Short UK conservation break

Get active and help conserve that vital habitat wildlife need.  Responsible Travel have a fantastic range of worldwide volunteer breaks!  Many of their volunteer holidays involve working with wildlife habitat.  Protecting animal habitat is vital if we are to protect the animals - without it, they cannot thrive.  A key reason why so many species are under threat is because their habtiat is vanishing so we need to conserve and protect what they have.
Wildlife watching & conservation holiday in Scotland Wildlife Watching and Conservation Holiday in Scotland
Spend a week in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.  Learn about and observe the wildlife there, and help to restore the ancient Caledonian Forest.  These wildlife weeks combine exciting wildlife experiences with practical conservation work.  From £190.  Find out more here

There are lots more volunteer holidays available worldwide - click here for a full listing!

The National Trust also has a number of working holidays to help keep Britain beautiful and to help many animal species and plants.  You can help conserve Britain's wildlife and heritage.  You could also become a Working Holiday Leader.  There are different types of National Trust holidays from Youth Discovery to Family, and from Independent to Short Break, so there's something for everyone.  Click here to find a working holiday with the National Trust and here to download their brochure.
 

If you really want to get away for a couple of days and do something different, short breaks may be just the thing. 

Animals are dependent on wetlands & woodland, hedges and trees for places to rest & nest, shelter and feed, so the conservation of these places makes a difference.  They will get you away to beautiful surroundings, give you exercise, fresh air, a chance to make new friends and that feel good factor that comes with volunteering and making a difference. 

You do need to be physically fit & willing to muck in and get stuck in in all aspects of these breaks.  

The RSPB has some residential volunteering holidays in the UK
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The RSPB is the largest nature conservation charity in the UK. It works to protect birds and wildlife in the UK and overseas.

The charity has residential volunteer holidays around the UK, with over 40 different places and lots of things to do.   Spend a week or more on a reserve!  Click here to find all the different opportunities in the UK.

And if you can't fit a holiday in, they also have ways to help birds and wildlife in under 15 minutesYou could also take a look at the RSPB's "I'm game for anything" section to help wildlife

 Volunteer to restore Britain's canals

Volunteer to restore Britain's canals

Canals are an important wildlife sanctuary so it is important to restore and maintain them.   The Waterway Recovery Group runs working holidays called Canal Camps - just the thing for anyone who loves being outdoors and making a difference.  Meet new people, bring derelict canals back to life, acquire new skills and do something really meaningful on a short break.  Click here for more information.

Volunteer for dolphins and whales

Volunteer for dolphins and whales

Be a residential volunteer at the Scottish Dolphin Centre between February and October.  Applications for 2014 are now closed, but if this holiday appeals to you, find out more and watch their website for future opportunities

 

 

Animal Experience Days

As you check out animal experience days around our website, look for Red Letter Days. They are giving visitors from this website (which is a part of the Animal Human Wellbeing family) 15% off many of their experiences...  horse riding, zoo keeping, owl experience days, animal encounters and more!

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