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South Africa

Volunteering with Kids in South Africa

If you love working with kids, you will love this programme. Based on the coast of South Africa in Port Elizabeth, you will be working in the local townships either in nurseries...

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Australia

Farm Work in Australia

If you love adventure, why not spend some time in the Australian outback? Earn money and explore the real side of Australia that many tourists never get the chance to experience....

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Romania

Work with Brown Bears in Romania

There are over 50 bears living at the inspiring sanctuary. The bears are being rehabilitated after years of misery in circuses or as tourist attractions in tiny cages. It...

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Nepal

Become a Volunteer Teacher in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Kathmandu is a rich commercial city that is well adapted to receiving tourists and foreign traders. You will be amazed to find the hectic nightlife and roaring traffic complemented...

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Australia

Surf Development Program near Sydney

The Aussies are famous for their outdoor lifestyle and laid back attitude towards enjoying the sun, sea and surf! You will live in a small surfing community on the New South...

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Australia

12 month Work and Holiday package in Sydney

Live and work in this vibrant city for up to a year. A country world renowned for its glorious beaches, fabulous weather and the laid back attitude and lifestyle, Australia...

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New Zealand

Conservation Work in New Zealand

Are you passionate about protecting our planet, looking to travel, but also wanting to get off the beaten tourist track? Take part in a valuable conservation project

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New Zealand

Work and Travel in New Zealand

Explore the beautiful islands of New Zealand where the diversity of breathtaking scenery is unparalleled anywhere else on earth. In Auckland, our team will ensure that...

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China

Teaching adventure in China

Earn a TEFL qualification, teach English in a Chinese School and receive a monthly allowance to enable you to enjoy a fantastic cultural experience. This programme also offers...

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India

Medical Internship in rural India

This programme is located in a wonderful rural town in northern India called Palampur. In a beautiful setting nestled in between tea plantations and pine forests, Palampur...

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India

Medical Internship in Delhi

Shadow professional doctors and nurses in the vibrant city of Delhi and chose to work in a range of departments matching your key skills and interests. You are able to create...

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Ecuador

Volunteer on the Galapagos

For those interested in studying biodiversity and conservation then there couldn’t be a better place to learn than on the most unique and fascinating islands in the world....

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Ecuador

Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteering in Ecuador

Ecuador is one of South America’s greatest undiscovered countries. With a friendly and welcoming culture, beautiful food and incredible environmental diversity, it is the...

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Ecuador

Volunteer with Monkeys in Ecuador

Ecuador is a country like no other. It boasts lush jungles, towering mountains, beautiful white sandy beaches and a series of jagged volcanic islands. The biodiversity is...

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Oyster Worldwide Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    9

A strong desire to make this world better.

I have never been travel the world like a volunteer. But now, I can do it with peace and love. I like children and it is pleasure for me to give my experience for other. I have enough free time, so that's why I want to do something good for this Planet. I sure that this program is a great choice for me :)

Program: Volunteering with Kids in South Africa

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

The best time of my life

My time in South Africa is a time that will live with me forever. It was an amazing experience to the other side of the world to see how they live. The children there are amazing and despite teaching over there being hard, it was a thoroughly rewarding experience. I got to teach maths, english, geography, science and i ended up coaching some hockey as well. I took part in so many things that I had never done before: Skydiving, Safariing, Shark Cage Diving to name but a few and I also got a good taste of african culture, it was awesome!

Program: Volunteering with Kids in South Africa

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    10

One of the best experiences of my life

I spent three months volunteering at the bear sanctuary in Romania. The location and the work is done there is amazing, and truly inspiring. It was incredible to be so close to the bears on a daily basis, and to help directly in their welfare. We learned all about their backgrounds and how the sanctuary is working to protect bears in Eastern Europe. Romania itself is a stunning country, and it was great to be able to explore the mountains, the cities and the villages at the weekends. Oyster were fantastic and offered great support. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Program: Work with Brown Bears in Romania

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host Company

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation

    9

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Professional Development

    9

  • Community

    6

Working on a cattle station

This programme was really tough but so rewarding. The training is really fun and you get to meet loads of people - most of my group was from the UK, Germany and Denmark. When I got to my job I learnt so much about cattle and improved my horse riding skills no end. Be prepared, it's hot, dusty and the hours are long- the food is basic and the cattle can be rough and sometimes dangerous! I got to save all my wages because there was nothing to spend them on. It was a great way to allow me to travel to Sydney, Alice Springs and go diving in the Great Barrier reef afterwards.The only problem was that I didn't want to leave- i'm coming back next year to visit my employers.

Program: Farm Work in Australia

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

An incredible volunteering experience and a trip of a lifetime!

I spent four months volunteering as a teacher in Nepal with Oyster and had an amazing time. The support and advice that I received from Oyster before the trip prepared me very well for the experience, and Basant, the in-country representative, was extremely friendly and approachable, and able to deal with any problems if they arose. I stayed with a lovely Nepalese family, who welcomed me into the community and made me feel like their own daughter, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being completely immersed in a very different culture. The teaching itself was well-organised, and a very rewarding experience. Going with a group of other Oyster volunteers from the UK was brilliant as it gave me a group of friends to explore Kathmandu and the rest of the country with at the weekends and in the school holidays. I made friends for life, and unforgettable memories - a highly recommendable programme!

Program: Become a Volunteer Teacher in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal