Christmas Volunteering

TYPE OF VOLUNTEERING - 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

  • Work alongside scientific researchers to document the ecosystem to help conserve the rainforest
  • Study local wildlife including endangered Blue-headed macaw, jaguars and monkeys
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Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £1495 / $1915

Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

India

  • Support an Animal Rescue Centre team to care for injured, sick and abused animals
  • Help feed, clean and care for the rescued animals
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £595 / $760

Bear Rescue

Bear Rescue

Cambodia

  • Help care for over 150 rescued Malayan sun bears and Asiatic black bears
  • Provide enrichment for these endangered species in tropical Cambodia
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Duration: 1 - 8 weeks

Cost from: £695 / $890

Big 5 Conservation

Big 5 Conservation

South Africa

  • Join a team researching and tracking lion, elephant and rhino populations
  • Contribute to the conservation of a Big 5 game reserve in the heart of South Africa
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Duration: 2 – 10 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1275

Caribbean Children’s Home

Caribbean Children’s Home

Belize

  • Support caregivers at this flagship Home, which cares for and educates children aged from babies to late teens
  • Live on site and enjoy full cultural immersion in an English speaking country
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Duration: 2 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £675 / $865

Caribbean Reef Conservation

Caribbean Reef Conservation

Belize

  • Join an award-winning project and become part of an active research team
  • Learn to dive or develop current skills whilst carrying out surveys and data collection
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Caribbean Wildlife

Caribbean Wildlife

Belize

  • Assist keepers with the care of over 150 rescued native animals including jaguars and tapirs
  • Educate the local community about the conservation of their local wildlife and habitat
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Duration: 2 – 4 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Child Care

Child Care

India

  • Provide care, support and education at day care centres and community outreach projects
  • Create exciting sessions to develop the children's creative and communication skills
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Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £675 / $865

Child Care

Child Care

Nepal

  • Support child care centres and children’s homes by delivering educational games
  • Create exciting activities to develop the children’s creative and communication skills
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Duration: 2 - 16 weeks

Cost from: £775 / $990

Children’s Home

Children’s Home

Thailand

  • Assist in the daily running of the home and teach the children new skills
  • Become part of the family, leading games and activities for the children
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Duration: 1 - 4 weeks

Cost from: £595 / $760

Community Education

Community Education

India

  • Teach English and basic maths to children in schools and at community outreach projects
  • Develop the children's English and creative skills through fun and interactive classes
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Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £675 / $865

Dog and Cat Rescue

Dog and Cat Rescue

Thailand

  • Support a Dog and Cat Rescue Centre on a tropical island
  • Help walk the dogs, clean the shelters and feed the animals
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Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £495 / $635

Elephant Care

Elephant Care

Thailand

  • Care for elephants rescued from a harsh working life
  • Live on site at a tropical wildlife sanctuary home to over 400 animals
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Duration: 1 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £599 / $765

Elephant Conservation

Elephant Conservation

Cambodia

  • Assist at a sanctuary which provides a home for rescued Asian elephants
  • Observe elephants in their natural surroundings and help with local community-based initiatives
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £725 / $930

Kruger Conservation

Kruger Conservation

South Africa

  • Experience amazing Big 5 encounters (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard)
  • Receive bush craft training, learn key skills and contribute to important wildlife conservation research
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Duration: 2 - 10 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1275

Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

South Africa

  • Learn to dive or improve and contribute to whale shark, turtle and manta ray research
  • Join an active research team contributing to global conservation
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Duration: 2 - 10 weeks

Cost from: £1195 / $1530

Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

Thailand

  • Contribute to the research, protection and restoration of reefs in Koh Tao
  • Open to all dive levels and experience, conservation certificates included
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £795 / $1020

Monkey Rescue

Monkey Rescue

South Africa

  • Work hands on with a variety of primate species at a well-respected rescue centre
  • Learn about primate behaviour whilst providing care and enrichment for rescued monkeys
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £495 / $635

Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

Nepal

  • Lead sports sessions for local children at schools and children’s homes
  • Promote wellbeing through teaching the importance of health and fitness
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Duration: 2 - 16 weeks

Cost from: £775 / $990

Teaching

Teaching

Nepal

  • Work in local schools to increase students’ confidence speaking English
  • Support and teach educational activities at a Children's Home and the Street Children's Centre
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Duration: 3 - 16 weeks

Cost from: £860 / $1100

Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

Thailand

  • Work with rescued bears, monkeys, otters, gibbons and other exotic animals
  • Help to protect endangered animals, living onsite at a tropical wildlife sanctuary
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £599 / $765

Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

Costa Rica

  • Assist at a wildlife sanctuary which provides a safe haven for rescued animals
  • Help to care for animals such as monkeys, sloths, birds and anteaters
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Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £1095 / $1400

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