Volunteer Vacations  – volunteer and have some fun too in your spare time!

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.


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Helping look after giant pandas in a breeding centre in China

Our Volunteer Projects operate in the following countries.  Please click on the country for the link to the projects:


South Africa

(sports coaching – netball, hockey, rugby, football, cricket, basketball, tennis/teaching/orphanage work)

(wilderness training courses and wilderness experiences such as photography, birding and spending time in the bush)


(looking after panda bears in a panda bear breeding centre and some teaching of English too)



(rugby coaching combined with HIV/AIDS education/netball coaching/teaching)



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



(over 24’s only in pairs – teaching, outreach project, driving, permaculture, schools for disabled children)



(Teaching in pre-schools)


Ecuador and The Galapagos

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



(marine conservation involving scuba diving and snorkelling, teaching local kids to swim, surf and be safe in the water – can take Open Water Dive there in first week)



(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)



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


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 yo