The winners of the 2019 competition will be announced in


Shown below in alphabetical order are the finalists in the Best Volunteering Organisation category



For 30 years, Frontier volunteers, staff and host-country counterparts have worked tirelessly in their mission to safeguard biodiversity, build sustainable livelihoods and inspire young and old to make their travel meaningful. Established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO), Frontier has been an innovator in creating quality volunteer programmes across the globe.

Operation Wallacea

Operation Wallacea (Opwall) is a conservation research organisation that is funded by, and relies on, teams of student volunteers who join expeditions for the opportunity to work on real-world research programmes alongside academic researchers. Unlike most traditional gap year and volunteer organisations, Opwall has a heavy research focus with 469 academic papers published to date and support from University academics worldwide.

Pod Volunteer

We are a non-profit organisation arranging ethical, sustainable and supported volunteer placements at animal sanctuaries, conservation projects and community initiatives around the world. We scour the globe for the best projects and then get to know these projects deeply through close relationships and visits. Projects always fulfil local needs and deliver genuine benefit. We have all volunteered overseas and are passionate about sharing these experiences with others – we love what we do!

Travel Teacher

Travel Teacher empowers youths to pursue life-changing experiences around the world, leaving a positive mark on the communities they visit and the environments they explore. We are a community of driven, empathetic, and ambitious individuals that seek to make travel more ethical, meaningful and educational, we want travel to change young people in ways that they have never imagined! We have a range of inclusive overseas provision in an array of countries.

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