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Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

GhanaEducation
  • 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

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $1075

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Child Care

Child Care

IndiaChild Care
  • 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

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £665 / $900

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Monkey Rescue

Monkey Rescue

South AfricaAnimals
  • 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

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £475 / $640

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Elephant Care and Research

Elephant Care and Research

South AfricaAnimals
  • 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

Duration: 3 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £1095 / $1480

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Caribbean Reef Conservation

Caribbean Reef Conservation

BelizeConservation
  • 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

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £895 / $1210

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Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

ThailandAnimals
  • 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

Duration: 2 weeks

Cost from: £1295 / $1750

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Elephant Care

Elephant Care

ThailandAnimals
  • Care for elephants rescued from a harsh working life
  • Live on site at a tropical wildlife sanctuary home to over 400 animals

Duration: 1 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £599 / $810

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Conservation

Conservation

MadagascarConservation
  • Protect the endangered habitats of unique Madagascan species including lemurs
  • Help conserve the forest by supporting community initiatives and collecting data on local biodiversity

Duration: 2 - 10 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $1075

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Film and Photography

Film and Photography

GhanaBuilding & Community
  • Use your photography or film skills to promote community achievements and support community initiatives
  • Work with the team to produce interactive health sessions

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $1075

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Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

IndiaAnimals
  • Support an Animal Rescue Centre team to care for injured, sick and abused animals
  • Help feed, clean and care for the rescued animals

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £595 / $805

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Kruger Conservation and Leopard Monitoring

Kruger Conservation and Leopard Monitoring

South AfricaConservation
  • 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

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1345

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Building

Building

MadagascarBuilding & Community
  • Join a team improving essential health construction projects
  • Build and renovate schools, toilets and wells in rural communities

Duration: 2 - 3 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $1075

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Building

Building

IndiaBuilding & Community
  • Your group can join a team of local builders to help improve community buildings in India
  • Build and renovate schools and community buildings

Duration: 2 – 3 weeks

Cost from: £840 / $1135

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Desert Elephant Conservation

Desert Elephant Conservation

NamibiaAnimals
  • 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

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1345

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Teach English on an Island

Teach English on an Island

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

Duration: 6 weeks

Cost from: £1395 / $1885

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Children’s Day Care

Children’s Day Care

South AfricaChild Care
  • Support children from low income families by helping at short-staffed day care centres
  • Provide care and education at a local community development initiatives

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £875 / $1180

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Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

NepalEducation
  • Lead sports sessions for local children at schools and children’s homes
  • Promote wellbeing through teaching the importance of health and fitness

Duration: 2 - 16 weeks

Cost from: £695 / $940

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Children’s Home

Children’s Home

CambodiaChild Care
  • Support local staff to care for around 40 young children in rural Cambodia
  • Lead English lessons, care for children in the Nursery or help on the farmland

Duration: 4 - 12 weeks +

Cost from: £895 / $1210

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

South AfricaConservation
  • Learn to dive or improve and contribute to whale shark, turtle and manta ray research
  • Join an active research team contributing to global conservation

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £1195 / $1615

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Under 18 Teaching English Expedition

Under 18 Teaching English Expedition

ThailandEducation
  • Join a team of 16-17 year old volunteers running fun English camps in tropical Thailand
  • Supported by your Pod Team leader, plan and deliver fun activities to local children

Duration: 2 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1345

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Teaching English

Teaching English

MadagascarEducation
  • Assist the local team teaching English to the communtiy
  • Run one to one classes to help increase skills and confidence

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £695 / $940

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Child Care

Child Care

NepalChild Care
  • Support child care centres and children’s homes by delivering educational games
  • Create exciting activities to develop the children’s creative and communication skills

Duration: 2 - 16 weeks

Cost from: £695 / $940

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Community Education

Community Education

PeruEducation
  • Support an after-school initiative working with children in the Ancash region
  • Inspire a passion for learning through activities, games and crafts

Duration: 3 - 12 weeks +

Cost from: £695 / $940

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Bear Rescue

Bear Rescue

CambodiaAnimals
  • Help care for over 130 rescued Malayan sun bears and Asiatic black bears
  • Provide enrichment for these endangered species in tropical Cambodia

Duration: 1 - 8 weeks

Cost from: £675 / $910

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Dog and Cat Rescue

Dog and Cat Rescue

ThailandAnimals
  • Support a Dog and Cat Rescue Centre on a tropical island
  • Help walk the dogs, clean the shelters and feed the animals

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £495 / $670

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Child Care

Child Care

GhanaChild Care
  • Create fun educational activities with the children at the nursery
  • Support the local nurses during community baby weighing clinics

Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1210

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Teach English in Tropical Schools

Teach English in Tropical Schools

ThailandEducation
  • Teach English in schools in tropical southern Thailand
  • Enhance the children’s English communication skills with group interactive classes

Duration: 4 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $1075

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Cheetah Centre

Cheetah Centre

South AfricaAnimals
  • Join a project aiming to help save cheetahs from extinction
  • Work directly with cheetahs; providing care and monitoring behaviour

Duration: 2 – 4 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1345

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Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

Costa RicaAnimals
  • 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

Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £1095 / $1480

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Children’s Day Care

Children’s Day Care

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

Duration: 2 - 12 weeks +

Cost from: £645 / $870

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Building

Building

GhanaBuilding & Community
  • Work alongside the local team of builders and carpenters
  • Build and renovate schools, community buildings and handwashing facilities

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $1075

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Teaching

Teaching

NepalEducation
  • 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

Duration: 3 - 16 weeks

Cost from: £770 / $1040

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Community, Building and Conservation

Community, Building and Conservation

MadagascarBuilding & Community
  • Directly support charity development in rural Madagascar
  • Help the local team to complete essential building projects, run education sessions and conduct research.

Duration: 4 – 10 weeks

Cost from: £1395 / $1885

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Horse Rehabilitation

Horse Rehabilitation

South AfricaAnimals
  • 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

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £1195 / $1615

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Children’s Home

Children’s Home

ThailandChild Care
  • 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

Duration: 1 - 4 weeks

Cost from: £565 / $765

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Caribbean Children’s Home

Caribbean Children’s Home

BelizeChild Care
  • Support caregivers at this flagship Home, caring for and educating children aged from babies to late teens
  • Live on site and enjoy full cultural immersion in an English speaking country

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £675 / $910

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Caribbean Conservation

Caribbean Conservation

BelizeConservation
  • 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

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £945 / $1275

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Turtle Conservation

Turtle Conservation

Costa RicaConservation
  • 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

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £845 / $1140

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Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

ThailandAnimals
  • Work with rescued bears, monkeys, otters, gibbons and other exotic animals
  • Help to protect endangered animals, living onsite at a tropical wildlife sanctuary

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £599 / $810

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Elephant Conservation

Elephant Conservation

CambodiaAnimals
  • 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

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £725 / $980

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Amazon Conservation

Amazon Conservation

PeruConservation
  • Work alongside scientific researchers to document the ecosystem to help conserve the rainforest
  • Study local wildlife including endangered Blue-headed macaw, jaguars and monkeys

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £1395 / $1885

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

ThailandConservation
  • Contribute to the research, protection and restoration of reefs in Koh Tao
  • Open to all dive levels and experience, conservation certificates included

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £775 / $1045

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Caribbean Wildlife

Caribbean Wildlife

BelizeAnimals
  • 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

Duration: 2 – 4 weeks

Cost from: £875 / $1180

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Community Education

Community Education

IndiaEducation
  • 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

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £665 / $900

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Teaching English Bangkok

Teaching English Bangkok

ThailandEducation
  • Teach English in a friendly vocational college in central Bangkok
  • Work with small groups to develop the student’s confidence and English communication skills

Duration: 4 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £695 / $940

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Teaching and Community Work

Teaching and Community Work

GhanaEducation
  • Develop the students’ confidence speaking English and run after school sessions
  • Work with the local team promoting hand washing to schools

Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1210

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Summer Volunteering Camp

Summer Volunteering Camp

IndiaEducation
  • Join a team of volunteers to help teach English to children in schools
  • Help to improve the communication and creative skills of the children

Duration: 2 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1210

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