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Volunteer Vacations Abroad

Make your next break a volunteer vacation and use the time to travel with purpose and gain international experience. Projects Abroad runs volunteer and internship programs across the globe, so see what you can do and explore where you can go.

Your volunteer holiday fits your schedule. You choose when to start and finish, and how long you want to be abroad. You can go abroad for as little as a week. We have volunteer holidays to suit everyone, no matter your age, background, or experience.

Volunteer Vacations for Students

Students plant mangroves on their volunteer vacation in FijiIf you are a student interested in a volunteer vacation, we recommend:

  • High School Specials for ages 15-18. We designed High School Specials especially for teenagers. Each trip features a schedule filled with volunteer work, social and cultural activities, and weekend sightseeing. Teenagers live and work together, and our staff are there every step of the way.
  • 19+ Specials for ages 18-25. These are organized group trips similar to High School Specials, but for a slightly older age group. Join for the chance to give back on a Care & Community Project, or get practical medical experience on a Public Health Project.
  • Alternative Spring Break Trips for college students. Do something different for spring break, and use the week to help or gain work experience.

Choose any one of our Volunteer Abroad or International Internship programs for a more customized experience.

Volunteer Vacations for Adults and Singles

A family on a volunteer vacation work together at the Conservation Project in KenyaA volunteer vacation is a great way to make an impact during your next holiday or a career break. Use your professional skills to give back on our Projects for Professionals, or do something completely different. Whichever project you choose, you will become part of our ongoing efforts to support communities in need.

Family Volunteer Vacations

More and more parents are interested in taking their children on volunteer vacations. This is a great opportunity to introduce them to the world and teach them how they can help others. We arrange volunteer vacations for families with children who are at least four years old.

We find that the best volunteer trips for families are working with children, and helping to protect the environment and animals. Chat to our Program Advisors about which project is the best fit for your family.  

Volunteer Vacations for Seniors

A senior woman works at a medical outreach in the Philippines on her volunteer vacation

While millenials are seizing the opportunity to travel abroad and do what they can to help, so are a rapidly rising number of older people. Make the most of your next holiday, career break, or your retirement and join us on a volunteer vacation.

If you are comfortable traveling on your own, take a look at any one of our Volunteer Abroad programs. Prefer to travel and work with a group? Then we recommend joining a Grown-up Special. These are organized group trips with fixed dates. We plan the trip for you, from full days of volunteer work to weekend sightseeing.

Volunteer Vacations with Projects Abroad

We can help you plan a hassle-free volunteer vacation. Your program fee includes accommodation, three meals a day, insurance, and more. In addition, we can also organize flights for you at an extra fee, and make sure you have the best routes with the shortest layovers.

Chat to our Program Advisors via telephone, email, or live chat if you have any questions about planning a volunteer vacation with us. You can also visit us at our New York office.  

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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