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Volunteer Abroad and Intern Abroad Programs

We work in a wide range of projects located all around the world. When you go abroad with Projects Abroad, you specify when you want to go, where and what project you want to do. Everywhere our volunteers go, we employ full-time, professional staff to help you be effective in your job and generally to make sure that things go smoothly.

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Age Range Anyone (16+) Anyone (16+) Teens (15-18) University Age
(18-22)
Gap Year
(18-19)
Professionals
(30+)
Anyone (50+) Anyone (16+)
Duration Flexible Flexible 2-4 Weeks 1 Week 8 Months Flexible 2 Weeks 2-4 Weeks
Start Dates Flexible Flexible Fixed - Summer/ Winter/ Spring Fixed - Spring Fixed - Fall Flexible Fixed - Spring and Fall Fixed - Winter
Staff Support Weekly Weekly Constant Daily Weekly Weekly Daily Daily

Volunteer & Intern Abroad Projects for All Ages

International service projects for all ages
Anyone (16+)
 

Our standard Volunteer Abroad projects are for anyone 16 and older to undertake valuable service work to benefit the communities in which we work. Almost all of our standard projects do not have any requirements and are suitable for anyone who wants to give back by volunteering abroad. Available throughout the year, you can start anytime and choose your duration.

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Gain professional experience abroad in a worthwhile field
Anyone (16+)
 

Our standard Intern Abroad projects are for anyone 16 or older to develop skills in a particular field. Volunteers work alongside local professionals in the role of an intern and help as needed. While the majority of standard projects do not have experience requirements, you should have a strong interest in the field in which you are working. Available throughout the year, you can start anytime and choose your duration.

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Just for teens

Group service trips for high school students
Teens (16-19)
 

High Schools Specials are for teens (15-18 years old) to join a group of their peers participating in worthwhile service and professional development projects under the constant supervision of Projects Abroad staff. These projects have set dates for 2-week and 4-week periods and follow a busy daily schedule, including guided tourism trips and cultural activities.

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Just for Gap Years

Gap year program in 5 countries for 8 months
Gap Year (18-19)
 

Global Gap is for students taking a gap year between high school and college and want to spend the year traveling around the world doing volunteer work. The program is designed for 5-15 students to go to 5 countries and participate in a wide variety of service and internship projects together. Global Gap starts in the fall and runs for 8 months, including returning home for a winter break.

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Just for University Students

Alternative Spring Break volunteer trips for university students
University Age (18-22)
 

The Alternative Spring Break Trips are short programs for college students to volunteer abroad together over spring break. These projects are scheduled for 1-week periods in February and March in some of our closest destinations.

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Jamaica Volunteer Jamaica
Building
As a volunteer in Jamaica, you will Work alongside an experienced local builder and help replace dangerous pit latrines with safer and cleaner modern toilets in schools. No construction experience is required.
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 10th 2019 - Saturday March 16th 2019
  • Sunday March 17th 2019 - Saturday March 23rd 2019
Belize Volunteer Belize
Care
Help provide care and educational support to underprivileged children in care centers and kindergartens in Belize. These placements have limited resources and local staff welcome an extra pair of helping hands.
  • Sunday March 4th 2018 - Saturday March 10th 2018
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 18th 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018
  • Sunday March 3rd 2019 - Saturday March 9th 2019
  • Sunday March 10th 2019 - Saturday March 16th 2019
  • Sunday March 17th 2019 - Saturday March 23rd 2019
  • Sunday March 24th 2019 - Saturday March 30th 2019
Costa Rica Volunteer Costa Rica
Care
Work at a local care center for children in the town of Heredia, near San Jose. You will have plenty of opportunity to plan activities for the kids, so creativity is encouraged. This project is great if you want to learn Spanish or improve the skills you have.
  • Sunday March 4th 2018 - Saturday March 10th 2018
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 18th 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018
  • Sunday March 3rd 2019 - Saturday March 9th 2019
  • Sunday March 10th 2019 - Saturday March 16th 2019
  • Sunday March 17th 2019 - Saturday March 23rd 2019
  • Sunday March 24th 2019 - Saturday March 30th 2019
Mexico Volunteer Mexico
International Development
Gain meaningful experience working alongside an NGO in Guadalajara during spring break. You will work with various NGOs, such as Amnesty International.
  • Sunday March 4th 2018 - Saturday March 10th 2018
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 18th 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018
  • Sunday March 3rd 2019 - Saturday March 9th 2019
  • Sunday March 10th 2019 - Saturday March 16th 2019
  • Sunday March 17th 2019 - Saturday March 23rd 2019
  • Sunday March 24th 2019 - Saturday March 30th 2019
Mexico Volunteer Mexico
Conservation
Live at a camp on the Pacific coast of Mexico, near a small village called Tecoman in the state of Colima. Volunteers protect endangered Olive Ridley turtles and their nests from predators, development and poachers.
  • Sunday February 25th 2018 - Saturday March 3rd 2018
  • Sunday March 4th 2018 - Saturday March 10th 2018
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 18th 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018
  • Sunday February 17th 2019 - Saturday February 23rd 2019
  • Sunday February 24th 2019 - Saturday March 2nd 2019
  • Sunday March 3rd 2019 - Saturday March 9th 2019
  • Sunday March 10th 2019 - Saturday March 16th 2019
  • Sunday March 17th 2019 - Saturday March 23rd 2019
  • Sunday March 24th 2019 - Saturday March 30th 2019
Peru Volunteer Peru
Conservation
Join our team at the Taricaya Ecological Reserve in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, Peru, to make the most of your Spring Break by helping with efforts to protect endangered plant and animal species.
  • Sunday February 25th 2018 - Saturday March 3rd 2018
  • Sunday March 4th 2018 - Saturday March 10th 2018
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 18th 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018
Argentina Volunteer Argentina
Medicine
Gain valuable medical experience by interning at a hospital in Cordoba, where you will shadow local doctors and participate in workshops and outreaches.
  • Sunday March 4th 2018 - Saturday March 10th 2018
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 18th 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018
  • Sunday March 3rd 2019 - Saturday March 9th 2019
  • Sunday March 10th 2019 - Saturday March 16th 2019
  • Sunday March 17th 2019 - Saturday March 23rd 2019
  • Sunday March 24th 2019 - Saturday March 30th 2019
Belize Volunteer Belize
Public Health
Use your spring break to gain meaningful experience in Belize and give back to communities through health campaigns and outreach work.
  • Sunday March 4th 2018 - Saturday March 10th 2018
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 18th 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018
  • Sunday March 3rd 2019 - Saturday March 9th 2019
  • Sunday March 10th 2019 - Saturday March 16th 2019
  • Sunday March 17th 2019 - Saturday March 23rd 2019
  • Sunday March 24th 2019 - Saturday March 30th 2019
Ghana Volunteer Ghana
Public Health
Volunteer in Cape Coast, Ghana, helping with public health campaigns including community health checks, giving educational talks about health concerns, and dressing wounds at schools, orphanages, and leprosy communities.
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 18th 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018
  • Sunday March 3rd 2019 - Saturday March 9th 2019
  • Sunday March 10th 2019 - Saturday March 16th 2019
  • Sunday March 17th 2019 - Saturday March 23rd 2019
  • Sunday March 24th 2019 - Saturday March 30th 2019
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Just for Professionals

Volunteering abroad for skilled professionals
Professionals (30+)
 

These projects are structured the same as our Volunteer Abroad and Intern Abroad programs, but where volunteers work in roles where there is a specific need for people with professional experience. Start dates and duration of these projects are flexible to fit your schedule.

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Just for 50+

Group service trips for volunteers over 50 

Grown-up Specials are for anyone 50 or older to join volunteers of their own age on organized service trips in developing countries across the world. These projects do not have any requirements and each project has set dates for 2-week periods.

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Special Arrangements

Explore new cultures and extraordinary lifestyles
Anyone (16+)
 

Culture & Community projects offer volunteers the chance to be closely involved with unique communities abroad. In most cases you will be fully immersed in their daily lives, living and working alongside them and learning about their culture. Flexible start dates and durations.

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Winter break group trips for volunteers of all ages
Anyone (16+)
 

Our Winter Break Trips are short-term volunteer programs for anyone ages 16 and older. These trips take place during the winter break on fixed dates in December and January. Volunteers can choose from 2-week and 4-week trips.

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Foreign language training one-on-one
Anyone (16+)
 

We offer a variety of Language Courses that allow you to become part of the local community and learn about the culture while studying the language. You can choose to do a Language Course full-time, where you will receive 15 hours of one-on-one classes a week. These classes will be tailored to your ability and personal interests. You can also participate in classes that run alongside your main volunteer placement. If you choose this option, we offer 5-hour, 14-hour, 30-hour, and 60-hour courses.

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Combinations
Anyone (16+)

There are many different programs you can do with us in a wide variety of destinations, so we've provided some ideas of combined projects and destinations you can choose from. You do not have to do the suggested combinations- you can combine any projects or destinations as you would like!

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For schools, universities, and corporations 

Groups of 5 or more can participate in tailor-made group trips in any destination. Most projects can be customized to fit the goals of a group and the needs of the local communities in which we work.

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Bring your children on the family trip of a lifetime 

In most destinations children under 16 years old can accompany their parents on our projects to volunteer abroad together as a family.

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