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Volunteer Stories


With a view to dip her toes into conservation volunteering for the first time, Emma spent two weeks on the Tenerife Whale and Dolphin project. Here's how she got on!

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"My best memory was leading an intermediate adult class, and seeing the impact made through teaching English and how the students really took the information on board to help their conversational skills" - read about Gary's experience on our Costa Rica Teaching project!

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Thierry and his friend were looking into environmental conservation in a tropical country and came across Belize, not too far from home for them. They spent 3 weeks in the Carribean, here's Thierry's story.

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In the hope of making her travel meaningful and making a difference, Serena chose the perfect project in Fiji to make this happen. Here's how she got on with Fiji Teaching.

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Lizzie travelled to South Africa with Frontier to complete the Veterinary Internship! She wanted to further her skills in animal care, but she came back with so much more than just that! Read her interview for more.

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Polly wanted to gain hands-on experience of working with a variety of exotic animals, as well as experiencing life away from home for the first time — and certainly found trying to sleep with the sound of jackals and lions in the background a new experience!

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The Tenerife Whale and Dolphin Conservation project brings volunteers up close and personal with numerous cetacean species. Here's how Iwan Pritchard got on during his time in the Canary Islands.

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Read about Emma’s experience on our Madagascar Lemur Conservation project!

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"The work I did on the project was essential for the everyday running of the sanctuary and enables them to save more animals that need it" - read about Benjamin's experience on our Thailand Animal Rescue project.

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"The key memory I will take away with me would have to be feeding panda cake to a lovely female panda named Ying Hua" - read about volunteer Holly Card's experience on our China Panda Breeding Programme!

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