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.

A ot of countries you might just associate with package holidays, honeymoons and romantic breaks, but you will be surprised to learn there are lots of ways to give back and help wildlife, the environment and communities.

This can be a life changing experience. 


1. Maldives

Maldives beach

If you would love help in paradise there are not many countries that compare to the Madives!

This is a tropical paradise which will leave you with memories which will stay with your forever!


2. Indonesia

Bali view

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.


3. Thailand

Phi Phi

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!


4. Brazil

Praia do Pouso, Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.


5. South Africa 

Camps Bay, Cape Town

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.


6. Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya

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. 


7. Costa Rica

Playa del Carmen beach palm trees

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.


8. Mexico

Cancun beach strip

Mexico is a popular country for a holiday, you can relax on beautiful beaches, visit ancient ruins and temples or join adventure tours.

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.  

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.


9. Fiji

Balabac, Palawan, Philippines

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.


10. Caribbean

San Blas Islands, Panama

 By applying through our website you can escape the tourist resorts and make a big difference. If are keen to visit a country like 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.


Plan a Luxury Volunteer Holiday

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!