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Lion Rehabilitation Zimbabwe

Quick Facts Located in Antelope Park, Zimbabwe Accommodation included Airport pick up Must be aged 18+ Project Highlights Enjoy hands on work with lions ...

Price from £1297 from 2 weeks View


Quick Facts Based in Cape Town. South Africa Must be aged 18+ Start dates every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month Project duration: 2-4 weeks Also Included Ai...

Price from £874 from 2 weeks View
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If you're thinking of volunteering abroad on a gap year, work sabbatical or just an extended holiday, Smaller Earth has an extensive range of volunteer work abroad opportunities in stunning locations across the globe. The beauty of volunteering through Smaller Earth is the supportive network of experienced staff you have continual access to throughout the entire experience. This ensures you not only make a difference to the community you immerse yourself in, but find the opportunity to develop yourself as an individual and volunteer abroad. 

Embarking on one of Smaller Earth's volunteer programmes can seem like a daunting prospect if you're new to volunteering. The choice of locations offered is far-reaching across the whole planet. For the adventure seekers looking to explore life in a different culture, Smaller Earth offers opportunities to volunteer abroad in AsiaAfrica and South America. Be it volunteering with children and gaining an insight into different cultures through teaching in Thailand, or improving HIV awareness and rural healthcare in South Africa, there is something for everyone. Or, for those looking to get hands on with nature, conservation volunteering in destinations across the globe or volunteering with wild animals such as lions in their natural habitat could be the ideal programme for you.

We've been working incredibly hard to ensure that all of our programmes maintain their high standards of participant satisfaction, whilst also giving something back to the local community you’re involved with. Many of our participants return year upon year, so a list is certainly a good idea, as we're sure you'll be back for more. It's not just a holiday or a gap year on a Smaller Earth programme. The opportunities of once in a lifetime experiences and cultural immersion blend perfectly with the chances to develop as an individual and make lifelong friends through shared experiences.

"The greatest thing I gained from the Costa Rica volunteer project is my independence… I felt empowered when I came back, knowing I can do whatever I want. On the project, you are part of this tight knit group of friends and have lots of support if you need it, but it's also designed to make you feel self-sufficient. This experience opened up volunteering abroad to me, and although going on a trip might not singlehandedly save the world - it definitely goes towards helping a bit." - Mel, 23, Wildlife Expedition, Costa Rica

"The HIV education project in South Africa absolutely changed who I am. I've always been someone who has been grateful for what I have, but after working with both the children and adults in the community of St Lucia, my perspective on life changed dramtically. It was such a life changing trip and I'm forever grateful." - Jade, 20 Orphan Care & HIV Education, South Africa