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TYPES OF VOLUNTEER PROJECTS AND INTERNSHIPS YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM
Volunteering Gap Year, Career Break, Grown-up Gappers, Study Abroad, Cultural Exchange


The types of volunteer projects abroad you can choose from are briefly described below. Please click on the relevant link for more detailed information.

Our volunteer projects abroad suit everyone, from 16/17 year-old gappers to Career Breakers and Grown Up Gappers in their 20s to 50s and beyond, as well as for the more mature volunteers who have retired but have lots of experience and energy to give to society. And if you want some additional short adventure activities, like tours, safaris and cultural courses while on your placement, we have lots of Optional Add-Ons too!

YOUR HELP MATTERS!

My most memorable moment was when (outdoor nursery orangutan) Kolapis needed medical attention after another orangutan attacked him. He had been seriously injured and was being seen to by the doctors and he needed someone to keep him calm and to show him that everything was going to be ok. Although it was also quite traumatic I felt we had a strong bond and he showed this by holding my hand, and he wouldn't let go.

I truly felt he knew I was there for him and I stayed with him the entire time until it was ok for him to get comfortable on his own and rest. Joanna Smart, Volunteer at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Project

  • Conservation Placements with Wildlife and the Environment:
    Work with orphaned Elephants, Orang Utans, Lions, Rhinos, Leopards, Cheetahs, Wild Dogs and many more different species. You can also help to maintain the Amazon Jungle, coral reefs, natural forests and waterways.
  • Marine Conservation:
    Work with Great White Sharks, Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, Penguins and Seals.
  • Teach Conversational English and other subjects:
    You don't need any qualifications. You'll give much-needed help to children in local communities. You can also teach Sports, Drama, IT, academic subjects, Music, Football, Cricket - the list is almost endless. Your help is very much appreciated.
  • Teach Drama, Music or Dance:
    Teach Drama, Music and/or Dance in schools in poorer communities. The Arts are an excellent means of communicating and are also huge fun for the kids! You don't need any qualifications., just lots of enthusiasm.
  • Coach and Play Sports:
    Travellers is the largest provider of Sports coaching and playing projects. For example, Football is very popular in Brazil, Ghana, South Africa, Sri Lanka and India. We've started a Cricket Coaching project in Ghana which desperately needs volunteers to ensure that the project continues. You can also teach sports that don't have such a high profile, such as basketball or netball - there are many different types of sports for you to choose from.
  • Care and Orphanage Projects with Children and Vulnerable Adults:
    These projects are extremely fulfilling with a huge "feel good" factor. You can help in Orphanages, Creches, Street Kids Centres and Centres for the mentally or physically disabled.
  • Community Development:
    Help renovate, build or maintain Temples, Schools, Community Centres, Creches and Orphanages in the local community. You'll give so much and gain so much more!
  • Work Experience and Internships:
    Travellers is the leading provider of well-structured work experience placements. Gain experience in Law, Journalism, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Architecture, Hotel & Catering, Web Design, Veterinary Medicine, Tourism, and more. An excellent entry on your CV.
  • Language Courses:
    Live the language! We have courses in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Tamil. You can also combine a language course with any other type of project if you'd like to!
  • Something Different! Cultural Courses:
    Learn the Salsa and Tango in Argentina, or take a Photography course, or Tai Chi, Chinese Painting, Asian Cookery, Meditation and Yoga .... We have lots of cultural opportunities and "off the wall" projects to make your time overseas even more exciting!
  • COMBINED PLACEMENTS:
    You can combine any number of Projects in the same country, or in a number of different countries of your choice. For example, start with a month or two (or three) in India or Sri Lanka and then continue onto a project in Malaysia or Thailand, OR try two completely different cultures, e.g. Cambodia and South Africa. The choice is yours - And so are the discounts!
    By combining two or more placements, you get to learn about how different cultures live. You'll experience their lifestyles, their cuisine, their religions and generally how they do things. You also get to explore two or more countries and observe for yourself how different environments have their own forms of beauty and exoticism.
    You can also combine different types of programmes in the same country but in different locations.
    Another option is to combine two types of placement in two different countries where the natural beauty and diverse environments offers you a wealth of sights to see and enjoy. ... the contrasts couldn't be greater!
    We will discuss your requirements and preferences with you and we'll tailor your placements to suit you.

YOUR WORK LIVES ON AFTER YOU. Our programmes continue after your work is completed, ensuring that the help you provide is long-term and on-going. On most of our projects, the much-needed work involved would have to stop owing to lack of funding and/or expertise if it weren't for your help and our financial support. Your placement will be interesting and rewarding for you and the people you help in your host country - and you won't want to leave!

Everything was very well organized and I received all the information in plenty of time. The in-country support staff were excellent. This was my second time on the project and I have always found them to be caring, kind and helpful. Very happy with Travellers and have booked again to go back ... to do the project again and will continue to go every two years. Charmaine Quinn

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