A Law and Human Rights intern gains work experience on a volunteer opportunity abroad

Volunteer Work Abroad

Work with children, protect the environment, build a school, and more on an international volunteer opportunity with us

Do something exciting and different this year and take part in a volunteer opportunity abroad. You’ll have a direct role in supporting local communities or protecting endangered environments. 


You’ll grow in confidence and discover more of what you’re capable of as you work and meet people from all corners of the world. Our international volunteer programs are all built around implementing long-term, sustainable solutions to problems we’ve identified. You’ll use your time, energy, and skills to help us work toward those goals. 


International volunteering is the perfect opportunity to also gain new skills and learn from the people you meet. You’ll work alongside experienced professionals. This will help you build your knowledge and hone skills like communication and organization. You’ll also be able to learn from our passionate and dedicated in-country staff. They’ll be there 24/7 to give you support when you need it. 


Whatever project you do, use this time abroad to boost your resume, and use it at a later stage as a conversation starter during university or job interviews.

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This picture shows two male cheetahs focused but resting in the shade and was taken on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Botswana.

From $3220 USD

Wildlife Conservation Volunteering in Botswana
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Live in a remote part of the Southern African bushveld and join our effort to protect elephants and other local wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.

From $4215 USD

Shark Conservation Volunteering in Fiji
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Dive in the stunning waters of the South Pacific and play a vital role in shark conservation efforts

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From $3220 USD

Marine Conservation Volunteering in Thailand
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Live and work in Thailand, and become part of our efforts to protect marine life and the environment

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From $2970 USD

Conservation Volunteering in the Galapagos Islands
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Work in the Galapagos National Park and contribute to the conservation of many unique ecosystems

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Childcare volunteer blows bubbles with a child in Ghana

From $2270 USD

Volunteer with Children in Ghana
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Gain childcare experience and help children develop their skills in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Happy children with their teacher at one of Projects Abroad's volunteer teaching placements in Costa Rica

From $2565 USD

Volunteer Teaching English in Costa Rica
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Improve the English language skills of primary school students and inspire local teachers with new teaching techniques

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From $2565 USD

Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal
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Live and work in the Himalayas and help preserve and enhance the biodiversity of this renowned area

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

From $2170 USD

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
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Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A spider monkey relaxing at the animal rehabilitation center in Peru

From $3220 USD

Volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru
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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help with vital conservation work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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What can I do on an international volunteering program?

With us, you can actively contribute to sustainable development in communities that need your help. We can also help you find the type of volunteer work abroad that best matches your goals and interests. You can volunteer abroad and: 



If you want real-world work experience, choose one of our global internships. You’ll do things like:


  • Shadow doctors and nurses in busy hospitals
  • Observe vets as they conduct surgical procedures at animal clinics
  • Tackle law and human rights issues and raise awareness
  • Help budding entrepreneurs launch businesses through interest-free loans


If you’d like to work more independently, we strongly recommend our Flexi Trips. For those wanting to travel with a set group on a volunteer vacation, we offer Team Trips. We also have organized group trips for middle school students, high school students, and people over the age of 50.


Our Project Experts are here to help match your skills and interests to one of our volunteer opportunities abroad. Tell us what you want to do, and we’ll make sure you have a hassle-free and enjoyable experience.

A group of students on an international volunteering program, identify a butterfly species

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