In Jamaica, Projects Abroad volunteers and staff are banding together for their first "Operation Krismus Smile". They are helping to bring joyful smiles to children's faces and will deliver gifts of teddy bears, balls, dolls, games, and toy trucks to 2000 children in disadvantaged communities in Manchester!
Following the success of the Shark Conservation Project in Fiji, we are thrilled to announce a new Shark Conservation Project in South Africa! The project launches in February 2015 and volunteers with a passion for marine wildlife can help conduct vital research and educate local communities. No diving is required on this project.
As a Disaster Relief volunteer in the Philippines, you can help build houses for families displaced by Typhoon Haiyan. Many of these families are from the low income fishing community and they are desperately in need of support to get back on their feet.
It is never too late to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Ann Cope, a successful business-woman, decided to resign from her position as Vice-President of Talent Development to join her daughter Taylor on a gap year trip around the world. Together, mother and daughter plan to visit all seven continents, including Antarctica.
If you have a background in social work, psychology, law, or have a good grasp of technology, you will be able to make a significant impact on our new Human Rights placement in Jamaica. Interns work with the Hear the Children's Cry organization and focus on their Missing Children's Project.
Looking for a worthwhile experience over winter break? Join us on a Winter Break Trip and you can help disadvantaged communities in India or Ghana for 2 weeks! Our Care & Community and Medicine projects are open to volunteers of all ages, and take place from Sunday 21st December 2014 – Saturday 3rd January 2015.
We are very excited about our new childcare placement in Chengdu! At Haibei kindergarten, volunteers teach and care for more than 200 children between the ages of 2 and 6. You can help disadvantaged kids by playing games, running educational activities, and providing emotional support.
Earlier this year, Projects Abroad began building a new school for Maasai children in Meserani, Tanzania. The Projects Abroad Academy aims to give children from disadvantaged Maasai communities access to quality education closer to home and will support up to 60 children from a pre-kindergarten level.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has the world gripped in soccer fever! If you have a passion for soccer and working with kids and teenagers, you can volunteer on the soccer development project in Peru, where you will work in local schools and sports centers.
The #BringBackOurGirls campaign has brought human rights issues in Africa into sharp focus across the globe. As a Human Rights intern, you can help empower individuals and communities in Ghana by addressing issues like domestic violence, child trafficking, and the right to education.
This specialized public health project is great for volunteers interested in the community outreach aspect of our Medicine & Healthcare programs. You'll support disadvantaged communities by conducting basic health checks and vaccinations and leading educational health campaigns.
Volunteering abroad is more than helping others and giving back to communities. Your volunteer experience can also be a stepping stone to a new career and achieving your dream! Patricia Sexton, a former investment banker, decided to pursue her life-long dream of being a journalist by embarking on a three month Journalism in Mongolia internship through Projects Abroad.
Medicine in Ghana is one of our most popular High School Specials so we've added new dates to welcome more volunteers this summer! You can make a difference working on community outreach and public health programs while gaining experience in hospitals and clinics. The new dates are June 22nd – July 5th and August 10th – August 23rd.
Projects Abroad has opened three new day centers with the Khemara Organization and needs volunteers to support disadvantaged children. Volunteers can make a difference in children's lives by teaching English, spreading awareness about hygiene, and helping disabled children.
This March, do something different by volunteering at a care center in Costa Rica, working with disadvantaged children and improving their facilities. Social work, child development, or education majors will enjoy this project which is also great for those who are studying Spanish.