Volunteering abroad is not all about the photo opportunities - but it's still worth bringing a camera to capture those meaningful moments, from the animals you've fed to the new friends you've made - or the wall you've just built. Here are some photos of volunteering that we love - can you picture yourself in any of these places?
Conservation work in Africa
Care for rescued animals in Namibia
Monitor reefs in the Caribbean
Join a community conservation project on a tropical island
Raise and release turtles on the beautiful Sri Lankan coast
Conservation in the Amazon
Help re-habilitate orphaned monkeys in beautiful rural South Africa