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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 £815 excluding flights

Elephant refuge volunteering in Thailand

Help to provide a safe haven to rescued elephants , volunteering in this beautiful Thailand elephant sanctuary on the Malay Peninsula. You will be working with previous dancing and performing elephants, liberated from former lives begging in the streets of Bangkok. Now rescued, these elephants need volunteers to help with their feeding, care and bathing. Each day you will be enjoying spending time with these gentle giants, helping to care for them and ensure their welfare. A lot of emphasis is placed on ensuring that they have a good diet, and so you will be involved in harvesting and preparing their food - and then helping to feed them. In addition to this, volunteers get stuck in and ... Read more >
From £779 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

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 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

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

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 £815 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

Rhino conservation volunteering in Uganda

The last wild rhino was seen in Uganda in 1982. Volunteer with this rhino conservation project, established in Uganda in 2005 to reverse that tragic trend and return this species back to their native country. Since its creation, the sanctuary has tripled in size, with about 20 rhinos now living in safety in this protected wilderness. Volunteers help these rhinos on their journey to eventual release back to the wild. Join a team of passionate conservationists to protect this ancient species. Head out in the field to assist the team, helping to monitor the rhinos and manage their habitat so that they can prosper fully. Whilst you are on this project you will have unparalleled access to this ... Read more >
From £1,695 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

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
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Nepal cultural trekking holiday

On this Nepal trekking holiday you will journey through the majestic scenery of the Annapurna region, experiencing the culture and lifestyles of its people, both ancient and modern. This trip is unique in that you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of this mountainous region, all whilst being welcomed into the traditions of the Nepali people and their homes. You will see all sides of Nepali life, from the bustling streets and temples of Kathmandu and Pokhara to the older, quieter way of life high up in the mountains. Staying in village houses, you'll see traditional practices and customs at first hand and get to experience the genuine friendliness of Nepali people. The trip starts with a ... Read more >
From £705 excluding flights

Turtle conservation volunteering in Thailand

Heading off the beaten tourist track can sometimes seem hard in Thailand. If you are looking for a trip that is completely out of the norm for this stunning country, then look no further than this turtle conservation volunteering trip. This important turtle research and conservation programme takes you far off the well trodden trails, and onto some of the most gorgeous stretches of golden sand beaches that the country can offer. This is the perfect way to enjoy Thailand's culture and beauty, all whilst making a worthy difference on a turtle conservation project. You will be helping a local NGO contribute to an international study into turtle behaviour and nesting patterns, with the aim to ... Read more >
From £1,125 excluding flights

Veterinary internship in Chintsa, South Africa

Looking for some hands-on veterinary experience, but keen to make a genuine contribution at the same time? This veterinary internship is fantastic for veterinary students and qualified animal experts, allowing you to get some extraordinary work experience whilst making a great contribution to animal welfare in South Africa. You will be working alongside a local vet caring for a plethora of animals living in the area, from wild animals to farm animals to pets. The project is divided into three main areas, which you will alternate between throughout your stay: - Working with wildlife such as rhino, buffalo, lions, antelope and zebra in local game reserves - Working with agricultural ... Read more >
From £1,699 excluding flights

Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp trek, Nepal

This 16 day Annapurna trekking trip includes a fascinating tour of ancient Kathmandu and a 10 day trek, experiencing the soaring peaks of the Annapurna mountain range in the company of an expert guide. The trekking level of this trip is moderate, with maximum elevation of 4,130m. The Annapurna Sanctuary is an oval-shaped plateau, 4,000m above sea level and surrounded by a ring of mountains, most of which are over 7,000m high. It is a unique place, sacred to local people and only discovered by Westerners in the 1950s. Your trip starts in Kathmandu with its bustling streets and fascinating temples. You will have a couple of days here to acclimatise and enjoy some guided sightseeing, before ... Read more >
From £840 excluding flights

Art course in Romania

Head to beautiful Transylvania to join an art course in Romania 's stunning medieval city of Brasov. Receive expert tuition from a professional artist, helping you to become more competent and confident in your painting abilities. This course is an intensive introduction to botanical drawing and painting. It is is aimed particularly at beginners and intermediates, although competent artists will also benefit from learning in a new way, in a new location and with different people. The course takes place in an airy studio in the medieval centre of Brasov, although there may be times when outdoor painting is embraced too. Towering mountains and stunning forests surround Brasov, making this ... Read more >
From £1,595 excluding flights

Thailand marine conservation and diving holiday

Become part of an important conservation mission on the stunning island of Koh Phangan. Help to conserve the world’s depleting coral reefs as a marine conservation volunteer, immersing yourself in the underwater world and diving every day. This is a diving trip with a difference. Each day you will go under the sea to explore the realms beneath, gathering valuable data, taking incredible photographs and watching how life passes by in the depths. All of the data that you and the team collect is part of an international study into coral, and your observations count towards new policies and environmental laws. The opportunity to gain your PADI qualification is provided for those who do not ... Read more >
From £1,295 excluding flights

Elephant conservation holiday for families, Namibia

Take an unforgettable family break volunteering to protect and conserve elephants in the desert regions of Namibia. Become part of an important elephant conservation mission to keep these gentle giants living in peace and safety within the wild. This project combines community work and conservation in equal measure, allowing you and your family to become immersed in this rural way of life. The project is all about helping humans and elephants to survive alongside each other in these desert conditions, and you and your family will become genuinely involved in this important mission. The first part of your project rotates around the local school. You will meet the teachers and pupils and ... Read more >
From £880 excluding flights

Family volunteering in Thailand

Take your family off beaten tourist trails and into the heart of a wildlife lover's paradise, by volunteering in Thailand with a huge variety of wildlife in a sanctuary dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused and orphaned animals. The sanctuary provides a home to nearly 400 animals, all rescued from a cruel tourist trade or from private owners. Your family's role is to help to promote a lifestyle that is as close to the wild as possible for these rescued creatures, including elephants, sun bears, monkeys, macaques, orangutans, birds and other small mammals. All ages can get involved in this, however we would recommend a minimum of 12 to be able to get fully immersed in sanctuary ... Read more >
From £739 excluding flights
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