1. Find peace while protecting precious wildlife in the Amazon
Leave the city, the suburbs, and your worries behind, and live and work at the Taricaya Ecological Reserve in the heart of the jungle in Peru. Wake up to the sounds of the rainforest, explore the surrounding jungle on foot, and work alongside conservation experts on various activities at our Rainforest Conservation Project. You are sure to love the natural, secluded surroundings, the rich culture of Peru, and the peace of mind you'll achieve while working with indigenous plants and endangered wildlife.
If you are seeking a more active adventure, check out our Peru Discovery Tour and visit ancient Incan sites and the historic city of Cusco on an action-packed week-long excursion.
2. Explore archaeological digs and uncover ancient civilizations in Romania
Dig your way to the past, uncover ancient clues, and discover the ways people lived long ago in Eastern Europe on our Archaeology Project in Romania. Whether you’re a history buff interested in getting hands-on with history, a person eager to learn about an interest you never had time to explore in your youth, or just wanting to do something completely unique, this project is destined to intrigue and delight.
Read more about someone's personal experience volunteering abroad as a senior and how your trip might inspire.
3. Help entrepreneurs develop their small businesses in Tanzania
Building a business is no easy task, and in our Microfinance Project in Tanzania, we empower women entrepreneurs with support and guidance to get their business off the ground. Experience makes a huge difference at this project, from customer service, to mathematics and accounting skills, to business development plans. This volunteer work overseas for over 50s is perfect to share your experience and promote opportunity for others. Share what you've learned during your career and lifetime to make a difference for someone else.
What do I need to know about traveling as an older volunteer?
Whatever you decide to do, we can help you choose the volunteer program that is the best fit for you and your level of experience. We also work with you to make sure the project used your particular experience or skills as effectively as possible.
There are several things to think about when volunteering abroad over the age of 50. Your health, safety, and having travel and medical insurance are extremely important. We take all of this into consideration and ensure that you have the following when you travel with us:
- 24/7 support from our trained and resident local staff
- Access to medical care if you are ill or injured
When you participate in volunteer work abroad with us, we do our best to ensure your well-being. All you need to do is relax, dive into your volunteer work, and enjoy your travels! If you have any questions about picking a program, or concerns about volunteering abroad over the age of 50, get in touch with us!
A little nervous about venturing out on your own, or travelling abroad for the first time? Then we recommend joining our group trips for people in their 50s and older, Grown-up Specials. They run over fixed periods at different times of the year and offer more guidance than our more independent standard programs. Anyone in their 50s and older can join.