Under 18 Programmes

Want to spend your school holidays doing something amazing? Look no further. Oyster Worldwide have a wide selection of programmes available. Maximise your long summer holiday and travel to one of our fascinating destinations. Volunteer with animals, take part in an internship or volunteer as a teacher and gain valuable skills and friends that will last a lifetime.

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South Africa - Volunteer sports coaching in South Africa

Volunteer sports coaching  in South Africa

Coach football, netball, hockey, cricket, rugby, tennis, basketball or swimming in one of the world’s greatest sporting nations, bringing your love for sports into some of Africa’s poorest townships. Coach just one or a combination of these sports to improve not only the children’s sporting abilities and teamwork, but your own as well. If that’s not enough for you, you can even get involved with childcare and teaching!

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South Africa - Volunteer with kids in South Africa

Volunteer with kids in South Africa

Give your time, love and enthusiasm to kids in township schools and nurseries around Port Elizabeth. Encourage them in their learning, developing their English and giving them confidence in the classroom. Volunteers work alongside full time staff to provide support and an extra dimension to the education provided to these children.

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Thailand - Elephant sanctuary volunteering in Thailand

Elephant sanctuary volunteering in Thailand

Work closely with rescued Asian elephants in this inspiring elephant sanctuary in Thailand. Liberated from lives begging in the streets of Bangkok, these elephants have now found a home in the beautiful and sprawling grounds of this sanctuary. Helping with their feeding, care and bathing, you’ll be actively contributing to improving their lives and welfare.

Also on site is a remarkable wildlife sanctuary, home to sun bears, monkeys, gibbons, macaques and much more. If you would like to lend a helping hand with these other mistreated and amazing animals, we can arrange for at least a week of your time to be spent helping with the other wildlife too.

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Costa Rica - Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica

Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica

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.

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Romania - Volunteer with Bears in Romania

Volunteer with Bears in Romania

Help protect and conserve the world’s most beloved animal in Eastern Europe’s largest bear sanctuary. These abused bears have been given a new start in life and you can play a vital part in their rehabilitation. Enjoy seeing the bears frolic in their newfound freedom, and get busy taking care of their basic needs in this tranquil haven.

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South Africa - Veterinary experience in South Africa

Veterinary experience in South Africa

Immerse yourself in the life of a vet on a Big 5 game reserve, shadowing a vet and other wildlife specialists getting hands-on in basic care. Get to grips with checking on the health and well being of the animals, all whilst living in the heart of a lush reserve home to hundreds of species of animals. This experience is fantastic for those looking to learn more about living and working on a game reserve in a veterinary capacity.

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Thailand - Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Thailand

Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Thailand

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.

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Sri Lanka - Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka

Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka

Make a dream a reality working with elephants in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Help to promote the protection and survival of these endangered elephants in the depths of Sri Lanka’s stunning interior. Become part of an important initiative to help elephants and communities live together – and experience the incredible privilege of working with these gentle giants.

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Volunteering aged 16-18

If you are aged 17, there are many programmes that you can take part in with parental consent. If you want to spend your school holidays doing something different, why not explore the world and take part in a worthwhile project abroad. From sports coaching in South Africa to volunteering on a marine conservation programme in Thailand, there are plenty of exciting options to choose from. It is a great way to build valuable experience for university and college applications. It is also an excellent way to meet like-minded friends from around the world.

For those aged 16-18, Oyster Worldwide also offer a 2 week pre-medical summer special. Our internship offers students, looking to study medicine, the chance to see the Taj Mahal, to live in stunning Palampur and to shadow fully qualified doctors in hospitals. It is a perfect opportunity to gain an insight into the medical profession and to experience a variety of different departments. What makes our 16-18 year old programme so special? The group is accompanied by our UK leader for the entire adventure.