A woman plants mangroves as part of our global volunteer opportunities in Fiji.

Volunteer Abroad

Become part of ongoing efforts to empower disadvantaged communities around the world

Volunteer overseas on a safe, sustainable, and hassle-free program. With Projects Abroad, you’ll work towards achieving long-term goals guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These goals address real needs identified by the local community members and organizations we partner with.  


We offer a range of volunteer abroad programs, so you can do something you’re really passionate about. This includes supporting children’s education, protecting endangered wildlife, or providing basic medical services to those without access to healthcare. It’s an exciting way to add practical skills to your resume and get first-hand insight into global issues.

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This picture shows two male cheetahs focused but resting in the shade and was taken on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Botswana.

From $3220 USD

Wildlife Conservation Volunteering in Botswana
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Live in a remote part of the Southern African bushveld and join our effort to protect elephants and other local wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.

From $4215 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
A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From $3220 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 build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From $2970 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
Childcare volunteer blows bubbles with a child in Ghana

From $2270 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
Happy children with their teacher at one of Projects Abroad's volunteer teaching placements in Costa Rica

From $2565 USD

Volunteer Teaching English in Costa Rica
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Improve the English language skills of primary school students and inspire local teachers with new teaching techniques

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From $2565 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
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

From $2170 USD

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
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Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A spider monkey relaxing at the animal rehabilitation center in Peru

From $3220 USD

Volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru
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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help with vital conservation work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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What are the best volunteer abroad programs 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 with Projects Abroad. Whichever project you choose, our dedicated staff are available 24/7 to help with anything you need.


Some of our international volunteer trips will be more suited for you than others. Our Flexi Trips are for those aged 16 and older. We have organized Team Trips on fixed dates, where you’ll team up with a group and work toward a goal together. If you’re a teen between 15 and 18 years old, join our High School Specials. Explore all of our different trip formats here.


With so many volunteers joining our global volunteer opportunities each year, you’re sure to make lifelong friends. You’ll get to know a completely different form of travel and grow as a person. Something you wouldn’t be able to experience as a tourist. So step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself by volunteering!

A female Projects Abroad volunteer helps refurbish playground equipment in Jamaica as part of her summer volunteer abroad program.

Summer Volunteer Abroad Programs

Aiming to make the most of summer break by volunteering? Our projects are a great fit. They run throughout the year and have flexible dates, so you can travel with us any point over June, July, or August.


Summer is a popular time of year for international volunteering, especially for high school students, recent grads, and university students. We recommend applying early to make sure you get a spot on the program you want. This is especially important if you’re applying for a trip with fixed dates, as those fill up quickly.

Further Resources

Interested in learning more about how to volunteer abroad? You can read more detailed information below about our 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.


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