A collection of hand picked Volunteer Vacations and other educational and travel experiences abroad where you can immerse yourself in a project, charity, adventure, make a difference and have an amazing experience at the same time.

Volunteer Vacations Abroad:

Our Volunteer Vacations operate in the following countries.

South Africa

Volunteer Vacations; Gap Year, Africa, Sports Coaching, Hockey, netball, rugby, football, cricket, tennis, swimming,

Sports coaching in South Africa

Sports coaching – netball, hockey, rugby, football, cricket, basketball, tennis/teaching/orphanage work  


volunteering in a panda breeding centre in China near Xi'an.

Panda out in it’s ‘playground’ – a wild area on the side of a hill with a mountain stream running through, plenty of trees for shade and it’s own platform to sleep on.

Looking after giant pandas in a giant panda breeding centre and some teaching of English too in a local school  


Rugby Coaching, Swaziland, gap year, year out, career break, volunteer, volunteering, Africa, HIV/AIDS, ladies, seniors, families, oldies,

Rugby or netball coaching in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Rugby coaching combined with HIV/AIDS education/netball coaching/teaching  


TESOL Gap Year, volunteer, India, teaching, children, Year Out, Career Change, oldies, seniors,

Teaching in India – click here for more info

Teaching in pre-schools, primary schools, middle schools, street children project, home for destitute and orphaned boys/working in an animal charity  

Ecuador and The Galapagos

Gap Year, Volunteer Vacations, Year Out,

The giant tortoises are native to the Galapagos and sometimes when you are out and about you come across them

Spanish speaking placements – street children, teaching, Eco Lodge, land conservation, football coaching, working with rescued jungle animals  


marine conservation, gap year, year out, sabbatical, in the world for the world, volunteer, volunteering, whale, sharks, giant, manta rays, Mozambique, Africa,

Snorkelling on the ocean safaris in search of whale sharks

Marine conservations involving scuba diving and snorkelling ater – can take Open Water Dive there in first week 


Volunteer shadowing a doctor, nurse or midwife in a hospital

Sports coaching – netball, football, rugby, hockey, tennis, boxing/teaching in schools and with street children/medical shadowing, veterinary shadowing/working with endangered primates/teaching how to make fashions/teaching hairdressing and barbering/working with horses    


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 in the village school combined with street children project and visiting a boys home in India

Ladies Trips

We take groups of single ladies abroad on Volunteer Vacations.  Ask us about our trips.  Most popular destinations are India, with add-on 10 day Kerala Tour, We can create a bespoke one for you and your group in   Ghana, Mozambique and Ecuador and Photography or Birding in the African wilderness.


Wilderness Training Courses and Experiences

Trails Guide course

Trekking out in the mornings nice and early while its cool

If you are planning a career in Conservation, leading expeditions into the wilderness, working in safari parks then our FGASA recognised Field Guide Courses based in South Africa are for you.  Courses can be for 1 year, 55 days, 28 days and there are also lots of experiences in the bush for 21 days, 14 days and 7 days including animal tracking, photography and birding.