Short Term Volunteering

1-3 week volunteering options

Only have a few weeks? We have a range of ethical 1 - 3 week volunteer projects and working holidays that can fit into travel and holiday plans - an amazing way to travel the world and volunteer at the same time!

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

Building

Building

Madagascar

  • Join a team improving essential health construction projects
  • Build and renovate schools, toilets and wells in rural communities
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Duration: 2 - 3 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Building

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

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 Conservation

Caribbean Conservation

Belize

  • Join an award-winning conservation team, collecting data on native mammal, amphibian and bird species
  • These research findings are used to guide the management of these protected areas
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £945 / $1210

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

Ghana

  • Create fun educational activities with the children at the nursery
  • Support the local nurses during community baby weighing clinics
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Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

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 Day Care

Children’s Day Care

South Africa

  • Support children from low income families by helping at short-staffed day care centres
  • Provide care and education at a local community development initiatives
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Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Children’s Day Care

Children’s Day Care

Peru

  • Care for young children aged 2-6 at a community kindergarten in Arequipa
  • Work alongside local staff doing games, activities, sports and music sessions
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Duration: 2 - 24 weeks

Cost from: £675 / $865

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

Conservation

Conservation

Madagascar

  • Protect the endangered habitats of unique Madagascan species including lemurs
  • Help conserve the forest by supporting community initiatives and collecting data on local biodiversity
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Duration: 2 - 10 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Desert Elephant Conservation

Desert Elephant Conservation

Namibia

  • Join an elephant tracking team to research the wild elephant population
  • Build protection walls for farmers' water sources and drinking water points for the desert elephants
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Duration: 2 – 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: £920 / $1180

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 Care and Research - Volunteer with Elephants

Elephant Care and Research - Volunteer with Elephants

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: 3 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £1095 / $1400

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

English Activity Camps on an Island

English Activity Camps on an Island

Thailand

  • Join a team of volunteers running fun English camps on a tropical island
  • Explore tropical Thailand and run fun activities for local children
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Duration: 2 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1275

Film and Photography

Film and Photography

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: £845 / $1080

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

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

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

Teaching and Community Work

Teaching and Community Work

Ghana

  • Develop the students’ confidence speaking English and run after school sessions
  • Work with the local team promoting hand washing to schools
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Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Teaching English

Teaching English

Madagascar

  • Assist the local team teaching English to the community
  • Run one to one classes to help increase skills and confidence
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Duration: 2 – 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: £845 / $1080

Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

Thailand

  • Work with elephants, monkeys, bears and a variety of other animals
  • Live on site at the centre, with a group of 16-17 year olds and Pod Team Leader
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Duration: 2 weeks

Cost from: £1495 / $1915

Under 18 Teaching and Cultural Experience

Under 18 Teaching and Cultural Experience

India

  • Join the Pod Under 18 team to help teach English to children in schools
  • Help to improve the communication and creative skills of the children
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Duration: 2 weeks

Cost from: £1395 / $1785

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

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!

Short term volunteering community building painting

Short term volunteering community building painting

Short term volunteering teaching in Africa

Short term volunteering teaching in Africa

Short term volunteering child in Nepal

Short term volunteering child in Nepal

Short term volunteering clownfish

Short term volunteering clownfish

Short term volunteering bear rescue

Short term volunteering bear rescue

Short term volunteering community well digging

Short term volunteering community well digging

Short term volunteering education in India

Short term volunteering education in India

Short term volunteering child with mural

Short term volunteering child with mural

Short term volunteering dog rescue

Short term volunteering dog rescue

Short term volunteering elephant care

Short term volunteering elephant care

Short term volunteering monkey rescue

Short term volunteering monkey rescue

Short term volunteering frog in Amazon

Short term volunteering frog in Amazon

Short term volunteering primate rescue

Short term volunteering primate rescue

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