Make a difference on one of our worldwide
volunteering & teaching tour programs
At SY Travel, we're obsessed with the planet and everything in it, so it's a no-brainer that we believe in giving something back to the communities we travel to... it's at the heart of what we do. We've got tons of volunteering projects across the world, which you can do for as long as you like, in a number of different ways and loads of locations - from helping Orangutans in Borneo to volunteering with children in India.
Why volunteer with STA Travel?
Our volunteering projects are authentic, sustainable and responsible. We believe in giving back to the communities we visit by making sure that our travel has a positive impact on their local economies. We only work with a select number of partners who build meaningful relationships with local communities, whilst ensuring that we fulfill our traveler's desires to make a difference.
Where To Volunteer
This is the really fun part... choosing where in the world to go. From the wilds of Africa to the palm fringed beaches of the Pacific - combine your passion for working with children with some temple gazing in Asia; mix a project preserving the fragile African eco-system with a safari to spot the 'Big Five', or spend your weekends chilling by the ocean in Mexico, Costa Rica and more...
TEACHING IN SURIN
Visit two very different sides to Thailand with two nights around Khao San's famous backpackers district, a day tour to Bangkok's temples and markets and leisurely free times in the rural town of Surin. Working in small groups, you'll help in local schools, planning and teaching English classes to young Thai students. Check out the weekend nightlife and bar scene for pleasure.
THAI ELEPHANT CONSERVATION
Set in the valley surrounded by forested mountains, this project offers a peaceful home for more than 30 neglected and previously abused elephants. Volunteer activities include preparing and feeding the gentle giants and general maintenance of the park. You know what they say about elephant minds, they don't forget. The package include accommodation, transfers, activities and meals.
TEACHING CHILDREN IN LAOS
Plan and deliver conversational English Lessons in the land of smile, through storytelling, singing songs, playing games. There's a high demand for teachers in this underprivileged area dues to a rise in tourism, so your help will really be appreciated. Spend the weekends at cooking classes, discover temples or visit local water falls. We can also arrange internship opportunities.
Only got two weeks to know Thailand? Discover culture sites as the Grand Palace or Bankok's National Museum, Volunteer with elephants in Thailand's idyllic countryside and party on the beaches of Koh Phangan the perfect mix of local-living and backpacker-tripping. Volunteers with taking care of elephants. Spend the last 5 days on the sun-kissed island of Koh Phangan.