Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities

Helping Kenya's medical project

Volunteer on a medical project in Kenya

This project offers free or affordable healthcare to the local people, and deals with illness ranging from HIV / AIDS and chronic illness to family planning and childcare services. Your role will involve education and helping to set up clinics.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Boats in Nepal - Global Volunteer Network

Community development and education volunteering in Nepal

Suitable for practical career breakers, this project needs volunteers to help out with building, maintenance, education, gardening and recycling. You'll be working with children and adults, in partnership with the local community and your skills will be put to good use. Cultural exchanges also available.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Travellers Worldwide medical intern volunteers in India

Medical work experience internships in India

Working with various well-equipped hospitals and clinics, you will work alongside people from the local community, frequently helping deliver services to the poor and needy. As a volunteer intern, you will have the chance to learn while giving something back.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Volunteer teaching in Peru

Volunteer teaching in Peru

Teaching in schools in Peru will benefit the many children, teachers and locals within the different communities. This project is part of a Peruvian Ministry of Education 8-year scheme to update the English curriculum for schools in the Sacred Valley where local English speakers who would otherwise be teachers are often more tempted by the higher salaries on offer in the local tourist industry.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Volunteer business project in China

Volunteer business project in China

As a volunteer in Shanghai or Hangzhou on a business internship, you can provide effective and constructive help working on a variety of projects. Offices are often located in glamorous locations in high-rise office buildings.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
A frog in Borneo - one of the animals a Raleigh conservation project will help to protect

Manage environmental conservation projects in Borneo

As a volunteer manager in Borneo you will be living and working among communities to promote the effective use of natural resources in the world's oldest rainforest. You could be completing a community and adventure project as well as working to protect biodiversity. There are eleven different volunteer manager roles available.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Volunteer bottle-feeding monkey on Oyster Worldwide volunteering placement

Volunteer with orphaned monkeys in South Africa

Volunteer at a centre caring for young orphaned monkeys and other primates, preparing them for life in the wild. You will work closely with these affectionate animals, nurturing them back to health and independence. This is a unique chance to get close to monkeys and be part of a project that saves their lives.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Kaya volunteer with baby antelope at wildlife sanctuary in Zimbabwe

Bulawayo wildlife rescue sanctuary volunteer

Volunteer to work in one of the oldest animal sanctuarys in Zimbabwe, and get involved with the care and rehabilitation of some of the world’s most impressive and endangered animals.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Volunteer IT teaching in Sri Lanka

Volunteer IT teaching in Sri Lanka

In the 21st century, computer literacy is a skill which is valued almost as highly as standard literacy! It is therefore a huge advantage to learn the basics of computer use and this is where you can help. By sharing your knowledge of IT with students and teachers alike, you will be increasing the prospects of each individual you help.
  • Under £1000
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Children from the after school and sports project, Helping Kenya

After school club and sports coaching programme

This volunteer placement involves working in childcare and after school clubs, whether it be arts and crafts or football coaching. There are many problems facing young children in Kenya, especially those who are unemployed, so by volunteering, you can encourage a child to realise their full potential.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Volunteer nursing in Peru

Volunteer nurse in Peru

As a volunteer nurse you will use your experience and training to help treat patients, improve care standards and assess working practice in a Peruvian hospitals. Your work with these institutions will improve the quality of medical care and make it available to anyone who needs it.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Volunteer doctor in Ethiopia

Volunteer doctor in Ethiopia

As a volunteer doctor, you will use your knowledge and training to help care for patients, improve working practice and explore fund raising opportunities. You will get the chance to perform hands-on work, treating patients and coordinating outreach programmes with local towns and villages. The medical centres in Addis Ababa need toensure that everyone receives the treatment they need, regardless of whether or not they can afford it. You you can help achieve this.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
 

Volunteer with children and adults in Russia

You will be helping disadvantaged children and adults, through care-giving, companionship, arts and sports activities, and teaching. You will be directly responsible for bringing real, positive changes to people's lives and will help to shape the future of these projects. Volunteers are fully-supported by experienced in-country staff, and cultural and learning activities for you are included.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Friends for Asia volunteers and children at a school in Chiang Mai, Thailand

English education volunteer project, Thailand

Your placement in a public school in Thailand will bring much-needed English education to local children. You will help your students develop proficiency in conversational English, growing their confidence and providing them with more opportunities than they otherwise would have had.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Kids from an orphanage where Helping Kenya volunteers work

Orphanages and schools volunteer project

Caring for children in orphanages, schools and nurseries on the coast of Kenya. A range of skills is needed to help the children, and ensure the smooth running of their facilities, and you'll be matched where your skills are needed most.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Travellers Worldwide volunteer with Indian orphans

Care for orphans in India

A truly rewarding career break where you will be looking after babies and young children who have been abandoned. These children are in desperate need of loving care which you can provide along with education and activities. You will make a life-long difference to some of the world's least fortunate kids.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
A volunteer business consultant with colleagues in Tanzania

Volunteer Consultant in Tanzania

Projects Abroad Pro offers volunteer business jobs with an international development charity. These jobs specialise in microfinance projects which help small businesses grow and succeed. As a volunteer business consultant you can use your knowledge and expertise on a variety of projects.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Kids in Kenya from a Global Volunteer Network partner project

Volunteer with needy children in Kenya

You can volunteer helping education children as a teaching assistant, or being a 'big brother/big sister' in a children's home. You are encouraged to develop activities and day trips for the children. Experience is necessary for some projects but not all. Other projects you can volunteer on include working in HIV/AIDS projects and working with displaced people.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
  • No skills/experience required
 

Paid IT volunteering placement in Africa

VSO needs IT professionals to help develop websites, networks, databases etc for NGOs and similar organisations in Southern Africa. You must have a relevant degree, plus at least 2 years' experience (6 years for short-term roles). Return flights, accommodation and living expenses covered.

  • Get paid
  • Solo activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
A resident of a Thailand orphanage where you can volunteer with Friends for Asia

Volunteer in an orphanage in Thailand

A wonderful experience for a career breaker who loves children. Working in the orphanage, you will be helping the children with their education, development and providing the care and attention they so desperately need. A varied and rewarding experience, this placement ensures you will go home knowing you've made a difference to these kids' lives.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Global Volunteer Network - volunteer with locals in Peru

Wildlife conservation and cultural exchange in Peru

Work in an animal rehabilitation facility in Peru or carry out conservation work in a national park. Other placements (in healthcare, with children, teaching and construction) also available. You will also learn Spanish on your placement, through formal lessons (cultural exchange and Andes immersion programme available too). Salsa lessons are included.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Helping Kenya volunteer with whale shark

Whale shark conservation and education.

As a volunteer, you will be protecting endangered whale sharks, as well as educating the local people on the world’s biggest fish, and raising awareness of the sea’s gentle giant.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
African Conservation Experience volunteer hand-feeding a baby rhino

Volunteer at the Khulula Care for Wild sanctuary

Khulula Care for Wild is a sanctuary and rehabilitation centre for injured and orphaned wildlife. As a volunteer, you will be working directly with a wide range of animals, from lions and rhinos to wood owls, vervet monkeys and mongoose.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Conservation in Cambodia project

Volunteer conservation in Cambodia

On this conservation and environment project, one of the first things that you'll be doing is learning how to scuba dive in the clear warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand. As an Advanced Scuba Diver, you'll learn the fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of diving. You will be allowed to dive to depths of 30m and can participate fully in the underwater conservation work.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Volunteer lawyer in Ghana

Lawyer in Ghana

As a volunteer lawyer working in Ghana, you will use your knowledge and experience to work alongside local lawyers in a human rights office. You will help them improve their working practices and make sure that expert guidance is available for anyone who has suffered from exploitation.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Amanzi Shamwari game reserve for conservation volunteering

Shamwari conservation volunteering

You can be part of the ongoing success of the Shamwari and Born Free Foundation projects, two of the world's leading conservation organisations. Shamwari, one of the largest ‘Big 5’ game reserves in the Eastern Cape features a wildlife rehabilitation centre, an animal hospital, a breeding centre, an education centre and an anti-poaching unit. This is a unique opportunity for any career break interested in conservation.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Thai girls in Chang Mai, from the Kaya Volunteer project

Support victims of human trafficking in Thailand

This incredibly worthwhile project focuses on rescuing, educating and supporting girls and women who are trafficked or forced into the sex trade. You will help educate the whole community to help prevent future trafficking, and will work directly with vulnerable people to support them in their new lives.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
IT teaching in Sri Lanka

Volunteer IT teacher in Sri Lanka

As a volunteer IT teacher you will use your experience and training to teach classes and help the current staff improve their standards and update their curriculum. The centre aims to improve the quality of computing classes available and encourage more young Sri Lankans to enter this exciting field.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
African Conservation Experience - cheetah

Zingela Conservation Project

At Zingela, you can study some of Africa's most elusive and persecuted animals, focussing on cheetah conservation, rhino, antelope and brown hyena studies. You can also join in a nearby project helping to manage a game reserve from horseback and become involved in conservation education in local schools.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Helping Kenya - canoe - sustainable business development project

Community livelihood and environmental education project

This volunteer project focuses on different sources of income for the locals, through developing a community-based cooperative society, with sustainable, long-term business plans. You will be working in Kenya.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Volunteer with lions like these on an Oyster Worldwide placement

Volunteer at a lion sanctuary in South Africa

Volunteer at a sanctuary providing a new home for mistreated lions in a beautiful part of South Africa. This is a rare opportunity to get close to lions in complete safety and observe their behaviour at first hand. You will get to know the various prides and see the way they interact with each other and with newcomers.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Volunteer lawyer South Africa

Volunteer Lawyer in South Africa

As a volunteer lawyer in South Africa, you will use your knowledge and training to defend the rights of human beings across the nation. You will work with partner organisations to ensure that expert guidance is available for anyone who has suffered from exploitation.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Raleigh International - volunteer manager on an expedition in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Lead adventure trekking challenges in Costa Rica & Nicaragua

As a Raleigh volunteer manager, you will be living and working among communities to improve health and educational services. You might also be leading our young volunteer teams on unique adventure challenges to develop their skills as youth leaders.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Whale shark - Kaya Responsible Travel

Marine conservation and dive certification, Thailand

Based on a tropical Thai island, you will be trained to advanced level in diving (receiving your internationally-recognised SSI qualifications), so you can carry out essential volunteer work in maintaining and monitoring the fragile eco-system. This is a well-established project run in partnership with local and national agencies, ensuring it is worthwhile and sustainable.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Travellers Worldwide intern - work experience in Australia and New Zealand

Tailor-made work experience internships in Australia & New Zealand

Are you looking for an internship specifically in your field of interest? If you need to add relevant work experience to your CV, these internships will do just that! Huge range of industries available, with placements in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. Usually unpaid.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Amanzi volunteer with rhino at rhino sanctuary in Africa

Rhino and elephant sanctuary volunteer

You will directly help to protect and conserve one of the most endangered and vulnerable species on earth, the black rhino. You will also help to conserve elephants and other wildlife, and can work in education and community outreach as well. This career break offers a wide variety of volunteer activities in an amazing African location.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Friends for Asia volunteers riding an elephant into the river for its bath

Volunteer in an elephant camp

Work hands-on with these amazing, majestic creatures. You'll be living and working in a rural elephant camp, caring for the animals, feeding and bathing them. You'll be working alongside experienced local staff, and will have the opportunity to teach conversational English in a local school as well. This is a chance to learn about elephants, and to forge a close bond with another living creature.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
A Tanzanian schoolgirl using clean water as a result of a Raleigh project

Manage community development projects in Tanzania

As a volunteer manager leading expeditions in Tanzania, you will be in charge of groups of young people on sustainable community, environmental and adventure projects. You can also help support the projects from Raleigh's in-country base - there are eleven roles available so you can definitely find something to suit your skills and experience.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Amanzi volunteer in Namibia

Volunteer at a Namibia wildlife sanctuary

You will work hands-on with big cats on an internationally renowned wildlife conservation project, helping to care for injured and orphaned lions, leopards, cheetahs and other wildlife, from all over the country. As a volunteer, you will be involved in all aspects of the sanctuary's work, including helping teach the children of the local staff.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
A volunteer teaching English to Buddhist monks - Friends for Asia

Teach English to Buddhist monks

A unique opportunity to teach in a temple school in Thailand. You'll be helping novice Buddhist monks develop their English proficiency (a skill highly prized in Thailand) and may also be able to teach other subjects depending on your experience. You'll get an insight into the lives of Buddhist monks and will develop an understanding of their way of life.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Travellers Worldwide conservation volunteers on a research boat in Mauritius

Marine conservation with whales and dolphins, Mauritius

You will contribute to vital conservation work in Mauritius, having a real, positive impact on this fragile eco-system's future. You will carry out research, take photographs, and help educate locals and tourists about these amazing creatures.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Friends for Asia interns and staff at a magazine in Thailand

Magazine internship in Thailand

If you want to break into the publishing field, but don't have any experience, this internship could give you that edge! You'll be working at an English-speaking magazine and website in Chiang Mai alongside Thai and western staff. There are a number of roles, and you may even get your own work published!
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
BUNAC volunteers in a National Park in the USA

Volunteer USA

The rare opportunity to volunteer in the USA, carrying out essential conservation work in some of the country's national parks. Placements are from 8 to 12 weeks.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Global Volunteer Network volunteer with kids in Ethiopia

Work with street children in Ethiopia

Work with children who have been rescued off the streets in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. You will be teaching and caring for 15 to 20 under-privileged children aged 5 to 14, who live together in the home. You will be supported and encouraged throughout your placement, to enable you to make the most of your specific skills.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Volunteer doctor in Jamaica

Volunteer doctor in Jamaica

As a volunteer doctor you will use your knowledge and experience to help expand the project to cater for other vulnerable groups and communities. Working with medical students from the university and other volunteers, you will provide free examinations and medical advice to underprivileged Jamaican citizens who are unable to afford to seek treatment elsewhere.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Medical interns in Thailand on a Friends for Asia medical internship

Medical internship in Thailand

A rare opportunity to work closely with medical professionals and patients, in one of the world's growing medical hubs. This is a unique and incredibly valuable experience for medical students in the West as you will be able to get behind the scenes, and receive excellent supervision.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Travellers Worldwide intern volunteer in Peru

Conservation internship in the Amazon rainforest

A 6-month programme designed to develop specific career skills in conservation research, community development, and non-profit project management. You will also be contributing to vital conservation work, plus it's all in Peru!
  • Over £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Travellers Worldwide volunteer football coaches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Coach football and other sports in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Share your sporting skills with eager, enthusiastic and sport-minded children in a destination that is going to be the world’s focus for sport for the next few years.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Elephants in South Africa in the Oyster Worldwide volunteering project

Volunteer at an elephant park in South Africa

Get close to African elephants and monitor their behaviour at a fascinating conservation project on the South African coast. You really will get close to elephants in a way that a safari visitor never does. Once they get used to your presence, they will recognise you and let you observe them for hours.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Dolphins on the Helping Kenya conservation project

Dolphin welfare / eco-tourism conservation and research project

You will observe dolphins' behaviour, carry out surveys, photograph the dolphins and collect data. This project also involves educating the local community and tourists. You will be based on the Kenyan coast.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Volunteer physiotherapist in Bolivia

Volunteer Physiotherapist in Bolivia

As a volunteer physio you will use your experience and training to help raise care standards. The hospital where you'll be based has limited resources but performs important work rehabilitating injured and scarred children. You will be bringing vital treatment to people who would otherwise be unable to afford it.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Human rights project in South Africa

Volunteer on a human rights project in South Africa

Volunteers with an interest in human rights, government & politics, campaigning, and even writers interested in social justice issues, will be put to great use in marginalised communities in and around Cape Town, while working at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
A Travellers Worldwide volunteer with a zebra

Care for animals at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa

No one wants to see a wild animal caged for the rest of its life. Make a real difference here, working with over 400 species with one aim - the successful rehabilitation to the wild!
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Volunteer physiotherapist in Nepal

Volunteer Physiotherapist in Nepal

As a qualified physiotherapist you will work in a centre, using your experience and training to help improve their working practice and raise care standards. You'll be bringing treatment to people who would otherwise be unable to afford it.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Friends for Asia - university for Buddist monks volunteer teaching project

Volunteer at an international university for monks

A truly international career break! You will be based in a university in Thailand, but teaching Buddhist monks from across Asia. You'll be based in a bilingual faculty, assisting with conversational English inside and outside the classroom.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Global Volunteer Network - kids in Vietnam

Volunteer with children in Vietnam

You will be working with a variety of children in Vietnam, from orphans, street children and those with disabilities, to students. The ages of the children range from babies right up to university age. You can either care for children, helping plan activiites and doing sport, music etc with them, or you can teach (English or French). Experience (eg in therapy, physiotherapy, childcare , sign language etc) is useful but not essential.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Tucan Travel - woman in Peru

Coast-to-coast South American tour

A fabulous 2-month tour that takes you from coast-to-coast across South America. You will trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, then travel across Bolivian planes to the marshlands of the Pantanal. You will see the world’s most spectacular waterfalls, Iguazu, and finish in lively Rio de Janeiro.

  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Small prCare in Ghana - Projects Abroad

Volunteer care work in Ghana

You can contribute towards this vital development work during a gap year, career break, or just a holiday. Volunteers with qualifications and experience are welcome but you do not need to have either to volunteer. Energy, passion and commitment to the work at hand should see you through.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Teaching in Tanzania

Teach in Tanzania as a volunteer

Placements are based in and around the northern town of Arusha, in both primary and secondary schools. All lessons in secondary schools are taught in English, however in primary schools Swahili is the main language used outside of English subject lessons.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Travellers Worldwide - children in school in Cambodia where you can teach English

Teach deserving children near Angkor Wat in Cambodia

You will be volunteering in a school run by a group of monks, teaching 3- to 20-year-olds. English is the main subject you will teach, although other subjects can be taught if you have relevant experience.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
African Conservation Experience volunteers collecting data in Mauritius

Mauritius marine research project

Volunteer on this project and you'll be protecting marine wildlife by monitoring the impact that tourism activities have on the marine environment. The work is varied and rewarding, plus you'll get to enjoy the beaches during your time off!
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Friends for Asia - children on a rural schoolsp volunteer project

Volunteer in a rural school in Thailand

If you want to make a difference to the lives of young people, this project is for you. Teaching in rural schools in Thailand is quite different from any other teaching experience, and gives you the chance to really get to know the country.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
African Conservation Experience - telemetry tracking

Volunteer at the Tuli African research project

You will be based in a remote field camp in Botswana, conducting detailed studies of the elephant and predator populations as well as general game surveys. Volunteers on this project will make a meaningful contribution to a long-term, sustainable scientific study.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
A Travellers Worldwide volunteer with an elephant

Work and care for elephants in Thailand or Sri Lanka

Work with one of the most magnificent creatures on the earth. This volunteer role sees you caring for abused, orphaned or neglected elephants.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Globalteer Thailand elephant with volunteers

Thailand elephant project

Volunteer in a sanctuary working with domesticated elephants. These elephants have previously been used for begging or in the tourist industry. You will be working alongside Mahouts (professional Thai elephant keepers), learning all about these amazing creatures as you care for them.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
A Colobus monkey in Kenya from the Helping Kenya project

Colobus monkey conservation in Kenya

You will be helping to protect and care for these amazing monkeys. Your work can involve rescuing injured monkeys, helping vets, rehabilitating monkeys and caring for orphaned monkeys - including teaching them how to climb trees!
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
A Travellers Worldwide volunteer teaching piano to a child in Knysna, South Africa

Teach drama, dance and music to underprivileged children in Knysna

This exciting and fulfilling volunteer project takes place in a stunning location alongside of a beautiful lagoon in South Africa, where volunteers teach drama, music and dance to children in the local community.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
A Friends for Asia volunteer gardening at a home for single mothers in Thailand

Gardening and building volunteer project for single mothers

Volunteers are needed at a home for disadvantaged single mothers in northern Thailand. These women are from marginalised groups and need help developing skills to enable them to build successful careers. You will live and work on-site, building and gardening alongside staff and the mothers themselves.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Azafady - schoolchildren in Madagascar

Community Construction: School Building in Madagascar

Azafady’s community construction programme offers those with just 2 or 3 weeks to spare the opportunity to make a significant difference in a short space of time. Volunteers assist in all aspects of the building of schools in rural villages, bringing long-lasting, positive and sustainable benefits to some of the world's poorest children.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Conservation South Africa

Volunteer conservation in South Africa

Projects Abroad's African Bushveld project involves different reserves and environmental groups in South Africa and Botswana working together to conserve wildlife, bush ecosystems and to share knowledge about the diversity of the area. With opportunities to conserve hyenas, elephants, and many other African animal species, this project offers you the opportunity to get involved in numerous conservation activities in exciting settings.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Friends for Asia child in a childen's home where you can volunteer

Volunteer at a children's home in Thailand

A truly worthwhile career break, working with underprivileged orphans. This is a valuable and sustainable project, which relies on volunteers to work alongside local staff to provide the children with care, a healthy environment and educational opportunities.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Care in Nepal - Projects Abroad

Volunteer care in Nepal

You will make a real difference to the lives of children in the developing world on this project. You do not need qualifications or previous experience to join a work experience placement, as all volunteers have something to contribute.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Volunteer medicine project India

Volunteer on a medicine project in India

Joining a medicine & healthcare programme in India is a real eye-opener. You will see a system that in many ways reflects the West but is interspersed with local influences. You may find a doctor trained in Europe who will not carry out an operation because of the position of the stars! You will come across tropical diseases rarely encountered in the West and conditions that have not been diagnosed until very advanced stages.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Amanzi conservation volunteer on big 5 reserve in South Africa

Lion, tiger conservation and big 5 reserve volunteer

A wonderful opportunity to be trained by experts on wildlife conservation, bush skills, game reserve management and community initiatives so you can contribute to these projects in a meaningful and responsible way. Volunteers become immersed in all conservation aspects of the reserve and in community outreach programmes, and work closely with big cats and elephants.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
 

Drug Rehabilitation and HIV / AIDS prevention project

On this project in Kenya, you will be carrying out essential work with drug addicts and their families. You will be helping to fight poverty, through education about substance abuse and the dangers of HIV and AIDS.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Helping Kenya volunteer with turtle

Sea turtle conservation volunteering

This volunteer project works on protecting turtles directly, and also raises awareness of the conservation of these turtles and the marine environment.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
A volunteer on Helping Kenya's ecotourism project

Community development and local environmental awareness programme

This volunteer project in Kenya is very much based on meeting and working alongside the local community, through education and business development. Your work here will ensure sustainable development for years to come, while ensuring the environment is protected.
  • Under £1000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required