Step off the well beaten tourist track and into the heart of some of Australia’s most beautiful land and sea scapes. Immerse yourself in this rewarding volunteer programme to preserve some of Australia’s natural wonders – from physical landmarks such as Ayers Rock to the wildlife wonder of the Tasmanian Devil.
Stuck for time? Not everyone has the time to do a long-term project, so we have designed a series of projects from just 1 week for our animal welfare placements to 4 weeks for childcare and teaching, with loads of great options and ideas for all. If you are looking for a holiday with a difference then this is a great way to start on a variety of volunteering breaks.
Help conserve the world’s depleting coral reefs diving off a stunning Thai island. Most of the world’s coral reefs are under threat – and, without them, fish would eventually cease to exist. Play an active part in the efforts being made to halt this shocking decline, whilst living as part of a Thai community on a beautiful stretch of island coastline.
Doing up to three dives a day, this is a perfect way to combine a passion for diving and conservation.
Volunteer in wild coastal areas of Costa Rica with a local charity, protecting adult and baby turtles from extinction. Live life on the beach, enjoying the beauty of the country, the turtles and the friendly communities. Get involved in the local community, from teaching children to conserving the beaches to get a real glimpse of life in rural Costa Rica.
Spend your summer living and earning in Jasper working in a hospitality role in one of its busy hotels. Enjoy all of the pursuits of this summer resort, from climbing to white water rafting, from mountain biking to hiking.
Enjoy the great Canadian outdoors as you spend the summer working in the Rockies. Work in either the hospitality or food and beverage areas of one of the resort’s leading international or family-run hotels.
Live and work in the beautiful year-round resort of Mont Tremblant. Improve your French and work in hospitality in one of the resort’s many bars and restaurants, making the most of the amazing opportunities in your free time. From water sports to hiking and from white water rafting to golf, there is almost too much to do!
Encourage the survival of turtles on one of Thailand’s islands remotest islands with clear blue seas and stunning landscapes. This is a real opportunity to contribute to the efforts of the local community, preserving these special creatures. This includes the giant leatherback – the largest species of turtle on earth!
Ever fancied really getting to know the gentle giants that roam South Africa’s plains? Get up close and personal with African elephants as a volunteer in a stunning park along the popular Garden Route.
Volunteer with the King of the Beasts in South Africa’s largest big cat sanctuary, returning them to the life of pride and majesty that they deserve in the rolling African plains. With plenty of lions, tigers, cheetahs and leopards, this is a cat lover’s paradise!
Become a surrogate parent to orphaned and mistreated monkeys and baboons in the world’s largest primate rehabilitation centre, helping them on a journey back to life in the wild.
Become part of a leading research expedition to discover more about the great white shark, the world’s favourite misunderstood creature. Spend your days out on the water – or even in the water, with some fantastic cage diving opportunities. You’ll be observing shark behaviour and contributing to forward thinking education and eco-tourism programmes
Live the life of an assistant game ranger as a volunteer on a lush game reserve, home to Africa’s Big 5. Assist with promoting the survival of African flora and fauna in this beautiful conservation area on the Bushman’s River.
Become part of an important mission to unite people and elephants living in some of Namibia’s harshest desert conditions. Help to track, monitor and protect wild elephants, all whilst working alongside local people to protect their water supplies from these gentle giants.
Help, preserve and protect over 400 neglected animals at this wildlife haven. Become part of an important mission to rescue wild animals from neglect and abuse, giving them a home in this amazing sanctuary, or even back in the wild. From bears to birds, from monkeys to gibbons, you will make a valuable contribution to this moving venture.
Also on site at the sanctuary is an elephant refuge with limited space for volunteers. As part of your project we shall endeavour to arrange at least one week for you to help with these mistreated gentle giants.