Do something exciting and different and become an international volunteer. With Projects Abroad, you’ll play a direct role in supporting communities or protecting endangered animals through our global volunteer programs.
This is what you can expect from our volunteer opportunities abroad:
- Add new skills to your resume
- Meet and work with groups of diverse people around the world
- Learn from experienced local and international professionals
- Be part of ongoing efforts to implement real change
- Hone global competencies like communication and planning
- Learn about the challenges affecting people in developing countries
Our volunteer programs are entirely flexible, safe, and hassle-free. We offer short- and long-term volunteer opportunities, so you can join us at any time during the year. When you start and end a project is entirely up to you! Our staff are also available to you 24/7 during your project, no matter what type of volunteer work you do.
I had an incredible experience volunteering with Projects Abroad in Belize and would recommend it in an instant. Don’t hesitate, say yes to every opportunity that comes your way and go with an open mind! - Maddy C, Teaching in Belize
Choose a Volunteer Program
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Giant Tortoise & Sea Lion Conservation in the Galapagos IslandsSee this project
- Completely flexible dates
- Anyone aged 16 or over can join
- From 1 week
- From $2,970 USD
Medical Internship in PeruSee this project
- Completely flexible dates
- Anyone aged 18 or over can join
- From 4 weeks
- From $3,460 USD
Types of Volunteer Opportunities
When you volunteer in another country with Projects Abroad, you can choose from different types of trips. If you want to work more independently, we strongly recommend our Flexi Trips. For those wanting to travel with a group over fixed dates, we offer Team Trips. We also have organized group trips for:
Whichever volunteer opportunity you choose, you can be guaranteed that you’re working toward goals that form part of a bigger picture. Worried about how much of a difference you can really make if you’re only taking a short trip? Read our popular blog where we explain how our short-term volunteering opportunities in other countries make an impact.
I don’t believe words can truly describe the unforgettable experience I had. From the people, cultures and trips, the memories I gained will forever remain with me. Not once did I feel unwelcome and Projects Abroad worked very hard to make sure everyone felt safe and happy. If you have any problems, you’re only a phone call or email away from having someone on hand to advise you. - Jenny G, Childcare & Community High School Special in South Africa
Summer International Volunteer Opportunities
Summer is the perfect time to do volunteer work in other countries, especially if you want to join a group like a Team Trip or High School Special. We always have dates set during June, July, and August for these trips. If you want to join a Flexi Trip, you choose your own dates during the summer.
Our volunteer service opportunities tend to fill up quickly just before summer, so we recommend getting your application in as early as possible to secure a place. However, if you decide to do overseas volunteer work at the last minute, this is something we can organize. Read our page about last minute volunteering opportunities abroad to learn what we can do for you at short notice.