching projects? Speak to the team! Read more >
From £1,049 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

Marine Conservation in Portugal

Each year, over 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is left in our oceans - killing more than 130,000 seals, whales and dolphins annually. In addition to that, plastic and other rubbish is dumped by humans in our waterways, eventually finding its way to the sea. Join a passionate group of divers who go out every day to remove debris from the ocean around Lisbon. Volunteers complete one dive per day to remove fishing gear, plastics, household items and other rubbish which makes its way to the sea bed and reef. To date, almost 3000kg of waste has been removed from the sea, and the divers are seeing an increase in biodiversity in the areas that they have cleared so far. Every participant will ... Read more >
From £1,169 excluding flights
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