Volunteer Abroad
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  :: Why Cactus?

Cactus is an award-winning company and one of the world's leading providers of language travel abroad. Established in 1998 in Brighton, UK, we are proud to offer language courses in over 25 languages, and in 45 countries and 150 destinations, worldwide. We are passionate about languages and travel and, as well as speaking some 10 languages between us, have personally visited all the locations we send our clients.

Our Volunteers Abroad programme has been an enormous success and has grown rapidly over the years to now include programmes in 22 countries. We work closely with the schools and volunteer organisations in each of these places and our competitive prices mean that we can guarantee real value for money for many very worthwhile causes.


Cactus has been featured in many gap year, internship and volunteer publications, and we are proud to be an approved member of the prestigious Worldwide Volunteering organisation. We can confidently say that we are experts in our field, and our friendly and professional team are always at the end of the phone to help and advise you on your volunteering experience.

As a UK-based operator, and as holders of an ATOL license, we are able to quote and arrange flights from the UK. We can also arrange insurance for UK citizens, so let us know if you need help with either of these.

Volunteers Abroad Financial Protection for Clients

Total Payment Protection (TOPP) Policy Cover:

In compliance with the UK Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 and the Civil Aviation (Air Travel Organiser's Licensing) Regulations 1995 an insurance policy has been arranged with Travel & General Insurance Company plc to protect customers' prepayments paid in respect of package holidays as defined by the Regulations. These include:

  • flight inclusive packages commencing & returning to the UK
  • non-flight inclusive packages commencing & returning to the UK
  • the ground handling aspects of packages where the customer is responsible for arranging travel to the destination
  • accommodation only holidays

offered on this website and to cater, where necessary (and subject to the terms of the insurance policy), for:

  • a refund of such prepayments if customers have not yet travelled
  • making arrangements to enable the holiday to continue if customers have already travelled or
  • repatriation of customers to the UK

in the unlikely event of financial failure.

 :: Volunteer Feedback
Volunteer Feedback

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 :: Volunteer Placements
Volunteer Costa Rica

Leatherback Turtle Project, Costa Rica
Volunteer Costa Rica
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Volunteer Malaysia Way of the Warrior, Malaysia
Volunteer Malaysia
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Volunteer China Panda Conservation, China
Volunteer China
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Volunteer Brazil Meaningful Tour, Amazon
Volunteer Brazil
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Volunteer Ecotourism Pink Flamingo Sanctuary, Mexico
Volunteer Mexico
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Volunteer Argentina Animal Rehabilitation, Argentina
Volunteer Argentina
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Volunteer Argentina Tropical TEFL
Volunteer Thailand
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