Oyster Worldwide

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Oyster Worldwide are a personable and friendly company which has managed many existing projects since 2000. We take great pride in offering gap year and career break volunteering opportunities in 13 countries around the world. With Oyster you can make a genuine contribution to the lives of children, through medical work or teaching, or animals – from small and vulnerable turtles in Costa Rica, to friendly giants like the elephants of Thailand and South Africa.

We are committed to offering you first-class support and flexibility to suit your needs – whether you want a 2 week holiday with a difference or a 12 month gap year adventure we have the project to suit you! We also brief and informally interview every candidate for our voluntary roles so that they can make an informed decision regarding the suitability of the project and so that we can get to know everyone before we send them on their travels.

We offer a whole range of projects so you can get stuck into something you really love!

  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Teaching
  • Sports
  • Childcare
  • Medical Work

Choose where you volunteer as well as what you do with worthwhile placements in 13 countries:

Australia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, India, Jordan, Kenya, Nepal, Romania, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Zambia

All accommodation offered to volunteers is comfortable and close to the project, if not on site. The type of accommodation varies depending on the project, from family homes to apartments. Please see our website for accommodation details for each placement.

Volunteer from as little as 2 weeks to a whole year, depending on the project you choose!

Program Requirements

  • 18 and older
  • Good health
    • Fluency in English is required
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