Volunteering Projects

Volunteer with animals in some unparalleled locations and see some incredible sites on one of our Great Projects or Signature Tours! Explore intrepid destinations, make some amazing friends and contribute to integral conservation schemes on a range of projects and tours through various types of volunteer work in order to help save some of the most endangered species of wildlife on the planet.

Whether you dream of following tiger trails in India, engaging in underwater ballet with a giant manta ray, travelling deep into the Peruvian Amazon, tracking desert elephants through the vast and inhospitable Kalahari or helping to release infant turtles into the wild in Sri Lanka - the roster of volunteering opportunities and signature tours offered by The Great Projects will not disappoint!

What is volunteering and why do it?

Volunteering allows travellers the perfect opportunity to travel to some of the world’s most far-flung destinations whilst doing some meaningful conservation work in the process. Volunteer with The Great Projects and you will really have a lasting and sustainable impact on some of the planet's most incredible and endangered species, as well as the local communities with which they co-habituate. Help in a range of tasks including habitat restoration, animal rescue and rehabilitation and much, much more!

Who is it for and when to go?

Volunteering with The Great Projects is an opportunity that anyone over the age of 18 can enjoy – any time and any place! We also offer projects specially designed for families and for students, so whether you’re a single traveller wanting to work alongside the ‘Big Five’ in South Africa or are a university group wanting to explore the wilds of the Amazon Rainforest – get in contact with us and join the trip of a lifetime!

What types of activities are carried out?

A whole host of exciting activities are offered on our extensive range of projects. From coral reef conservation in the stunning waters of Raja Ampat to the creation of enrichment for orangutans in Borneo – the sheer diversity of activities on offer here will ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy! What’s more, all of our projects are designed to really help towards integral conservation initiatives, meaning that every activity you undertake as a volunteer with us really helps to make a difference to endangered species of wildlife and the local communities living alongside them.

Free Volunteer Guide

Receive a copy of The Great Projects’ Volunteer Guide and learn more about volunteering with wildlife, how the benefits the animals what you can expect from your experience.




Volunteer Testimonials

Find your next great project

The Great Tiger Project

The Great Tiger Project
Traveller rating:
12 Nights from £1,995.00

Visit the fabled Kanha National Park: home to a stunning array of wildlife, including leopards, wild dogs, and of course the famous Bengal tiger.

The Great Gorilla Project

The Great Gorilla Project
Traveller rating:
13 Nights from £2,995.00

Enjoy the thrill of Gorilla Trekking on this gorilla conservation project in Uganda

Amazon Conservation Project Peru

Amazon Conservation Project Peru
Traveller rating:
15 - 88 Nights from £1,395.00

Have a lasting impact on the conservation efforts in the Manu UNESCO Biosphere, one of the most diverse environments on earth.

Victoria Falls Conservation Experience

Victoria Falls Conservation Experience
Traveller rating:
6 - 83 Nights from £725.00

Help make a difference to Zimbabwe's incredible wildlife and follow in the footsteps of explorer David Livingstone set against the backdrop of the beautiful Victoria Falls.

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary
Traveller rating:
14 - 84 Nights from £875.00

Experience hands-on volunteering in Africa in the heart of the beautiful Namibian wilderness!

Carnivore Conservation and Research

Carnivore Conservation and Research
Traveller rating:
16 Nights from £1,075.00

Assist the in-country team by collecting data on the area's big cat populations in the stunning Namibian Desert.

The Great Orangutan Project

The Great Orangutan Project
Traveller rating:
14 - 28 Nights from £1,280.00 £1,024.00

Volunteer with orangutans on this award-winning orangutan project at Matang Wildlife Centre in beautiful Borneo!

IAR Orangutan Project

IAR Orangutan Project
Traveller rating:
11 - 22 Nights from £875.00

Join International Animal Rescue in their quest to protect orangutans, deep within the Bornean rainforest.


Where you can go
Contact Info
UK Office
The Great Traveller Ltd,
3 Dairy Yard
Star Street
Ware, Hertfordshire
SG12 9BX
United Kingdom
Opening hours: 9am–5pm

T: +44(0) 208 885 4987

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