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PoD Volunteer

Pod Volunteer is an award-winning, non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world. With over 10 years of experience, Pod Volunteer offers a personal and professional service only working with long-term projects they know personally and where there is a genuine benefit to local communities.

They offer great value 1 week – 1-year placements at volunteer projects in Belize, Cambodia, Ghana, India, Madagascar, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam.

Pod Volunteer ( offer volunteer placements to a range of ages including gap year students, career breaks, working holiday, family placements and school expeditions with year-round departures.  Volunteers are needed to join animal care, building, child care and children’s homes, conservation, teaching and community development projects around the world.

Established in 2001, Pod Volunteer’s aim is to support on-going projects by providing passionate and committed volunteers, working with long-term projects that they know personally and where there is a genuine benefit to local communities.

A placement with Pod Volunteer will not only develop your skills and confidence but help you to responsibility explore incredible parts of the world living within the local community.

Whether you want to learn to dive and contribute to reef conservation in the Caribbean, work for hands on with elephants in South Africa, help at an HIV community project in Cambodia or teach on a tropical island in Thailand then Pod Volunteer have the project for you!

Pod Volunteer’s Responsible and Ethical approach to volunteering

Pod Volunteer are proud of their responsible and ethical approach to volunteering and have developed long term relationships with a selection of hand-picked projects that only offer sustainable volunteering placements. Since Pod Volunteer is a not-for-profit organisation they focus on maximising the lasting positive impacts on the local placements and community through their established partnerships and volunteer management.

For each volunteer placement Pod Volunteer clearly identifies why volunteers are needed and how they can help to make a difference to the ongoing work of the project so that the volunteer placement is worthwhile, whilst ensuring that they provide volunteers to support local staff, not to replace them. The Pod Charity allows additional financial assistance to overseas communities by supporting sustainable local initiatives improving the lives of people and animals and helping conserve the environment.

Pod Volunteer helps to match volunteers to the most appropriate project by providing them with honest, clear and in-depth information before volunteers commit to a project and they undertake background checks on our community volunteers. By providing all volunteers with their responsible travel policy they actively encourage our volunteers to minimise their environmental, social and economic impacts while volunteering overseas.

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