our volunteering programs

volunteering is an amazing way to completely enrich your travel experience to another level. when we travel we sometimes only see the glitz and glamour of the destination and we forget that there are communities that need our help, experience and assistance. at syte travel we absolutely love volunteering with local communities, conservation projects and working with animals and can't wait to share this with you. 

So feel free to browse the 40 programs on offer by destination or category and contact our helpful volunteer experts with any questions you have.

all of our programmes


countryprogramminimum durationfrom price
argentinahelping kids in argentina2 weeks£1,199pp
balihelping kids in bali2 weeks£715pp
balibali turtle conservation2 weeks£855pp
borneoorangutans & tribes13 nights£1,249pp
borneoborneo orangutan sanctuary2 weeks£1,399pp
cambodiateaching in phnom penh1 week£485pp
cambodiateaching in cambodia1 week£485pp
costa ricacaribbean turtle nesting1 week£669pp
costa ricasea turtle conservation1 week£825pp
indiahelping teach in goa2 weeks£715pp
indiahelping teach in udaipur2 weeks£715pp
fijihelping teach in fiji2 weeks£855pp
kenyahelping kids in kenya2 weeks £685pp
namibiaafrican wildlife sanctuary2 weeks£1,285pp
namibianamibia elephant expedition2 weeks£1,145pp
nepalteaching buddhist monks2 weeks£799pp
nepalultimate nepal voluntour4 weeks£1,715pp
nepalstreet dog rescue2 weeks£769pp
nepalwomen empowerment2 weeks£685pp
nepalhelping kids in nepal2 weeks£685pp
peruteaching english in cusco4 weeks£855pp
peruhelping kids in cusco2 weeks£685pp
philippinesvolunteering in palawan2 weeks£715pp
south africavolunteering in cape town1 week£539pp
south africatownship teaching internship4 weeks£845pp
south africaafrican wildlife rehab1 week£655pp
south africabig cat sanctuary2 weeks£1,255pp
south africabig 5 research safari2 weeks£1,375pp
south africamarine biology internship4 weeks£1,029pp
sri lankaelephant camp2 weeks£915pp
sri lankawild elephant conservation2 weeks£1,199pp
sri lankaturtle conservation2 weeks£970pp
thailandthailand elephant sanctuary1 week £799pp
thailandthailand elephant adventure1 week £715pp
thailandbuilding for communities2 weeks£715pp
vietnamhelping kids in vietnam2 weeks£799pp
zimbabwezimbabwe wildlife orphanage2 weeks£1,545pp

Feel the Benefits

There’s something gratifying about volunteering. Whenever I work a charity event—which I try to do with some regularity—I often get more out of it than I give.

I already knew about the mental health benefits of volunteering. Studies have shown that volunteering helps people who donate their time feel more socially connected, thus warding off loneliness and depression. But I was surprised to learn that volunteering has positive implications that go beyond mental health. A growing body of evidence suggests that people who give their time to others might also be rewarded with better physical health—including lower blood pressure and a longer lifespan.

Stephanie Watson Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

our volunteering programs

we have many life changing volunteering programmes in countries including india, nepal, sri lanka, thailand, cambodia, vietnam, indonesia, the philippines, malaysia, costa rica, argentina, peru, zimbabwe, south africa, kenya, namibia, france and fiji.  you can work with volunteer with children, volunteer with animals, learn a language and even help with conservation programmes!

 

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