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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 £769 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 £1,345 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

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 £1,695 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

Medical internship in the Himalayas, India

Palampur, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, provides the perfect backdrop for spending time on a medical internship in India. Surrounded by lush tea plantations, paddy-fields and views of the Himalaya, arriving in Palampur feels like you have arrived in a completely different country compared to the busy city of Delhi. 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 centers and traditional and alternative medicine centers. Whether you are thinking about studying a medical related subject, or if you are already at ... Read more >
From £925 excluding flights

Medical internship in India

Situated in lively south Delhi, on this medical internship in India you will be working in a major 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 internship provides you with a great opportunity to shadow and observe professionals and boost your medical CV. You will be assigned to a specific doctor or nurse within your chosen departments. We ask that you choose 3/4 departments to rotate around prior to arrival. Usually working 5 days a week, you will leave with a real understanding of ... Read more >
From £895 excluding flights

Medical internships in India for 16-18 year olds

Head to India, with a group of like-minded pre-medical students, and learn what life is like in an international hospital in the heart of the city. Lead by an experienced UK leader, you will also get to take part in cultural activities and take part in the Golden Triangle tour. Each week, the group will receive cooking lessons and lectures on the Indian medical system and culture. Interns receive a full orientation on arrival and receive 2 lectures during their time in India, which covers aspects of Indian culture. Participants will work alongside permanent staff, forming close bonds and getting an insight into real life in India. Read more >
From £1,880 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 £980 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

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

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 £850 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

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

Over 40s volunteer trip in Borneo

Join an accompanied volunteer holiday to Borneo, where you will spend 12 days volunteering in the jungle to conserve and protect orangutans and pygmy elephants. Not only will you join a group of likeminded people, you will enjoy making a genuine contribution to conservation of some incredible creatures. 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! - nature lovers This 12 day-long volunteering holiday is run by an experienced volunteer organisation. Usually specialising in animal welfare and conservation projects for solo travellers or families, ... Read more >
From £1,245 excluding flights

Conservation volunteering for over 40s in South Africa

Join an accompanied volunteer holiday to South Africa, where you will spend one week as volunteers on a stunning Big 5 game reserve. Not only will you join a group of likeminded people, you will also enjoy a safari trip with a difference, heading out into the reserve to help preserve native flora and fauna for generations to come. 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 welfare and conservation projects for ... Read more >
From £709 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

On this volunteering holiday, you will all have the opportunity to get to know and understand elephants, 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 the care and recovery of the rescued elephants. These elephants have been saved from the cruel logging industry, and have been brought to the centre to live a life as close to the wild as possible. The project is very sociable, and all of the family will play their important part. From monitoring elephant behaviour to creating enrichments , from watching the babies frolic in the nursery to learning all about the plight of elephants, every day will ... Read more >
From £569 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 volunteers, you will help to make their home as good as new. Tasks can involve: - Stripping wallpaper - Leveling surfaces - Painting walls - Laying flooring - Tiling - Installing showers and other basic plumbing - Basic ... Read more >
From £1,059 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
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