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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

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 £815 excluding flights

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

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

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 £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 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 magestic 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 places in the world can desert ... Read more >
From £980 excluding flights

Medical internship in the Himalayas, India

Palampur in north India is a beautiful town surrounded by lush tea plantations, paddy-fields and views of the Himalaya. 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 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

Volunteer with bears in Borneo

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. 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. 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 £1,268 excluding flights

Rhino conservation volunteering in Uganda

The last wild rhino was seen in Uganda in 1982. In 2005 this project was established 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 ancient creature, said to have been on ... Read more >
From £1,695 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. 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 £815 excluding flights

Veterinary internship in South Africa

Get into the heart of Africa and shadow a vet 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 wild animals that have been ... Read more >
From £1,090 excluding flights

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 £639 excluding flights

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 £2,895 excluding flights

Volunteering with monkeys in Ecuador

Help to look after over 60 monkeys and other Amazonian creatures in this monkey sanctuary, 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 conservation initiative, aiming ... Read more >
From £759 excluding flights

Elephant conservation volunteering in Laos

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. You will join an inspiring conservation project, aiming to return captive elephants to a life as close to the wild as possible. 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 will die out ... Read more >
From £839 excluding flights

South Africa wildlife volunteering holiday

Enjoy a safari trip with a difference at this Big 5 reserve in South Africa. Each day you will head out into the reserve to help maintain and conserve the animals and the park itself, all whilst enjoying this beautiful area of the country. The reserve is located an hour away from Port Elizabeth, which marks the end of the famous Garden Route. At the reserve you will be spending your days outside enjoying the beauty of the park and the wildlife, whilst helping to preserve these for future generations. There is never a dull day here. Building fences, preventing erosion and planting trees has never been more appealing with a giraffe towering above you. This is a great way to enjoy safari by ... Read more >
From £935 excluding flights

Sports coaching in South Africa

South Africa is the home of budding sportsmen and women in many sports: from cricket to rugby, from atheletes to tennis players, this certainly is a strong sporting country. Not all children have access to sports facilities and education, and this rewarding and important project encourages you to reach out to these children and offer them experiences that they would never get otherwise. The kids in the townships are desperate to play sports and games. These are simply not part of their curriculum. Bring to them your love for rugby, for football, for tennis, for football... and even for netball, hockey, swimming and basketball! Whatever your sport, the kids will love to learn it. Where ... Read more >
From £1,239 excluding flights

Thailand Elephant conservation volunteering

Help to return elephants to their native jungle from their lives trekking and performing for tourists. This inspiring volunteer project gives elephants the opportunity to live a life in the wild that has been all but forgotten. 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 option for most people. Because of this, they often send ... Read more >
From £965 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 80 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 are now being 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 84 bears, with over 20 more bears due to be rescued over the coming months. This is ... Read more >
From £895 excluding flights
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