Pod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001.
Volunteers are needed from 1 week to 1 year for animal, conservation, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Belize, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ghana, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Thailand. We have long term relationships with hand-picked projects set up to fulfil local needs and deliver genuine benefit.
Join Pod Volunteer and help to make a difference, whilst also enjoying an authentic travel experience in some incredible parts of the world!
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13 January 2020
Pod Volunteer is one of the first organisations to work alongside IAPWA to help end the exploitation of captive lions
08 January 2020
Advice from our Reef Conservation team on how be environmentally friendly when living on the island
31 December 2019
Learn about our Pod Volunteer Under 18 trip to Thailand where volunteers can support rescued elephants and wildlife whilst completing their DofE Gold Residential award
"I chose Pod because I wanted an organisation that had an ethical outlook whilst providing good support and experiences for their volunteers."Read more volunteer reviews
"I think others should volunteer abroad because it gives you a totally different outlook on life. Learning about different cultures, and seeing the differences in everyday living"Read more volunteer reviews
"I chose Pod as they seemed to offer the most in-depth information about the projects, and have staff with first-hand experience of all the volunteer work. "Read more volunteer reviews
"Everything that Pod did was very reassuring and made me feel very comfortable travelling such distance. The whole process from application to the end evaluation was very professional and hassle free."Read more volunteer reviews
"Projects are sustainable and concerned about long term growth. Credible and informative."Read more volunteer reviews
"A well established organisation and charity with extensive knowledge of their fields"Read more volunteer reviews
"If you have been thinking of volunteering overseas but haven't done so because you are unsure then please, let me put your mind at rest and go for it! you will not regret it and Pod are there for you throughout."Read more volunteer reviews