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 surveys and conservation work
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £1195 / €1330 / $1435

Community Development

Community Development

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 eco solar lights to sports!
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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
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Duration: 11 days

Cost from: £995 / €1155 / $1195

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
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £945 / €1095 / $1135

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 over 700 animals
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Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £665 / €770 / $800

Elephant Care and Research

Elephant Care and Research

South Africa

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

Cost from: £895 / €1040 / $1075

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: £995 / €1155 / $1195

Horse Rehabilitation

Horse Rehabilitation

South Africa

  • Help to care for and rehabilitate around 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 / €1040 / $1075

Marine and Coastal Conservation

Marine and Coastal Conservation

Greece

  • Help protect the sand dunes and seagrass meadows on the beautiful island of Kefalonia
  • Gain hands on experience and skills in research and conservation
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Duration: 2 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £790 / €915 / $950

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
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Duration: 1 – 4 weeks + dive courses

Cost from: £875 / €1015 / $1050

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
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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 and skills in research and conservation
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Duration: 2 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £790 / €915 / $950

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: £995 / €1155 / $1195

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 / €750 / $775

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 birds
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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!

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