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Ten of the best... British volunteering holidays

Ten of the best... British volunteering holidays

One of the fastest growing sectors of the travel industry, a quick Google search for voluntourism brings up more than 180,000 results, with options including everything from helping out at an African orphanage to a break spent monitoring orangutan numbers in Borneo. And this sort of trip is no longer just for the gap year brigade either. According to a recent survey by travel website, Cheap Tickets , a whopping 55 per cent of respondents said that they would consider giving up a day or two of their holiday to volunteer. In the UK, say voluntourism specialists, Grown Up Gap Year , more than 100,000 people per year choose to use their time off to make a difference.

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