Christmas Volunteering

TYPE OF PROJECT - SEASONAL

Why not have an alternative Christmas, giving the ultimate gift….you! Volunteer on a range of projects and enjoy some amazing travel overseas.

Amazon Conservation

Amazon Conservation

Peru

Help scientists collect data on local flora and fauna with the aim to monitor, preserve and enhance the biodiversity of the rainforest. Join a team helping to conserve the endangered rainforest through research and community schemes.

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Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

India

Volunteers are needed to support an Animal Rescue Centre in Northern India to feed, clean and care for abused, neglected, ill or injured street animals. The centre runs a home and sanctuary for local dogs, cows, donkeys and pigs that cannot be returned after their treatment.

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Bear Rescue

Bear Rescue

Cambodia

Help out with the centre’s amazing work, caring and providing enrichment for mistreated bears. The centre is a safe haven and is at the forefront of ending the dancing bear trade and illegal pet trade in Asia.

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Caribbean Children’s Home

Caribbean Children’s Home

Belize

Support the Home’s caregivers who provide long term care, rehabilitation and education for previously abused and abandoned children. Help increase the children’s confidence and improve their communication skills.

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Caribbean Reef Conservation

Caribbean Reef Conservation

Belize

Learn to dive or improve your current skills on an idyllic Caribbean island contributing to reef conservation research in Central America. This research contributes towards awareness and marine policies put in place by Belizean Fisheries.

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Caribbean Wildlife

Caribbean Wildlife

Belize

Assist zookeepers to look after over 125 rescued native animals and provide wildlife education to the local community. Volunteers help the centre to make a major contribution to animal welfare in Belize.

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Child Care

Child Care

India

Volunteers are needed to help support child care centres and children’s homes in colourful Northern India. Volunteers develop creative sessions and games for the children to help develop their communication skills and confidence.

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Child Care

Child Care

Nepal

Volunteers are needed to help the children develop their confidence and creativity through play and structured activities. Volunteers also help them to learn English through educational games.

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Children’s Home

Children’s Home

Thailand

Volunteer at a project supporting children in rural Thailand. Care for the children whilst assisting them in their aim of sustainability including growing fruit and vegetables and running a bakery and cafe.

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Children’s Home

Children’s Home

Cambodia

Join a varied role, arranging educational activities, caring for young children and supporting a farm in rural Cambodia. Live on site at the project, helping to build confidence in English and support the children’s education.

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Community Education

Community Education

India

Teach fun English and maths lessons to children in schools which are underfunded and understaffed. You will work create a fun and playful teaching environment with games and art activities at children’s home and community outreach projects.

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Dog and Cat Rescue

Dog and Cat Rescue

Thailand

Help by feeding, cleaning and caring for the dogs and cats at the rescue centre. The centre provides care for abused animals, promotes animal welfare education and controls the population of the dogs and cats on the tropical island.

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Elephant Care

Elephant Care

Thailand

Work with elephants rescued from abuse in the tourist trade and logging industry. The centre gives refuge to the elephants in an environment as close to nature as possible, providing them with a comfortable refuge.

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Elephant Conservation

Elephant Conservation

Cambodia

Help at an elephant sanctuary which provides a safe haven for rescued Asian elephants. Observe elephants in natural surroundings and support local indigenous community initiatives.

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Kruger Conservation and Leopard Monitoring

Kruger Conservation and Leopard Monitoring

South Africa

Join an active research team and contribute to important wildlife conservation research in Kruger National Park. Focusing on leopard population monitoring, this is essential for the protection of the species.

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

South Africa

Learn to dive in a world famous dive site Sodwana Bay and contribute whale shark, turtle and manta ray research. The data collected is used to monitor species distribution in the iSamangaliso Wetland Park.

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

Thailand

Join a research, restoration and protection team in Koh Tao learning about coral reefs, monitoring their inhabitants and supporting community environmental initiatives.

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Monkey Rescue

Monkey Rescue

South Africa

Work hands on with a variety of primate species providing care and enrichment. This allows the monkeys to experience a better quality of life and enables to project to rescue more monkeys in need.

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Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

Nepal

Teach sports lessons at local schools and help improve health, fitness and wellbeing of the children.

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Teaching

Teaching

Nepal

Assist students to learn English by helping them to improve their confidence and communication skills. Develop their listening and speaking skills which are valuable skills for future employment.

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Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

Thailand

Volunteer at a tropical Wildlife Rescue sanctuary caring for over 400 animals. Support the centre’s aims to rehabilitate and release wild animals, education on conservation issues and campaign for better animal welfare in Thailand.

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Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

Costa Rica

Join a wildlife rescue team and help to care for the animals in the sanctuary. Care for animals such as monkeys, sloths and anteaters that have been injured, orphaned or mistreated. Observe and monitor animals which are being rehabilitated for release.

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Making a difference

  • Every 20 minutes, the world adds another 3,500 human lives but loses one or more entire species of animal or plant life - at least 27,000 species per year. (WWF)

  • 1 out of every 5 people in the world cannot read or write. Illiteracy is linked to higher rates of: unemployment, crime, long term illness, prejudice against women. (World literacy foundation)

  • “Our volunteers are the lifeblood to our organization - they bring new ideas, energy and creative projects to our classroom. Most importantly, they offer support, encouragement and knowledge to our students whom are our top priority.” Project, Peru

Christmas volunteering dog in christmas hat

Christmas volunteering dog in christmas hat

Christmas volunteering child in christmas hat

Christmas volunteering child in christmas hat

Christmas volunteering marine conservation team

Christmas volunteering marine conservation team

Christmas volunteering christmas party for children

Christmas volunteering christmas party for children

Christmas volunteering santas in the mountains

Christmas volunteering santas in the mountains

Christmas volunteering children in santa outfits

Christmas volunteering children in santa outfits

Christmas volunteering santa race

Christmas volunteering santa race

Christmas volunteering christmas tree corals

Christmas volunteering christmas tree corals

Christmas volunteering christmas party

Christmas volunteering christmas party

We are driven by the needs of the projects we support. We only offer sustainable volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community.

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AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal