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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 £1,265 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 £995 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 £959 excluding flights

Thailand Elephant conservation volunteering

Volunteer with a superb elephant conservation project in Thailand that gives these magnificent creatures an opportunity to live a life in the wild that has been all but forgotten. Help to return elephants to their native jungle from their lives trekking and performing for tourists. There are approximately 4 times as many captive elephants in Thailand than there are elephants in the wild. Most of the elephants in captivity are owned privately by families. Elephants eat about 250kg of food each day, making looking after an elephant without income a very unsustainable practice. Sadly, there are very few places left in the wild that elephants can live in safety, and so this is simply not an ... Read more >
From £965 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

Elephant conservation holiday in Sri Lanka

Volunteer with elephants on the stunning island of Sri Lanka, 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. 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. There are a great variety of tasks to be getting involved in here. You will mainly be helping with monitoring ellies, taking photographs, assessing elephant presence in the jungle and taking surveys. This is an ... Read more >
From £1,059 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

Volunteer at a lion sanctuary in South Africa

Play an active role in caring for displaced and abused lions, tigers and leopards by volunteering at this lion sanctuary in South Africa. Working alongside a members of leading animal welfare charity, you will be monitoring, researching and caring for over 80 lions, leopards and tigers. From food preparation and feeding, to behaviour monitoring and enrichment assistance, you’ll soon become a big cat expert. Devote your time to the King of the Beasts living and volunteering at this sanctuary situated against a backdrop of magnificent mountains, with spectacular views of the South African savannah. This is an incredible experience for people wanting to be part of something truly special and ... Read more >
From £1,795 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

Elephant conservation volunteering in Laos

Volunteer with an inspiring Laos elephant conservation project, aiming to return captive elephants to a life as close to the wild as possible. Once known as the "Land of a Million Elephants", Laos is now home to just 800 elephants. Of this, only half are still living in the wild. Volunteers help on this journey to freedom. For generations, Lao elephants have been forced to work in the backbreaking logging industry, dragging several tons of timber for 8 – 10 hours each day. This work leaves the elephants exhausted and often injured, meaning that reproduction is out of the question. For every 10 elephants that die in Laos, just two are born. This means that, tragically, elephants in Laos ... Read more >
From £769 excluding flights

Laos elephant volunteering for over 40s

Join an accompanied volunteer holiday to Laos, where you will spend one week volunteering at an inspirational elephant refuge. Not only will you join a group of likeminded people, you will enjoy making a genuine contribution to the welfare of rescued elephants. This accompanied volunteer holiday is perfect for: - travellers over the age of 40 - people who are new to the idea of travelling off the beaten track - fit, motivated and enthusiastic folk! - elephant lovers This week-long volunteering holiday is run by an experienced volunteer organisation. Usually specialising in animal welfare and conservation projects for solo travellers or families, this project is catered towards people who ... Read more >
From £869 excluding flights
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