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Is the year our parent company Manos Abiertas was founded, sending volunteers mainly to South America. After a break of 3 years Original Volunteers was founded in 2006 to make volunteering easy, enjoyable and affordable. Original Volunteers is a registered UK limited company based in Norwich, ATOL bonded and ASDAN certificated as well as a member of the British Safety Council.

Becoming one of the largest providers of volunteer work in major cities around the world. We have an amazing team of over 250 staff in the UK and abroad. supporting an increasing number of volunteers each year. We have an impressive list of 21 destinations and more than 100 unique volunteer options to choose from to make that difference.

With so much already achieved last year it is now time to start shouting about all the individual achievements of volunteers and communities because this year we are expecting to help even more communities and volunteers with new projects in Asia and Australia.

Above: Helping new volunteers

Above: Original Volunteers Head Office in Norwich, UK

Above: Team meeting discussing new projects


Above: A Project Adviser

Above: Our office space

Above: Information fair

Caroline Revell Operations Manager

Michelle Bayley Administration Manager

Mariana Lee Group Bookings Manager

Sandra Large Pre-Departure Support Manager

Original Volunteers - What we do best!

Unlike some other volunteer providers we are not owned by a large holding holiday firm looking for large profits from each trip sold. This means we can offer the very best prices for volunteer experiences which are closer to the right local price.

Apart from prices, what is so special about Original Volunteers is that volunteering is all we do, it's our specialism and it's why people return to us project after project, year after year including schools and colleges.

And once overseas you won't be on your own. At all projects you will be sharing with other volunteers and your friendly volunteer support team.

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