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!

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 conservation work
Discover more >

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £1195 / €1330 / $1435

Community Volunteering

Community Volunteering

Ghana

  • Join a passionate team and help build a brighter future for rural Ghanaian communities
  • Get involved in a diverse range of community initiatives from handwashing projects to baby weighing!
Discover more >

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £995 / €1155 / $1195

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
Discover more >

Duration: 11 days

Cost from: £995 / €1155 / $1195

Dog Rescue

Dog Rescue

Thailand

  • Support a Dog and Cat sanctuary on the tropical island of Phuket
  • Help walk, socialise and play with the dogs
Discover more >

Duration: 1– 8 weeks

Cost from: £450 / €520 / $540

Elephant and Wildlife Conservation

Elephant and Wildlife Conservation

Sri Lanka

  • Join the team to support vital work helping to protect wild elephants
  • Research sloth bears, leopards and other wildlife to support their conservation
Discover more >

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €1040 / $1075

Elephant Care

Elephant Care

Thailand

  • Help look after amazing rescued elephants and ensure that they receive the best care
  • Live on site at a tropical wildlife sanctuary home to around 900 animals
Discover more >

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £695 / €805 / $835

Elephant Care and Research

Elephant Care and Research

South Africa

  • Join an active research team collecting data to guide best practice management of elephant husbandry
  • Work closely with African elephants providing care and enrichment
Discover more >

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €1040 / $1075

Family Education Trip - Turtle and Marine Conservation

Family Education Trip - Turtle and Marine Conservation

Greece

  • Study and protect endangered sea turtles and coastal ecosystems
  • Enjoy the beautiful island of Kefalonia with your family
Discover more >

Duration: 1 week (6 days)

Cost from: £395 / €460 / $475

Horse Rehabilitation

Horse Rehabilitation

South Africa

  • Help to care for and rehabilitate around 30 horses - no previous riding experience required!
  • Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean whilst watching whales and dolphins
Discover more >

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €1040 / $1075

Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

Thailand

  • Learn about coral reefs, marine species and how we can monitor, protect and preserve
  • Open to all dive levels and experience, conservation certificates included
Discover more >

Duration: 1 – 4 weeks + dive courses

Cost from: £875 / €1015 / $1050

Social Media, Video and Photography Volunteering

Social Media, Video and Photography Volunteering

Ghana

  • Use your social media, photography or film skills to support charity engagement
  • Work with a passionate charity to help improve local lives
Discover more >

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £995 / €1155 / $1195

Turtle and Wildlife Conservation

Turtle and Wildlife Conservation

Costa Rica

  • Join an active scientific project monitoring and protecting sea turtles and other wildlife
  • Live in a research and education station on the stunning South Pacific coast
Discover more >

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £725 / €840 / $870

Turtle Conservation

Turtle Conservation

Greece

  • Help monitor and protect endangered sea turtles on the beautiful island of Kefalonia
  • Gain hands on experience with a range of research and conservation practices
Discover more >

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Cost from: £649 / €755 / $780

U18 Trip - Turtle and Marine Conservation

U18 Trip - Turtle and Marine Conservation

Greece

  • Learn about and protect endangered sea turtles and coastal ecosystems
  • Enjoy the beautiful island of Kefalonia with a group of 16-17 year olds and Team Leaders
Discover more >

Duration: 1 week

Cost from: £1295 / €1500 / $1555

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
Discover more >

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £695 / €805 / $835

Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Costa Rica

  • Work with your family to care for rescued animals living at the sanctuary
  • Assist the team in providing a safe haven for monkeys, sloths and birds
Discover more >

Duration: 1 week

Cost from: £2095 / €2430 / $2515

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!

Find out more

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS