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I never thought I would be shoveling Elephant poo!

I never thought I would be shoveling Elephant poo!

Date:Thursday, 31 October 2019

I was excited when I googled volunteering and found that International Working Holidays had options for those 40+ (and even older in my case!)
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Getting a step up in my Vet Nursing Diploma in a ‘once in a lifetime’ African experience

Getting a step up in my Vet Nursing Diploma in a ‘once in a lifetime’ African experience

Date:Thursday, 4 July 2019

I am so grateful for International Working Holidays, to have been able to take the opportunity to do these projects that they offer. It was an experience like no other and I would be very happy to do more through them. ...

It was incredible seeing the Elephants close their eyes while they enjoyed being bathed by me!

It was incredible seeing the Elephants close their eyes while they enjoyed being bathed by me!

Date:Wednesday, 26 June 2019

My love of animals made my decision to volunteer at the Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand super easy! Going with a friend also meant we’d get to share this amazing experience together. ...

I left my heart in the desert of Kanaan

I left my heart in the desert of Kanaan

Date:Wednesday, 26 June 2019

I hear a lot of people say “You leave a piece of your heart in Africa when you leave” and this is definitely true for me. ...

I was so happy I almost cried

I was so happy I almost cried

Date:Tuesday, 25 June 2019

I came into this program not knowing a whole lot about sharks, but I learnt so much while I was there. ...

A life changing experience for me

A life changing experience for me

Date:Wednesday, 13 February 2019

I have always been drawn to all sorts of wildlife but the fact the the Save the Lions conservation centre research was mainly based on lions really interested me. It’s not often that you get the opportunity to help raise lion cubs and see amazing ...

Are you confused about where to go for your next Overseas Adventure?

Are you confused about where to go for your next Overseas Adventure?

Date:Saturday, 9 February 2019

There are so many countries - so many options and so little time! Right! I can relate! But don't worry - I have some ideas for you to help your confusion on where to go next in the world - no matter what your passion or budget! ...

I’d always wanted to travel to Africa - Namibia Medical Clinic

I’d always wanted to travel to Africa - Namibia Medical Clinic

Date:Friday, 25 January 2019

So I searched through lots of volunteering sites, and found International Working Holidays had a programme called “volunteering over 40”, which sounds ideal. And they had a programme that involved volunteering at a Medical clinic for San people.
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5 Reasons You Should Do a Volunteer Project.

5 Reasons You Should Do a Volunteer Project.

Date:Friday, 26 October 2018

There are so many good reasons to do a volunteer project overseas, here's our top 5! ...

Tess travels solo to Bali

Tess travels solo to Bali

Date:Tuesday, 2 October 2018

I learned that travelling solo was actually a lot of fun - you put yourself out there more and I met so many wonderful people from all over the world! I can’t wait to try travelling solo again!
I went over with very little expectations and had an ...

Help Save Pangolins at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Help Save Pangolins at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Date:Monday, 10 September 2018

Pangolins – the world’s most poached animals whose scales, bizarrely, are highly revered. Critically endangered, pangolin population numbers have declined by 90% over the past 21 years. ...

Finding Your Perfect Overseas Experience!

Finding Your Perfect Overseas Experience!

Date:Sunday, 22 July 2018


With so many experiences on offer, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out exactly what you want to do. We want you to get the most out of your trip away, so here are some top tips and things to think about, before you start booking an Overseas ...

No Laughing Matter | Hyenas in South Africa

No Laughing Matter | Hyenas in South Africa

Date:Monday, 16 April 2018

Monday, 12th March, had the research team at one of our South African projects, rapidly responding to a call concerning one of Namibia’s “laughing” residents. This time it wasn’t a leopard taking centre stage, but a hyena. ...

What you should know about the Wild Mustang Rescue Centre

What you should know about the Wild Mustang Rescue Centre

Date:Tuesday, 6 February 2018

In 2017 I was lucky enough to visit the Wild Mustang Rescue Project in Florida, USA. It was incredible to see for myself the difference being made to the lives of these horses. ...

Alicia's Experience in South Africa

Alicia's Experience in South Africa

Date:Thursday, 26 October 2017

I always wanted to do a project with animals and I really wanted to help volunteer to protect them! Not many people get to say they experienced wildlife so hands on. I thought the work would be more full-on and hard, but it was so much fun! ...

Why Volunteering is Good For You!

Why Volunteering is Good For You!

Date:Sunday, 22 October 2017

Ever bought someone the best Christmas present, and Christmas day all you could think about was their face lighting up when they opened it? It feels good to give and it can have a huge effect on you. Research by the ‘United Health Group’ found that ...

Why You Should Choose International Working Holidays for your Overseas Experience

Why You Should Choose International Working Holidays for your Overseas Experience

Date:Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Booking an overseas experience can be a complicated process, not with us! We make sure you are supported through the whole process and get the right experience for you. ...

Baby Serval rescued at Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Baby Serval rescued at Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Date:Monday, 21 August 2017

Our African Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre have rescued an orphaned baby serval. ...

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary give new Cheetah cub a Maori name

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary give new Cheetah cub a Maori name

Date:Friday, 4 August 2017

Our wildlife sanctuary in Namibia have welcomed a baby Cheetah - and given it a Kiwi name! ...

Press Release: Volunteerism  – A Big OE With a Conscience

Press Release: Volunteerism – A Big OE With a Conscience

Date:Sunday, 30 July 2017

Press Release: IWH's most recent program gives Kiwi's the opportunity to volunteer in Nepal teaching monks English. ...

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