Volunteer Holiday Trips

Make the most of your annual leave on a volunteer holiday with a difference of one week or more. Get stuck into animal welfare and conservation volunteering, all whilst enjoying the area, meeting new people and taking a break from the norm.

“Not only is it a fantastic experience but it’s great value for money. You take a holiday where you come away feeling a sense of achievement as you have made a huge difference” Holly, South Africa

“You should only do it if you are prepared to work hard and have a real interest in undertaking a very important project. If this is you then you won’t have a better experience.” Sara, South Africa

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Australia - Conservation Volunteering in Australia

Conservation Volunteering in Australia

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 some of the worlds most beautiful beaches to the wildlife wonder of the Tasmanian Devil.

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New Zealand - Conservation volunteering in New Zealand

Conservation volunteering in New Zealand

This project is perfect for those with a love for the environment and the great outdoors. Whether you are a student, professional or a retiree, anyone is welcome to make a genuine difference and contribute to protecting some of the most beautiful and remote islands in the world. Choose a gateway city and travel out to your conservation site to work with passionate and inspiring local Kiwis!

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Galapagos - Conservation volunteering on the Galapagos Islands

Conservation volunteering on the Galapagos Islands

Help to promote conservation and biodiversity in the Galapagos, the jewel in the crown of the stunning equatorial country of Ecuador. Get back to nature volunteering to improve the habitats for native creatures, from incredible bird life to giant tortoises. If that isn’t enough of a draw, enjoy your free time swimming in the crystal clear waters, diving with amazing marine life and spending a day at the beach with a crowd of sea lions.

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Thailand - Diving and marine conservation in Thailand

Diving and marine conservation in Thailand

Help conserve the world’s depleting coral reefs as a marine conservation volunteer in Thailand. Immerse yourself in the underwater world completing daily dives off the stunning Thai island of Koh Phangan, all whilst helping with an important research and conservation project.

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, combining your passion for diving, conservation and travelling.

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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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Thailand - Elephant conservation in Thailand

Elephant conservation in Thailand

Become part of a moving journey to return elephants to their native jungle. This inspiring volunteer project brings elephants back from their lives performing and trekking for tourists, rehabilitating them into a life in the wild that has been all but forgotten.

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Namibia - Elephant conservation volunteering in Namibia

Elephant conservation volunteering in Namibia

Become part of an important mission to unite people and elephants living in southern Africa’s vast and beautiful desert, the Namib. Help to track, monitor and protect wild elephants, all whilst working alongside local people to protect their water supplies from these gentle giants.

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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 an 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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Malaysia - Orangutan conservation in Malaysia and Borneo

Orangutan conservation in Malaysia and Borneo

Help to improve the lives of orangutans in inspiring locations on mainland Malaysia and on the stunning island of Borneo. Actively care for these great apes in a primate centre near Kuala Lumpur, before heading into Borneo’s jungle to observe them in their natural habitats.

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Uganda - Rhino conservation volunteering in Uganda

Rhino conservation volunteering in Uganda

Volunteer with Uganda’s only rhino population, located at a beautiful sanctuary deep in the African bush. Poached into extinction in the 1980s, you will be working with a dedicated charity committed to reintroducing this magnificent animal fully back to Uganda.

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Thailand - Turtle conservation volunteering in Thailand

Turtle conservation volunteering in Thailand

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!

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Borneo - Volunteer with bears in Borneo

Volunteer with bears in Borneo

Volunteer with sun bears, the world’s smallest species of bear, at an inspiring rehabilitation centre in Borneo. Taken illegally from the wild at a young age, these sun bears have been imprisoned as pets in tiny enclosures. Rescued from this cruel captivity, they now have the opportunity to start a new life living in freedom. Become a part of this moving journey of rehabilitation and giving these bears the life that they deserve.

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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 recovery.

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Laos - Volunteer with elephants in Laos

Volunteer with elephants in Laos

Head to the “Land of a Million Elephants”, where now only 400 elephants are living in the wild. Volunteer at an inspiring rescue and rehabilitation centre, dedicated to conserving the species and promoting the survival of these gentle giants.

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Thailand - Volunteer with elephants in Thailand

Volunteer with elephants in Thailand

Help to give old, disabled, orphaned and overworked elephants a place to call home on this life-changing elephant volunteering project. Join a leading elephant park and help them to care for their rescued elephants, giving them a life that is a far cry from their previous existences.

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Ecuador - Volunteer with monkeys in Ecuador

Volunteer with monkeys in Ecuador

Head into the jungle as a volunteer at a primate rescue centre on the fringes of the Amazon rain forest. Help to care for rescued monkeys, enabling them to live a life as close to the wild as possible in this stunning riverside sanctuary.

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South Africa - Volunteer with sharks in South Africa

Volunteer with sharks in South Africa

Take a trip on the wild side as a volunteer with sharks in South Africa. Become part of an exciting expedition to discover more about the great white shark, the world’s favourite misunderstood creature. Spend your days out on the water observing the sharks and contributing to forward thinking shark conservation and eco-tourism programmes. Not close enough? Tick an item off the bucket list and go cage diving with sharks too!

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Borneo - Wildlife conservation volunteering in Borneo

Wildlife conservation volunteering in Borneo

Help to protect and regenerate wildlife habitats and rainforest alongside the beautiful and meandering river Kinabatangan. Spend your days out on the river monitoring the local wildlife, from orangutans to pygmy elephants, as well as replanting and conserving their jungle home. This is a real opportunity to live in a small remnant of paradise – and help to keep it that way.

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Ecuador - Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Ecuador

Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Ecuador

Walk into the wilderness and help to care for rescued wildlife in this inspiring sanctuary located on the edge of the Amazon rain forest. Work with over 200 animals from monkeys to forest cats, from birds to caimans, from tortoises to rodents, and much more. You will see these mistreated animals fully enjoying their new life in this wildlife haven, and be able to contribute to this ongoing venture.

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Laos - Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Laos

Wildlife sanctuary volunteering in Laos

Volunteer in Laos to help over 600 animals at the country’s only wildlife sanctuary. Work alongside a passionate team to promote animal welfare, create enrichments and build enclosures for the rescued animals that call the sanctuary home. Delight in working alongside some amazing Asian wildlife, from Asiatic black bears to sun bears, from gibbons to macaques, from birds to crocodiles.

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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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Malaysia - Zoo assistant internship in Malaysia

Zoo assistant internship in Malaysia

Immerse yourself in the life of a zoo keeper working alongside experts at a leading Malaysian zoo. Gain first hand experience working with primates, sun bears, elephants, tigers and much more, all whilst actively promoting animal welfare and improving the lives of these exotic creatures.

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Make the most of your time off work

If you only have a few weeks off work this year, make it count by volunteering for a worthwhile cause with animals or in wildlife conservation. Push yourself outside your comfort zone and experience living in a totally foreign environment. You’ll be able to work with unique animals, meet friendly locals and experience local culture whilst making a difference to the lives of endangered animals and bring recognition to the environmental impact of humans. A volunteer trip also gives you the opportunity to enhance your C.V, learn a range of new skills and could create valuable work experience for a future career.  Make new friends and make great memories to share with your friends and family when you go back to work or university!