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Volunteer Missions or Volunteer Abroad?

Interns provide healthcare on a medical outreach during their volunteer mission in Kenya

Volunteer mission trips are traditionally affiliated with specific religious organizations or faiths, and also strive to improve the lives of those who live in challenging circumstances. Our volunteer programs are often associated with mission trips, as many of our goals are aligned.

Projects Abroad is, however, a secular organization. We are not affiliated with any political or religious groups, nor are we affiliated with any creed or faith. Projects Abroad is 100% funded by the program fees that are paid by the volunteers themselves.

Mission trip volunteer programs abroad

We offer projects in developing countries where you can complete hands-on work to directly benefit those you serve.

  • On a building project, you can help build school classrooms, sanitation facilities, houses, childcare centers, and more, in a community where these facilities are needed.
  • Volunteer on a care project to impact the lives of children through early childhood development, teaching, improving literacy, numeracy, hygiene awareness, and more.

Many options to choose for a volunteer mission trip

We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities that have the same type of impact as what some understand mission trips to have. The impact these projects have is not possible without the help of volunteers.

Our projects are based in 30 destinations across five continents, and address a diversity of issues. We therefore cater for a wide variety of interests and skill levels. You can choose to:

Many of our placements incorporate outreach programs, where volunteers dedicate time and effort to reach communities living in outlying areas, to provide a service that they would not normally have access to.

Two Costa Rican girls enjoy the company of a volunteer on her mission trip

Volunteer mission with a group

Mission trips are often attended by groups. We offer the opportunity to volunteer as a group as well. Whether you are a family, group of friends, work colleagues or sports team, we offer custom group trips for groups of five or more that you can customize to suit your exact goals and interests.

Cultural immersion through volunteering abroad

The primary goal of each volunteer program we offer is to positively impact an area of need in a country abroad. The wonderful reality of traveling to a different country to help, is that you as a volunteer end up learning and growing so much as well. We believe in the power of cultural exchange, where the cultures of the countries where we have placements are experienced by our volunteers, who also share their own cultures with those with whom they interact overseas.

Explore how volunteering abroad and interning abroad works with Projects Abroad.

Experience: Over 20 years of organizing overseas volunteer projects.

Flexibility: You choose your start date.

Variety: hundreds of worthwhile projects to choose from.

Support: Full-time staff close-by in every destination.

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