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8.9 / 10 after 394 Reviews Based on overall, support & value average ratings

Frontier has over 300 projects globally, offering unlimited opportunities to volunteer abroad. You could be spending memorable days scuba diving off the brilliant white beaches of Fiji or discovering South Africa on a conservation project with lion cubs! You can learn new skills, gain valuable qualifications and make lifelong friends.

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Dany's A+ Turtle Review!!!

I really enjoyed so much about being here, even if it didnt seem like it when i was in the sun. Night Survey was super interesting, working so close to turtles in the wild. Morning survey too, especially when i relocated a nest. The environment here is amazing, how the only things that matter are the turtles and what im going to do in my hammock is in the sun. The evenings were so fun, with the games and parties that were thrown. Every staff member and volunteer has been so nice and helpful and awesome to be around.

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Posted: July 25, 2014
Overall:
8
Support:
10
Value:
10
Age:
18

I volunteered with Frontier for two weeks in the jungle of Costa Rica and can honestly say it was the best two weeks of my life! There was something to do all of the time and the activities were very varied. Two weeks was not long enough and I had difficulty fitting everything in, boredom was never an issue - more likely over excitement at what I was doing. Frontier itself was very efficient. We were met at the airport and overseen throughout the transfer to the project. Everyone was so friendly and lovely and I felt totally included in everything from the moment I arrived. The personal highlight for me was getting to touch two sea turtles as we tagged their flippers but every moment was special. If you enjoy being outside and active, this is the project and the company for you!

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Posted: July 24, 2014
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
8
By: LizMooney
Age:
19

Even though I was only on this project (Greece Turtle Conservation) for two weeks I feel like it has made me grow into a more independent person. The project has allowed me to experience and learn new things, such as relocating nests which are too close to the sea (under 18m) and experience a night survey, when the turtles come out to lay their eggs. I have met great new people which I probably wouldn’t have met back home but that’s part of it. It’s a nice change.

My favourite part of the experience is a tough one; I can’t say I have actually disliked any of the things I have got involved in, but as I have said before the night survey was a great opportunity to help with the tagging of any turtles which have laid their eggs.

We may have had to walk a few miles along the beach every morning to check if there was any new nests laid the night before but to be quite honest I really enjoyed it, what’s wrong with walking along the beach and watching the sun rise every morning. Oh and ofcourse the daydreaming while you walk is great too, just watch where you are walking.

The best advice I could give a new volunteer would be to be prepared for walking along the beach for a varied amount of time and possibly in the heat. Also to bring lots of plasters, you will cut yourself at some point! And lastly work hard.

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Posted: July 20, 2014
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9
Age:
19

I was very anxious before arrival in Madagascar to begin a Healthcare project of which I knew almost nothing about. Upon arrival however, the long lasting anxiety quickly faded as I was welcomed into open arms by the Frontier staff. I was immediately given a rundown of the things I was going to be working on during my stay in Nosy-Be. I was basically given the opportunity see what I enjoyed doing the most and what I wanted to continue doing during my stay. By the end of my four weeks, I really didn’t want to leave. The experiences I had during those four weeks were unforgettable. Whether it was going to youth club 3 times a week, designing and preparing a healthcare mural at École Frère, being said “hello” to by the young Malagasy children everywhere I went, playing (and winning) a football match against the nuns running the school, enjoying incredibly social party nights at camp every Friday, competing in Frontier’s very own Beach Olympics, meeting and being around such great people all day, or just living on a beautiful island for four weeks. This was truly one of the greatest experiences of my life, and if I ever have an opportunity to do it again … well, it’s a no-brainer. Although next time, I think I’d have to stay for longer.

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Posted: July 16, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
Age:
21

As soon as I arrived with Frontier Madagascar I immediately felt welcomed and at home. The camp was a lot more advanced then I was expecting having running water, sheltered living as well as having more of a choice than beans and rice everyday, including a steak night with vegetarian option. The volunteers and staff members all quickly became a close family making you feel confident and content speaking with anyone, about most things including with problems. The overall experience was amazing and this being my first trip abroad alone, was truly once in a lifetime. I learned so much in the two weeks I was there about the many species Madagascar had to offer, I wish I had stayed for longer as there was so much more to the island of Nosy-Be than expected.

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Posted: July 10, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
6
Age:
22

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