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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A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From $3,220 USD

Diving & Coral Reef Protection in Thailand
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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 working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From $2,565 USD

Himalayan Conservation Expedition in Nepal
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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 Peru, go on an organised weekend trip to Mach Picchu.

From $2,570 USD

Childcare & Community Volunteer Work in Peru for Teenagers
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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
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.

From $4,215 USD

Shark Conservation Volunteering in Fiji
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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
Childcare volunteer plays a game with children during her work experience in Ghana.

From $2,270 USD

Volunteer with Children in Ghana
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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
A student finishes an English exercise on the white board at a volunteer teaching placement in Peru.

From $2,065 USD

Volunteer Teaching in Peru
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Work a at schools in Peru and help young students and teachers improve their English language skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From $2,970 USD

Giant Tortoise & Sea Lion Conservation in the Galapagos Islands
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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
A Projects Abroad construction volunteer in Ghana painting a playground.

From $2,270 USD

Building Volunteer Work in Ghana
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Get your hands dirty and assist with hands-on construction work while volunteering in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
During a Childcare Project in South Africa, a young girl hula hoops outside a care centre.

From $2,720 USD

Volunteer with Children in South Africa
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Do volunteer work with children in South Africa and focus on supporting early childhood development

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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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.

(+1) 212 244 7234

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to start planning your project

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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