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Get off the beaten track to live on a beautiful Costa Rican beach, protecting the turtles that nest and hatch on the golden sands. Live like a local as you make a genuine contribution to marine conservation.

Live on the wild side and get stuck in to the life of an assistant game ranger on a stunning game reserve, home to Africa’s Big 5. Enjoy the thrills of taking a safari, all whilst helping to promote the survival of African flora and fauna. Experience the lions roaring, elephants trumpeting and antelope running as you work out and about on the reserve each day.

Bears, birds, orangutans, monkeys, gibbons, deer, otters – and much more! – are being cared for by volunteers like you at this inspiring sanctuary on the outskirts of Thailand’s largest national park. Help to look after over 700 neglected animals, rescued from the cruel tourist trade, and brought to this sanctuary to recover. If that isn’t enough of a draw, there is even an on-site elephant sanctuary that you may be able to help at too.

Become part of an elephant research team, monitoring these gentle giants in their daily lives together. The project is located in a beautiful park, where you will be working closely with rescued elephants as they recover from previous trauma and stress. In your free time, explore the stunning Garden Route and immerse yourself fully in this wonderful corner of Africa.

Live with elephants in a beautiful lakeside rescue centre, surrounded by sprawling jungle and jagged mountains. Work with elephants that have been rescued from the demanding logging industry, and witness baby elephants being cared for in the on-site elephant nursery. The elephant population in Laos, once known as the “Land of a Million Elephants”, is plummeting, and you can be part of the solution to this tragic problem.

Step off the trodden tourist trail and into the heart of stunning Sri Lanka, where elephants are still clinging on to life in the wild. Work closely with the local community to help promote the survival of the endangered Asian elephant, all whilst enjoying seeing these creatures roam in their natural habitat – a rare wonder.

Head into the heart of Borneo’s rainforest, helping to regenerate habitats and monitor local wildlife. From orangutans to pygmy elephants and from primates to crocodiles, you will be preserving these creatures and their habitat for generations to come. This is a once in a lifetime experience to live in a small remnant of paradise, immersing yourself in a way of life that has all but been forgotten.

If you are considering a career in medicine or nursing and want to gain some work experience to help boost your university or college application, this is the medical internship for you. Based in northern India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, you will shadow local doctors and nurses and learn lots about the Indian medical system.

Experience the rare desert elephants in the wild, helping these endangered animals and rural communities to co-exist in harmony. Enjoy all that desert life brings, from cooking over camp fires to sleeping under the stars, and throw yourself into the volunteer role, which includes tracking elephants, doing building projects and helping the local community.

Head to vibrant India and volunteer with worthwhile street children charity that is dedicated to providing safe spaces for street children in Delhi. Make a valuable contribution by helping to arrange fun and educational activities for children, encouraging them to develop new skills and friends.

Are you looking for a career in medicine? Our two week Delhi pre med adventure is perfect for students aged 16-18 years old who are looking to gain medical experience abroad. Join our group heading to the iconic capital city this summer and see why India is on so many travelers’ bucket list.

Oyster Worldwide is an Approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.

Are you currently studying medicine or nursing, or perhaps you are a qualified medic looking for worthwhile work experience abroad? Our medical internship in Delhi could be just what you are looking for.

You can choose to work in a range of departments within a busy hospital in southern Delhi. As a medical intern you can expect to shadow the local staff and learn lots about how the healthcare system works in a country very different to your own.

Gain unparalleled access to wildlife experts on a Big 5 game reserve, home to some of the most magnificent mammals on this planet. Shadow a vet on their rounds of the on-site rehabilitation centre and get stuck in to the veterinarian’s role on the wider game reserve – from darting animals to doing game captures, from health checks to autopsies.

Located in São Paulo, this fantastic project is perfect for people who are passionate about sport. Volunteer at a youth centre dedicated to helping local children stay off the streets. It is no secret that Brazilians love sport and that is why there is no better destination to travel to to share your own skills and coach!

Add extra meaning to your university holiday by taking part in our charity challenge trek and community project in Nepal. Raise money to support the work of the ADM Nepal Charitable Trust as you travel to Nepal, explore Kathmandu, trek through the Himalayas to Annapurna Base Camp, try your hand at white-water rafting and live with a local family whilst volunteering on a worthwhile community project. With such a variety of exciting activities crammed into a 4-week period, you will come away with many great memories, the satisfaction of completing a spectacular 10-day trek and the knowledge that all of your hard work and fundraising efforts have contributed to the important work of a small charitable trust.

Help to care for sick and injured animals in game reserves, vet clinics, farms and local communities on a mobile veterinary unit. See some amazing sights, help with some incredible animals and get unrivalled work experience on this internship in South Africa.

Join our dental elective in northern India to boost your dental work experience. You’ll work with a professional dentist and assist in day-to-day tasks at check-up camps. Compare the dental care between your home country and India.

From school, college and university trips to a bunch of mates wanting to travel together, we can work to create the best opportunities for you. Not only that, we also group together special interest travellers – from veterinary students to aspiring doctors, from mature travellers to those passionate about photography.

Want some help with your group booking? Simply complete the enquiry form and we shall be in touch.

School, college and university trips
For teachers looking to expand their students’ horizons and gain work experience, a course-related trip abroad is a fantastic opportunity. A tailor-made trip will ensure that it is an educational trip with full support from Oyster, offering a smooth booking process for a unique overseas college trip. The hand-picked animal welfare and conservation projects across Africa and Asia are suitable for students studying animal management, animal care, veterinary studies, conservation, zoology and environmental science.

We can also provide trips for International Baccalaureate students hoping to complete their CAS volunteering requirements whilst travelling, providing an engaging and varied experience throughout the volunteering project. These volunteering experiences can broaden students’ experiences and educate them about different parts of the world through first-hand experience of the culture.  A tailor-made group trip ensures that the supervising teacher can participate in the volunteer work and guide the team. We can also provide Oyster branded notebooks for the students to record their thoughts and reflections during the trip.

Student group trips
Self-created groups of students are also welcome to journey to one of our group destinations to gain hands-on work experience. University and college students can gain valuable knowledge related to the field of study, so if a group of you from your course are interested in joining one of our projects, do get in touch.

Travelling with friends
Travelling with a group of your friends is a chance to create memories that may be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Do something that you will look back on in years to come and feel like you’ve achieved something together and bonded along the way.

Special interest groups
Oyster organises various special interest group trips each year, which you can join as an individual or with a friend, to travel with like-minded people. To date, we have organised photography volunteering trips, group trips for over 40’s, teaching groups and skiing groups.

Community groups
We are able to take community youth groups on volunteering projects, including scouts, girl guides, cadets and Young Farmers. Youth groups are a great opportunity for young people to volunteer together, working as a team to benefit another community. We provide overseas group projects which could benefit greatly from a team volunteering for 1-2 weeks, working alongside the locals.

Corporate groups
A great opportunity to travel and give back to communities, volunteer with your colleagues overseas on a project designed for you. In line with CSR requirements, these projects offer an opportunity to engage with a community and work alongside the locals, helping to improve the well-being of the area.

For more information about group travel, simply complete our enquiry form.

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