A group learns to dive on a Marine Conservation volunteer travel program in Thailand.

Volunteer Travel Programs

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

Seize the opportunity to volunteer and travel this year with Projects Abroad. You can give back to communities in need, or protect endangered wildlife as you travel and volunteer with animals in stunning environments like rainforests. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll become part of our efforts to change the world through long-term plans and solutions.  And with our stance as champions of responsible volunteer travel, you can be assured that you'll have an ethical experience. 

There are several benefits to our volunteer travel programs. 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 and do volunteer work 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. 

Having visited Cambodia on a holiday, I had always wanted to visit it again but not as a tourist. I wanted to live there as a local and do something meaningful. - Edward H, Teaching in Cambodia

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 volunteer 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! 

Volunteer Programs to Travel the World 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" and we have a number of reasons why we ask you to pay for your trip. Read our blog post about why you shouldn't travel the world for free as a volunteer.

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Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Giant Tortoise & Sea Lion Conservation in the Galapagos Islands
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  • Price: $3,000 USD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $500 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 16 or over
Volunteers clean a beach with sea lion on it
Take a Gap Semester Abroad in South America
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  • Price: $7,895 USD for 8 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $300 USD
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Minimum Duration: 8 weeks
  • Ages: 17-24
Volunteer with rhinos in Nepal
Rhino Conservation in Nepal
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  • Price: $3,140 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $470 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 16 or over
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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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