Summer Volunteering

TYPE OF VOLUNTEERING - SEASONAL

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

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

Peru

  • Support an after-school initiative working with children in the Ancash region
  • Inspire a passion for learning through activities, games and crafts
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Duration: 3 - 12 weeks +

Cost from: £695 / $890

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

Community, Building and Conservation

Community, Building and Conservation

Madagascar

  • Directly support charity development in rural Madagascar
  • Help the local team to complete essential building projects, run education sessions and conduct research.
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Duration: 4 – 10 weeks

Cost from: £1445 / $1850

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 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

Teach English in Tropical Schools

Teach English in Tropical Schools

Thailand

  • Teach English in schools in tropical southern Thailand
  • Enhance the children’s English communication skills with group interactive classes
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Duration: 4 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £845 / $1080

Teach English on an Island

Teach English on an Island

Thailand

  • Teach English to pupils on a beautiful tropical island in Thailand
  • Develop the children's English and creative skills through fun and interactive classes
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Duration: 6 weeks

Cost from: £1395 / $1785

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

Teaching English Bangkok

Teaching English Bangkok

Thailand

  • Teach English in a friendly vocational college in central Bangkok
  • Work with small groups to develop the student’s confidence and English communication skills
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Duration: 4 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £695 / $890

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

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)

Summer volunteering volunteer in street

Summer volunteering volunteer in street

Summer volunteering volunteer on hill

Summer volunteering volunteer on hill

Summer volunteering riding horses on the beach

Summer volunteering riding horses on the beach

Summer volunteering Thai boat on beach

Summer volunteering Thai boat on beach

Summer volunteering children on tropical island

Summer volunteering children on tropical island

Summer volunteering volunteers walking down road

Summer volunteering volunteers walking down road

Summer volunteering elephant care

Summer volunteering elephant care

Summer volunteering countryside

Summer volunteering countryside

Summer volunteering volunteer group on beach

Summer volunteering volunteer group on beach

Summer volunteering crossing river

Summer volunteering crossing river

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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  • Sunday Times
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