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Teen Volunteer Abroad: High School Specials

Volunteer opportunities for High School Students during school breaks

You can inspire change while exploring the world.

Teens 16 to 19 years old who are interested in helping developing communities abroad can join other students from around the globe on Projects Abroad’s High School Special programs. Sign up for our personalized programs designed for young adults who want to make a meaningful impact for future generations.

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Each volunteer project follows a schedule of taught sessions, hands-on and observational service work, as well as evening activities and weekend excursions. Lasting two to four weeks, these teen volunteer abroad programs are designed to make the most of your short time abroad while contributing to your community service credit requirements or college applications.

We are one of the oldest and the most reputable volunteer organizations and are committed to ensuring that our young volunteers feel safe and supported at all times. Our team of dedicated staff provide pre-departure guidance along with 24-hour, in-destination support, while our projects are all carefully vetted to comply with international standards and regulations. We have over 50 different projects available, from childcare to medicine, human rights and conservation, in over 25 destinations across the globe.

Read more about the structure of High School Specials, learn how travel arrangements work, and explore below the variety of High School Specials projects available to find the right project for you.

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