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Volunteer Vacations

Daughter of a Volunteer plys with local childred during a Family Volunteer Vacation

Choosing a volunteer vacation abroad is an increasingly popular option among people looking to do meaningful work during their vacation or career break. You can spend as little as 1 week volunteering in over 30 different countries around the world with Projects Abroad. By spending your vacation as a volunteer with Projects Abroad, you are joining a community of fellow volunteers and local people in developing countries - working hard, traveling, and having a good time while contributing to long-term impact.

Why Volunteer during your Vacation?

Explore a new country and culture through volunteer work - Travel without being a tourist. A volunteer vacation with us offers the unique opportunity to contribute to a local community while gaining an in-depth cultural understanding not possible on the classic tourist trek.

Do something meaningful during your time off - Spend your free time helping others. As a volunteer, you will be joining one of our 450+ on-going and sustainable projects. Regardless of the program you choose, your efforts and willingness to donate your free time will not go unnoticed.

Vacation with the support of a community - Projects Abroad sends 10,000 volunteers abroad each year. On a volunteer vacation, you will work with other volunteers, live with a local host family, and receive support from our in-country staff. A volunteer vacation is a perfect way to travel abroad with the support of an organization and the company of a community.

Conservation Volunteers explore the seas during the Volunteer Vacation Abroad

Utilize your skills or further your education - We offer volunteer vacations for volunteers of any age or experience level. Qualified individuals can put their skills and experience to good use on one of our Projects for Professionals. Those looking to gain experience in an unfamiliar field can take part in one of our internships abroad.

Plan a vacation without the hassle - Let us arrange your flights, accommodations, and quality volunteer work. You’ll have the support of our staff and the structure of volunteer work with the freedom to explore during your evenings and weekends.

Who can take a volunteer vacation?

A volunteer vacation is a great option for families, students on spring break, high school and college age volunteers on summer vacation, career breakers on holiday, and everyone in between. With projects running year round and available for as little as 1 week, a volunteer vacation is an option for anyone.

If you are looking to volunteer abroad in 2018, take a look at the projects and organized trips that we offer for volunteers of all ages between 15 and 75+.

Explore how volunteering abroad and interning abroad works with Projects Abroad.

Experience: Over 20 years of organizing overseas volunteer projects.

Flexibility: You choose your start date.

Variety: hundreds of worthwhile projects to choose from.

Support: Full-time staff close-by in every destination.

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