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WorkingAbroad Projects is a not-for-profit company, established in March 2002, in order to provide small scale organisations with need-based support from volunteers. The main areas of focus are: wildlife and habitat conservation, environmental education and management, teaching, social work, permaculture and organic agriculture and cultural development.

We run projects in various countries around the world. Some examples of our current projects include: teaching in a rural school in Nepal, research internships in the Peruvian Amazon, ecological restoration in Iceland, teaching Tibetan refugees in India, coral gardening in the Maldives, tracking Desert Elephants in Namibia, Leatherback sea turtle research work in Grenada and Costa Rica, teaching arts and sports in Brazil & lots more!

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Madison Droste

24 Aug 2021

My volunteer time for the great Africa sea forest was great and one of a kind! They helped me with everything from picking me up at the airport to grocery shopping. The people who run CapeRADD Mike and Dylan made the experience great and showed me so much about ocean diversity and plant life. Workingabroad had such great communication and Jack Digman especially helped me through everything and always made sure to email me back whenever I had questions.

John Charnock

24 Apr 2021

Galapagos is a place I had wanted to visit for almost my whole life so I feel incredibly lucky and privileged to have had the opportunity to go there and actually do something to help the wildlife and community. I have to say a big thanks to working abroad because especially with covid still being an issue I was really worried about travelling but they gave me all the information I needed and were always really prompt at responding, either by phone or email which was nice. The experience itself, once on site, was wonderful. I had the chance to get up close to the giant tortoises and experience what it takes to run the breeding centre. The unexpected aspect of the tip for me was that I ended up meeting lots of great like-minded people who have become firm friends. All in all a fantastic trip!

Joe Thomson

20 Nov 2019

Imcredible support from the staff at Wprking Abroad, providing everything we needed to smoothly get from London to the base in Ojochal, Costa Rica. The project and time spend in costa rica was the best experience of my life and would thoroughly recommend using Working Abroad to find an adventure somewhere in the world.

Lucy Parker

31 Jul 2019

I volunteered last year, through Working Abroad, with a large cat sanctuary in South Africa called Panthera. Working Abroad were very helpful and supportive from the start. Staying and working at Panthera was an experience never to forget. I fell in love with the country the people I met and worked with, and of course the beautiful animals. They all had a story, mostly sad existences,but coming to Panthera was life changing for every animal. Panthera, with the help of volunteers, made life for the animals healthy, comfortable and happy, that was evident. They are encouraged to be as wild as possible . Being a volunteer gave me a great sense of being able to help these animals that had previously been badly treated. The work was varied, sometimes tough and sometimes a shock to the system! I never knew a lion could poo so much, all to be cleaned up! A great way to learn about wildlife and another country and its people. Try it, you won't be disappointed. Thanks Working Abroad!


10 Jul 2019

I loved my time in Namibia and Wildlife Sanctuary. I felt like on safari 24h a day, each day was different from feeding cheetahs, hiking or working with amazing bushmen children at the local school. It must be one of my best trips ever.

Row Merrick

8 Jul 2019

I had a great experience with working abroad, where I spent a week working with sun and moon bears in an animal sanctuary in Phnom Tamao, Cambodia. It was an amazing experience, I wish I could have stayed longer.

All the volunteers, staff I worked closely with at the project were so friendly and welcoming. I was made to feel at home immediately by everyone in our project accommodation, which was much nicer than I expected. The locals were very friendly also, and I felt safe at all times especially at the project.

It was amazing to see all the animals at the sanctuary, I got a full tour from our brilliant volunteer organiser, Jen. She shared loads of information about all the animals in the sanctuary and educated us on the enrichment process for the bears. It was clear to see that they were cared for properly and kept healthy, many were given the opportunity of rewilding.

The activities involved were engaging and varied. We were never running out of things to do, and the work felt really rewarding.

I would love to come back to the project again another year. I would highly recommend this project and have already done so to many of my friends who I know would be interested.

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