Volunteer Tour Operators

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Travel and Give Back on a Volunteer Experience

If you’re keen to give back in a big way, a volunteer trip is one of the most meaningful experiences you can take part in. Whether it’s supporting children’s education in Tanzania, protecting endangered wildlife in Costa Rica, or teaching English in Nepal, the positive impact of these philanthropic adventures will stay with you long after you’ve returned home.

Best Volunteer Tour Operators

After reviewing traveller feedback on all volunteer tour operators, our Travel Experts have hand-selected ten of the top companies with the best ratings across the board. GIVE takes the top spot thanks to its award-winning projects and glowing reviews from past travellers.
 

  1. GIVE - Growth International Volunteer Excursions - These action-packed experiences allow you to empower local communities by giving back in areas like education, infrastructure, and wildlife conservation.
  2. GVI - This award-winning organisation tackles local and global issues through sustainable development projects around the world.
  3. Idex Volunteer and Travel - Experience authentic culture on a volunteer project in Thailand, India, Vietnam, Nepal or Sri Lanka with Idex.
  4. Fuze Ecoteer Outdoor Adventures - Fuze Ecoteer strives to bring together sustainable local community projects and travellers, in the hope of a better future.
  5. Discover Corps - Immerse you in a schedule of meaningful volunteerism and cultural workshops in destinations like Kenya and Costa Rica with this company.
  6. Starfish Volunteers - Starfish Volunteers offer projects that give you the opportunity to make a real difference to the communities you spend time in.
  7. No Limit Adventures - If you’re wanting to give back through a marine conservation project, look to No Limit Adventures.
  8. Volunteering Solutions - VolSol aims to cater the needs of travel enthusiasts who want to be a part of a philanthropic journey.
  9. EHRA Elephant Human Relations Aid - This company organises volunteering tours to help populations living next to elephants.
  10. Trunk Travel - Trunk Travel specialise in creating unforgettable journeys for intrepid travellers looking to experience once-in-a-lifetime adventures in Thailand.

What You Need to Know About Volunteer Travel

  • How long are volunteer programs?

    On TourRadar, you’ll find volunteer programs ranging from three days to one month. Pro tip: Be sure to use our filters when browsing through all volunteer packages to narrow down your selection and find the trip best suited to your preferences.
  • How much does it cost?

    Prices start at US $150 and range up to US $4,000 (the higher price category is reserved for volunteer vacations in luxury destinations such as the Galapagos and Seychelles).
  • Do I need some sort of qualification to participate in a volunteer program?

    The majority of programs available on TourRadar don’t require any specific qualifications; however, you may need a certain skill set to participate. If you want to volunteer with a language education program, for example, you’ll need to have a high level of English language proficiency. You can find any necessary requirements in the tour description.
     
  • Who else will be in my group?

    You’ll share your experience with a group of like-minded people from all over the world! Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends, these types of tours are a great way to learn about a country and meet new people in the process.

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A Top-Rated Volunteer Trip You’ll Love

After combing through hundreds of itineraries and traveller reviews, our Travel Experts noticed one trip that stood out from the rest: GIVE - Tanzania operated by Growth International Volunteer Excursions, a 15-day program taking place in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Highlights of the tour:
 
  • Teach English to community members in Zanzibar
  • Snorkel through vibrant reefs in the Indian Ocean
  • Search for the Big Five on safari
 
Age range: 18 to 75
Inclusions: Accommodation, meals, transportation, adventure and cultural immersion activities
  
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