Volunteering Journeys

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Women's empowerment in Sri Lanka volunteering

We are based in Galle, which is one of Sri Lanka’s most enchanting destinations, home to the famous 17th century Dutch Fort which houses many beautiful pieces of colonial architecture behind its walls, as well as an absorbing collection of quirky shops and restaurants. Galle is an expansive area, encompassing not only the famed Fort, but it is also in close proximity to some world class beaches as well as stunning rural inland villages surrounded by rice paddy fields and cinnamon plantations. You will be living with fellow volunteers in a shared house which will is a short 5 min walk to the Beach, where you can swim, surf or find amenities such as supermarkets and local ... Read more >
From US $699 excluding flights

Over 50s volunteering in Sri Lanka & tour

This awesome travel and volunteer program is ideal for those looking to travel in a truly responsible way. Our specially curated Sri Lanka Adventure & Sightseeing Tour packs the best of the island’s beauty and diversity in a week and the volunteering element allows you to really be a part of a local community and give back to a worthwhile cause. This program starts on Saturday and ends on Saturday. You will be picked up from the airport on Saturday and brought to Galle to begin your volunteer experience. Volunteering : You will be participating in the volunteer program before the tour in Galle. Galle, is one of Sri Lanka’s most enchanting destinations, home to the famous 17th ... Read more >
From US $1,249 excluding flights

Sri Lanka dog shelter volunteering

The life of a stray dog is far from easy in Sri Lanka. The vast majority of the public’s awareness of dogs (and animals in general) is still very limited. There are hundreds of thousands of stray dogs in the country who suffer from hunger and untreated diseases, some of which are shot, beaten to death or gassed. Most dogs live on the streets, and many are in an appalling state. Unsprayed females produce several litters of puppies every year, many of which are simply abandoned in front of temples or at the gate of the Dog Care Clinic. These puppies are usually too small to have even the slightest chance of survival unless provided with care. Most of them die of hunger or due to parasites ... Read more >
From US $1,039 excluding flights

Womens empowerment volunteering in India

Women Empowerment is a truly unique and rewarding program based in India in Kerala (South India). It is no secret that gender stereotypes adversely impact women, particularly in rural communities of developing countries like India. Women here continue to be seen as “dependent wives” or “supplementary earners” at best. Traditional familial responsibilities of a woman, especially as a mother/wife/homemaker, constrain them in their choice of employment, as do her family’s and society’s attitudes towards certain types of employment. Most women in Kerala are literate in Malayalam and whilst there is a high percentage of highly ‘qualified’ or ‘educated’ women there is relatively little space ... Read more >
From US $679 excluding flights

Volunteer in Peru, teaching and sports

This volunteering in Peru project is based in Cusco, which is gateway to the great Incan ruins at Machu Picchu. You will, for a minimum period of two weeks, be contributing to a teaching programme in the local community. You will be working alongside professional, full time teachers in an elementary school as a teaching assistant, helping children between 6-11 years old with basic skills in English reading, writing and speaking, and also in sports if you have skills in that area. Please note that sports teaching placements are for a minimum of four weeks. You will have 24/7 support throughout, so that both you and the young people you are working with can gain the best experience ... Read more >
From US $649 excluding flights

Family volunteering in Sri Lanka

Volunteering Journeys Sri Lanka family program is a great way of introducing your children to a different way of travelling. Suitable for families with young to older children you will really get immersed into a local Sri Lankan way of living. Our volunteer program is based in the sought after tourist spot Galle in Southern Sri Lanka. This area is quaint with a colonial style fort (with great cafes and restaurants within heritage buildings) as well as great nearby beaches (Wijaya and Unawatuna). For our families we provide accommodation in private rooms walking distance from our volunteer villa in the Galle area of Katugoda, a gorgeous local area in this region. Your family can ... Read more >
From US $620 excluding flights

Sri Lanka community volunteering

As with many places, Sri Lanka’s primary and secondary school system is broken down into public and private. Public schools are funded by the government to offer children from poorer backgrounds free education. Private schools tend to attract students from more privileged backgrounds as well as better equipment and better standards of teaching professional. This is where our English-speaking volunteers come in. We work with a couple of public schools in the greater Galle area: a nursery/kindergarten and a secondary school. In addition to daily classes we also conduct evening classes at our own teaching centre in the rural community of Katugoda. For the kindergarten schedule we ask ... Read more >
From US $699 excluding flights

Volunteering in the Himalayas, Nepal

On this program you will be volunteering in Kathamandu, Nepal. You will be helping in various community development programs whilst getting an opportunity to live in this breathtakingly beautiful valley near the Himalayas. Your placement will be volunteering Monday to Friday in local government schools with disadvantaged children, youth and adults assisting local teachers with English, Maths, Drawing and fun mixed with knowledge activities. The communities we work with are not privileged and many lack resources or knowledge to pursue their talents, ambitions or interests. With volunteers we can deliver high impact workshops and give lessons and training that can be life changing for both ... Read more >
From US $679 excluding flights

Volunteering with disabled people in India

Join on on this unique and extremely rewarding program where you will be assisting at a disabled school in Cochin Kerala, India. In India having disabilities is viewed as social stigma particularly in the low income families. It is difficult for parents as they cant afford treatments and disabled children often do not get the care they deserve. Your role will be to assist the specialist teachers in the work that they do. You can conduct Arts, Sports, or any interactive activity with the children. Specialist teachers will be there and you will not be working alone. If you have a background working with children with disabilities it would be preferred but this is not a requirement. The ... Read more >
From US $679 excluding flights

Teach English to monks in Sri Lanka

Generally Pirivena in Sri Lanka, serves both monks and lay people. Young monks, who live in the Pirivena along with senior and knowledgeable monks, study and practice the teachings of the Buddha and classical subjects like Pali, Sanskrit, history, prosody, astrology and logic etc. Apart from reading, recitation, discussion, retention and analysis, the education system in the Pirivena lays emphasis on learning by heart the scriptural knowledge. Pirivena is also the place where the young monks are trained by masters to follow the rules and regulations promulgated in the Vinaya Pitaka (a Buddhist scripture, which is one of the three parts that make up the Tripitaka). Its primary subject matter ... Read more >
From US $689 excluding flights

Teaching assistant volunteering in Kerala

Its always difficult to decide on responsible holidays! We want to take away your trouble by offering some amazing opportunities in India where you can holiday and you can live like a local and give back to the community. Now thats being responsible! Our holiday programs are based in the lush evergreen sunshine state of India, Kerala. You will be living and volunteering in Fort Kochi area, a beautiful historic port town with charming architecture and friendly people. This is where India really slows down in pace and where you will find some of India's most cultured crowd! The focus on the volunteering here is to help children, youth and women that are disadvantaged, abused or struggling ... Read more >
From US $679 excluding flights

Family volunteering in Peru

Family volunteering in Peru really is an adventure for a lifetime for those who seek a real cultural exchange for them and their children. While adults work as teaching assistants (or teachers if they are fully qualified) in a local primary school, your children get to take part in classes, sports sessions and meet new friends from Cusco. So, although volunteering placements are associated with gap year students or empty nesters, we have found that families give and gain so much during these placements also. Cusco, where you will be based, is famously the capital of the Inca Empire, and so while you aren’t participating in volunteer activities, you will have access to the ruins at Machu ... Read more >
From US $649 excluding flights

India volunteering & highlights

India is a country that captivates the heart and mind and feeds the soul. There is so much diversity to India, that every day brings an exciting and unique experience, it’s definitely a place to expect the unexpected! On this 3 week adventure you’ll travel the length and breadth of this beautiful country experiencing two very different sides of life. After spending your first two week volunteering in the gorgeous Kerala or ‘God’s Own Country’ on teaching, disabled care or women’s empowerment volunteer programs, you will join the frenzy of the north. Your one week North India tour begins in New Delhi, and you’ll then explore India’s Golden Triangle taking in the breathtaking sites of the ... Read more >
From US $1,600 excluding flights

Family volunteering and safari holiday, South Africa

This family volunteering holiday takes place in the Limpopo region where, as well as contributing to teaching and community projects in the region, you and your family can enjoy the wildlife wonders of nearby Kruger National Park at the weekend. Although volunteering is often the domain of adults only, we believe that the experience of contributing to a South African community led project can be an amazing experience for families who want to have a holiday that is not only different, but that can also make a difference. Combining the joys of education with cultural exchange for both adults and children alike. It is only the adults who are teaching of course, your children get to take part ... Read more >
From US $679 excluding flights

Over 50s volunteering in India

We offer a wide array of tailor made trips for Over 50’s who want to go volunteering in India. Long gone are the days when volunteering holidays were all about students ‘finding themselves’ on a gap year. Volunteering projects value the life experience and skills of more mature travellers and can be from minimum one week to as long as twelve weeks. The projects that we offer in India include teaching English, medical placements for experienced health professionals, caring for people with disabilities, women’s empowerment, volunteering with animals, marine conservation or arts volunteering. We will work with you to see what placement suits you best according to your valuable experience and ... Read more >
From US $679 excluding flights

Family holiday with volunteering in India

This week long family holiday in India is focused on a wonderful volunteering project whereby you can fully immerse yourself in a community. Although volunteering is often thought of as something for gap year students or empty nesters, for example, we have worked with partners on the ground to create opportunities for families who also want to make a difference. While also having a very different type of holiday. The adults on this trip will be supporting teachers in a Kerala school or youth project, the beautiful and family friendly region in the south of India. The children will be joining other students in the classroom for an educational adventure of a lifetime and an exciting ... Read more >
From US $594 excluding flights

Volunteering in South Asia

Volunteer in Asia and combine your travels with our exciting program which takes you through Kerala in South India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. We believe that travel should be responsible and we also believe that you should see as many new places as possible so that you can expand your mind, broaden your horizons and learn more about the different cultures in our world. This unique volunteering program will help you tick all of those boxes and you will get to explore some of our planet’s most beautiful destinations along the way. This volunteering experience includes English teaching and community development and will involve you working closely with young children of all ages in poor, ... Read more >
From £1,979 excluding flights

Volunteer and travel in Sri Lanka

Travel through the southern, central and western regions of this gorgeous tropical island for an unforgettable experience that’s sure to create memories of a lifetime. Our specially curated Sri Lanka Adventure & Sightseeing Tour packs the best of the island’s beauty and diversity in a week. This tour starts in Galle. We recommend you arrive a day earlier and stay overnight in Galle so that you can join the tour the next day. We can arrange for your pick up and overnight stay at an additional cost. Day 01 Leave the south coast (Galle) to embark on this beautiful journey around the island which will give you a glance of what Sri Lanka has to offer. After breakfast drive leisurely ... Read more >
From US $750 excluding flights

Teaching assistant volunteering in India

This program will give you a sunny experience by volunteering on our childcare program based in the tropical paradise Kerala in Southern India. Here our focus is to help children and youth that are disadvantaged, abused or struggling financially. Volunteer help is always needed as children always need extra attention. Your support, supervision, socialisation and basic primary education in English will help our children. As a volunteer you will be assisting local teachers and qualified volunteers. Our Volunteer programs are all community based programs in urban slum areas of Cochin (Kerala) and are in close proximity to Fort Kochi where you will be living. You will be helping in local ... Read more >
From US $679 excluding flights

Yoga in India and volunteering holiday

This week long holiday in Kerala is for people who want to combine wellness, yoga and philanthropy in one holiday. Taking a fully holistic approach, we believe that by taking part in community yoga classes (not an exclusive yoga retreat!), you will be gaining a true understanding of the philosophy of yoga. And doing so with a local yogi, in the country of its origins. Although this itinerary is only for a week, we do really welcome and encourage longer term teaching placements. Staying in Fort Kochi, an historic and beautiful part of coastal Cochin city which is very much the cultural hub of Kerala. Kerala being a tropical, calm and peaceful state making this the perfect place to learn ... Read more >
From US $705 excluding flights
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