A group of people clear ground for a new playground at a disadvantaged school during their short-term volunteer abroad trip to Jamaica.

Short Term Volunteer Trips Abroad

Volunteer abroad for as little as one to two weeks and become part of our ongoing efforts to support communities

You can make a difference abroad on one of our short term service trips. With Projects Abroad, you’ll become part of our ongoing efforts to support local communities, even if your trip is only two weeks long. The combined efforts of our volunteers go a long way in helping others or protecting the environment.


On most of our Flexi Trips, you can choose your start and finish dates. This makes it easy to fit a volunteer project or global internship into your busy schedule. We want as many people to experience volunteering as possible, so don’t let your limited time get in the way of that.


We also run short-term trips with fixed dates at certain times of the year. Here, you’ll join other volunteers from around the world to tackle a specific challenge. We offer Team Trips, High School Specials, and Grown-up Specials. Most of these trips run for two weeks at a time. 


Even spending one or two weeks in another country can impact your life in a big way. The life lessons you’ll learn through cultural immersion and serving others can stick with you for many years.

Choose a Short-term Trip

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Children learn how to tell the time from a volunteer teaching in Mexico

From $2,765 USD

Volunteer Teaching Project in Mexico
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Teach English to school or university students to boost their confidence and career prospects.

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern participates in health screenings as part of their medical work experience in Nepal.

From $1,770 USD

Medical Internship in Nepal
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Gain invaluable medical experience while working alongside knowledgeable nurses and doctors in Nepal

  • 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

Himalayan Conservation Expedition 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
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

Giant Tortoise & Sea Lion Conservation 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
Legal clinic in session in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town

From $3,365 USD

Law and Human Rights Internship in South Africa
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Live and work in Cape Town and gain work experience while learning from lawyers and human rights professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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What will I gain from a short-term service trip?

Volunteering or interning abroad is an exciting and different way to make the most of a short break during high school or college. Our service trips can also be used to gain community service credit or practical experience in your field of study.


You can choose an internship abroad to boost your resume for future applications. Challenge yourself in a real-world work setting that will give you global experience. For example, you could observe neurosurgery at a hospital in Shanghai, China. Or, you could work with a local entrepreneur and help them build a business to support their family in Tanzania.


Get a step ahead in your career, expand your resume, and realize your potential.

A Sri Lankan woman has her blood sugar levels checked by a student on a short term overseas volunteer opportunity.

Short-term overseas volunteer opportunities with fixed dates

We run fixed-date trips with set itineraries to help you make the most out of a short time abroad. These itineraries balance service work with exploring the country you’re in. You’ll also participate in cultural activities, as well as social events and weekend trips.


All your activities are with other volunteers from around the world. You’ll make new friends and build your own global network. There’s also 24/7 staff support on each of our trips to make sure your trip runs smoothly.


High School Specials: Make a difference with other teenagers from around the world. These projects are available for ages 15-18.


Team Trips: If you’re 18 years or older, you can team up with like-minded volunteers to address a specific issue together. We offer Team Trips throughout the year, including spring break and the winter holiday season.


Grown-Up Specials: It’s never too late to volunteer. Volunteers over the age of 50 can immerse themselves in the cultures of another country through meaningful volunteer work.


Middle School Specials: Get an introduction to service learning through a safe and guided trip. These projects are for ages 12-15.

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