A Projects Abroad volunteer who works with children enjoys her volunteer placements abroad.

Flexible Trips & Volunteer Projects

A flexible project that gives you the support and independence you need as you volunteer

Our Flexi Trips are at the core of what we offer at Projects Abroad: flexible, tailored volunteering experiences that are right for you.


You can pick your own start and end dates, and your project doesn’t follow a set itinerary. This gives you freedom to spend your weekends and time off how you want, whether that’s travelling, exploring or resting. Our in-country staff check in with you throughout the project, but you’re always in control.


Anyone over the age of 16 can join a Flexi Trip. You’ll be volunteering alongside people from all over the world, with different experiences and backgrounds.


If you want a trip tailored to your interests and strengths, our Flexi Trips are a great place to start.

Choose a Flexi 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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Conservation volunteers and staff help with reforestation as part of our flexible volunteer projects abroad.

What are Flexi Trips?

Flexi Trips are our standard trips that we’ve been running for decades. They're designed to give you the most control over how you spend your time abroad.


Most of our projects can be done in this way, with you choosing when you join and leave the project. You’ll live with a host family and be immersed in the local community straightaway. Projects Abroad staff are available 24/7 in the country you’re staying in, so you'll have a support system in place.


All our projects are sustainable, targeted and focused on helping the local community. You can be assured you’re taking part in an ethical project that has lasting impact.

Is a flexible volunteer project abroad right for me?

Our Flexi Trips are for any volunteers who want to make an impact while having the volunteering experience they really want. Because you’re more in control of your time, you’ll be able to focus on the skills and experiences you want to gain and the causes you care about.


Flexi Trips are a great choice if you don’t know how long you want to travel for or if our other trips’ set itineraries don’t feel right for you. They also suit volunteers who want to get to know new people on their project. You’ll be with people from all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities.


If you’re interested in our Flexi Trips, but would like to take on more than one country or project, check out our Combination Trips. You can also read our full list of trip types here.

A local woman has her blood pressure measured by a Medicine intern doing a placement abroad in Mexico.

What will I gain from a volunteer placement abroad?

All our trips are designed to help you make the most of your time abroad and your volunteer project. Previous Flexi Trip volunteers talk about:


  • Safety and security of travelling with a trusted organisation with decades of experience.
  • Benefits of working with in-country staff who know the local community well.
  • Developing confidence, skills and friendships with other volunteers who are a similar age.
  • Doing a trip tailored to your strengths and interests.
  • The experiences you want to have during your weekends and time away from the project