Volunteering Placements Overseas

Volunteering Placements Overseas

Pod Volunteer

Job description

We are looking for volunteers to join our projects for one week plus to support roles in:

  • Animal care
  • Building
  • Conservation
  • Community development
  • Teaching
  • Sports coaching
  • Child Care

Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since volunteering overseas shows potential employees that you are not afraid of working hard, taking on new challenges and working in new, challenging environments.

Travelling for a volunteer trip can really be a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ to see new things, meet new people and broaden your horizons.

We can help find the right project for you whether it’s working with elephants, contributing towards marine conservation or jungle research, or working with children and communities around the world. These experiences can make a trip of a lifetime and be combined with other travel and sightseeing experiences.

We run special lead volunteer placements for 16 and 17 year old volunteers each year.

Company information

Pod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001.

Volunteering specialist - We are focused exclusively on overseas volunteering, it’s all we do and what we are passionate about
Responsible volunteering approach - we are driven by the needs of the projects we support. We only offer sustainable volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community.

Hand-picked projects - independently selected and continuously assessed projects. We have developed long term relationships with a carefully balanced set of projects and visit all our projects regularly.

Expert team - our friendly team has a wealth of overseas volunteering and travel experience. We have all volunteered overseas and pride ourselves on our project and location knowledge.

Awards and Accreditation – demonstrate how we have been recognised and accredited

Support through the volunteering journey - from helping you to prepare for volunteering and travelling overseas, to providing 24/7 back up while you are away, we are here to support you.

Structured to minimise costs and maximise benefits - as a non-profit organisation with associated charity, we can keep costs down for volunteers and maximise financial donations for the projects. Pod Volunteer supports the projects through the Personal Overseas Development Charity (UK charity number 1139629).

Person requirements

Volunteers are required to be enthusiastic and passionate about their chosen project and be fit and healthy in order to carry out the role

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • You do not need to have specific qualifications or experience to join most of our placements as relevant training will be offered whilst at the project.
  • Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to join most projects, unless joining a project with a friend, parent or guardian over 18 years old.

Accepted degree subjects






How to apply

Number of vacancies: 750+

If you would like to find out more then you can visit our project website to select your preferred projects then you apply for a place online.

There is no commitment by sending us an application, when we receive your application you will be contacted by your volunteer specialist who will send you a details on your chosen project.

You can contact the Pod team to help you find the right project for you on 01242 241 181.

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 15/08/2018

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