Joining a Vibrant Volunteer Community
By going on a Projects Abroad program, you are joining a community of fellow volunteers and local people in developing countries - working hard, traveling, and having a good time while achieving worthwhile goals. You will make great friends with your host family, colleagues, and the people living in your host community. You will also make great friends of the thousands of other Projects Abroad volunteers we send abroad each year.
We have had volunteers come from around 40 different countries to date, and we are always receiving interest from new parts of the world. Our volunteers are from all walks of life – students, professionals, families, retirees. Some will be going abroad for the first time; others will have stories to tell of diverse travels.
You will not only learn the traditions and customs of the country you are volunteering in, but also those of your fellow volunteers. You can also take part in the exchange by teaching your colleagues about the favorite parts of your culture.
Most do not realize this multicultural aspect of Projects Abroad until they arrive, but it is a distinctive part of our unique appeal. You will return with friends from across the globe and plans to visit them someday, or host them back home yourself.
It is also possible to volunteer with your friends from home and we can place and accommodate you together if you would like. Just request this where we ask on the application.