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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Local woman paddles through the water in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai struck the country in March

From $2,270 USD

Disaster Relief Volunteer Work in Mozambique
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Volunteer in Mozambique and help rebuild schools and other educational facilities destroyed by Cyclone Idai

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From $3,220 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 working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From $2,565 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
Last Minute Trip
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Peru, go on an organised weekend trip to Mach Picchu.

From $2,570 USD

Childcare & Community Volunteer Work in Peru for Teenagers
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Join a group of volunteers your age and support disadvantaged children and do community work while exploring Peru

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.

From $4,215 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
Childcare volunteer plays a game with children during her work experience in Ghana.

From $2,270 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
A student finishes an English exercise on the white board at a volunteer teaching placement in Peru.

From $2,065 USD

Volunteer Teaching in Peru
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Work a at schools in Peru and help young students and teachers improve their English language skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From $2,970 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
A Projects Abroad construction volunteer in Ghana painting a playground.

From $2,270 USD

Building Volunteer Work in Ghana
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Get your hands dirty and assist with hands-on construction work while volunteering in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re ready to answer your questions, big or small.

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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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