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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 a range of carefully structured and managed volunteer projects across the globe, 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, community, education) and destination.

Endangered Wildlife Conservation

Endangered Wildlife Conservation

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

Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £1295 / €1475 / $1720

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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

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / €905 / $1055

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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 600 animals

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £665 / €760 / $885

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Community Development

Community Development

Ghana
  • Join a passionate team and help build a brighter future for rural Ghanaian communities
  • Get involved in a diverse range of community initiatives from eco solar lights to sports!

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €1020 / $1190

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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

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £645 / €735 / $860

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Elephant Care and Research

Elephant Care and Research

South Africa
  • Join an active research team collecting data to guide best practice for management of elephant husbandry
  • Work hands on with elephants providing care and enrichment

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €1020 / $1190

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Volunteer Building

Volunteer Building

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

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €1020 / $1190

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

South Africa
  • 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 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £1345 / €1535 / $1790

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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 support the daily running of the sanctuary

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £1195 / €1360 / $1590

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Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Costa Rica
  • 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 / €655 / $765

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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

Duration: 11 days

Cost from: £995 / €1135 / $1325

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Turtle Conservation

Turtle Conservation

Greece
  • Help monitor and protect endangered sea turtles on the beautiful island of Kefalonia
  • Gain hands on experience and skills in research and conservation

Duration: 2 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £695 / €790 / $925

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Big 5 Conservation

Big 5 Conservation

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

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €1020 / $1190

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Caribbean Reef Conservation

Caribbean Reef Conservation

Belize
  • 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 / €1135 / $1325

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Horse Rehabilitation

Horse Rehabilitation

South Africa
  • Help to care for and rehabilitate around 40 horses (no previous riding experience required)
  • Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean whilst watching whales and dolphins

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £795 / €905 / $1055

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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

Duration: 1- 4 weeks

Cost from: £695 / €790 / $925

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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

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £1495 / €1705 / $1990

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Marine and Coastal Conservation

Marine and Coastal Conservation

Greece
  • Help protect the sand dunes and seagrass meadows on the beautiful island of Kefalonia
  • Gain hands on experience and skills in research and conservation

Duration: 2 - 6 weeks

Cost from: £520 / €595 / $690

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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

Duration: 2 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £1295 / €1475 / $1720

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Turtle and Wildlife Conservation

Turtle and Wildlife Conservation

Costa Rica
  • Join an active scientific project monitoring and protecting sea turtles and other wildlife
  • Live in a research and education station on the stunning South Pacific coast

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £695 / €790 / $925

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Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

Thailand
  • Work with elephants, monkeys, bears and a variety of other rescued 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 / €1705 / $1990

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Film and Photography Volunteering

Film and Photography Volunteering

Ghana
  • 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: £895 / €1020 / $1190

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Teaching

Teaching

Ghana
  • 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: £995 / €1135 / $1325

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Early Learning

Early Learning

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

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €1020 / $1190

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Caribbean Wildlife

Caribbean Wildlife

Belize
  • 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 – 3 weeks

Cost from: £945 / €1075 / $1255

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Elephant and Wildlife Conservation

Elephant and Wildlife Conservation

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

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £945 / €1075 / $1255

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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

Duration: 1 – 4 weeks + dive courses

Cost from: £875 / €995 / $1165

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