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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

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 £769 excluding flights

Teach English to monks in Laos

Become a volunteer in Laos and help the education of young Buddhist monks and local lay students 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 your students' employability for the future whilst gaining an exclusive view of Buddhist life as you immerse yourself into the culture. The local Laos people 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 ...Read more >
From £1,345 excluding flights

Borneo orangutan conservation volunteering

Volunteer with some of Borneo's most endangered and impressive wildlife in a rescue centre and sanctuary. Experience life far off the beaten track and make an amazing contribution towards preserving endangered species. Tragically, orangutan populations around the world are under severe threat due to illegal logging and habitat loss. These mighty and beautiful creatures are so endangered that extinction is possible if support is not provided. Volunteers will be helping out at an orangutan rescue centre near Kuching. The animals at the centre have been rescued from the cruel and illegal wildlife trade, and need a safe haven to live out the rest of their lives in a place as close to the wild ...Read more >
From £1,280 excluding flights

Volunteer in Laos, empower and educate women

Not all women in Laos are given many opportunities outside the home. Not everyone is taught to read and write. Fewer still have ever been shown how to write a resume. Thing you might take for granted might in fact be brilliantly useful. Take on this rewarding four week project volunteering in Luang Prabang in Laos to share your skills. In Laos, English is a very useful language to know, and can help local people get jobs in the tourism industry. This school is set in Luang Prabang, a historic town and UNESCO World Heritage Site on the famous Mekong River. Your help can allow the community interact with visitors on their own terms. This project now helps 50 women, providing 11 English ...Read more >
From £1,695 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 £1,285 excluding flights

Elephant conservation volunteering in Namibia

Help to track, monitor and conserve wild desert elephants in Namibia - one of the last places in the world that these elephants can be found. They are under threat, and this project works with local people to understand and protect them. 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 places in the world can desert elephants ...Read more >
From £1,139 excluding flights

Family volunteering with bears in Romania

Combine volunteering at a bear sanctuary with a family holiday on this unique project in Romania. Volunteer with your family in a bear sanctuary which provides a home to over 100 abused bears. For many years, bears in Romania have been forced to dance in the streets, trophy-hunted and trapped in cages outside restaurants. Existing in cruelly cramped conditions and regularly abused by their owners, these bears have now been rescued and brought to this inspiring sanctuary on the outskirts of Brasov. Volunteers have been helping at the bear sanctuary ever since its creation in 2006. The sanctuary is now home to over 100 bears. This is a safe haven for them, with densely forested enclosures ...Read more >
From £925 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 £1,050 excluding flights

Women’s empowerment volunteering in Nepal

Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city, is the setting for this worthwhile volunteering project. Driven entirely by the women that the project serves, volunteers get involved with workshops that can help local Nepali women develop new skills and confidence. Why volunteer? Many women, particularly in rural Nepal, do not have access to education. The lack of education means that many women have limited career prospects. This project aims to address the educational disadvantages and to provide women with opportunities to learn basic conversational English and maths. Volunteers also work together to provide workshops on a range of topics, such as preventative healthcare, entrepreneurial ...Read more >
From £1,295 excluding flights

Family volunteering with monkeys in South Africa

Take your family off the beaten track and into this life changing primate rehabilitation centre. Work hands-on with baby monkeys and baboons to help prepare them for life in the wild. Both kids and adults alike love the volunteering, the location and the pace of life in the African bush. Home to 400 rescued monkeys and baboons all waiting to be released to the wild, this is an inspiring family-run project looking for helping hands. Each day you and your family will be helping to prepare food for these hungry cheeky monkeys, feeding them, cleaning out their enclosures, taking them to the pool and watching over them as they learn about life in the wild. You will be working with the baby and ...Read more >
From £767 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 £659 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 £1,299 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 £699 excluding flights

Sports coaching in Ghana

As a volunteer, you can really make a difference in the local community by sharing your passion for sport with local children. Most Ghanaian's are sport mad. However, many do not get the opportunity to learn it at school. As a sports coach, you can give local children the chance to learn a new skill, to make new friends and to gain confidence. The sports you could coach include: Football Rugby Cricket Basketball Netball Hockey Tennis Martial arts Swimming Boxing Golf Athletics In the evening, you will get to relax in shared accommodation with other interns ad volunteers. There is plenty of communal areas to relax in the evening and there is even a pool! The team on the ground provide ...Read more >
From £745 excluding flights

Over 40s volunteering with elephants, South Africa

Join an accompanied volunteer holiday to South Africa, where you will spend one week as volunteers on a stunning elephant reserve. Not only will you join a group of likeminded people, you will also enjoy getting to know the elephants at the park, help out with their care, assist with the research work at the park and enjoy seeing the elephants in their natural habitat. 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! - wildlife lovers This week-long volunteering holiday is run by an experienced volunteer organisation. Usually specialising in animal ...Read more >
From £1,185 excluding flights

Volunteer with elephants in South Africa, 1 week

Take the perfect holiday with a difference on this elephant volunteer experience. Ideal for animal lovers who are short of time, this elephant experience allows you to work closely with elephants for just one week. Since 2010, this elephant project has been receiving volunteers to help with their elephants for durations of 3 - 12 weeks. Sadly, this has meant that we have had to turn away many volunteers who are desperate to work with elephants, but who have limited availability. The one week elephant experience has been created so that people no longer have to miss out. The experience works alongside longterm volunteers and full-time members of staff. You will gain a valuable insight into ...Read more >
From £875 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

Volunteer at a wolf sanctuary in Portugal

This is your chance to run with the wolves. Iberian wolves used to roam all through Portugal’s countryside, but now it’s believed that there are only 300 left in the wild. The best chance you have of seeing wolves is by volunteering at a wolf sanctuary. In this sanctuary just outside Lisbon, 10 or so rescued wolves live in 17 hectares of leafy space. These wolves, delivered to safety from cramped zoos and human hands, will never be released into the wild. Their sanctuary has to be as close to the wild as possible. This means that you won’t be cuddling wolves, but you will be preparing their food and feeding them, which gives you the best chance to see them every day, and monitor them for ...Read more >
From £1,248 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
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