Volunteers travel and assist on a conservation project in Thailand

Volunteer Travel Opportunities

Take a meaningful volunteer trip abroad and support local communities in need

Seize the opportunity to volunteer and travel this year with Projects Abroad. Do things like give back to communities in need or protect vulnerable wildlife and ecosystems. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll become part of our efforts to support long-term solutions. 

There are several benefits to volunteering and traveling with us. You will:  

Our programs are entirely flexible, so your volunteering trip abroad starts with choosing:

  • What kind of work you want to do 
  • Where you want to go

If you want to travel independently, but still have support when you need it, we recommend joining a Flexi Trip. You can join a Team Trip if you enjoy working in a group that takes on a challenge together over set dates. 

Choose a Volunteer Program

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This picture shows two male cheetahs focused but resting in the shade and was taken on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Botswana.
Africa’s Big 5 and Wilderness Conservation in Botswana
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $3,220 USD
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A picture of a volunteer watching a giraffe whilst on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Kenya.
Giraffe & Lion Conservation in Kenya
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $2,970 USD
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A large lemur balancing on a pole in the rainforest spotted by volunteers during their rainforest conservation volunteering in Madagascar with Projects Abroad.
Lemur Research and Protection in Madagascar
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $3,220 USD
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Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom volunteer travel program for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re ready to answer your questions, big or small.

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Is a travel volunteer opportunity right for me?

Travel with Purpose 

If you want to do something meaningful for others or the environment, and you’re passionate about travel, a volunteering trip abroad is for you. 

Every task you do will contribute towards our long-term, sustainable goals. We have Management Plans that outline the aim of each project we run and help us focus our resources on the most important goals. They also allow us to structure our work and monitor its impact.

Hassle-Free Travel

We offer a hassle-free experience on all of our trips. This gives you the space to focus on your work and what’s important to you. If you’re itching to see the world while actively making a difference, our programs are for you.  

Travel Volunteer Opportunities for All Age Groups

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 or embark on a volunteer trip with a group, we can match you to the project that best fits your goals. Interested in learning more? Read this blog about our best volunteer abroad programs. If you have more questions, get in touch with our Project Experts

Projects Abroad staff on a volunteer travel program for adults in Costa Rica help volunteers identify butterflies.

Can I travel the world for free as a volunteer?

Hoping to travel and volunteer abroad for free? The short answer is “no, you can’t.” We have a number of reasons why we ask you to pay for your trip. Read our blog post about why you can’t travel the world for free as a volunteer.

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