The Great Projects

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The Great Projects work with organisations worldwide to establish high standards in animal welfare and conservation within the responsible tourism sector.

Looking to volunteer abroad with animals? Here at The Great Projects we believe that there is a better way to holiday. Our award-winning wildlife volunteering abroad with animals projects and signature tours are not only designed to provide truly unique and life-changing experiences for volunteering ...

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Looking to volunteer abroad with animals? Here at The Great Projects we believe that there is a better way to holiday. Our award-winning wildlife volunteering abroad with animals projects and signature tours are not only designed to provide truly unique and life-changing experiences for volunteering worldwide, but our donation and conservation pledges ensure that your travel will have a lasting and sustainable impact on some of the planet's most incredible and endangered species and the local communities which live alongside them.

It all began with The Great Orangutan Project in Malaysian Borneo and after a number of years working with local authorities, passionate project facilitators, and hard-working volunteers to create a sustainable, progressive, and effective project - The Great Projects decided to use the experiences and knowledge we had gained to expand our expertise to other projects in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe!

Now with over 35 projects, you can be confident in the fact that you’ll be able to volunteer with some of the world's most incredible wildlife species in completely breath-taking environments. From orangutans in the Bornean rainforest to whale sharks in the Indian Ocean; you’re sure to find something suited to your interests. What’s more, The Great Projects make sure that with us, volunteers are completely immersed into the heart of the matter, at site, delivering an experience like no other as you become familiar with the life of an animal keeper, game ranger, or wildlife conservationist.

Plus, every time someone volunteers with The Great Projects  in addition to their fee which covers accommodation, food, and transfers, we donate up to £350 to the project visited to help the project itself. Therefore, our ecotours and projects are not only designed to be an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life, but you will also join a project knowing that your travel truly does help to save endangered animals and the local communities with which they live alongside.

Here at The Great Projects, we believe that we should practice what we preach. We send volunteers to worldwide destinations on a range of truly unique and thoroughly worthwhile projects that make a real, sustainable difference to their causes. What’s more, The Great Projects provide them with dedicated UK-based staff that ensure volunteers have informative and friendly help throughout all stages of their experience, from initial enquiry to their return.

Through this, we can show volunteers that there is a better way to holiday. Our award-winning wildlife volunteering abroad with animals projects and signature tours are not only designed to provide truly unique and life-changing experiences for volunteering worldwide, but our donation and conservation pledges ensure that your travel will have a lasting and sustainable impact on some of the planet's most incredible and endangered species and the local communities which live alongside them.


Further, The Great Projects does not only aim to provide travel destinations that hold responsibility for animal welfare, but also to the environmental, economic and social impact of our conservation projects as a whole.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Here at The Great Projects, we are completely dedicated to providing our volunteers with the utmost protection with regards to health and safety.

Adventurous travel always involves some degree of risk. Our priority is to keep you safe and protect you as much as possible whilst still giving you an authentic experience of life in your chosen destination.

We conduct extensive risk assessments to make sure we have identified potential hazards and done everything we can to reduce them and we make sure you have the information you need about the destination you are visiting and how to stay safe and healthy while you are out there. We also are partnered with Endsleigh Insurance who are able to offer volunteers comprehensive insurance for all of our projects.


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Lauren Mackinnon

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The Great Projects beoordelingen

The natural aura of the jungle was simply amazing. Sights and especially sounds at night. The sheer volume of rain smashing down at night, with the associated lightning eruption into the pods. And the fire-flies at dusk in the ...
Lissa rating4,4

2017 at Amazon Rainforest Conservation

I have so many special memories, but my favourite moment has to be seeing a rainbow boa curled around a branch watching us as we crept through the forest on a night trek. If you want an adventure and a journey of discovery I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. A truly amazing ...
Simone rating4,4

2014 at Big Cat Wilderness Adventure

I really have to recommend this project to anyone willing to make a meaningful contribution! I stayed in the Kalahari for three weeks in the beginning of this year and I found this project stunning. We learnt so much about lions and conservation! We spent a great time with the founders Val and ...
Emma rating4,6

2013 at Big Cat Wilderness Adventure

After two weeks at the project we hadn't just learnt a lot about the African wildlife, we had also experienced it ourselves! Living out in the camp is so much more than I ever expected; the people, the animals, the life. We fed the big lions, went on game drives both day and night and got so close ...
Justin Sams rating5,0

2023 at Big Five Conservation Assistant

I stayed at the camp for 3 weeks. The volunteer coordinator Nici was always very helpfull with planning weekend activities or helping the guests. The work in the park and community outreach were well organized and it felt like we experienced new things every day. I can only recommend this project ...
Maeni Kaiser rating4,8

2022 at Big Five Conservation Assistant

I had an amazing time at this project. Interacting with younger people was also a great experience for me. Highly recomended also to others in the age of 60 and even more ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Life Below Water
  • Life On Land