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Overview

Overview

Pod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001.

Volunteers are needed from 1 – 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Belize, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ghana, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Thailand. We have long term relationships with hand-picked projects set up to fulfil local needs and deliver genuine benefit.

Join Pod Volunteer and help to make a difference, whilst also enjoying an authentic travel experience in some incredible parts of the world!

Types
  • Teach Abroad
Activities
  • Education & Literacy
  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Teach English
  • Animals
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Environment
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Countries
  • Belize
  • Madagascar
  • Namibia
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Peru
  • Costa Rica
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6 Participant reviews

Anon

25 Aug 2018

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The ethos of the Lanta Animal welfare centre is excellent. The volunteer experience will possibly be better depending on the supervisor’s experience as they seemed to be inexperienced when I...Read more

The ethos of the Lanta Animal welfare centre is excellent. The volunteer experience will possibly be better depending on the supervisor’s experience as they seemed to be inexperienced when I volunteered. The accommodation I was offered had to be paid for in addition to the volunteer fees along with a 3000 baht deposit for the property which was not returned to me. As I left the project early the centre kept the fees paid 9000 baht per month plus the deposit and insisted I leave the acccomodation even though I had paid for another month as it’s only for volunteers , yet there were apparently no other volunteers coming at that time.
There is a locked area for volunteers where the rooms on site are located and lunch is left here but also this area was used to house two dogs as one wouldn’t allow anyone to put a lead on her and take her out for walks therefore the area was also used for toilet by the two dogs therefore you can imagine heat and flies around the food as people rarely replaced the lid on the food container.
The information given by Pod volunteering site states that you work six hours per day and do a night shift, what they didn’t say was you work 7 am to 1 pm have six hours off when it is your turn for night shift then work 7 pm to 7 am sleeping over in the kitchen on site where dogs are housed then you have another shift tagged on from 7 am to 1 pm.
The heat and humidity are high therefore the smell is unbearable. The bulk of the work is cleaning scrubbing out dog and cat enclosures, emptying and scrubbing litter trays , feeding dogs and cats and a few walks but often the dogs seemed reluctant to walk.
If you wish to participate in this project it would possibly be better to arrange it directly with Lanta Animal welfare Koh Lanta Thailand than through Pod volunteer as they charge huge fees in comparison. T shirts were provided by centre for work. There are also two washing machines across from centre for laundry 30 and 40 baht good value.

Bethany

28 Jul 2017

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I really enjoyed my experience, volunteering at Costa Rica. Kids saving the rainforest is a great project and loved working out there. Pod volunteer made the process go smoothly. Everyone...Read more

I really enjoyed my experience, volunteering at Costa Rica. Kids saving the rainforest is a great project and loved working out there. Pod volunteer made the process go smoothly. Everyone should volunteer aboard.

Bethany

28 Jul 2017

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I really enjoyed my experience, volunteering at Costa Rica. Kids saving the rainforest is a great project and loved working out there. Pod volunteer made the process go smoothly. Everyone...Read more

I really enjoyed my experience, volunteering at Costa Rica. Kids saving the rainforest is a great project and loved working out there. Pod volunteer made the process go smoothly. Everyone should volunteer aboard.

Bethany

28 Jul 2017

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I really enjoyed my experience, volunteering at Costa Rica. Kids saving the rainforest is a great project and loved working out there. Pod volunteer made the process go smoothly. Everyone...Read more

I really enjoyed my experience, volunteering at Costa Rica. Kids saving the rainforest is a great project and loved working out there. Pod volunteer made the process go smoothly. Everyone should volunteer aboard.