We have several projects that cater to volunteers 50 and over. Travel on your own or with your peers, either way our volunteer projects are an exciting option when considering traveling abroad! These projects happily accommodate mature volunteers by offering non-demanding tasks to match your abilities! No matter what project you choose, you will be contributing your knowledge and skills to a cause you care about. Participate in humanitarian, wildlife or conservation projects located in beautiful places around the world!
If you are passionate about wild animals and want to make a difference in their lives, then volunteer at the African Wildlife Ranch! Help their incredible staff with conservation efforts and experience close encounters with a range of fascinating creatures!
Volunteer at a surf and adventure club for children from disadvantaged areas in Cape Town. Be part of an opportunity for children to learn life lessons and stay off the streets. Volunteers receive surfing lessons during the school day and help teach the kids after school.
Travel to South Africa and volunteer in the Great White Shark capital of the world. Cage dive with Great Whites and contribute to marine conservation and eco-tourism efforts in the stunning Gansbaai area.
Experience coastal South Africa while giving back to the local community. Volunteers will contribute by playing and interacting with orphaned children. Volunteers will also participate in AIDS/HIV awareness education for adults in the region.
Experience life in the African bush while contributing to conservation efforts of Africa's fierce predators - lions and leopards. Participate in research and monitoring of these intriguing big cats to better understand their behaviors and how we can help ensure their future in the area.
Experience the beauty of Cape Town while supporting children in underprivileged communities. This program is tailored to volunteers over 30 to share their expertise and life experience with youth in need of inspiration and positive adult role models.
Volunteer at a sanctuary that focuses on big and small cats, including cheetahs, leopards, lions, African wild cats and caracals, plus other wildlife species. The center is well-known for rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals in to the wild. You will live on the sanctuary grounds and gain a better understanding of issues facing African wildlife.
Travel to the exciting tourist destination of Cape Town, South Africa, and give back to the orphaned children in extremely under-served communities. Teach, mentor, and play with these children who desperately seek attention and care.
Spread your passion for sports to children who have had few opportunities to learn and develop their skills in a structured yet fun environment. Inspire children to set goals and stay active, both on and off the sports field.
Volunteer for abandoned and abused cats and dogs in communities surrounding Cape Town. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in veterinary care for both veterinary students and animal-lovers alike.
Participate in research initiatives on Africa's "Big 5" wildlife species – lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo. Contribute to research and conservation work and play a part in vital conservation activities.
Volunteer with individuals who want to develop their skills in a variety of areas. Guide, mentor and collaborate with driven local community members to develop ideas, teach different trades, and become more self-sufficient.
Come to South Africa and get an all-around volunteer experience working with both the stunning variety of wildlife found in the African bush, as well as contributing to local community initiatives in a safe house for at-risk youth.
Join us at this wildlife sanctuary that focuses on environmental conservation and provides care for endangered cheetahs and African wild dogs in South Africa. Learn about these unique animals through interactive hands-on projects and work on a real game reserve while making a positive difference.
Volunteers are needed to assist with this exciting conservation project for the care and rehabilitation of African wildlife. Experience the African bush up close near the incredible Kruger National Park.
Volunteer at one of the largest and most successful wildlife rehabilitation and release centers in Africa! Volunteers on this project work with a range of animals, anything from monkeys to lions. Experience beautiful Zimbabwe while making a positive impact on the delicate African ecosystem.
Volunteer in the majestic and beautiful Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe! Make an impact in the lives of at-risk children by showing them that you care! Have fun, meet new people, and learn about Africa and its incredible culture.
Volunteer to work up close with lions against the backdrop of the majestic Victoria Falls. Be involved in the research of lion behavior and participate in one of the world's few initiatives to release them back into the wild. Volunteers will also assist the National Park's rangers teach about conservation in the local school.
Volunteer at a health clinic in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Provide medical support to those who do not have easy access to healthcare and much needed assistance to a severely understaffed facility. No prior medical experience needed!
Take part in a photography and research program in the most spectacular setting - the Zambezi and Victoria Falls National Parks in Zimbabwe. You will be staying in the National Park, on the banks of the Zambezi River, with hippos, elephants, and bushbucks as neighbours. Take part in a three day photography workshop, and assist in collecting vital research data on Africa’s most iconic species.
Volunteers who join this project will truly have it all - they can be a part of a community project and transform the lives of children during the week, and then participate in a lion project over the weekend and join a globally recognized lion conservation project.
You're invited to join a conservation team that strives to protect the marine ecosystems of Madagascar, by going out on scuba and snorkeling surveys that will supply vital information to the government and to international conservation agencies. Madagascar has some of the best dive sites in the world, so come enjoy its crystal clear waters while protecting the environment!
Discover Madagascar, one of the world's most bio-diverse regions, while conducting research on its magnificent wildlife. As part of this project you will experience Madagascar's immense variety of exotic species as well as hike through the island's rugged and remote areas. Join this unique project, make lifelong friends, and return home with incredible memories.
Volunteer in Seychelles and work with local and government initiatives to conserve the wildlife and environment. Get lost along the white sand beaches or go on a diving adventure while becoming an integral part of the wildlife conservation and education in this little piece of paradise.
Spend your days exploring the underwater world of the Seychelles. Scuba dive with whale sharks and learn about coral reefs, sea turtles, and other marine life as you collect data and contribute towards marine conservation.
Volunteer in an exciting conservation project in the heart of the Masai Mara. Make connections within the local community and help to bridge the gap between the growing tourist industry and the local population while making valuable contributions to conservation efforts, mainly with lions and elephants.
Volunteer in beautiful Jambiani and help the local community. Teach English, participate in community and environmental initiatives, and enjoy the stunning locale in and around this relaxing town on Zanzibar's southern coast.
Get a glimpse of life in an African town in the heart of Tanzania and have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the community. In this project, you will teach English, help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, provide support to women and other groups who are suffering from HIV/AIDS, and more.
Join this tropical island project and get involved with marine conservation, community work, and education. Zanzibar is a fascinating archipelago with a deeply embedded history, an intriguing blend of cultures, and stunningly beautiful beaches and sea life.
Come experience life in Livingstone, Zambia while teaching the importance of sports and physical activity to the community. Coach soccer or netball, teach the schools' physical education curriculum, or contribute your individual skills in your own way to impact the community and have fun with the children!
Immerse yourself in the unique Zambian lifestyle while gaining valuable insight into the healthcare system and providing much needed educational outreach. In the afternoons, volunteers will join a range of projects designed to improve the lives of community members.
Volunteer in the sunny town of Livingstone, Zambia, only a few kilometers from the beautiful Victoria Falls. Volunteers are placed with a teacher in one of six under-served schools within the community to assist with the flow of the classroom and provide the students with invaluable individual attention that they would not otherwise receive.
Volunteer for the welfare and conservation of the African lion along the banks of the mighty Zambezi river. Take part in a research program to better understand the ecology of lions and join the education programs to involve communities in conservation as part of a holistic approach.
Design and implement your own volunteer project in a community located within the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This is your chance to put your skills, knowledge, expertise, and especially creativity to use to help others!
This is a great opportunity to experience Thai culture and volunteer in a meaningful teaching or orphanage placement. This is a unique program, which you can design in part by yourself and even join an exciting eco-trip after your placement.
GoEco is proud to partner with one of the world's leading conservation organizations to bring you this unique opportunity in Thailand. Volunteers will work closely with local communities, providing a hands-on contribution to the rescue and rehabilitation of elephants.
Experience the peace and tranquility of Koh Samui as you live on a spectacular, secluded beach and teach children basic English, so they can have a more prosperous future. You will quickly become a celebrity in the eyes of the community who will show you hospitality like you've never seen before.
Contribute to the re-development of a small fishing village that does not benefit from the island’s tourism income. Assist by building the infrastructure that is needed or renovating existing structures so that it is more appealing. You will be welcomed into the community with open arms and experience the rural lifestyle that exists away from the hustle and bustle of the island.
Come to Phang Nga, Thailand and discover the stunning but delicate marine and coastal ecosystems that need protection from human encroachment. You'll be involved in hands-on activities ranging from sea turtle conservation and biodiversity surveying to community education and teaching English.
Experience the traditional rural way of life in China! Beyond the big cities in China are the beautiful and quaint rural communities. These communities are often poor, existing on subsistence farming to earn a living. Fengyan is one such community - it is a small but well preserved village where you can make a real and substantial difference teaching English to the children of the community.
Volunteer in Bali, one of Indonesia's most recognized and picturesque islands. Make a difference through teaching in underdeveloped villages and inspire community members to strive towards a brighter and more sustainable future!
Improve the educational experience of underprivileged children, both in and outside the classroom, by teaching English and Health as well as working on construction projects. A truly worthwhile experience in the north-western Samraong district of Cambodia.
Journey to an ancient temple complex to restore culturally and historically significant temples. Your preservation efforts will not only bring a much-needed boost to the local economy, but also hope to the local community!
In this project you can enjoy all that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer and also volunteer in one of these important initiatives: working with disabled children, street children's orphanage, helping with campus life, or hospital volunteering.
Provide support to a government-operated hospital in Ho Chi Minh City! Become a dedicated volunteer and help alleviate the daily stresses on the medical staff while learning about Vietnam's various medical practices and treatment methods.
Inspire primary school children in Vientiane to learn English and pursue their ambitions. Take in all the capital city of Laos has to offer while making a difference in the lives of children who need it most.
Volunteer on an island teaching English to and caring for young children! Help kindergartners broaden their horizons and build the foundation for future opportunities in what is considered the Philippines' last frontier.
This school has a unique approach towards rehabilitation of at-risk youth. As part of this approach the school operates a nursery where the students learn about responsibility and experiment with expressing their true character. As a volunteer, you will work at this nursery, learn about horticulture, and make a real impact on local youth in Jerusalem!
Learn all about gourmet vegan baking from a talented chef while living in Tel Aviv, one of the friendliest vegan and vegetarian cities in the world. You will be taught how to make replacement ingredients from scratch as well as learn how to add special ingredients to desserts in order to make them even healthier.
Israel's most famous city, Tel Aviv, is known for its enriching lifestyle and cultural diversity. Despite the continuing development in the area, much of the population suffer from welfare problems. Join a team of wonderful people who purchase food from several sources in Israel, then package it and distribute it to the underprivileged in Tel Aviv and Jaffa.
Become a mentor, companion and friend to people of all ages with special needs! Dedicate your time in the White City at a variety of rehabilitative and daycare centers to support this organization in their mission of helping all individuals reach their fullest potential.
Volunteer in the beautiful Sataf region and be a part of the team that cares for this agriculturally unique and historically fascinating corner of Israel. Help restore ancient terraces as well as share your experience with visitors to the site.
Volunteer under a biologist and geographer at a center focused on nature and agricultural investigation. Assist with interesting research projects on horses, magpies and other animals. Help in the smallholding and vegetable garden, too!
Join GoEco in Denia, Spain and volunteer to help protect the remarkable but fragile Mediterranean coast and its marine biodiversity. Learn to scuba dive or work on marine research projects by collecting important data and helping to improve the surrounding ecosystems.
Help with bottlenose dolphin conservation efforts in Croatia! Join a group of volunteers out at sea where you will learn about the local dolphin population and observe their behavior! There are few better places to watch dolphins than on the northeast coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Costa Rica has more than 8,500 species of plants, 220 species of reptiles, 160 amphibians, 205 species of mammals, and 850 species of birds. Volunteers here play an important role in the conservation of Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity and have responsibilities that are vital to the success of the wildlife rescue centers.
Join the Rainforest and Wildlife Expedition to discover Costa Rica today! Experience this unique paradise while partaking in invaluable research initiatives that directly impact the local conservation efforts. Based in the breathtaking Tortugero National Park, experience the amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica, while participating in this hands-on educational expedition.
Are you an adventurous nature lover? Join this project to assist in the protection of endangered jaguars and experience living and working surrounded by Costa Rica’s rainforest - an hour's boat ride away from the nearest town!
Enjoy the wonders of the Mexican Caribbean, while providing assistance to local veterinarians in the rescuing and treating of cats and dogs. Get hands-on experience in the veterinary field while learning about the importance of raising awareness on pet care practices.
This project offers a fun and friendly opportunity to contribute, in a practical way, to the conservation of the unique Australian environment. Help restore the region's ecology back to its natural, native state, maintain walking paths, or participate in flora and fauna surveys; this project has something for every conservation enthusiast!
Explore the deep waters and make a difference in marine conservation at the Great Barrier Reef! Visit a turtle rehabilitation center and collect data for important research all while receiving your diving certification!
Volunteer at a sanctuary that focuses on the care and rehabilitation of some of Australia's indigenous wildlife - including koalas, dingoes and kangaroos. By joining this program, you will have the opportunity make a real contribution to the conservation of these animals while gaining a better understanding of the issues facing Australian wildlife.
Participate in important conservation work in beautiful New Zealand! Make new friends from around the world while learning about an amazing country and helping out practically with environmental conservation.
Discover Fiji's underwater wonderland and become a seasoned diver, all while completing invaluable research toward local conservation initiatives. PADI certification training provided on placements of 8 weeks or more.