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Volunteering Programs


Volunteering is an amazing opportunity to travel which will allow you to make a difference to the planet in a safe, responsible and supported way.

With volunteering programmes offered by SSE you can enjoy an exciting adventure abroad whilst assisting vitally important environmental and community projects. You can lend a hand all over the world from as little as one week to three months, and during that time engage with a local community and see how your work is helping them with day to day life.

Whether you want to volunteer in a community or conservation project, programmes, offered by SSE are well designed and organised in order to inspire, change and impact the lives of all our volunteers and the communities that they help and work with.

Team of volunteers

5 main benefits of Volunteering:

•  Volunteering makes you feel like you have more time

Wharton professor Cassie Mogilner said : "The results show that giving your time to others can make you feel more 'time affluent' and less time-constrained than wasting your time, spending it on yourself, or even getting a windfall of free time."

•  Volunteering your skills helps you develop new skills

Skills-based volunteering is an excellent opportunity to develop talents to help you get ahead in your career. In fact, an article in Stanford Social Innovation Review called skills-based volunteering overseas "the next executive training ground."

•  Volunteering your body helps you have a healthier body

A Corporation for National & Community Service report noted: "Research demonstrates that volunteering leads to better health... those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer."

•  Volunteering your experience helps build your experience

Highly skilled professionals like investment bankers and business consultants. Also, volunteering in a new industry will give you knowledge to help you switch fields. And if you want to move from the corporate world to the non-profit sector, volunteering first can help prove your commitment.

•  Volunteering your love makes you feel more love

Researchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness, they found the more people volunteered, the happier they were. Volunteering builds empathy, strengthens social bonds and makes you smile - all factors that increase a feeling of love.


If you are interested to become a volunteer, please contact us. SSE will offer you a great selection of options and help to find the most appropriate programme based on your personal criteria.

Volunteering Programmes





Living with Sea Turtles

Up to 12 weeks

Sodwana Bay (South Africa)

from £715

Teaching Assistant in Thai Buddhist Monasteries

Up to 4 weeks

Chiang Mai (Thailand)

from £480

Earthquake Relief Volunteer Programme

Up to 3 weeks

Kathmandu (Nepal)

from £650

Living with Lions

Up to 12 weeks

North West Province

from £700

Game Reserve Conservation Volunteer

Up to 12 weeks

South Africa

from £720

Elephant Protection Volunteer

Up to 8 Weeks


from £440

Pre-school Township Volunteer

Up to 12 weeks

Western Cape (South Africa)

From £550

Volunteer with Horses

Up to 8 weeks

South Africa

From £800

Dolphin & Whale Research and Coastal Conservation

Up to 6 weeks

South Africa

From £930

Conservation Volunteering

Up to 12 weeks


From £550

Cheetah Conservation Volunteering

Up to 12 weeks

South Africa

From £1100

Construction Project Volunteering

Up to 12 weeks

Ghana (Africa)

From £590

Lemur Research and Biodiversity Monitoring

Up to 12 weeks

Fort Dauphin (Africa)

From £930

Burmese Community Volunteering

Up to 8 weeks


From £700

Elephant Research and Community

Up to 8 months

South Africa

from £990