Summer Volunteering

TYPE OF PROJECT - SEASONAL

This page features all our projects with availability over the summer (July & August).

Amazon Conservation

Amazon Conservation

Peru

Help scientists collect data on local flora and fauna with the aim to monitor, preserve and enhance the biodiversity of the rainforest. Join a team helping to conserve the endangered rainforest through research and community schemes.

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Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

India

Volunteers are needed to support an Animal Rescue Centre in Northern India to feed, clean and care for abused, neglected, ill or injured street animals. The centre runs a home and sanctuary for local dogs, cows, donkeys and pigs that cannot be returned after their treatment.

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Bear Rescue

Bear Rescue

Cambodia

Help out with the centre’s amazing work, caring and providing enrichment for mistreated bears. The centre is a safe haven and is at the forefront of ending the dancing bear trade and illegal pet trade in Asia.

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Building

Building

India

Volunteers are needed to help improve community buildings in India to help create inspiring places for the children to learn. The project provides continuous assistance to schools, child care centres and children’s homes that are in desperate need of renovation.

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Building

Building

Madagascar

Join a team of charity staff, builders and volunteers to assist in building schools and toilets. These building projects are urgently needed to help improve the standard of living and providing access to safe water, clean toilets and local education.

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Building

Building

Ghana

Join a team of local builders to assist in building schools, toilets and community buildings. These building projects help improve the standard of living including access to safe water and clean toilets.

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Caribbean Children’s Home

Caribbean Children’s Home

Belize

Support the Home’s caregivers who provide long term care, rehabilitation and education for previously abused and abandoned children. Help increase the children’s confidence and improve their communication skills.

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Caribbean Conservation

Caribbean Conservation

Belize

Join an award-winning conservation team and assist their work monitoring native mammal, amphibian and bird species and protecting and managing environments whilst supporting the local community.

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Caribbean Reef Conservation

Caribbean Reef Conservation

Belize

Learn to dive or improve your current skills on an idyllic Caribbean island contributing to reef conservation research in Central America. This research contributes towards awareness and marine policies put in place by Belizean Fisheries.

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Cheetah Reintroduction

Cheetah Reintroduction

South Africa

Work hands on with cheetahs enabling reserve and enclosure improvements and collect data. This allows the project to progress with its pioneering reintroduction project to help save this incredible species from possible extinction.

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Child Care

Child Care

India

Volunteers are needed to help support child care centres and children’s homes in colourful Northern India. Volunteers develop creative sessions and games for the children to help develop their communication skills and confidence.

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Child Care

Child Care

Ghana

Help local nursery staff create fun games and have the opportunity to assist community health care staff with early development through a baby weighing programme.

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Child Care

Child Care

Nepal

Volunteers are needed to help the children develop their confidence and creativity through play and structured activities. Volunteers also help them to learn English through educational games.

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Children’s Day Care

Children’s Day Care

South Africa

Volunteer at crèches and day care centres in a beautiful region of Cape Town providing care, education and community support. Support children who have experienced poverty and neglect and improve their English skills.

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Children’s Day Care

Children’s Day Care

Peru

Help to care for young children at an outstanding kindergarten providing child care, educational support and daily meals to children from low income families in Arequipa.

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Children’s Home

Children’s Home

Thailand

Volunteer at a project supporting children in rural Thailand. Care for the children whilst assisting them in their aim of sustainability including growing fruit and vegetables and running a bakery and cafe.

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Children’s Home

Children’s Home

Cambodia

Join a varied role, arranging educational activities, caring for young children and supporting a farm in rural Cambodia. Live on site at the project, helping to build confidence in English and support the children’s education.

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Community Education

Community Education

Peru

Help provide educational support to children from low income families in the mountainous Ancash region. By encouraging positive attitudes to education and nutrition, the project aims to break the poverty cycle.

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Community Education

Community Education

India

Teach fun English and maths lessons to children in schools which are underfunded and understaffed. You will work create a fun and playful teaching environment with games and art activities at children’s home and community outreach projects.

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Community, Building and Conservation

Community, Building and Conservation

Madagascar

Work alongside charity staff to support a diverse range of community work including building, education and conservation development projects.

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Conservation

Conservation

Madagascar

Join a team helping to conserve the endangered habit through research and community environmental schemes. Work with the research team to collect biodiversity data to help protect the endangered habitat which is home to many unique species, including lemurs.

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Elephant Conservation

Elephant Conservation

Cambodia

Help at an elephant sanctuary which provides a safe haven for rescued Asian elephants. Observe elephants in natural surroundings and support local indigenous community initiatives.

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English Summer Camp

English Summer Camp

Thailand

Join a team of volunteers running English activity camps to help to increase the confidence and communication skills of pupils in rural Thailand.

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Film and Photography

Film and Photography

Ghana

Help to develop the charity's photograph and film portfolio and help to create films to help educate local communities on health and social issues as well as create media for fundraising appeals.

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Horse Rehabilitation

Horse Rehabilitation

South Africa

Care for previously abused or neglected horses on the South African coast. This enables to project to rescue more horses providing them with a better quality of life and continue their sustainable model of rescue and rehabilitation.

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Kruger Conservation and Leopard Monitoring

Kruger Conservation and Leopard Monitoring

South Africa

Join an active research team and contribute to important wildlife conservation research in Kruger National Park. Focusing on leopard population monitoring, this is essential for the protection of the species.

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

South Africa

Learn to dive in a world famous dive site Sodwana Bay and contribute whale shark, turtle and manta ray research. The data collected is used to monitor species distribution in the iSamangaliso Wetland Park.

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

Thailand

Join a research, restoration and protection team in Koh Tao learning about coral reefs, monitoring their inhabitants and supporting community environmental initiatives.

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Monkey Rescue

Monkey Rescue

South Africa

Work hands on with a variety of primate species providing care and enrichment. This allows the monkeys to experience a better quality of life and enables to project to rescue more monkeys in need.

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Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

Ghana

Share your love of sport with children in a rural African village through sports lessons. Teaching sport has a wide range of benefits including health, confidence and team work.

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Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

Nepal

Teach sports lessons at local schools and help improve health, fitness and wellbeing of the children.

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Summer Volunteering Camp

Summer Volunteering Camp

India

Join a team of volunteers join the local team to organise educational camp for pupils in schools and children’s homes in India. The camp sessions help to improve the communication skills of the children.

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Teach English in Tropical Schools

Teach English in Tropical Schools

Thailand

Help improve the English communication skills of pupils in rural Thailand. There is great demand for English speakers to help classes in this area of rural Thailand since it is off the traditional tourist track.

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Teach English on an Island

Teach English on an Island

Thailand

Teach additional English to pupils and help them improve their speaking and listening skills. The island has recently rapidly developed and many of the jobs relate to tourism so good English ability is increasingly important.

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Teaching

Teaching

Nepal

Assist students to learn English by helping them to improve their confidence and communication skills. Develop their listening and speaking skills which are valuable skills for future employment.

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Teaching and Community Work

Teaching and Community Work

Ghana

Help improve English language skills locally and students’ confidence. Volunteers can help develop community education workshops to educate local communities on health and social issues.

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Teaching English

Teaching English

Madagascar

Teach in schools and run sessions with the community to help improve their English skills. The project builds confidence in English communication which helps to increase job opportunities within the growing eco-tourism sector.

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Teaching English Bangkok

Teaching English Bangkok

Thailand

Help improve the English communication skills of students in Bangkok. With volunteer assistance the college helps students to develop the required level of English for employers in Thailand.

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Making a difference

  • 20% of the world’s coral reefs have been effectively destroyed and show no immediate prospects of recovery (WWF)

  • “The children benefit from additional one on one attention from the volunteers which helps build their confidence and communication skills. By providing extra support to the existing staff the volunteers enable us to provide a higher quality service to the children.” Project, Belize

  • Human population reached 1 billion by 1800. Over 6 billion by 2000. Conservative estimates predict that our population will reach 9 billion people by 2050 (Population Reference Bureau)

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

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Year Out Group
  • Sunday Times
  • the independent
  • theguardian
  • DOFE
  • Right Tourism
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Tourism Concern

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