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

Volunteer Abroad

Become part of ongoing efforts to support those in need and 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.

Choose a Volunteer Project

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Projects Abroad volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.
Volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru

From $3220

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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help with vital conservation work

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

From $4215

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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 over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.
Marine Conservation Volunteering in Thailand

From $3220

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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 over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Conservation Volunteering in the Galapagos Islands

From $2970

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Work in the Galapagos National Park and contribute to the conservation of many unique ecosystems

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Childcare volunteer blows bubbles with a child in Ghana
Volunteer with Children in Ghana

From $2270

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Gain childcare experience and help children develop their skills in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Happy children with their teacher at one of Projects Abroad's volunteer teaching placements in Costa Rica
Volunteer Teaching English in Costa Rica

From $2565

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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 over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.
Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal

From $2565

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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 over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.
Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager

From $2170

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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 picture of a group of volunteers from Projects Abroad out on a dig during their archaeology volunteering in Peru.
Incan and Wari Archaeology Volunteering in Peru

From $2865

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Work with experienced archaeologists on ancient Incan and Wari excavation sites in Peru

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
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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.


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.