A woman plants mangroves as part of our volunteer abroad opportunities.

Volunteer Abroad

Support those in need through volunteering to discover what you're capable of

Volunteer abroad on one of our safe, sustainable, and worthwhile projects and help make a difference in local communities. As a volunteer, you’ll work towards long-term goals to address needs identified by local community members. Give your time and energy where it’s needed most and become part of an extraordinary global network.

We offer many different volunteer abroad opportunities, so you can do something you’re really passionate about. This includes activities like working with young children through education, protecting endangered wildlife, or serving those without access to healthcare through medical outreach work.

Your work will support a community in need, and you will grow in the process! Our volunteer abroad opportunities are great to add practical skills and experience to your resume.

With so many volunteers joining our international volunteer opportunities each year, you’re sure to make lifelong friends. Explore and experience a different way of life together. You’ll get to know a completely different form of travel - something you wouldn’t be able to experience as a tourist. Step out of your comfort zone and discover what you’re truly capable of by volunteering overseas.

If you're interested in traveling with us on short notice, you can read more about last minute volunteering abroad here.

Is volunteering overseas right for me?

Our volunteer community is made up of people from all walks of life. No matter your age, level of experience, or where you’re from, you can make a difference on one of our volunteer projects. Choose from different types of work:

  • Childcare: Support local caregivers and promote early childhood development in kindergartens, daycare centers, and more
  • Conservation: Protect endangered animals, plants, and environments, like the Amazon Rainforest or the Galapagos Islands
  • Building: Help build important infrastructure in communities in need, like toilets, classrooms, and houses
  • Archaeology: Work with professional archaeologists to uncover the past and protect history in Peru and Romania
  • Sports Coaching: Improve the skills and fitness of children in need through sports
  • Teaching: Provide extra support in the classroom to local teachers by teaching English, improving literacy, and more

You might find that some of our trips are more suited for you than others. Our Flexi Trips are for those aged 16 and older. We also have organized Team Trips on fixed dates, where you can team up with others to make a difference. For example, if you’re between 15 and 18, you can join our High School Specials for teens. Explore our different trip formats here.

On all our projects, our dedicated staff are available 24/7 to help with anything you need. They'll support you through your work to and make sure you're getting the most out of your trip.

A volunteer paints playground equipment during her voluntary work overseas.

You can also read more detailed information below about our volunteer opportunities for:

As well as more specific types of trips during different times of the year:

You can also read more about voluntourism, another way of talking about volunteering abroad, or find out more about service learning abroad.