Alternative Spring Break
Find your next adventure
Why not do something different over Spring Break? Volunteer overseas and return with purpose, passion, new skills and plenty of stories.
Make volunteering a reality
Make your dream volunteer project a reality by raising funds for your trip! Here's some advice on how to start your fundraising campaign.
Meet us in person
Meet us in New York, LA and San Diego! We'll share more about what we offer our volunteers, gap year students, interns and career breakers.
Volunteer and Intern Abroad with Projects Abroad
Projects Abroad is the world’s largest international volunteering and internship provider. We’ve been running for over 25 years and have sent over 115,000 people on incredible projects throughout the world.
People choose us for our gold standard of safety and staff support. We take care of everything so you can focus on making the most of your time abroad.
We believe everyone has something to offer and we want to help you find out what you’re capable of. With our help you’ll learn new skills, meet new people, make a real difference, and have the experience of a lifetime. You’ll grow as a person and become a truly global citizen.
What makes us different?
Gold Standard of Support
Safety is everything to us and has been for over 25 years. We wouldn't dream of contracting-out your safety to third parties, as some do. Instead, we employ, thoroughly vet, and train all our own staff. Together, we provide a world-class support network to help you thrive.
We take care of everything, so you don’t have to. Shopping around for insurance, organising airport pickups, and finding safe, clean accommodation all takes time and extra money. We take care of it all for you, and it’s included in the price as standard.
Make a Real Impact
This isn’t just a holiday and we don’t want to waste your time. That’s why we invest in planning, measurement tools, and training resources. This means any project you choose is meaningful and creates real, positive change where it’s needed the most.
I would highly recommend Projects Abroad to anyone as they’re well organised and take the stress off of you especially when you have to travel far from home. It’s comforting knowing they’re always only a phone call away if anything goes amiss.
I came into my medical placement knowing nearly nothing about medicine other than the fact that I wanted one day to work in the field, and I left knowing exactly what branch of surgery I want to specialise in.
Medicine Internship in Mexico
If you have the opportunity to travel to Argentina with Projects Abroad, do it. Take the risk. Take the risk, because, my experience was everything I could have asked for and more.
Volunteering with Children in Argentina for Teenagers
Projects Abroad Madagascar have incredible staff members. They were able to improve on previously established projects and develop them into something that the community needed, wanted and benefited from. Additionally, they were there for us 100% of the time.
Volunteer with Children in Madagascar
Don’t believe words can truly describe the unforgettable experience I had. From the people, cultures and trips, the memories I gained will forever remain with me. Not once did I feel unwelcome and Projects Abroad worked very hard to make sure everyone felt safe and happy.
Volunteering with Children in South Africa for Teenagers
I loved actively helping out and removing the fences that were harming animals and blocking their migratory paths. It felt like I was really making a difference!
Volunteering with Wildlife in Botswana for Teenagers
My experience at the NGO was instrumental in helping me decide what career path I wanted to take and at the time of writing, I have been accepted to study masters in human rights law.
Human Rights Internship in Mongolia
We love meeting up with people to talk about our projects and give advice. If you’d like to meet us in person, see the options below:
One on One
We have staff in the USA who are always available to meet you. We can also arrange for you to meet former Projects Abroad volunteers.
We’ll arrange a meeting at a time and place that suit you.
We regularly attend Careers Fairs and do presentations at schools, colleges, universities and businesses across the country.
See where we’ve been recently and arrange for us to come and share our passion for volunteering with you.
Our projects come in different styles and packages so you can choose a trip that suits you:
Tailor-made Group Trips
Volunteer with a School, University, Guide, Scout or Corporate Group
If you're looking to volunteer with 5 or more friends or colleagues, we can provide a bespoke project to suit your exact requirements, including evening and weekend activities and a tailor-made itinerary.