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8.9 / 10 after 345 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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I've done a lot of travelling in the past few years, and I must say if I ever imagined island life than Caye Caulker is definitely a perfect representative. The village on the south island is small enough to get around in a jiffy, while still having secluded spots on the beach where you can read a book. The locals are all familiar with one another, and I've made quite the contact list of my own along the way! At camp on the north island, you get a feel for the true nature of Belize - quite literally! There are trails to walk, activities on site which of course include snorkeling off the pier, in addition to PADI training and surveys. At the end of a long day my favorite thing to do is to chill in a hammock, and enjoy the breeze.
I sill have quite a while to be here, but I'm sure I will enjoy it and learn so much more than I have already!

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Posted: April 16, 2014
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Had an amazing time in Madagascar on the Marine programme.

The staff in camp were brilliant, they were passionate about their role, extremely knowledgeable and always went out of their way to help. Having this support really made the project enjoyable, as there weren't any questions left unanswered.

Although I was only on the programme for a short 2 weeks I was able to take part in the surveying and learn the skills required for the conservation work we were partaking in on-site.

The Frontier camp was lovely and not as basic as I was expecting. The volunteers are always kept busy and the staff even arrange activities for the days off meaning that I was able to dive some amazing sites when not surveying or revising.

On a slightly negative note; I think my complaint would be the inefficiency of the Head office staff. I was incorrectly overcharged for my project which only came to light when I was pointing out that they had already put me down for the incorrect time period of 4 weeks and not 2.

I also had a few problems with the flight booking that I made through the partner company (GYT) where they had failed to put luggage onto one of my connecting flights even though I had specifically asked about my allowance. This cost me extra when I was in the airport.

Overall I would definitely recommend this project as although I experienced issues with Frontier Head Office and the flight company, I had no problems with the staff in-country once I had arrived.

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Posted: April 16, 2014
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By: EmilyH
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23

Had an amazing time in Fiji, met some amazing people and have some brilliant memories to take back.

The project was fantastic, really practical and managed to get loads of stories published, the homestay family will do anything in their power to make you feel comfortable and at home.

Definitely recommend this trip to anybody who's looking for valuable experience whilst also getting to experience a different culture and an amazing country!

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Posted: April 16, 2014
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By: tomsmith6
Age:
20

Being a relative newbie to environmental conservation I was rather nervous before embarking on The Big Cats, Primates and Turtles project in Costa Rica and quickly discovered there was much to be learnt! However, since being on camp I have found the expansive knowledge of the staff to be exciting and they are more than willing to share their expertise and answer any and every question I have with endless patience and grace. In addition to my growing knowledge, I’ve found camp couldn’t be better. It’s wonderfully run and a fantastic location. Thus far I feel three and a half months might not be long enough! The extensive biodiversity of Costa Rica creates a wonderful ‘hands-on’ learning environment and I couldn’t ask for better teachers. Now it’s just up to me to learn as much as I can before my time is up!

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Posted: April 14, 2014
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By: JodieA
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Madagascar...its tough to put into words what makes Madagascar so amazing. The staff was top notch; they were both professional and personal. The other volunteers were awesome as well. With the atmosphere maintained on camp its nearly impossible to not make friends and have a great time. The wildlife on Nosy Be is truly incomparable to anywhere else on earth. The scuba diving there is fantastic as well. Overall, this trip was the experience of a lifetime and I wouldn't have traded it for anything in the world.

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Posted: April 14, 2014
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By: samwhite
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18

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