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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 programme you will receive an orientation course of the city and marvel in the towns' beauty and history. Luang Prabang has an intriguing mix of old French ... Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Medical internship in the Himalayas, India

Palampur in north India is a beautiful city surrounded by lush tea plantations and paddy-fields. It provides the perfect backdrop to interning in a hospital in a rustic part of India. Arriving in Palampur is shockingly different to the lively and busy Delhi. Some say it is like arriving in a different country. Interns will be learning different operations and performing new medical techniques and procedures as you gain a personal understanding of what Indian medical life is like. You can work in various medical divisions in Palampur including; hospitals, dental clinics, nursing homes, physiotherapy centres and traditional and alternative medicine centres Even if you already at university ... Read more >
From £895 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. Tragically monkeys and baboons are frequently left orphaned in the wild, due to the poor relations between humans and primates. Set up in 1994 to rehabilitate these vulnerable young primates, this highly-respected rehabilitation centre provides a temporary home for primates before their full rehabilitation; the whole process can take up to 4 years. Home to 400 primates in the rehabilitation cycle, there is a lot of work to be done to prepare the primates for life in the wild. How does the rehabilitation process work? Each year many baby monkeys and baboons are brought to this ... Read more >
From £847 excluding flights
Guaranteed 2017 prices on your 2018 trip if you book before 11th December 2017.

Medical internship in India

Situated in lively south Delhi, 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 medical system in India. 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 rotate around prior. Usually working 5 ... Read more >
From £865 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 £895 excluding flights
Guaranteed 2017 prices on your 2018 trip if you book before 11th December 2017.

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 ... Read more >
From £1,085 excluding flights

Teach children in Patagonia, Chile

This is for you if you want to immerse yourself in the culture and language of Chile, while helping to teach local children. Where will I be based? The placements are based in Coyhaique at the heart of Patagonia, surrounded by pristine mountains and lakes. What will I be doing? We arrange an intensive Spanish course and induction programme on arrival (including salsa tuition!). After this, you will be placed with a friendly Chilean family. This is challenging at first but works well in practice and is fantastic for your Spanish. You will be immersed in the Spanish language and will live life as a local, they will give you a warm welcome and hopefully be friends for life. You will then ... Read more >
From £2,895 excluding flights

Family volunteering with elephants in Thailand

Take your family off the beaten track and into the heart of elephant heaven! Spend your days working hands on with the friendly Asian elephant bathing them in the river and getting involved in their daily life of feeding and grazing. Both children and adults alike love getting to know these gentle giants, and making a genuine contribution to their welfare. Traditionally elephants in Thailand were taken from the wild and adapted into working animals, becoming an intrinsic part of the logging industry. From a young age, elephant and mahout (carer) would be united, spending their lives together working hard and earning a living. With the rise of technology, the logging industry became ... Read more >
From €515 excluding flights

Australia conservation volunteering holidays

Step off Australia's well beaten tourist track and into the heart of some of Down Under's most beautiful land and sea scapes. 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 to flourish. The projects take place all ... Read more >
From £740 excluding flights
Guaranteed 2017 prices on your 2018 trip if you book before 11th December 2017.

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
Guaranteed 2017 prices on your 2018 trip if you book before 11th December 2017.

Elephant conservation volunteering in Namibia

Become part of an important mission conserving 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 gentle 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 farmer’s 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 dramatically due to inhumane intervention. This decline is nothing short of tragic, as in only ... Read more >
From £952 excluding flights
Guaranteed 2017 prices on your 2018 trip if you book before 11th December 2017.

Wildlife conservation in Borneo

Discover one of the most beautiful and undiscovered pockets of Borneo, 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 survive in the wild. This involves planting trees, clearing weeds and ... Read more >
From £1,197 excluding flights
Guaranteed 2017 prices on your 2018 trip if you book before 11th December 2017.

Nepal cultural trekking holiday

Trek through the majestic scenery of the Annapurna region of Nepal, 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 couple of days in Kathmandu, ... Read more >
From £705 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 £1,649 excluding flights

Thailand elephant conservation holiday

Get up close and personal with rescued elephants living with over 30 elephants on a worthy conservation project in the heart of the Thai jungle. Spend your days working hands on with the friendly Asian elephant bathing them in the river and getting involved in their daily life of feeding and grazing. And the great news? All that you are doing there radically improves the lives of these elephants. Elephants in Thailand have had a tough time of things, and this has really hit the headlines in the past few months. Taken out of the wild at a young age and forced into performances for tourists, including playing basketball, painting and dancing, these elephants have never known the freedom of ... Read more >
From £615 excluding flights
Guaranteed 2017 prices on your 2018 trip if you book before 11th December 2017.

Elephant refuge volunteering in Thailand

Help to provide a safe haven to rescued elephants in this beautiful sanctuary on the Malay Peninsula in Thailand. 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 mucky bathing the ... Read more >
From £779 excluding flights
£50 discount if you book your 2018 trip before 11th December 2017.

Family volunteering with elephants in Laos

Calling all elephant lovers! Do you and your family fancy working with beautiful Asian elephants, 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 £613 excluding flights
Guaranteed 2017 prices on your 2018 trip if you book before 11th December 2017.

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. 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 locations ... Read more >
From £740 excluding flights
Guaranteed 2017 prices on your 2018 trip if you book before 11th December 2017.

South Africa game ranger course

Seeing the Big 5 in Africa is a must: but why not go deeper into your love for wildlife by actually living alongside them? This 8 week game ranger course opens you up to life in a Big 5 Game Reserve. From game counts to relocation, from fence patrols to vegetation rehabilitation, all of the skills that you develop give you experience of life as a game ranger. Not only does the course give you an insight into the running of a park, it also sets you up for your FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) level 1 qualification, recognised across Africa. As part of this course, local rangers will give you insight into astronomy, geology, weather, ecology, animal identification and animal ... Read more >
From £2,835 excluding flights
Guaranteed 2017 prices on your 2018 trip if you book before 11th December 2017.

Volunteering with animals in Laos

Play an important part in helping to rehabilitate over 600 animals in Laos' first and only wildlife sanctuary. These animals, many of which were previously kept in cramped conditions in poorly run zoos, need your help to rediscover what it is to be a wild animal, and to live a life as close to the wild as possible. The animals that call the sanctuary home are predominantly Asian. The animals include Asiatic sun bears, monkeys, gibbons, macaques, porcupines, crocodiles, birds, jackals, an elephant, a leopard and more. You will often be working under the watchful eyes of these beautiful creatures, and you will get to know all about them as you work. This project is just as inspiring as it ... Read more >
From £709 excluding flights
Guaranteed 2017 prices on your 2018 trip if you book before 11th December 2017.
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