Volunteer Projects

volunteer-abroadChoose from over 150 hands-on volunteer projects in amazing locations around the world. Durations start from 1 week and can run to over a year. Make an impact, experience new cultures and explore locations restricted to normal tourists.

With over 150 different volunteer projects operating in 25 countries representing 8 different focuses, we are sure that you will find your perfect project. From tracking jaguars through the rainforest in Costa Rica to teaching Buddhist monks in Laos, we have such a flexible and wide range of projects to offer.

 

You can choose to volunteer in number of different ways, search 100′s of projects below or maybe combine projects through our multi-country volunteer options, join an expedition to work as part of an international team in remote locations or for those who want a bit of R and R join a volunteer vacation.

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Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Research in South Africa Expedition

Africa - South Africa - Limpopo
Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

$2,032.00

"The project gives one a more intimate knowledge of the environment and the animals, than it would seeing them as a tourist." - Glyn Donaghy (Australia)
Wildlife Conservation
Marine Conservation

Wildlife Expedition in Costa Rica

Latin America - Costa Rica - Jalova
Contribute to the long-term management and conservation of the coastal rainforests of the Tortugero National park in Costa Rica

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

$2,482.00

"Surrounded by amazing, rich and diverse rainforest is surreal. Plus, there aren´t many opportunities to meet people from such different walks of life." - Josh Haley (United Kingdom)
Animal Care
Wildlife Conservation

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Asia - Thailand - Chiang Mai
Travel to Thailand's Chiang Mai Province and assist with the rehabilitation of elephants rescued from working in tourist camps

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

1 - 24 weeks

Price from

$1,564.00

"I have been made to feel really welcome here and I feel privileged to be part of a project that is helping both the elephants and the community in which they live." - Claire Wigham (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation Expedition in the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification as a member of an expedition working on critical marine conservation projects in the islands of the Seychelles

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

$3,485.00

"This experience has made me change my career to what I love and I’m currently now looking for marine research/science work throughout the world." - Lynsey Wheater (UK)
Teaching

Volunteer with Children in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Discover the Yasawas when you travel to Fiji and volunteer supporting under-resourced local schools and teachers

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

$1,947.00

"After my first visit to Fiji, I had to return, the country, culture and people have found their way into my heart." - Steve Catewell (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation
Multifocus

Marine Conservation Expedition in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Gain your PADI Advanced Open Water qualification when you discover Fiji and assist in the creation of a network of marine protected areas conserving the area's coral reefs and mangrove forests

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

$3,400.00

"Thank you all for the inspiring and profound impact you had on my person and my career. I feel that this decision is the beginning of something truly extraordinary!" - Clare Curtis (Australia)
Teaching

Volunteer with Buddhist Novice Monks in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Discover Laos' ancient city of Luang Prabang and teach English to Buddhist novice monks, improving the quality of their education and enabling them to access better opportunities

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

$1,607.00

"The people that I met are what really made the Laos project something that will have a special place in my heart forever." - Greg Wright (Australia)
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer with Children in Costa Rica

Latin America - Costa Rica - Manuel Antonio
Travel to Manuel Antonio and volunteer on a community project helping disadvantaged children with lessons and extra-curricular art workshops and games

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

$1,522.00

"...the moments when you and the kids put effort into understanding each other and the concepts, a spark ignites." - Julie Clark (Canada)
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer in an Orphanage in South Africa

Africa - South Africa - Cape Town
Experience South Africa's city of Cape Town when you volunteer at a township orphanage providing much needed educational enhancement and creating a more conducive learning environment

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

$1,777.00

"I think I’ve learned more than the children! This is surely an experience I will never forget." - Christopher Chung (USA)
Wildlife Conservation

Conservation Expedition to the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Join one of the leading marine and terrestrial data collection organisations in the Seychelles contribute to priority conservation projects

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

$2,542.00

"I gained invaluable field surveying experience which helped to solidify what I want to spend the rest of my life doing." - Eilidh Johnston (United Kingdom)
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