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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. 

Finding Destiny Marine Conservation and Whale Sharks

Finding Destiny Marine Conservation and Whale Sharks

you will help on a multitude of research projects. These include monitoring of whale shark numbers, behaviour and ecology and taking underwater identification photographs; monitoring the condition of coral reefs... 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

Sailing & Ocean Cleanup in Fiji

Sailing & Ocean Cleanup in Fiji

Sail the beautiful waters of Fiji while helping recycle the plastics in the ocean, as well as surfing, snorkling, or just laying on the beach... Read more

Bali Balance Trip

Bali Balance Trip

Bali Balance Trip is for those of you in need of a bit of balance back... Read more

Rhino Orphanage Project

Rhino Orphanage Project

Become a volunteer at the biggest Rhino Orphanage Project in South Africa - live with, care for, feed and rehabilitate baby rhinos whose others have been poached. ... 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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Southern Africa Discovery

Southern Africa Discovery

a life changing 28 day tour including Kruger (South Africa) Swaziland volunteering and Mozambique diving/snorkeling with whalesharks... 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

Volunteer in Vietnam

Volunteer in Vietnam

Volunteer in Vietnam - Construction, Childcare, Animal Rescue, Teaching Children and Environment projects in locations across Vietnam.... Read more

Animal Rescue Vietnam

Animal Rescue Vietnam

If you'd like to make a difference to the lives of animals such as primates, bears, exotic birds, reptiles and other small mammals - rescued from the illegal animal trade - then this really is the project you've been looking for in the beautiful Vietnam. ... Read more

Canada Farm Stay

Canada Farm Stay

Spend 4-12 weeks on a real Canadian Ranch and experience authentic farm life - most farms have horses so it's a great option for those who ride. ... Read more

South Africa Wildlife Sanctuary

South Africa Wildlife Sanctuary

Based near Cape Town this amazing wildlife sanctuary rescues wildlife in need and rehabilitates them back to health with the aim of releasing back into the wild where possible. ... 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

Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

Wildlife Rehabilitation Course available twice a year for two weeks. You can add on stays at the Wildlife Sanctuary as well or one of the conservation projects. Learn how wildlife is rehabilitated and then released.... Read more

Africa Horse Safari Adventure

Africa Horse Safari Adventure

If you love horses and have a passion for wildlife this is the program for you. Horses can get to places vehicles have trouble and horses don't disturb the wildlife or terrain. There is also an arena for riding, cool trails and wildlife within the reserve... Read more

Dog Sledding Ranch Stay

Dog Sledding Ranch Stay

Our Dog Sledding Ranch Stay in Canada - Love dogs and want to experience sledding in a family run ranch environment?... Read more

Neuras Wine and Conservation

Neuras Wine and Conservation

Neuras Wine and Conservation combines two very unique things and one makes the other possible - a vineyard and conservation! Professional Photography landscapes and lots of different things to do each day with wildlife.... Read more

Conservation on Horseback

Conservation on Horseback

This project based in a wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia is a wonderful way for experienced riders to spend all day with horses while doing good for the wildlife conservation in the area. Bliss for passionate horse people. ... Read more

Wild Dog & Elephant Research

Wild Dog & Elephant Research

This amazing Wild Dog & Elephant Research and Conservation Project in Namibia is the best you will find. If you are passionate about saving the Wild Dog then this project is for you - plus a few elephants thrown in for good measure. ... Read more

Kanaan Desert Retreat

Kanaan Desert Retreat

This amazing Namibian conservation volunteer project provides breathtaking backdrops for your photos and your chance to make a difference for the future of wildlife in Namibia. Beautiful red sand dunes and cheetah as well as other wildlife. ... Read more

Namibia Medical Clinic

Namibia Medical Clinic

Your chance to gain valuable practical experience for medical school or just purely help for the love of it - in Namibia. Volunteer at a local medical centre and really make a difference. ... Read more

Namibia Wildlife Vet Course

Namibia Wildlife Vet Course

This wildlife veterinary course will be held during the annual check-up of the wildlife sanctuary's many animals, and veterinary students can expect to be taught and trained for wildlife capture, behavior, anesthesia and health checks.... Read more

Wildlife Conservation Sanctuary

Wildlife Conservation Sanctuary

A true rescue, rehabilitation, and release sanctuary which is needed where humans and animals co-exist. Where possible animals are released back into the wild in Namibia. ... Read more

Dolphin Conservation Project

Dolphin Conservation Project

Experience the amazing feeling of working with one of the world’s intelligent creatures; Dolphins! Venture into Bunbury, Western Australia where you will have a chance to swim with these amazing creatures while working towards a worthwhile cause of i... 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

Dive with Sharks South Africa

Dive with Sharks South Africa

The Marine Big 5 includes diving with Sharks South Africa plus Whale watch and help the African Penguin and seabirds for 2-4 weeks. Optional Scuba Diving qualification too. ... Read more

Volunteer Turtle Project China

Volunteer Turtle Project China

This amazing project based in Huidong city, Guangdong province, China,if you want to help protect local sea turtles this is an awesome project. ... Read more

Friends of Free Wildlife

Friends of Free Wildlife

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

Fiji Turtle Sanctuary and Rescue

Fiji Turtle Sanctuary and Rescue

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

Volunteer Gibbon Encounter

Volunteer Gibbon Encounter

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

Volunteer with Pandas in China

Volunteer with Pandas in China

Volunteer with the Giant Pandas in China. This project allows you to get up close and personal with the pandas getting involved with these amazing creatures. The project panda numbers have doubled so they are planning to release some back into the wild. Once in a lifetime opportunity. ... Read more

South Africa Horse Safari Project

South Africa Horse Safari Project

If you love horses and have a passion for wildlife this is the program for you. Horses can get to places vehicles have trouble and horses don't disturb the wildlife or terrain. There is also a dressage and showjumping arena for morning riding, cool trails and afternoons are safaris. ... Read more

Big 5 Welgevonden

Big 5 Welgevonden

This 37,000 Hectare Big 5 Volunteer Project for those who are interested in conservation and research on the Big 5 and over 60 mammals, reptiles and more. ... Read more

Bush To Babies Project

Bush To Babies Project

Bush2Babies Project is combining work in a Soweto orphanage as well as experiencing South Africa Wildlife... Read more

Soweto Project

Soweto Project

Volunteering for the Soweto Project in South Africa is so rewarding because you actually do make a difference, every day. Add on the Kruger Tour to get some wildlife too.... Read more

Kruger & Panorama Package

Kruger & Panorama Package

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. Plus the Panorama Route and Big Swing!... Read more

Bush 2 Beach Program

Bush 2 Beach Program

Bush to Beach Program takes in surfing and African Wildlife - what more do you need. 7 days at each location plus learn to surf. ... 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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