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Volunteer abroad on our ethical, sustainable and supported volunteer placements at animal sanctuaries, conservation projects and community initiatives around the world. We scour the globe for the best volunteering projects and then get to know these projects deeply through close relationships and visits. Volunteers always fulfil local needs and deliver genuine benefit.

With over 40 carefully structured and managed volunteer projects in 12 different countries, we will help you share your passion, skills and interests and give you an amazing and supported volunteering experience. Volunteer projects abroad run from 1 week to 1 year and we offer volunteering for individuals, groups and families, of all nationalities.

Below you will find our volunteer projects which you can filter, including by project type (animals, conservation, children, community, education) and destination.

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: £895 / $1145

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Turtle Conservation

Turtle Conservation

Costa RicaAnimals
  • 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: £895 / $1145

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Big 5 Conservation

Big 5 Conservation

South AfricaConservation
  • Experience amazing Big 5 encounters - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard
  • Live on a stunning wildlife reserve, near to the beautiful beaches of the Garden Route

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1275

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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: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $1020

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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: £695 / $890

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Teaching

Teaching

NepalEducation
  • Work in schools to increase students’ confidence speaking English
  • Support and teach educational activities at a community projects

Duration: 3 - 16 weeks

Cost from: £860 / $1100

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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: £1495 / $1915

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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 / $760

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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 / $1020

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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 / $1145

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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 support the daily running of the sanctuary

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / $930

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Caribbean Reef Conservation

Caribbean Reef Conservation

BelizeConservation
  • 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

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £995 / $1275

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Dog Rescue

Dog Rescue

South AfricaAnimals
  • Provide support to the dogs at an animal rescue centre in the beautiful winelands close to Cape Town
  • Help the local team feed, clean and care for abandoned and rescued dogs

Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1275

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Child Care Support

Child Care Support

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

Duration: 2 - 16 weeks

Cost from: £775 / $990

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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 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £645 / $825

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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 / $1785

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Caribbean Conservation

Caribbean Conservation

BelizeConservation
  • Join an award-winning conservation team, collecting data on manatees, crocodiles and rare parrots
  • These research findings are used to guide the management of these protected areas

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £895 / $1145

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Desert Elephant Conservation - Family Trip

Desert Elephant Conservation - Family Trip

NamibiaAnimals
  • 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

Duration: 10 days

Cost from: £895 / $1145

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Under 18 Teaching and Cultural Experience

Under 18 Teaching and Cultural Experience

IndiaEducation
  • 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

Duration: 2 weeks

Cost from: £1395 / $1785

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Child Care Support

Child Care Support

IndiaChild Care
  • Provide 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: £695 / $890

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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: £545 / $700

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Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

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

Duration: 2 - 16 weeks

Cost from: £775 / $990

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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: £645 / $825

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Bear Rescue

Bear Rescue

CambodiaAnimals
  • Help care for over 120 rescued Malayan sun bears and Asiatic black bears
  • Provide enrichment for these endangered species in tropical Cambodia

Duration: 1 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £645 / $825

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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: £795 / $1020

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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: £895 / $1145

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Elephant and Wildlife Conservation

Elephant and Wildlife Conservation

Sri LankaAnimals
  • Join the team to support vital work helping to protect wild elephants
  • Research bears, leopards and other wildlife to support their conservation

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £945 / $1210

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

South AfricaConservation
  • Learn or advance diving skills and enjoy some fantastic diving in the Indian Ocean
  • Receive marine ecology training and contribute to turtle, shark, potato bass and manta ray research

Duration: 2 - 10 weeks

Cost from: £1345 / $1720

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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: £1495 / $1915

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Early Learning

Early Learning

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 / $1145

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Caribbean Wildlife

Caribbean Wildlife

BelizeAnimals
  • Assist keepers with the care of around 200 rescued native animals including jaguars and tapirs
  • Help prepare food and enrichments for the animals at the educational visitor centre

Duration: 2 – 4 weeks

Cost from: £945 / $1210

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Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Costa RicaAnimals
  • 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 anteaters

Duration: 1 week

Cost from: £575 / $735

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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: 1- 4 weeks

Cost from: £745 / $955

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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: £1445 / $1850

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Film and Photography Volunteering

Film and Photography Volunteering

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 / $1020

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Endangered Wildlife Conservation

Endangered Wildlife Conservation

South AfricaConservation
  • Award winning conservation of priority species including black rhino, African wild dog, cheetah, leopard, elephant and lion
  • Join a small team living on a game reserve, monitoring wildlife

Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £1195 / $1530

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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: 2 - 12 weeks +

Cost from: £625 / $800

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Kruger Conservation

Kruger Conservation

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 - 10 weeks

Cost from: £1095 / $1400

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Volunteer Building

Volunteer 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: £895 / $1145

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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: £675 / $865

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Volunteer Building

Volunteer 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 / $1020

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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: 3 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £595 / $760

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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: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

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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: 1 - 10 weeks

Cost from: £845 / $1080

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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: £1095 / $1400

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  • Best Volunteering Organisation
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