Volunteer Vacations  – in Africa, Asia and South America

Volunteer Vacations are an exciting way to visit a country and work with charities, social enterprises and NGOs where your manpower helps provide the vital element that they need to keep their projects going.

Be part of a grass roots project, make a difference, meet new people, stretch yourself and enjoy yourselves at the weekends taking in all there is to see!

These projects are suitable for:  Gap Year, Year Out, Uni Holidays, Sabbaticals, Career Breaks, Families and single ladies and men.


Volunteer sports coaching in South Africa

Sports Coaching in South Africa – the kids always want to be in the photo!


Our Volunteer Projects operate in the following countries:


South Africa










Ecuador and The Galapagos






Volunteer rugby coaching and HIV/AIDs education in Swaziland

Rugby coaching and HIV/AIDs education in Swaziland – showing the kids how it’s done!


Combos – £100 off each placement when combining one or more

In Southern Africa, it’s possible to combine say Sports Coaching in Port Elizabeth with Rugby Coaching and HIV/AIDS education in Swaziland or with our Wilderness Training Courses and Experiences in the north of South Africa or with Marine Conservation in Mozambique.  

Our placements have all been hand picked and visited by ourselves and the ethos of Volunteer Vacations is to match up volunteers who want to get involved in a real project and feel they have left a much welcomed footprint in the country visited.

We endeavour to make sure the communities on the ground benefit too from the experience of hosting the volunteers, from the cross-cultural exchange and, most important, financially too.  

Volunteers teaching English in India

Teaching and Health promotion in the village school – India


Placements overseas include:


Sports coaching (rugby, football, hockey, netball, cricket, basketball,    swimming, tennis, boxing)


 Rugby coaching and HIV/AIDS education


Working in orphanages

Working with Street Children

Working with Disabled Children

Spanish speaking placements

Marine conservation

Endangered Primates conservation

Working for an animal charity

Animal welfare

 Shadowing doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists

Veterinary shadowing

Professional Field Guide Courses, Safari Guide, Trails Guide,  and Experiences including Bird Watching, Photography and Bush Experiences

Teaching sewing as part of a women’s empowerment program

Teaching hairdressing and barbering 


In Bali – For those aged 24+ – 4 months minimum – in pairs/groups

–  Outreach project

 Working with disabled children

–  Office duties

–  Teaching

–  General help such as driving



Click on the Destinations bar above to read more about the countries we visit.


Ladies Trips

We take groups of single ladies abroad on Volunteer Vacations.  Ask us about our trips.  Most popular destinations are India, Ghana, Mozambique and Ecuador and Photography or Birding in the African wilderness.  We can create a bespoke one for you!