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Raja Ampat , Indonesia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$490/week
3 - 12 weeks
Dive unexplored reefs and partake in marine conservation amongst the islands of the intrepid Raja Ampat archipelago.
Windhoek, Namibia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$467/week
2 - 12 weeks
We direct all our efforts towards the long term rehabilitation of animals. Experience hands-on volunteering with cheetahs, baboons, big cats and much more!
Kanaan, Namibia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$508/week
2 - 4 weeks
Assist the team as a Big Cat Conservation Volunteer with data collection to help with research on carnivore species in the stunning Kanaan.
Wasgamuwa National Park, Sri Lanka The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$633/week
1 - 10 weeks
Encounter the beautiful Asian elephant on this elephant conservation program deep within the heart of the Sri Lankan jungle.
Dhigurah, Maldives The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$946/week
2 - 4 weeks
Help with vital marine conservation research of the world's largest fish - the magnificent whale shark!
Horta, Portugal The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$591/week
1 - 12 weeks
Help to assist a team of marine biologists in important whale and dolphin conservation projects.
Kisoro, Uganda The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$1870/week
2 - 2 weeks
Enjoy the thrill of a gorilla trekking tour on this conservation project, set in a sanctuary that is home to half of the world's critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Ketapang, Indonesia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$552/week
2 - 4 weeks
Work at International Animal Rescue's orangutan sanctuary on the rehabilitation of these great apes!
Limpopo, South Africa The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$468/week
1 - 12 weeks
Play a vital role in the education on environmental protection of underprivileged children in South Africa.
Port Elizabeth, South Africa The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$500/week
2 - 4 weeks
Volunteer with the 'Big Five' and the Born Free Big Cat Volunteer Foundation in one of South Africa's finest game reserves.
Sarawak , Malaysia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$715/week
2 - 4 weeks
Get hands on in our center, working to improve the lives of orangutans and rehabilitate them for a life in the wilderness!
Balikpapan , Indonesia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$788/week
1 - 4 weeks
This project offers you the chance to work on enrichment with captive orangutans and sun bears at the world renowned Samboja Lestari rescue centre.
Windhoek , Namibia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$508/week
2 - 4 weeks
Assist the team with data collection of Big Cats to help with research on cheetah and leopard conservation in the stunning Namibian desert.
Kuching, Malaysia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$677/week
2 - 2 weeks
On this tour you can work towards the conservation of orangutans and experience traditional tribal life, while exploring the riches of the Bornean rainforest.
Kosgoda, Sri Lanka The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$481/week
1 - 12 weeks
Take part in the Great Turtle Project in Sri Lanka as a turtle volunteer and have a hand in the conservation of the country's beautiful sea turtles!
Sabah, Malaysia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$693/week
2 - 2 weeks
Explore Borneo's lush rainforest in search of wild orangutan and the rare pygmy elephant, observe the wildlife and take part in conservation activities!
La Paz , Bolivia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$316/week
2 - 12 weeks
Help to take care of wildlife rescued animals from illegal traffickers in Bolivia as a conservation volunteer! Our animals are happy for every helping hand.
Swakopmund, Namibia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$461/week
2 - 12 weeks
Search for and see the desert elephants on this elephant conservation volunteer program in the beautiful Namibian Desert.
Kahna, India The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$1958/week
2 - 2 weeks
Volunteer with tigers and play a vital part in a grass-roots tiger conservation project, in India's stunning Kanha National Park.
Swakopmund, Namibia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$702/week
2 - 2 weeks
Experience the majesty of elephant herds within the rolling expanses of the Namibian Desert.
Lilongwe, Malawi The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$600/week
2 - 12 weeks
Join the world renowned Lilongwe Wildlife Centre as an animal care volunteer or as a member of the veterinary team if you are a veterinary student.
Kleinbaai, South Africa The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$358/week
2 - 12 weeks
Come face to face with one of the world’s most infamous predators whilst aiding great white shark conservation.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$608/week
2 - 4 weeks
Experience life as a Big Cat Conservation Volunteer in the bush of Botswana's stunning Kalahari Desert.
Kainuu, Finland The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$1759/week
1 - 1 weeks
Explore the stunning wilderness of Finland, in pursuit of incredible wolves, bears and wolverines.
Inhambane, Mozambique The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$971/week
2 - 16 weeks
Work towards integral marine conservation in one of the most marine-rich locations on Earth.
Sabah, Malaysia The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$753/week
1 - 1 weeks
Travel to Borneo, aid orangutan conservation and meet indigenous tribes people on this exciting wildlife safari.
Ya'an, China The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$688/week
1 - 1 weeks
You can volunteer with giant pandas at a reserve in China and help provide care for these beautiful bears.
San Jose, Costa Rica The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$500/week
1 - 12 weeks
Help protect turtles who are in danger from poachers by volunteering in Costa Rica!
Lilongwe, Malawi The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$592/week
2 - 12 weeks
Join the world renowned Lilongwe Wildlife Centre as a member of the veterinary team if you are a veterinary student.
Mafia Island, Tanzania The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$535/week
2 - 12 weeks
Take part in this vital marine conservation internship project on the stunning Mafia Island in Tanzania.
Manu National Park, Peru The Great Projects-Logo by The Great Projects
$675/week
2 - 10 weeks
Volunteer in Peru and have a lasting impact on Amazon conservation efforts, in the Manu National park – one of the most diverse environments on earth.

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Project Details

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 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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Contact Person
Nikita Taylor
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

We work with organisations worldwide to establish high standards in animal welfare and conservation within the responsible tourism sector. The Great Projects believe in using sustainable tourism as a tool to positively impact local communities and at-risk environments to aid the conservation of endangered animals and fragile ecosystems. You won't find any of our projects or tours exploiting the animals or the local area and community, and we won't work with projects that do not adhere to responsible tourism standards.

The Great Projects works with organisations worldwide to establish high standards in animal welfare and conservation within the responsible tourism sector. We believe in using sustainable tourism as a tool to positively impact local communities and at-risk environments to aid the conservation of endangered animals and fragile ecosystems.

You won't find any programs of The Great Projects or tours exploiting the animals or the local area and community.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals