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Structured and safe projects for under 18's

Under 18 but still want to volunteer abroad? Well look no further! With The Mighty Roar, your age won’t stand in the way. We have over 20 projects for 17 year olds in some of our most popular destinations.

You will get to travel to some of the most amazing parts of the world, where you will get to explore a new and exciting country with your new found friends. Whether you are releasing baby sea turtles in Sri Lanka or looking after children in Bali, your time will be spent helping on rewarding and fun programmes.

All of the programmes 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.

Our structured and safe programmes mean volunteering is ideal for first time and solo travellers. Our pre-departure buddy lists and dedicated Facebook groups allow you to talk with everyone going at the same time as well as previous participants. 
  • Pre-departure buddy lists so you can talk with everyone else travelling at the same time

  • Ideal for first time and / or solo travellers

  • 24/7 UK and in-country telephone numbers for you & your parents / guardians

  • Comprehensive pre-departure support and assistance with all aspects of your trip

  • No previous experience or qualifications needed

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From $300

Sri Lanka Sea Turtle Conservation

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Help to protect and conserve endangered sea turtles by volunteering at our sea turtle hatchery. We are proud to be the first and only 100% ethical programme in the whole of Sri Lanka where you will get involved with all aspects of true conservation. See wild turtles come up to nest on beach patrols, release baby turtles into the sea and so much more!

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From $350

Bali Marine Conservation

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Sunday
We urgently need support from volunteers from around the world to help restore and protect the coral reef in picturesque Tianyar. What once was a highly biodiverse and healthy 3 kilometre reef, it is now in a poor condition due to many years of unsustainable fishing practices and from pollution. Spend your days building artificial reefs and once per week scuba diving.

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From $275

Tanzania Childcare Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Volunteer to help the children in one of Tanzania’s most renowned communities, the Maasai. With their iconic brightly coloured wraps and their distinctive dances, interacting with the Maasai is as every bit as memorable as any landscape or big five encounter. Helping within the day care centre will see you busy assisting the teachers and playing with the children - where you will be sure to brighten up their lives.

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From $270

Sri Lanka Childcare Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Get ready to experience the beauty of Sri Lanka while helping on this hugely rewarding project. You and other volunteers will play a crucial role in interacting with the children keeping them entertained and happy, while building their confidence and teaching them basic English and life skills. You will offer invaluable assistance to the local staff and provide the care and love the children need.

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From $275

Ghana Childcare Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Are you ready to take on a new experience where you can explore the real Africa, make lots of new friends and make a real difference to the lives of young underprivileged children? Your time and effort at our day care centre is vital and you will provide an important contribution to the children’s daily lives.

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From $250

India Childcare Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Discover the colourful culture of India while volunteering to support underfunded and understaffed day care centres around Jaipur. Brighten up the lives of young children making a vital and important contribution to their daily lives. Help with the provision of childcare to disadvantaged children as well as participating in a range of exciting activities – with the aim to put a smile on every child's face.

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From $300

Bali Childcare Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Sunday
Want to do something amazing on your next trip abroad? Come and help at our day care centre, where you will be welcomed with open arms by the children and community. They will be sure to fill your life with laughter and unconditional love! This hugely rewarding experience will fully immerse you into the local Balinese culture, where you will interact with the locals and get to know their traditions and lifestyle.

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From $600

Sri Lanka Travel & Volunteer Experience

  • Duration
    2-4 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Selected start dates between Jan & Sept
Spend 2-4 weeks travelling and volunteering in Sri Lanka where you will get to see some amazing scenery, meet friendly locals, create unforgettable memories and help make a difference on rewarding community and wildlife volunteer projects. One of our favourite and most popular destinations, Sri Lanka is spectacular, affordable and still uncrowded - so now is the perfect time to go!

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From $275

Tanzania Dog Sanctuary

  • Duration
    1-24 weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Volunteer to help the children in one of Tanzania’s most renowned communities, the Maasai. With their iconic brightly coloured wraps and their distinctive dances, interacting with the Maasai is as every bit as memorable as any landscape or big five encounter. Helping within the day care centre will see you busy assisting the teachers and playing with the children - where you will be sure to brighten up their lives.

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From $700

Bali Diving Conservation

  • Duration
    1-8 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    10+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Thursday
Be at the forefront of marine conservation by diving up to eight times a week across four different sites. You will work alongside the local community to deploy artificial reef structures around along the North coast of Bali whilst also carrying out research and ID dives. Based at one of the most popular diving spots in Bali, you'll spend your days in the serene waters of the Indian ocean and soak up the scenery on this idyllic diving programme.

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From $370

Vietnam Childcare Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Are you someone who is hard working, caring and able to understand and adapt to the differing needs of children? If so, you would be the perfect person to come and continue the great work that goes on day in day out in Vietnam. Help underprivileged children in and around Hanoi where your time volunteering will be greatly appreciated by the local community.

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From $1,210

Bali Travel & Volunteer Experience

  • Duration
    2-4 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Selected start dates between Jan & Sept
Join us on an adventure you will never forget as we explore everything Bali has to offer and help on worthwhile community and marine volunteer programmes. Experience Bali's ancient culture, extravagant temples, picture perfect rice paddies, beaches that most people only dream about and the clear turquoise waters that are packed with marine life! Prepare yourself for breathtaking sites, new friends for life and complete cultural immersion.

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From $370

Vietnam Teaching Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Come and enjoy stunning Vietnam where you will help children to improve their futures by teaching them English. Get to know lots about the vibrant and diverse Vietnamese culture when you immerse yourself within this warm and welcoming community.

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From $300

Bali Teaching Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Sunday
Come and enjoy the picturesque Bali where you will immerse yourself within the warm and welcoming community and get to know lots about the vibrant and diverse Balinese culture. With the main aim of teaching English for free, you, along with other volunteers will focus on providing a fun and enjoyable experience, where the children can further progress their English.

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From $250

India Teaching Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Come and help teach English and other vital subjects in our partnering government run schools in Jaipur. This is your chance to fully immerse yourself within the local community and to give the amazing gift of education to the many underprivileged children that attend every day.

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From $275

Tanzania Teaching Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Teach English and other important subjects in the heart of Tanzania, as you assist within overcrowded and under resourced government primary schools. You will become an integral part of the school and local community, as you encourage students to develop a skill to help them achieve their future goals.

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From $270

Sri Lanka Teaching Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Your help is needed to improve the future of many underprivileged children in the local impoverished communities. Make a difference to the lives of the children by volunteering on this rewarding programme. Your dedication and time will help massively to provide the education the children need in order to grow, develop and become independent. Teach English, play games and have fun! Live life on the beach and enjoy this beautiful country.

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From $250

India Medical Experience

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Gain vital medical experience abroad with our diverse Indian medical programme. This is your fantastic opportunity to gain first-hand exposure and an in-depth insight into the health care system in India, while also providing an extra pair of hands to help assist. From observing and following the local staff, you will gain valuable knowledge and an understanding of the problems faced in Jaipur, as well as the best procedures and processes to handle them.

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From $1,320

Montenegro Dolphin Research

  • Duration
    4-12 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • 1st Saturday of every month
Gain real life experience as a marine biologist as you contribute towards important dolphin research. The picturesque bay of Kotor is a biodiversity hotspot and officially the deepest fjord in the mediterranean - making it a perfect home for bottlenose and striped dolphins. However, due to increasing threats the species is now at risk of disappearing completely from the Adriatic. Volunteering alongside an inspiring team of researchers, your duties will include participating in land and boat surveys as well as entering data, helping with photo identification, joining community outreach projects and more!

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From $650

India Travel & Volunteer Experience

  • Duration
    2-4 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Selected start dates in July & August
Are you looking for an enriching, inspiring and unforgettable journey across the heart of India? From watching the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, learning about the historic Amber Fort and walking the crowded streets of Delhi, everyday will be exciting and intriguing. You'll also completely immerse yourself into the local culture by volunteering on one of our meaningful community projects and taking part in several cultural workshops.

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From $380

Madagascar Sea Turtle Conservation

  • Duration
    1-12 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Monday
Assist in identifying popular nesting areas along remote and picturesque beaches in Madagascar and it's surrounding islands. This programme gives you the opportunity to get up close to these beautiful creatures whilst helping to ensure the health and survival of the species into the future. Surrounded by lush green forests overlooking the coral reef, the accommodation is based just a stone’s throw away from a picturesque white sandy beach. This really is paradise.

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From $350

Ghana Medical Experience

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
This is your chance to gain valuable first-hand experience of the healthcare system in Ghana. You will get a real insight into the difficulties faced and meet some of the amazing people trying to help make a difference to the lives of the local community. During your time on the placement, you will get to shadow and assist the professional medical staff where you will get an unparalleled experience.

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From $300

Sri Lanka Street Dog Rescue

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
We need your help in Sri Lanka on our new street dog initiative that aims to help protect and care for man’s best friend and to improve the animal-human relationship within the local community. Being a dog in Sri Lanka is a hard life and we urgently need volunteers like you to help monitor, take care of and feed all of the street dogs that have currently been identified in the local area.

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From $275

Ghana Teaching Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Help teach underprivileged children where you will leave each day with a real sense of achievement. There is no better way to experience life in Ghana, where you will be surrounded by beautiful beaches and jungles and be integrated into the friendly and hospitable culture. You will play an important role in supporting the local teachers and providing a different way for how the children can learn.

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From $1,239

Costa Rica Travel & Volunteer Experience

  • Duration
    2-4 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Selected start dates in July & August
The Costa Rica Experience is the perfect 3-week adventure for wildlife lovers, adrenaline chasers and sun worshippers alike. One of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, if mother nature could show off what she’s really capable of, she would take you to Costa Rica. Get set for paradise, as we explore volcanoes, rainforests, beaches and more!

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From $790

Sri Lanka Elephant Conservation

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    Every Monday
Encounter the beautiful Asian elephant in it's natural habitat in the depths of the Sri Lankan jungle. Become involved in true elephant conservation and make a positive impact to elephants and the local communities. You will be responsible for gathering information, collecting essential environmental data, teaching the local communities and much much more!

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From $760

Zimbabwe Elephant & Rhino Sanctuary

  • Duration
    1-8 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    Every Monday
Get up close with our rhinos and elephant herd where you will be involved in valuable conservation work that will help towards securing the futures of these endangered species. This hands-on diverse experience will see you studying and learning about the animals behaviour, undertaking anti poaching patrols and lots more! You will get a unique behind the scenes insight into this family owned 10,000 acre game reserve in the heart of Zimbabwe.

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From $250

India Special Needs Childcare Volunteers

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life whilst experiencing a diverse and culturally rich country? Come and help in India on our rewarding childcare programme that is having a profound impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities and help to make positive change where it is needed the most!

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From $280

Sri Lanka Medical Experience

  • Duration
    1-12 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Gain invaluable experience assisting in a busy hospital in Sri Lanka, where you will get up close clinical exposure. This unique experience will open your eyes to the world of medicine in Sri Lanka and offers you the chance to gain vital international work experience. You will get hands on training, supervised by experienced medical experts and will be fully involved in the day-to-day activities.

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From $350

Ghana Mental Health & Psychology Experience

  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Our mental health and psychology experience will allow participants to see how psychiatric services operate in Ghana. You will gain a deeper understanding, insight and awareness of the mental health care system as you observe and assist in the local government hospital as well as head out regularly into the community on our home visit and outreach project.

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From $1,950

Madagascar Marine Conservation

  • Duration
    4-12 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Monday
Travel to the picturesque island of Nosy Komba in Madagascar to help the local team gather vital raw scientific data about the surrounding coral reefs and the marine life that call it home. You'll receive comprehensive and practical training that will allow you to dive into the depths of the crystal clear waters on a daily basis and come face to face with a diverse abundance of marine life, including sea turtles, sting rays, whale sharks, dolphins and more.

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From $280

Sri Lanka Mental Health & Psychology Experience

  • Duration
    1-12 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
Receive a broad overview, understanding and insight into the mental health care and needs in Sri Lanka. By spending time shadowing and observing mental health doctors, you will gain a real insight into the struggles faced and the stark contrasts. Gain a unique experience as you spend time in hospitals, half way homes and at a local Ayurveda clinic.

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From $1,060

Zimbabwe Horse Riding & Wildlife Conservation

  • Duration
    1-2 Weeks
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Selected Mondays throughout the year
A horse riding safari within a 10,000 acre wildlife reserve located in the heart of the African bush? Say no more! Jump on and head off the beaten track to get up close to elephants, rhinos, giraffe, zebras and many more animals as you contribute to the overall conservancy management and reserve with unique activities and experiences.

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