Volunteer Vacations Abroad:

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

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  

Learning Mandarin in beautiful Yangshuo


Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland)

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

Rugby coaching in Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) combined with HIV/AIDS education and Female Empowerment

Rugby coaching combined with HIV/AIDS education/female empowerment



TESOL, teaching, abroad, overseas, go, volunteer, volunteering, Gap year, year out, career break, uni holidays, teaching, volunteering, volunteer, in the world, for the world, internship, ladies, families, singles, oldies, seniors,

First lesson – learn the children’s names!

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 conservation involving scuba diving and snorkelling  – can take Open Water Dive course 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 Eswatini (formerly known as 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  or the Pushkar Camel Fair.  We can create a bespoke one for you and your group in Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland),  Ghana, Mozambique and Ecuador and Photography or Birding in the African wilderness.


Wilderness Training Courses and Experiences

Wilderness Training, Experiences, Animals, AfricaBirding Gap Year, Year Out, Career Change

Crossing the river whilst out trekking

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.  


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