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New volunteer trips for Middle School students


We're now offering Middle School Specials for volunteers aged 12-15. Our safe and structured programs for early teens will allow you to explore a new part of the world, build friendships with other young people, and experience what no classroom can offer.

Projects Abroad commits to a future without orphanages


We're proud to announce that we've committed to withdrawing our volunteers from orphanages by the end of 2017, instead focusing our resources and volunteers on community-based projects.

Start planning your Winter Break Trip


With the winter break around the corner, now is the time to start planning your Winter Break Trip with us! There are six organized trips to choose from that take place between December and January.

Projects Abroad celebrates 25th Anniversary


We are 25 years old! Who would have thought that in two-and-a-half decades we could send over 100,000 volunteers from all around the world on service trips to as many as 38 countries?

100,000 volunteers in 25 years - thank you!


In August this year, we're marking 25 years of helping, learning and exploring around the world. Without our volunteers, we couldn't have reached such a milestone! Thank you for being one of our 100,000 volunteers, and for giving your time, energy, and skills to helping those in need.

Projects buzzing as we hit busiest time of year


Our busiest time of the year is in full swing with more than 3,000 volunteers from around the world currently taking part on hundreds of projects across the globe. As the biggest volunteer organization in the world, we're excited that our projects are currently at the height of their impact. Follow our social media pages to get the latest on all the incredible work our volunteers are doing, and to find out how you can join!

Empower Ghanaian businesswomen in fishing village


Women in a local fishing village on the outskirts of Cape Coast, Ghana, are new beneficiaries of our Microfinance Project. Fishing is the main source of income in the village of Abukem, but local women often struggle to start their own businesses in an industry dominated by men, and generally have an inferior level of education.

Rastafarian Project in Jamaica launches for Grown-Ups


We are now offering a Rastafarian Project in Jamaica for volunteers over 50. Explore life in a rural Jamaican village situated along the banks of the Montego Bay River. Immerse in Rastafarian culture and discover its history, art, architecture, music, religion and other traditions. You can also give back by helping school children with their homework. The Rastafarian Project happens this fall, and applications have opened!

Measuring our Impact in 2016


Our 2016 Global Impact Report is hot off the press, with encouraging results. Some notable achievements include: - 206 local teachers received training in Peru; - 14,000 meals provided to at-risk youths in South Africa; - More than 17 tons of garbage collected worldwide; - More than 500 poaching snares removed in Botswana & Kenya; - 25,152 hours of free legal services were provided & 235 cases closed...

Hundreds of teachers in Peru receive training from Projects Abroad volunteers


A record number of 700 local teachers enrolled for this year's Teacher Training Project in Peru. Our Teaching volunteers ensured the event was a success, by leading training sessions to improve the English language of the teachers who attended.

Thousands of sea turtle hatchlings protected in first year at new location in Mexico


Our Sea Turtle & Coastal Conservation Project in Mexico has achieved outstanding results in its first year at the project's new location in Cuyutlan. Volunteers helped facilitate a safe entry into the ocean for more than 50,000 hatchlings. Sea turtles remain critically endangered, so if you are passionate about marine wildlife, you can sign up and continue Project Abroad's 11-year legacy of protecting turtles.

Volunteers prepare new dormitories for refugees in Mexico


FM4, one of our project partners in Mexico, recently opened new dormitories for migrants in need. Our International Development Project actively involves supporting migrants and other vulnerable groups. Deepen the experience by participating in Rights Without Borders, a combination option that takes you to Mexico and South Africa to work with migrants and refugees.

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