POD Volunteer

Pod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world.

Volunteers are needed for 1-12 weeks to help work with disadvantaged children, communities, animals and conservation projects in Belize, Cambodia, Ghana, India, Madagascar, Nepal, Peru, South Africa and Thailand. We are passionate about giving volunteers the opportunity to use their energy, enthusiasm and skills where it counts.

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POD Volunteer Reviews

POD Volunteer Belize

POD was the most amazing time of my life, I know sounds super corny but it was. It was my first time travelling alone and I was 18. I went to Belize and not one sweat was dropped from nervousness. POD helped me every step of the way, including when I was there. They answer your questions within days if not hours. Not only was the POD organization team great but the experience itself was amazing. I went to Belize zoo for 3 weeks. Everyone was super friendly and made me feel right at home, I never felt uncertain or uncomfortable in any way. The animals were amazing and you get to come close and in contact with tons of species. I can't wait to go back again, and try some different places to volunteer. It's a rewarding experience and I would recommend it to anyone.

By: Kyla
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 19

Very Responsive

I booked with Pod Volunteer because they had many goos reviews on so many different websites. I love how they answered all the questions i had, with the time difference, it was really good to see a response on the next day. This is what makes an organization one you can trust. I highly recommend POD VOLUNTEER to other volunteers out there looking for a Volunteer placement. The info about the volunteering position was exaggerated i think, but i guess it is better volunteers are prepared. Id definitely sign up again if I get the opportunity to volunteer again. :)

By: J Endaya
Nationality: Filipino-Canadian
Age: 34

Thailand Children's Home

My experience with POD was over all a good one! The Thailand Children's Home was well outside my comfort zone and showed me the world outside of the USA. Got to spend lots of time with the kids and go out and do fun little excursions as a big family. The arrangements were pretty straight forward and were easy to understand. It was very rewarding and I'm super thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Children's Home.

By: Shea
Nationality: American
Age: 19

Diving in paradise

Marine Conservation at Koh Tao was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! I've been there for 4 weeks and helped to restore the reef around the island. Everyday we had about one or two dives and some lessons about very interesting issues, like the animals of the ocean. POD Volunteer supported my a lot, even months before the beginning of my project I got a lot of information material from them and therefore I could prepare myself easily. They responded every question very fast and friendly! I really would enjoy to join another project of them soon :)

By: Kim
Nationality: German
Age: 20

Awesome

Thanks to Pod I went to Africa for a month and a half and had the best time in my life. A lot of hard work but in the end the reward is worth it!!

By: Camila
Nationality: Guatemalan
Age: 24

London girl goes travelling

Travelling was a distant dream for me and as much as I wanted to go and explore on my own I decided to take my best friend with me, my Mum. Yes I have many friends my own age and I am a girl about town, London Town, but taking my mum was the best decision I made. We found it so easy to get lost into the Nepalese culture and to fall in love it. We Volunteered in a local primary school which we were both apprehensive about but on our first day we learnt so much and more about each other. My mum discovered what a caring and patient teacher I was (as this is what I do in London) and when seeing my mum teach, I remembered instantly how creative, fun and passionate she is when it comes to learning and what an amazing Mum she has always been.
It’s easy to say how a volunteering experience has changed your life but take someone you love and see how it changes your life for the better and enriches relationships beyond belief. #mummydaughtergoals

By: Pelin
Nationality: British
Age: 29

Worth every penny

I booked through POD after doing some research into the different projects I wanted to experience and I wasn’t disappointed! The team I dealt with were really helpful and shared tips and guidance along the way. I didn’t have much dealings with them while I was in South Africa however that’s more because I immersed myself in the trip and didn’t really need their assistance!

I went to South Africa for 6 weeks and my only regret was not going for longer! I did the Kruger project for a month and then the Cheetah project in the Free State and loved both- amazing causes and the best experience of my life. Would definitely recommend and I wouldn’t hesitate to use POD in the future!

By: Jasmin
Nationality: British
Age: 27

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