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Volunteering with bears in Romania

Many people's love affair with bears starts with their first teddy, and lasts a life time. As one of the world's favourite creatures, it comes as a great surprise that these mighty creatures are often mistreated, hunted and imprisoned for capital gain. You will be helping to protect and care for bears that have been victim of this sad abuse in the beautiful setting of the Romanian mountains. For years bears in Romania have been trophy-hunted, forced to dance in the streets and trapped in cages outside restaurants. Kept in cruelly cramped conditions and regularly abused by their owners, these bears are now being rescued and brought to Romania's largest bear sanctuary, just outside ...Read more >
From £925 excluding flights

Teach English to monks in Laos

Become a volunteer in Laos and help the education of young Buddhist monks and local lay students as you teach English in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. Experience life in this unique and thriving location in the jungle of Northern Laos by the Mekong River. You will be improving your students' employability for the future whilst gaining an exclusive view of Buddhist life as you immerse yourself into the culture. The local Laos people are extremely welcoming and friendly and are keen to share stories and meet volunteers from around the world. Whilst on the program, you will receive an orientation and you will get the chance to marvel at the towns' beauty and ...Read more >
From US $1,824 excluding flights

Volunteer in Laos, empower and educate women

Not all women in Laos are given many opportunities outside the home. Not everyone is taught to read and write. Fewer still have ever been shown how to write a resume. Thing you might take for granted might in fact be brilliantly useful. Take on this rewarding four week project volunteering in Luang Prabang in Laos to share your skills. In Laos, English is a very useful language to know, and can help local people get jobs in the tourism industry. This school is set in Luang Prabang, a historic town and UNESCO World Heritage Site on the famous Mekong River. Your help can allow the community interact with visitors on their own terms. This project now helps 50 women, providing 11 English ...Read more >
From US $2,543 excluding flights

Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

This primate rehabilitation center in South Africa needs your help to care for orphaned baboons and monkeys. Each year, many baby primates are found injured and orphaned following on from encounters with humans, such as car accidents and hunting. Your role will be to help nurse these babies back to health and prepare them for life in the wild. Set up in 1994, this highly-respected rehabilitation center provides a temporary home for primates. The whole rehabilitation process can take up to 4 years, and there are currently 400 primates in various stages, from those that have recently been rescued to those who are ready to be released. What will I be doing? You will become an important ...Read more >
From £769 excluding flights

Women’s empowerment volunteering in Nepal

Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city, is the setting for this worthwhile volunteering project. Driven entirely by the women that the project serves, volunteers get involved with workshops that can help local Nepali women develop new skills and confidence. Why volunteer? Many women, particularly in rural Nepal, do not have access to education. The lack of education means that many women have limited career prospects. This project aims to address the educational disadvantages and to provide women with opportunities to learn basic conversational English and maths. Volunteers also work together to provide workshops on a range of topics, such as preventative healthcare, entrepreneurial ...Read more >
From US $1,943 excluding flights

Family volunteering with bears in Romania

Combine volunteering at a bear sanctuary with a family vacation on this unique project in Romania. Volunteer with your family in a bear sanctuary which provides a home to over 100 abused bears. For many years, bears in Romania have been forced to dance in the streets, trophy-hunted and trapped in cages outside restaurants. Existing in cruelly cramped conditions and regularly abused by their owners, these bears have now been rescued and brought to this inspiring sanctuary on the outskirts of Brasov. Volunteers have been helping at the bear sanctuary ever since its creation in 2006. The sanctuary is now home to over 100 bears. This is a safe haven for them, with densely forested enclosures ...Read more >
From £925 excluding flights

Volunteer with elephants in South Africa, 1 week

Take the perfect vacation with a difference on this elephant volunteer experience. Ideal for animal lovers who are short of time, this elephant experience allows you to work closely with elephants for just one week. Since 2010, this elephant project has been receiving volunteers to help with their elephants for durations of 3 - 12 weeks. Sadly, this has meant that we have had to turn away many volunteers who are desperate to work with elephants, but who have limited availability. The one week elephant experience has been created so that people no longer have to miss out. The experience works alongside longterm volunteers and full-time members of staff. You will gain a valuable insight into ...Read more >
From £875 excluding flights

New Zealand conservation volunteering

This project is for volunteers who are passionate about protecting the planet, itching to travel, but also wanting to get off the beaten track in New Zealand. Meet inspiring locals, other enthusiastic volunteers from around the world and make a genuine contribution to environmental conservation. New Zealand is one of world’s most unique set of islands for biodiversity and a range of stunning landscapes. By taking part in this valuable conservation project, you can help to combat issues such as coastal erosion, the introduction of foreign flora and fauna and the detrimental effects of drought and pollution. When volunteering you have the chance to work in urban, regional and very remote ...Read more >
From £699 excluding flights

Sports coaching in Ghana

As a volunteer, you can really make a difference in the local community by sharing your passion for sport with local children. Most Ghanaian's are sport mad. However, many do not get the opportunity to learn it at school. As a sports coach, you can give local children the chance to learn a new skill, to make new friends and to gain confidence. The sports you could coach include: Football Rugby Cricket Basketball Netball Hockey Tennis Martial arts Swimming Boxing Golf Athletics In the evening, you will get to relax in shared accommodation with other interns ad volunteers. There is plenty of communal areas to relax in the evening and there is even a pool! The team on the ground provide ...Read more >
From £745 excluding flights

Volunteer with bears in Borneo

Volunteer at a sun bear rescue and rehabilitation center in Borneo to help bring the world's smallest bear back to the wild - and to keep this species alive. Often considered to be the “cutest” bear in the world due to its size, the tiny sun bear is sadly threatened with extinction thanks to habitat loss and captivity. Sun bears are often taken illegally from the wild at a young age to be imprisoned as pets. As they grow older and more wild, they create havoc in homes and are chained and beaten. Rescued from this cruel captivity, they now have the opportunity to start a new life living in freedom at this inspiring sanctuary. Become a part of this incredible journey of rescue and ...Read more >
From £1,099 excluding flights

Volunteer at a lion sanctuary in South Africa

Play an active role in caring for displaced and abused lions, tigers and leopards by volunteering at this lion sanctuary in South Africa. Working alongside a members of leading animal welfare charity, you will be monitoring, researching and caring for over 100 lions, leopards and tigers. From food preparation and feeding, to behaviour monitoring and enrichment assistance, you’ll soon become a big cat expert. About the sanctuary Run by an international animal welfare charity, the sanctuary has worked hard to rescue big cats from the hands of hunters, or from cramped and neglected conditions in zoos. Some of the lions arrived in a terrible state after being used as money-making tourist ...Read more >
From £1,495 excluding flights

Nepal teacher volunteering

Head to Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal, and volunteer with children in a local school. The location of this project is spectacular, situated on the lakeside. The project will enable you to assist in a school, helping children to develop new skills and improve their conversational English. Why volunteer? Many rural schools on the outskirts of Pokhara, in small villages such as Pame, are underfunded and under-resourced. This projects aims to support local teachers and volunteers work as teaching assistants, helping young children to develop conversational English, which is essential for broadening their future career prospects. The curriculum in Nepal is very much based on the ...Read more >
From US $2,543 excluding flights

Medical internships in India for 16-18 year olds

Head to India, with a group of like-minded pre-medical students, and learn what life is like in an international hospital in the heart of the city. Lead by an experienced UK leader, you will also get to take part in cultural activities and take part in the Golden Triangle tour. Each week, the group will receive cooking lessons and lectures on the Indian medical system and culture. Interns receive a full orientation on arrival and receive 2 lectures during their time in India, which covers aspects of Indian culture. Participants will work alongside permanent staff, forming close bonds and getting an insight into real life in India. Read more >
From £1,880 excluding flights

Medical internship in India

Situated in lively south Delhi, on this medical internship in India you will be working in a major hospital with 150 beds, being taught by some of the world's best doctors and nurses and gaining a fantastic insight into the country's medical system. If you already have a medical qualification or are studying medicine. nursing or physiotherapy, this internship provides you with a great opportunity to shadow and observe professionals and boost your medical CV. You will be assigned to a specific doctor or nurse within your chosen departments. We ask that you choose 3/4 departments to rotate around prior to arrival. Usually working 5 days a week, you will leave with a real understanding of ...Read more >
From US $1,343 excluding flights

Borneo orangutan conservation volunteering

Volunteer with some of Borneo's most endangered and impressive wildlife in a rescue center and sanctuary. Experience life far off the beaten track and make an amazing contribution towards preserving endangered species. Tragically, orangutan populations around the world are under severe threat due to illegal logging and habitat loss. These mighty and beautiful creatures are so endangered that extinction is possible if support is not provided. Volunteers will be helping out at an orangutan rescue center near Kuching. The animals at the center have been rescued from the cruel and illegal wildlife trade, and need a safe haven to live out the rest of their lives in a place as close to the wild ...Read more >
From £1,280 excluding flights

Volunteer with horses in Portugal

Horses and humans have a bond which dates back over many generations. In the dim and distant past of the western world, horses were used primarily for transport whereas today they can be a well-loved part of the family or even used to provide therapy for those who have suffered trauma. This fascinating project uses horses to help people with both physical and mental challenges to overcome these issues, regain confidence, improve communication and social skills, and learn to trust. This project is all about using the unique relationship between horse and human as a force for good. Based in hills outside the UNESCO world heritage city of Porto, the project was founded in a deprived community ...Read more >
From £989 excluding flights

Wildlife conservation in Borneo

By volunteering on a wildlife conservation project in Borneo, you will discover one of the most beautiful and undiscovered pockets of the island, stepping off the beaten track and into the heart of an important conservation area. Help to conserve a proliferation of wildlife including orangutans, pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys, macaques, singing gibbons and sun bears – not to mention the birds! –through protecting and regenerating their jungle environment. Habitat destruction has led to a rapid decline in many of Borneo's species. This inspiring project helps in a twofold way: 1) Planting trees to regenerate the jungle. Increased jungle coverage means that more creatures can live and ...Read more >
From £1,285 excluding flights

Sports coaching volunteering in Brazil

Want to do something worthwhile with your year abroad? Look no further. We work with a youth center in Brazil that provides a safe space for children to learn new skills, meet new friends and increase their confidence. The youth center is internationally renowned and has even been visited the Royal Family. The center is constantly on the look out for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. What can I do? As a sports coach, you will be working with an incredible team, who provide sports sessions to children in local sports centers. The team run football, athletics and rugby already, but we have also sent volunteers who have taught different sports, from belly dancing to volleyball! As it is ...Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Medical internship in the Himalayas, India

Palampur, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, provides the perfect backdrop for spending time on a medical internship in India. Surrounded by lush tea plantations, paddy-fields and views of the Himalaya, arriving in Palampur feels like you have arrived in a completely different country compared to the busy city of Delhi. Interns will be learning the Indian medical system by shadowing local doctors and nurses. You can work in various medical settings in Palampur including; hospitals, dental clinics, nursing homes, physiotherapy centers and traditional and alternative medicine centers. Whether you are thinking about studying a medical related subject, or if you are already at ...Read more >
From US $1,387 excluding flights

Volunteer in Portugal renovating homes

In Portugal, over 50,000 people do not have access to running water and basic sanitation. Many more do not have a shower in their homes or the ability to afford to improve their situation. This project was created to help people in need to have safe and comfortable homes. Each day, volunteers spend 4 hours helping to renovate and restore a home in Lisbon. The owners are often living in poverty, unable to afford to make changes to their homes. Along with a group of other volunteers, you will help to make their home as good as new. Tasks can involve: - Stripping wallpaper - Leveling surfaces - Painting walls - Laying flooring - Tiling - Installing showers and other basic plumbing - Basic ...Read more >
From £1,059 excluding flights
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