Volunteers travel and assist on a conservation project in Thailand

Volunteer Travel Opportunities

Travel with purpose and explore a different country while supporting local communities in need or the environment

Seize the opportunity to travel abroad and give back to communities or environments in need. With Projects Abroad, you’ll become part of our ongoing efforts to support long-term solutions to specific challenges. At the same time, you can explore and experience the culture in your free time.  


The volunteer travel experience starts with choosing what kind of work you want to do and where you want to go. You can support children’s education, protect endangered wildlife, or build houses, and more. If you’re eager to travel more independently, we recommend joining a Flexi Trip. You can also join a Team Trip if you want to be part of a set group that tackles a challenge together. 


When you’re not working, we encourage you to make the most of your free time. Our in-country staff also will have plenty of recommendations of must-see places, like restaurants, markets, live music and other local events. If you’re on a Team Trip with us, we’ll organize cultural and social activities and weekend trips for you.

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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 USD

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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
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 USD

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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.
Marine Conservation Volunteering in Thailand

From $3220 USD

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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.
Conservation Volunteering in the Galapagos Islands

From $2970 USD

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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
Volunteer with Children in Ghana

From $2270 USD

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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
Volunteer Teaching English in Costa Rica

From $2565 USD

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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.
Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal

From $2565 USD

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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.
Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager

From $2170 USD

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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 USD

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

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Is a volunteer travel program right for me?

If you want to do something meaningful for others or the environment, and you’re passionate about travel, a volunteer trip is for you. We also believe in making your trip as hassle-free as possible. This gives you the space to focus on your work and what’s important to you. 


There are several benefits to doing a volunteer trip with Projects Abroad. You will: 


  • Add real-world experience and new skills to your resume
  • Start and end your Flexi Trip whenever you want. Make it fit your schedule
  • Decide how much time you can commit on a Flexi Trip. You can volunteer abroad anywhere from one week to a full year
  • Become part of a global network of volunteers from around the world
  • Have the support of our trained in-country staff 24/7. They will ensure that you have all the backup and support you need throughout your volunteer trip


Outside of our Flexi Trips and Team Trips, we also have volunteer travel programs specially built for different age groups. These include:



Whether you’re looking to volunteer independently around the world or embark on a humanitarian trip with a group, we can help match you to the project that best fits your goals and passion.

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