Volunteering for Over 50’s

Volunteer & Travel Over 50s Volunteers

Volunteering abroad is a rewarding experience at any age and we have many over 50s travellers who come to us for a unique and uplifting travel encounter, a volunteering holiday with a difference. With a number of programs to choose from including English teaching, medical and health volunteering, disabled care, women’s empowerment, wildlife conservation or marine conservation, arts volunteering, or yoga and volunteer work combined, our over 50s travel programs offer something unique and meaningful for every type of traveller. But unlike the big corporate companies, we don’t have a one size fits all program structure. We understand that at any age, at any stage in life, every volunteer has his / her own personal needs and requirements, so we’re flexible to ensure that we can accommodate any age group.

Our over 50s volunteering programs are designed to broaden your horizons, expand your mind and heart, and add value to your life. So if you’re inspired by travelling around the world and doing great things to give back to communities as you set your own path, we invite you to join our friendly team across some of the most incredible and fascinating locations.

Our destinations are India, Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Mozambique and the beautiful island of Bali. Our carefully selected program partners and hand-picked locations have all been tried and tested by our own team and strike the perfect balance between off the beaten path destinations and close proximity or easy access to tourist sites / cities. So you can really personalise your experience.

In addition to our carefully curated programs and locations, we will take care of all the little details such as transfers and accommodation to daily meals plus program excursions or cultural activities. For a little extra you can get single room and air conditioning upgrades.

If you’re looking for a new way to challenge yourself or you want to deepen connections with people from all around the world, we look forward to having you on board with one of our amazing over 50s volunteering projects.

Most of our projects and travel options are suitable for all age groups. If there is any program or travel idea you may have please share this with us and we will do our best to ensure you get the most out of your volunteer holiday.

Why be an over 50s volunteer?


Meaningful Travel

Life is short, so we believe that you should do travel that matters to you. Make the most out of your time, enhance your years of retirement and search for life’s deeper meaning.


Amazing Locations

We’ve handpicked some of the most spectacular destinations, including blissful beaches in Bali, cosmopolitan communes in South Africa and peaceful villages in Thailand.  


Broaden Horizons

Learning never stops no matter what age so come join us and take part in our volunteering projects and get involved in cultural classes and exciting local activities.


Do Your Bit

It’s never too late to give back and our over 50s programs allow you to do your bit helping others whilst travelling responsibly and ethically.




“There is some kind of magic that happens when you’re in India; the climate, the people, the warm welcome, the happiness in every person, the culture ‘“ it’s simply inspiring. On top of that; having a group of friendly, thoughtful organizers guiding me through the program made my time volunteering with Rainbow Voluntours one of the most memorable moments in my life.
If anyone reading this is considering becoming a volunteer, don’t hesitate, become a volunteer. It will be the most rewarding experience and adventure of your life. I assure you that you will have a vital impact on the community, the place and the children. Kerala was my destination. Safe, beautiful and very friendly. Just do it and have an adventure of your life!”

Harminder Athwal (from Canada) Volunteered in Dec 2015

Over 50s Volunteer Programs

Teaching English in Kerala, Southern India
Come join us in beautiful Kerala on India’s tropical Malabar Coast and teach English in local schools or community centres.

Volunteer in Kolkata, East India
Come join us in this historical city and former capital of the British Raj. Work with slum children. A truly off the beaten path program in India.

Volunteer in Nepal
Help with education programs in Kathmandu and explore this magnificent country surrounded by the Himalayas and learn about Hindu and Buddhist cultures.

Women’s Empowerment in India
Change the lives of women in East India and volunteer at local community centres, women’s colleges, school and orphanages.

Disabled Care in India
Work with children living with mental or physical disabilities in schools, orphanages and hospitals.

Yoga and Volunteer in India
Combine two passions to create the perfect India travel experience; volunteer with local communities and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul through the power of yoga.

Construction Program in India
Have a direct and positive impact on the local communities in India, Nepal OR Thailand and volunteer in our building and community construction program.

Sports Coaching in Sri Lanka
Nurture the talents of young sports stars and work with kids teaching them cricket, swimming, volleyball and more.

Family Volunteering in India
Bring the whole family and volunteer for anything from 2 weeks – 1 month whilst travelling, learning and growing together.

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