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? Not quite – but it can be!
Think about volunteering abroad as learning to drive. Nervous? You got this.
The most important thing is having a person with experience beside you. To keep an eye on you, guide you along the road, and get you to your objective. Learning to drive can be a challenge, or easy as pie – you just need the right person next to you. When it comes to volunteering abroad for under 18s, start your journey with us in the passenger seat and join us on a High School Special.
But first – what are High School Specials?
Our High School Specials were created for you. Designed for teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18, they feature a full schedule of practical volunteer work, social activities, and weekend trips. Our staff are there every step of the way (24/7, in fact) to ease nerves, make you feel at home, guide your work, and make sure you have the adventure of a lifetime.
On our High School Specials, there are many great programmes to choose from. To introduce you to our projects, here’s a snapshot of what you can experience this summer:
Giving Back and Getting Back as a Teenage Volunteer in 2019 or 2020
You have adventure. A chance to meet teenagers from every corner of the world. Exploring a different country. And best of all? You get to use your own two hands to make a real difference in communities.
There is a lot to gain while volunteering abroad before you turn 18. The real-world experience you get while travelling goes beyond what you learn from Google or a textbook. Learn from local professionals and absorb as much new knowledge and as many experiences as you can. Learn about the challenges people face and what you can do to help.
Get to know the teenagers volunteering alongside you and make friendships longer than a Snapchat second. Friendships will flourish as you live and work together, and those connections might even start if you meet another volunteer at the airport!