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

From $3070

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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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We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project 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 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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