"When I first saw the advert to teach English as a volunteer in Thailand, I was a bit apprehensive because it meant that I would be arriving in a foreign country on my own. I need not have worried because June the Volunteer Organiser met me and she was so friendly and quickly put me at ease." Karen, 2013 - Thailand
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Ecoteer is a unique volunteer opportunities agency - offering a directory of cheap volunteer work opportunities, volunteer jobs abroad and working holidays. Our volunteer opportunities are cheap because we have eliminated the middleman slashing the price to volunteer abroad for gapyears, careerbreaks and working holidays. Ecoteer is changing the volunteer and working holiday industry.

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Volunteer Stories

Volunteering is not just for the young! Pauline Andrews, 2011

"We are ’older’ volunteers who went traveling originally for one year and then extended the trip to 2 years. We worked on 7 different projects in Africa, Asia and Australia and the Cambodian project we went back to again in our 2nd year. We found the whole experience very liberating, enlightening and would recommend it to anyone - although you have to be prepared for a few challenges on the way!! Pauline Andrews, 2011 "
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How to Find Your Volunteer Abroad Placement

Finding a suitable charity volunteer abroad placement on the Ecoteer web site is simple. Follow the three steps below to organise your volunteer abroad work placement perfect for your gap year, careerbreak or working holiday.
  1. Browse our volunteer opportunities to see what type of volunteer abroad jobs are currently available
  2. To contact a volunteer abroad project or request further information, simply register to become an Ecoteer member by filling in our membership form with your details
  3. Contact the volunteer project and make your travel arrangements
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Use the map to select your destination, browse by category or search for placements that meet your criteria.

Placement Types


Volunteer work opportunities at ecotourism placements offers diverse activities for the volunteer, such as teaching english, acting as a tourist guide and conservation work.


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