Short Term Volunteering Abroad

1 week+ volunteering options

Only have a week spare but want to still make a difference? We have a range of ethical volunteer projects and working holidays with durations starting from 1 week, that can fit into travel and holiday plans - an amazing way to travel the world and volunteer at the same time!

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 120 rescued Malayan sun bears and Asiatic black bears
  • Provide enrichment for these endangered species in tropical Cambodia
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Duration: 1 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £645 / $825

Caribbean Conservation

Caribbean Conservation

Belize

  • Join an award-winning conservation team, collecting data on manatees, crocodiles and rare parrots
  • These research findings are used to guide the management of these protected areas
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Caribbean Reef Conservation

Caribbean Reef Conservation

Belize

  • Join an award-winning project on the world's second largest coral reef
  • Learn to dive or develop your skills whilst carrying out surveys and conservation work
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £995 / $1275

Desert Elephant Conservation - Family Trip

Desert Elephant Conservation - Family Trip

Namibia

  • Work with your family to help protect and research desert elephants in Namibia
  • Join a family volunteering team to support elephant conservation and community work
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Duration: 10 days

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Elephant and Wildlife Conservation

Elephant and Wildlife Conservation

Sri Lanka

  • Join the team to support vital work helping to protect wild elephants
  • Research bears, leopards and other wildlife to support their conservation
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £945 / $1210

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 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £645 / $825

Elephant Care and Research

Elephant Care and Research

South Africa

  • Join an active research team collecting data to guide best practice for management of captive elephants
  • Work hands on with elephants providing care and enrichment
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $1020

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 support the daily running of the sanctuary
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $930

Film and Photography Volunteering

Film and Photography Volunteering

Ghana

  • Use your photography or film skills to promote community achievements and support community initiatives
  • Work with the team to produce interactive health sessions
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $1020

Horse Rehabilitation

Horse Rehabilitation

South Africa

  • Help to care for and rehabilitate over 40 horses (no previous riding experience required)
  • Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean whilst watching whales and dolphins
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

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: £545 / $700

Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

Ghana

  • Lead coaching sessions and work with the team promoting improved health care and education
  • Help to improve concentration and increase the confidence of the children
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $1020

Turtle Conservation

Turtle Conservation

Costa Rica

  • Join an active conservation team monitoring and protecting sea turtle populations
  • Work alongside international and local staff and learn about turtles and conservation whilst living on the stunning Pacific coast
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Volunteer Building

Volunteer Building

Ghana

  • Work alongside the local team of builders and carpenters
  • Build and renovate schools, community buildings and handwashing facilities
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $1020

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: £645 / $825

Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Costa Rica

  • Work with your family to care for and help rehabilitate rescued animals living at the sanctuary
  • Assist the team in providing a safe haven for monkeys, sloths and anteaters
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Duration: 1 week

Cost from: £575 / $735

Why volunteer on a short term volunteer project?

  • Volunteering is an incredible opportunity to see new things, meet new people and make a difference during your visit. Our placements are designed to help you quickly settle into life at the project and get stuck into the volunteering role

  • Whilst your placement may be short, the difference you make will be great! All volunteers are part of the bigger picture of the charitable projects achieving their longer term goals

  • Many travellers face time constraints when planning their trip and want to fit in as much as possible into their itinerary. The countries we work in offer much to both volunteers and tourists alike

  • A shorter placement is the best of both worlds, volunteers see a side to a country that tourists miss out on including the cultural experience which living and working in a community offers. You will still have time to explore and visit the must-see sights in your free time!

painting

painting

teaching

teaching

child in Nepal

child in Nepal

clownfish

clownfish

bear rescue

bear rescue

well digging

well digging

education India

education India

child with mural

child with mural

dog rescue

dog rescue

elephant care

elephant care

monkey rescue

monkey rescue

frog in Amazon

frog in Amazon

primate rescue

primate rescue

We have long term relationships with hand-picked projects that have lasting and positive impact. We are a highly experienced and passionate team, here to support you!

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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