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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.

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 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £745 / €865 / $930

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

South Africa
  • Obtain or advance your dive qualifications and enjoy some incredible diving in the Indian Ocean
  • Learn about marine ecology in South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage site

Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £1495 / €1735 / $1870

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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: £1195 / €1385 / $1495

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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: £1595 / €1850 / $1995

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Horse Rehabilitation

Horse Rehabilitation

South Africa
  • Help to care for and rehabilitate around 30 horses - no previous riding experience required!
  • Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean whilst watching whales and dolphins

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €1040 / $1120

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Elephant Care

Elephant Care

Thailand
  • Help look after amazing rescued elephants and ensure that they receive the best care
  • Live on site at a tropical wildlife sanctuary home to around 900 animals

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £695 / €805 / $870

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Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Wildlife Rescue - Family Volunteering

Costa Rica
  • Work with your family to care for rescued animals living at the sanctuary
  • Assist the team in providing a safe haven for monkeys, sloths and birds

Duration: 1 week

Cost from: £1995 / €2315 / $2495

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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: £1395 / €1620 / $1745

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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 management of elephant husbandry
  • Work closely with African elephants providing care and enrichment

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €1040 / $1120

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Community Volunteering

Community Volunteering

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 handwashing projects to baby weighing!

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £995 / €1155 / $1245

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U18 Trip - Turtle and Marine Conservation

U18 Trip - Turtle and Marine Conservation

Greece
  • Learn about and protect endangered sea turtles and coastal ecosystems
  • Enjoy the beautiful island of Kefalonia with a group of 16-17 year olds and Team Leaders

Duration: 1 week

Cost from: £1295 / €1500 / $1620

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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: £895 / €1040 / $1120

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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: £789 / €915 / $985

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Big 5 Conservation

Big 5 Conservation

South Africa
  • Experience incredible Big 5 sightings and help local communities
  • Live on a stunning wildlife reserve, near to the beautiful beaches of the Garden Route

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / €1040 / $1120

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Social Media, Video and Photography Volunteering

Social Media, Video and Photography Volunteering

Ghana
  • Use your social media, photography or film skills to support charity engagement
  • Work with a passionate charity to help improve local lives

Duration: 1 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £995 / €1155 / $1245

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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: £725 / €840 / $905

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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: £995 / €1155 / $1245

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

Thailand
  • Learn about coral reefs, marine species and how we can monitor, protect and preserve
  • Open to all dive levels and experience, conservation certificates included

Duration: 1 – 4 weeks + dive courses

Cost from: £875 / €1015 / $1095

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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 with a range of research and conservation practices

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Cost from: £649 / €755 / $810

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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 conservation work

Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £1195 / €1330 / $1495

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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: £695 / €805 / $870

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Family Education Trip - Turtle and Marine Conservation

Family Education Trip - Turtle and Marine Conservation

Greece
  • Study and protect endangered sea turtles and coastal ecosystems
  • Enjoy the beautiful island of Kefalonia with your family

Duration: 1 week (6 days)

Cost from: £475 / €550 / $595

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Dog Rescue

Dog Rescue

Thailand
  • Support a Dog and Cat sanctuary on the tropical island of Phuket
  • Help walk, socialise and play with the dogs

Duration: 1– 8 weeks

Cost from: £495 / €575 / $620

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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 / €1155 / $1245

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