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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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Volunteer with cats and dogs in Barcelona

Fancy a mix of volunteering and holiday? This trip is a great way to explore the wonderful city of Barcelona, but at the same time to help some of its animal inhabitants too. Half of your day is spent volunteering, and the rest is free for you to visit the famous sights, hit the beach and soak up the atmosphere. There are innumerable dogs and cats in Barcelona that do not have loving homes. It is illegal to euthanise animals in Catalonia, which has resulted in a real problem with stray and homeless animals. The problem comes when owners die and their pets have nowhere to go, when owners can no longer afford their animals, and when abandoned puppies and kittens have to fend for themselves ... Read more >
From £989 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 £1,285 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 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 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 100 lions, leopards and tigers. From food preparation and feeding, to behaviour monitoring and enrichment assistance, you’ll soon become a big cat expert. About the sanctuary Run by an international animal welfare charity, the sanctuary has worked hard to rescue big cats from the hands of hunters, or from cramped and neglected conditions in zoos. Some of the lions arrived in a terrible state after being used as money-making tourist ... Read more >
From £1,495 excluding flights

Volunteer at a wolf sanctuary in Portugal

The number of Iberian wolves in Portugal is plummeting - the total is believed to be about 300, living in a forever shrinking habitat. The wolf sanctuary rescues wolves from zoos and other encounters with humans, providing them with a life as close to the wild as possible. Volunteers help with a variety of essential tasks in and around the sanctuary: - food preparation - feeding - monitoring - providing water - clearing alien vegetation - planting native vegetation The sanctuary is set in the National Park, a stunning haven for these rescued wolves. Volunteers love the wild setting and being able to work so closely with these shy creatures. Volunteers work for 6 - 8 hours per day, 5 ... Read more >
From £1,248 excluding flights

Nepal teacher volunteering

Head to Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal, and volunteer with children in a local school. The location of this project is spectacular, situated on the lakeside. The project will enable you to assist in a school, helping children to develop new skills and improve their conversational English. Why volunteer? Many rural schools on the outskirts of Pokhara, in small villages such as Pame, are underfunded and under-resourced. This projects aims to support local teachers and volunteers work as teaching assistants, helping young children to develop conversational English, which is essential for broadening their future career prospects. The curriculum in Nepal is very much based on the ... Read more >
From £1,695 excluding flights

Volunteering in Portugal, fight food waste

Roughly one third of the food produced globally goes to waste each year - meanwhile, about 795 million people worldwide are suffering from chronic undernourishment. This food waste reduction project involves collecting excess food from suppliers such as restaurants and supermarkets, and redistributes it to Lisbon's poorest people. Volunteers are essential to help this project work. 2000kgs of food is wasted per day in Portugal, and this could go a long way to feeding the hundreds of homeless people in the capital city. Volunteers travel the city every day to collect food from restaurants, bars, cafes, schools and supermarkets that is unsellable or just about to pass its sell by date. The ... Read more >
From £889 excluding flights
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