Is Last-Minute Volunteering More Exciting?

Is Last-Minute Volunteering More Exciting?

Posted by Michael Starbuck on 04/12/2018

Many of us are used to planning every tiny detail of our trips for months and months before we go, and some of us are guilty of doing the same for weekend trips, or even for nights out! Yet, most of us can agree that the more spontaneous our nights out, purchases and trips away have been, the far more fun and memorable they have become! While there are obvious benefits to thinking everything through and planning the logistics, there are also many benefits to booking last-minute. Here are our top 3 reasons why booking last-minute can be more exciting:

1. The Adrenaline Rush 

Any positive, impulsive act will spike your adrenaline and give you that feel-good factor. Not to mention you’ll be spending less time waiting around, so you can keep that adrenaline high for longer - who wants to wait for the adventure of a lifetime, anyway? By booking a last-minute trip, you’ll be feeling great and will be on your way before you know it!

2. The Discount

The Last Minute tab on our website will show you the incredible projects with last minute availability and, by selecting a date within the specified months, you’ll receive a pleasing discount! Volunteer on a great project for a great price!

3. The Updates From The Projects Will Still Be Fresh  

Here at The Great Projects, we update you with all the news and goings-on at each of our projects! When you see an update of animal rescues or ground-breaking achievements, you could be in with a chance of meeting these animals or getting involved when you book onto a trip with last minute availability!

They say that preparation is key, but we believe it to be spontaneity. So, why not check out our current last-minute volunteering trips below and bag yourself a discount!

The Great Elephant Project

Elephant Mother and Baby at The Great Elephant Project

Want to protect elephants from human-wildlife conflict? Good – so do we! Check out the awesome Great Elephant Project to track and aid the conservation of these awe-inspiring creatures in beautiful Sri Lanka!

The Rhino And Elephant Conservation Project

Does Zimbabwe take your fancy? Well, at the phenomenal Rhino And Elephant Conservation Project, you can play a direct role in caring for these giants, which are in fact two of the Big 5! Have breakfast with elephants, track the rare white rhino and more!

Mafia Island Whale Shark Conservation Project

Visit the Mafia Island Whale Shark Conservation Project to aid marine conservation and seize the opportunity to identify individual sharks through photos and videos! 

So, there you have it: booking a last-minute volunteering trip abroad with The Great Projects really is exciting! Head over to our Last Minute page to check out the dates and discounts for the projects above! 


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