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Volunteer Internationally with Local Support

We make sure all our volunteer projects are responsible, ethical and welcoming, and we know them all personally. We help you find the most suited volunteer projects, and personalise your volunteer experience to suit your passions. 

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Vicki Kenny in South Africa seeing giraffes up close - one more wish ticked off.

Vicki Kenny founded International Working Holidays after doing her own OE and she wanted others to have security and back up as well as support while travelling overseas. After living in South Africa for three months she returned in 2013 and was really affected by the poaching of the Rhino there. Combined with her love for animals, she then started finding volunteers who were also interested in saving wildlife and making a difference in the world, and established the volunteer arm of International Working Holidays. Since then we have sent volunteers all over the world to safe and responsible volunteer partners. 

Our hand selected volunteer projects around the world have been screened for safety and support and are located in 

  • Fiji
  • Bali
  • Thailand
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam
  • Nepal
  • America
  • Canada
  • Malaysia
  • China
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Mozambique
  • and the wonderful Kingdom of Swaziland. 

You can choose to volunteer with animals, volunteer with endangered wildlife, or even teach monks English in Nepal and of course teaching children English and lessons in kindergarten or primary school - or - have a week or two at each. 

Simply book in your Free Consultation (no obligation) and we'll set up a time to suit to talk through your options and find your dream volunteer experience - then we can help you make it happen. 

But take a look below at the options. 

Clinic | Rhino Guardian

Clinic | Rhino Guardian

Spend 2 weeks with the active anti-poaching unit in Namibia. Limited to 8 students. ... Read more

Wildlife | Baboon Sanctuary

Wildlife | Baboon Sanctuary

One of our most hands on projects! Become a carer & assist in the rehabilitation for rescued orphaned and injured baby baboons until they are ready to be released back into the wild.... Read more

Sri Lanka & Elephants

Sri Lanka & Elephants

Sri Lanka Elephant Adventure combines two weeks with wild elephants and one week touring Sri Lanka... Read more

Teach in Bali

Teach in Bali

We have a great range of teaching programmes in Bali, in the beautiful and popular region of Ubud. You can choose to teach Kindergarten, English, Healthcare, IT Skills or Environmental Education.... Read more

Bali Construction Projects

Bali Construction Projects

Assist in building & renovating efforts where it’s needed most while experiencing the best of Bali. Pick up where past volunteers have left off. ... Read more

America Ranch Stay

America Ranch Stay

America Ranch Stay Placements on ranches and farms across America - mainly with horses but cattle and other animal options as well. ... Read more

Bali Balance Trip

Bali Balance Trip

Want to discover Bali, and learn more about yourself? This incredible three week trip is designed to give you the chance to meet new people, learn a new culture, treat yourself to the idyllic beaches of Bali, push yourself out of your comfort zone, & volunteer with sea turtles... Read more

Wildlife | Rhino Orphanage

Wildlife | Rhino Orphanage

Want to make a real difference with rhinos? Volunteer at the largest rhino orphanage in the world. Assist with the treatment, care & feeding of rhinos & other wildlife on a daily basis. This is a very serious and hands on project.... Read more

Asia Eat Pray Love

Asia Eat Pray Love

After a breakup, it can be hard to remember who you are, without the other person. It might be a new haircut or new clothes, but we try to reinvent ourselves into this newly single person. But a popular solution is to get away for a while and rediscover the best version of yourself.
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Social | Southern Africa Discovery

Social | Southern Africa Discovery

The ultimate African volunteer adventure for those who want to fit everything in one trip. Explore three beautiful and distinctive countries and take part in your choice of volunteering!... Read more

Chile Farm Stay

Chile Farm Stay

Stay on a farm or ranch, often with horses, in Chile as a volunteer in return for food, accomodation and the most amazing real life host experience you'll ever have. ... Read more

Volunteer in Chile

Volunteer in Chile

Volunteer in Chile and really make a difference. Placements throughout Chile. You can drive from the skifields to the beach in one day. ... Read more

Add On | Cape Town

Add On | Cape Town

Cape Town Add on for 7 days is a great in between to fit in between projects plus you get to stay in the amazing city - nightlife, cafes, shopping, beaches - and a view to die for - what more do you need?... Read more

Wildlife | South Africa Sanctuary

Wildlife | South Africa Sanctuary

Based near Cape Town, this is a safe haven for wildlife in need. Join in efforts to give animals a second chance & experience a range of wildlife & research activities, not to mention a photo shoot with 3 very friendly African Elephants.... Read more

Bali Yoga Retreats

Bali Yoga Retreats

Treat your mind and body to a week of yoga and relaxation in the beautiful Ubud Bali. Meet other like minded thinkers and heal the soul at the same time. It's great to really get away and practise your yoga in this way at a retreat where you;re focused. ... Read more

Clinic | Wildlife Rehabilitation

Clinic | Wildlife Rehabilitation

This course is perfect for anyone seeking a career working with wildlife such as zoology, veterinary & the study of animal behaviour. Limited to 10 students twice a year. ... Read more

Wildlife | Neuras Conservation

Wildlife | Neuras Conservation

Volunteers will become first-hand involved in conservation through the research and monitoring of free-ranging carnivores. You'll also have the chance to take a day trip out to the iconic red Sossusvlei Dunes! Oh, and there's wine there too.... Read more

Wildlife | Kanaan Desert

Wildlife | Kanaan Desert

An absolute must when you visit Namibia. Kanaan is home to all the world famous iconic vistas in Namibia, not to mention some of the country’s most spectacular wildlife. The perfect combination of photographic and research adventures.... Read more

Social | Medical Clinic

Social | Medical Clinic

Open to those with no experience & healthcare professionals alike. Lend an extra pair of hands with making a difference to the lives of thousands of San people every year. Great practical experience for students needing hours too.... Read more

Clinic | Wildlife Vet Experience

Clinic | Wildlife Vet Experience

Studying to be a vet nurse or vet - or already qualified - or wanting to get into Vet School? This experience allows you to work hands on with on African wildlife! Limited to just 10 students per clinic, this is an opportunity of a lifetime... Read more

Wildlife | Namibia Rescue Sanctuary

Wildlife | Namibia Rescue Sanctuary

This is one of our most popular projects & receives support from Angelina Jolie! Get involved with efforts to give animals the best chance of being rehabilitated back into the wild and to support the local community & environment.... Read more

Teach English in Schools

Teach English in Schools

Give back to the local rural community and spend time with the local children by teaching English in one of the many schools in and around Singburi.... Read more

Wild Mustang Horse Rescue

Wild Mustang Horse Rescue

If you love the idea of rescuing a wild Mustang - or at least being a helping hand - this is the project for you. ... Read more

Hawaii Wildlife Sanctuary

Hawaii Wildlife Sanctuary

Aloha! Pack your bags, bring your swim gear and join a wildlife Sanctuary and rescue center in Hawaii! This project gives you the best of both worlds the perfect solution in case you are having a hard time deciding between a nice long holiday at the ... Read more

Bali Sea Turtle Rescue

Bali Sea Turtle Rescue

Sea Turtle Research & Rescue in Bali This project gives you the chance to experience this magical place as well do something good with your time there being involved with preserving the endangered sea turtles and teaching English at a local school. ... Read more

Teach in Fiji

Teach in Fiji

Teach in Fiji The children in Fiji are in desperate need of two types of teachers, those with experience and those without, we have found both can make very significant and worthwhile contributions... Read more

Wildlife | Marine Big 5

Wildlife | Marine Big 5

Marine life & Great White Shark enthusiasts, this is the programme for you! Work alongside marine biologists & endangered species specialists in their efforts with ocean conservation. Based in "the best city in the world" - Cape Town.... Read more

Wildlife | Friends of Free

Wildlife | Friends of Free

Located near Johannesburg in South Africa, this Project rescues indigenous small animals and treats them till they are well enough to release back into the wild... Read more

Fiji Turtle Sanctuary

Fiji Turtle Sanctuary

The Turtle Conservation project is located on the beautiful island of Ovalau which is a 30-45 minute boat ride from mainland Fiji and works with locals and volunteers to help save the sea turtles there.... Read more

China Road trip

China Road trip

Would you like to see the best of China, and all it has to offer? You can choose this fascinating trip as an add on to one of our other China projects or choose to start with this amazing trip... Read more

Gibbon Encounter Thailand

Gibbon Encounter Thailand

Halfway in-between a wildlife sanctuary and the jungle, the Gibbon project offers the chance to see these intriguing creatures up close and in the flesh.... Read more

Elephant Sanctuary Thailand

Elephant Sanctuary Thailand

This project takes care of rescued and sick elephants. The main focus is to care for the elephants. ... Read more

Wildlife | Horse Safari Project

Wildlife | Horse Safari Project

Imagine seeing a zebra or giraffe from the back of a horse! Ride amongst the wildlife, learn about conservation & get involved with the community with the outreach programme! This is the adventure of a lifetime for riders of all levels. ... Read more

Wildlife | Big 5 Welgevonden

Wildlife | Big 5 Welgevonden

Is it your dream to live among African wildlife in their natural habitat? Get up close to the Big 5 with ongoing conservation research & anti-poaching efforts in one of the most breathtaking private reserves in Africa.... Read more

Social | Soweto

Social | Soweto

Make a difference to the lives of orphaned and displaced children in South Africa. You'll gain valuable experience with babies right up to kids aged 16. Suited to first time solo travellers. Most our volunteers don't want to leave.... Read more

Add On | Kruger

Add On | Kruger

Experiencing the Kruger National Park is probably the single most desired activity to do when visiting South Africa. Add this on to some of our volunteer projects. ... Read more

We know you have a choice when booking your volunteer project.

We have some reviews here and we've listed a few reasons why you want to book with us. 

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