Best Luxury Destinations to Spend a Volunteer Vacation
Looking to experience a real paradise and give back at the same time? With so many countries around the world now running eco and responsible trips there has never been a better time to combine sightseeing and volunteering.
1. Sri Lanka
With exotic wildlife, beautiful beaches and a relaxed culture it is no wonder Sri Lanka is one of the best up and coming destinations in Asia. Placements can include media, medical and community programs where you can enjoy more than just a beach break. Helping sea turtles and marine life is our top recommendation, you can help by educating local communities, patrolling the beaches at night time to stop poachers stealing eggs and building areas so the turtles can hatch their eggs in peace before being released into the sea.
- Search Sri Lanka volunteer programs.
Just type 'Bali beaches' into a search engine and we find it hard to believe you won't want to visit. Throw in animals like orang-utans and lush nature it is easy to see why this country is one of the most popular destinations to volunteer in Asia.
- Find Indonesia volunteer programs or apply to volunteer in Borneo.
Easily one of the best, and most popular holiday destinations in the world. Combine culture, volunteering and sightseeing for one awesome experience. Choose from cities, rural locations or islands - the choice is yours!
- Apply to volunteer in Thailand today.
The World Cup in 2014 brought Brazil to the worlds attention, here you can see spectacular places like the Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, the Pantanal and see some of the best beaches in the world. Once you sample this culture it will be difficult to leave.
- Apply to volunteer in Brazil.
Sloth & Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary Volunteer, Costa Rica
- Costa Rica
- 2 weeks - 2 months / From: £ 1000
Sea Turtle Conservation & environmental protection, Costa Rica
- 2 weeks - 6 months / From: $ 250
5. South Africa
South African Tourism is booming after the success of the World Cup a few years ago and there are so many places to see and things to do, we highly recommend a trip to the Kruger National Park where you can see a wide range of exotic wildlife. Planning a break to volunteer in Africa and choosing the Rainbow Nation will be an inredible experience. South Africa is an amazing destination especially if you have never been to the African continent before.
If you would love to live and help there are not many countries that compares to the Madives!! The main thing just research and apply. This is a tropical paradise which will leave you with memories which will stay with your forever! Contact us for advice in making this dream a reality.
- View Maldives volunteer programs.
7. Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a very developed country and has all the major fast food outlets which standard prices. There are ways to have an authentic holiday though, you could shop at supermarkets, visit local markets for fruit and vegetables, eat street food and go to local / non chain restaurants and cafes. Some of the most popular projects in Costa Rica include helping wildlife like sloths. Imagine living on the coast and really making a different working to protect exotic sea turtles, not much compares to this. Other options include teaching English or you could also take Spanish language classes in Costa Rica.
- Search Costa Rica volunteer programs.
Mexico is a popular country for a holiday, you can relax on beautiful beaches, visit ancient ruins and temples or join adventure tours. Its advised to learn at least basic Spanish which will really help your trip, there are classes and lessons you can attend or just get chatting with locals. You can find a wide range of volunteer projects in Mexico where you can help animals, childrens, the environment and conservation programs. Joining a structured program booked through our website is a great way to live overseas, you'll be with other internationals who you might make lifelong friends.
- View our Mexico volunteer projects.
This destination needs little introduction, think beaches, islands, peaceful culture and food! This is one of the most popular gap year destinations in the world and for good reason too - once you arrive you won't want to leave. Internships and conservation are available all year round. If you want an experience that is truly unique and unlike anything you have ever witnessed before, apply to volunteer in Fiji today.
By applying through our website you can escape the tourist resorts and make a big difference If are keen to visit Jamaica you should be open minded and positive as being in a new culture and country can be a shock, research all trips before applying.
- View our Jamaica volunteer opportunities.
So hopefully that has given you some food for thought, if you need any help or advice in arranging a dream trip to volunteer abroad contact us today!