A Conservation volunteer crosses the tallest canopy walkway in South America on his volunteer holiday in Peru.

Volunteer Vacations Abroad

Travel with purpose during your vacation to help communities in need as you gain experience and a fresh perspective

Step off the beaten track and take part in a volunteer vacation abroad. With Projects Abroad, you’ll be able to pack your bags, stamp your passport, and become part of our long-term efforts to make a real difference.


There’s a lot to see and do during volunteer travel. You can support children’s education, learn a new language, or dive with sharks on a wildlife volunteer vacation. You’ll live with a host family or in shared accommodation, taste delicious local food, and experience cultural exchange with the people you meet. Whatever you do, we’re certain that your vacation will be transformed by the worthwhile volunteering work you’ll do.


We offer you a hassle-free experience, so that you can focus on making the most of your volunteer holiday abroad. On a Flexi Trip, you can choose your own dates anytime throughout the year. You can also join a Team Trip if you’re looking to travel with a set group over fixed 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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A group of students participate in a beach clean-up on a beach in Fiji as part of their volunteer holiday.

Volunteer Vacations for Singles

Take a volunteer vacation for singles and focus on helping others or the environment as part of your holiday. If you’re traveling solo, we recommend a Flexi Trip or a Team Trip. 


On our Flexi Trips, you’ll work independently while receiving support from our in-country staff when you need it. On a Team Trip, you’ll join a group of people and have constant guidance and support from our staff. In addition, a Team Trip also has pre-organized weekend trips included. 


Whichever option you choose, you’ll meet passionate volunteers from around the world and you’ll work alongside our dedicated in-country staff. You can also be sure that your work is making a tangible difference. In your free time, you can explore new streets, taste the local cuisine, and get to know your host family or new friends.

Volunteer Vacations for Seniors

As an older volunteer, you too have the opportunity to travel and make a difference. Share your skills and life experiences with local staff and our partner organizations. You’ll meet people from around the world and explore your surroundings while being fully immersed in a new country.


As an older volunteer abroad, you can join one of our Flexi Trips. On our Flexi Trips, you’ll work independently but still have the support of our staff. Our projects run all year round, no matter how many volunteers we have.


If you prefer a shorter time abroad, and want to work with a group of likeminded volunteers in their 50s and older, join a Grown-up Special.


No matter the project you choose, you’ll be part of our long-term, sustainable efforts. It’s the perfect opportunity to travel and make a difference in the lives of others.

Family Volunteer Vacations Abroad

Travel with purpose with those closest to you - your family. On a family volunteer vacation abroad, you’ll experience the power of giving back as a family unit.


You’ll volunteer on projects where we work toward long-term sustainable goals. If you’re traveling with your children, this is a wonderful way to teach them about helping others and realizing their potential. You can also use the time to bond and relax in a new setting. Your family will have 24/7 support from our dedicated in-country staff.


Work and play will be balanced, giving you the chance to help a person in need, while also giving your time to grow stronger as a family and create new memories. You can learn more about family volunteering abroad here.

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