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Volunteer Abroad

Worldwide Volunteering Projects

At STA Travel, we've always believed in giving something back - it's at the heart of what we do. We offer a range of volunteering projects all over the world, which allow you to immerse yourself into a community and help you to give something back to the country you're traveling in. You can volunteer in a number of different ways and in a number of locations. Deciding which volunteering project is best for you depends on what kind of work you want to do and where you want to do it.

Why Volunteer With US

Our volunteering projects are authentic, sustainable and responsible. We believe in giving back to the communities we visit by making sure that our travel has a positive impact on their local economies. We only work with a select number of partners who build meaningful relationships with local communities, whilst ensuring that we fulfill our travelers' desires to make a difference.
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Where to Volunteer

This is the really fun part...We have projects that span the globe - from the wilds of Africa to the palm fringed beaches of the Pacific. Combine your passion for working with children with some temple gazing in Asia; mix a project preserving the fragile African eco-system with a safari to spot the 'Big Five'; or spend your weekends chilling by the ocean in Mexico, Costa Rica and more...

Here are a pick of our favourite volunteering projects, so you that you can work out what sort of experience you want to have.


Tanzania Excursion

From $219515 days

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime on our GIVE Tanzania Excursion! Soak up the incredible sights, culture and wildlife of both Zanzibar Island and mainland Tanzania!


Thai Elephant Conservation


A volunteers’ favourite, this one! This lush forested setting in Chiang Mai is home to around 30 elephants which have been rescued from a lifetime of abuse working in the tourist trade. You’ll be helping to feed and look after the elephants, conserve their environment and of course taking part in the best time of day – bath time!


Indian Experience & Adventure

FROM $222829 DAYS

Travel through India on this month long adventure. Split your time between exploring India’s fascinating culture and beautiful scenery, and volunteering at two local projects. Give something back to the local communities of rural Rajasthan and coastal Goa.



FROM $100015 DAYS

Your chance to shoot the Big 5! With a camera of course. Also your chance to help protect this amazing habitat for these animals by helping with research, monitoring, and rehabilitation. Feel like a real ranger doing wildlife tracking and work to raise environmental awareness in the local community.

South Africa

The Lion Whisperer

FROM $13818 DAYS

Kevin Richardson (also known as the 'Lion Whisperer') is a high-profile conservationist who runs The Lion Whisperer Wildlife Sanctuary. This 1, 2 or 4 week ‘muck in' opportunity will leave you smiling with the memory caring for various predators covering various duties from enrichment, to basic animal husbandry.


Experience Borneo Voluntour

FROM $214214 DAYS

This voluntour is designed to raise awareness of the conservation efforts made in Sarawak and to bring harmony between people and orangutans. Be one of the special few who experience and help with orangutans being rehabilitated and see the semi-wild orangutans at the world famous Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

Cape Town

Help Children in Cape Town

FROM $67010+ DAYS

Fancy spending your days telling stories, playing games and caring for the kids? Then this is the project for you! You’ll be supporting some really under-resourced centres with children from brand new to age 7 by co-ordinating activities, helping with feeding and nap time, general housework and of course lots of hugs!


Teach Children in Cambodia

FROM $79214 DAYS

Teach English to children in one of the poorest areas of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Help make a difference to local families and in your spare time soak up the delights of the local area and explore the formidable Angkor Wat temples. This project aims to restore hope and dignity to these once-proud and prosperous communities


marine research & conservation

FROM $12398 DAYS

Get your feel-goods in paradise on one of our Fijian island projects. You can get involved in wide range of work, from teaching and looking after kids in the local schools to marine conservation and diving, all surrounded by pristine white beaches and sparkling blue water. It will hardly seem like work!


Meaningful thailand

FROM $140421 DAYS

Teach and encourage children varying ages (6-14 years old) to communicate in English through practical lessons and fun learning activities. After the project, head to the tropical paradise of Koh Samet for some much needed relaxation! Picture-perfect beaches, clear waters and a range of bars and restaurants await.

Types of Volunteering

So kind traveller, have a think about how you'd like to dedicate the majority of your time. All our projects are categorised below to help you decide...

Work With Animals

With so many endangered species around the world fighting for our survival, work towards their protection on one of our animal projects.
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Work with Children

Help to break the cycle of poverty by teaching local children the skills they need for a better future. This type of project is also perfect for gaining experience working with kids.
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Work with Communities

Work in some of the world's most remote areas to improve the quality of life for local communities, helping to build a more sustainable future.
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Work in Conservation

Help local communities to preserve their fragile ecosystems, contributing to the long-term education of the environments we all enjoy as travellers.
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Teaching Sports

Sport has the power to cross all linguistic and cultural barriers. Use your enthusiasm to develop vital teamwork skills, boost confidence, and put a great big smile on the kids' faces as well as yours.
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Do It All

Combine all the different ways to volunteer in one project - working with children, protecting local wildlife and helping the local community.
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