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.

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Archaeology volunteering for teenagers in Peru also includes weekend trips to places like Machu Picchu.
Archaeology Volunteering in Peru for Teenagers

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Learn from archaeologists and work with a group to uncover ancient civilisations and history in Peru

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers on the Archaeology in Romania for Teenagers project analyse their findings.
Archaeology Volunteering in Romania for Teenagers

From $3570

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Join a group of teenagers your age and help archaeologists uncover ancient civilisations in Eastern Europe

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing construction work in Tanzania carry bricks needed for a wall.
Building Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Tanzania

From $3070

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Team up with volunteers your age to build classrooms for disadvantaged children in a Maasai community

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A group of students built a toilet block as part of their building volunteer work in Ghana
Building Volunteer Work in Ghana

From $2270

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Get your hands dirty and assist with hands-on construction work while volunteering in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A team from Projects Abroad take part in construction volunteering in Jamaica to build playhouse for local school
Building Volunteer Work in Jamaica

From $3065

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Use your hands to make a difference and build important infrastructure in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers in Nepal dig up sand for cement to help rebuild schools as part of their construction volunteer project.
Building Volunteer Work in Nepal

From $2070

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Travel to Asia and help rebuild and repair classrooms damaged by earthquakes.

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteer helps to build a wall during her construction volunteer work in Tanzania
Building Volunteer Work in Tanzania

From $2865

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Build classrooms and other school buildings for children in a Maasai community

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers take part in building volunteer work in the Phillippines to help construct water sanitation building
Building Volunteer Work in the Philippines

From $2520

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Get your hands dirty helping to improve sanitation facilities for families in the Philippines

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Peru, go on an organised weekend trip to Mach Picchu.
Childcare & Community Volunteer Work in Peru for Teenagers

From $2570

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Join a group of volunteers your age and support disadvantaged children and do community work while exploring Peru

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • 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.