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Articles about volunteering abroad, travel and news about Projects Abroad
Conservation volunteers in Kenya join together on a high school special volunteer trip.

By Nadia Moore 09th January, 2019

Best Volunteer Abroad Programs for High School Students in 2022

This year, thousands of teenage volunteers will pack their bags, say goodbye to their folks, hop on a plane, and enter the world of volunteering abroad. Sounds easy enough, right?

By Stephanie Klink 09th January, 2019

Best Adult Volunteer Abroad Programs in 2022

Have you been seeking a more meaningful travel experience? There is no greater way to see a new country and discover unique cultural aspects than to get involved in the community and volunteer.

A group of Projects Abroad volunteers assist with a beach clean-up initiative where no experience is needed to volunteer overseas.

By Vicci Parry 23rd October, 2018

Do I need experience to volunteer abroad?

Are you a jack of all trades, but a master of none? Are you passionate about a particular issue, but don’t have any qualifications in the field?

When you encounter an unfamiliar way of life while travelling abroad, you can experience a culture shock.

By Hannah Atkins 28th November, 2017

Coping With Culture Shock: Symptoms & Solutions

Ready for your first (volunteer) adventure abroad? We can only encourage you to get on the plane as soon as possible.

High school special volunteers paint bleachers at their placement

By Hannah Atkins 22nd May, 2017

Benefits Of Volunteering Abroad As A Teenager

It’s the time of year when many of our school-age volunteers start to plan their summer holidays – which may include signing up for volunteer programmes abroad.

By Hannah Atkins 27th July, 2016

Creative Fundraising Ideas: From Marmalade To Moustaches

So many of our volunteers fundraise to cover the cost of their trip, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start and what to do! Fear not, however – I’m here to talk you through potential ideas to help you meet your fundraising goals.

A cheetah in a wildlife reserve in Southern Africa

By Samantha Evans 27th May, 2015

Cuddling Cubs – Discover The Darker Side Of Big Cat “Conservation”

A few years ago while on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa I had what I considered the privilege of petting a young cheetah. I remember being led into the enclosure by the handler, slowly crouching down and running my fingers through its spotted coat.

Volunteer snorkeling in Fiji

By Samantha Evans 26th January, 2015

10 Fun Facts About Fiji

With its pristine waters and white sandy beaches, Fiji is an ideal destination for volunteers wanting to soak up some sunshine in a balmy, tropical location in their free time.

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