Europe has a lot to offer &
it's right on your doorstep
You don't have to go far for rewarding projects & picturesque landscapes
Volunteer in Europe
Often overlooked, Europe has so much to offer with many natural hidden gems, amazing wildlife and rich culture. There's no need to travel to the other side of the world in search of endangered animals, beautiful scenery or vibrant cultures, they can be found right on your doorstep!
When looking to volunteer abroad, many people choose to look at Africa or Asia. However, this diverse continent is the perfect place to help the abundant marine life that call our waters home. With short flight times, western values and many picture postcard landscapes, the perfect trip awaits.
If you are looking to volunteer for 1 week or 3 months, all of your time and effort will contribute to long-term sustainable projects and you can leave with a real sense of achievement.
So whether you are exploring the Melissani caves in Greece while conserving sea turtles or climbing Mount Teide to see the sunrise over Tenerife during your free time researching dolphins and whales, Europe has a lot to offer.
By volunteering in one of our great destinations in Europe, you will get the chance to explore and discover a new country, join in on exciting activities and meet like-minded people with whom will become life-long friends.
The majority of our participants are first-time solo travellers, therefore safety is our top priority. Our pre-departure buddy lists and dedicated Facebook groups allow you to talk with everyone going at the same time to ensure you have a positive experience volunteering overseas.
All of the programmes in Europe include extensive pre-departure information and support, as well as assistance with all aspects of your trip from our UK team. Our dedicated in-country co-ordinators are there to provide you with local support throughout your placement and depending on which programme you choose, also your airport pickup, orientation, accommodation and meals.
GreeceRelatively untouched by tourism, this is your chance to take the slower pace of life. Wander the many areas of unspoilt natural beauty, from impressive limestone cliffs, rugged green landscapes to long stretches of pristine sandy beaches. If you're looking for paradise closer to home, then look no further than Kefalonia, Greece.
PortugalPortugal is once again emerging into the spotlight and is becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Portugal has it all; centuries old historic cities, world-renowned cuisine, natural and vast landscapes, long hot summers and some of the worlds most spectacular beaches - do you need anymore reasons to visit?
Or choose your Europen adventure by project
Childcare projectsVolunteering with children is one of the most rewarding ways to spend your time abroad and allows you to immerse yourself into the local community. By assisting in local day care centres and kindergartens in underprivileged communities, you will provide young children (under 6 years old) the encouragement, love and education that they need to grow and flourish.
Family projectsWhy not do something different for your next family holiday? Our family volunteering projects will allow everyone to fully immerse themselves into worthwhile projects, while creating memories that will last a lifetime. There is no better way of learning than my travelling and experiencing new things, which is why we offer many programmes for children aged 5 years and up.
Medical projectsOur medical programmes will provide you with invaluable experience as you observe and work alongside local professionals. We can organise a variety of health related placements for your medical elective, including; nursing, physical therapy, midwifery, dentistry, paediatrics, surgery and more. Several of our projects also welcome qualified professionals and pre-med students.
Mental health projectsOur mental health and psychology programmes will provide you with invaluable experience as you observe and work alongside local professionals. You will get to volunteer across multiple settings for a broad experience, including government hospitals, half way homes and head out into the community on home visits.
Older AdultsGone are the days where travelling abroad was the preserve of gap year students. Don't let old fashioned attitudes hold you back as you are never too old to take on a new and exciting challenge. Volunteering abroad is a fantastic way to see the world and take on a new experience while sharing a lifetime of skills and knowledge with those less fortunate.
Teaching projectsGet set for a trip full of laughter and joy as you dedicate your time to teach children in less developed countries. This is your chance to shape and redirect someone’s future into something brighter and better – nothing else compares! Get fully involved in planning and delivering lessons that can be anything from teaching English, getting messy with art or being creative through music and dance.
Travel & Volunteer ExperiencesOffering the best of both worlds, our travel and volunteer trips combine rewarding volunteering projects with an exciting adventure. Travel around your chosen country as a group, as you explore and discover on our action packed trips. Take in the amazing landscapes, get involved in exciting activities, meet friendly locals and volunteer on worthwhile programmes to help make a difference - what more could you want?
Under 18 projectsUnder 18 but still want to volunteer abroad? Well look no further! We have over 20 projects across the world in some of our most popular destinations, including wildlife, childcare, teaching and more! Our safe and structured programmes make volunteering the ideal why to travel abroad by yourself for the first time and to make new lifelong friends. So, if you are 16 or 17 years old, what are you waiting for…it’s time to see the world!
Wildlife projectsHelp save endangered species by carrying out vital research while observing animals in their natural habitat. Or get up close to some majestic animals to provide care and attention within one of our partnered ethical sanctuaries. This is your chance to head out on safari in search of the famous big five in South Africa, release baby sea turtles in Sri Lanka, look after elephants in Thailand and so much more.
- 2,601 animals rehabilitated & released
- 20,755 sea turtles successfully hatched
- 1,550 children have benefited from education
- £310,731 has been donated to our local projects
- 55,850 hours of help provided by volunteers
You’re not alone
- 94% of volunteers travel by themselves
- 82% of volunteers are female
- Perfect way to make new lifelong friends
- Explore exciting destinations as a group
- Meet everyone in our Facebook groups
Why The Mighty Roar?
- Affordable and transparent fees
- Responsible and sustainable projects
- Ethical wildlife programmes
- 100% financial protection
- 24/7 emergency support