Two High School Special volunteers overseas for Christmas enjoy spending time teaching children in Sri Lanka.

Winter Volunteer Programs Abroad

Volunteer abroad during your winter break to make the most of the holiday season

Volunteer abroad during the holiday season on one of our winter break service trips. You can use the break to support communities in need, or the environment, by teaming up with a group to do volunteer work. At the same time, you’ll also explore local sights and experience the culture.


Our winter volunteer programs abroad are short-term Team Trips that all form part of our efforts to find long-term sustainable solutions to specific challenges. The work you’ll do is important and it won’t be a quick fix.


These trips run according to fixed dates and each one has a set itinerary. We’ve filled these itineraries with service work and social or cultural activities. You’ll work with a group and you’ll have support from our in-country staff 24/7. We’ll make sure your time abroad is hassle-free and runs as smoothly as possible.

Choose a Winter Break Trip

1-9 of 9 Projects

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Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From $2,170 USD

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Last Minute Trip
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

From $2,170 USD

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
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Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Last Minute Trip
High school student volunteers doing building work in Nepal pose for a photo with young children and locals.

From $2,570 USD

Volunteer Building in Nepal for Teenagers
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Volunteer in Nepal on a Building Project for teenagers and help rebuild school classrooms

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Last Minute Trip
Teenage volunteers working with children in Cambodia use weekends to explore local attractions.

From $2,470 USD

Volunteering with Children in Cambodia for Teens
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Work with other teenage volunteers as you teach and care for children from disadvantaged communities in Cambodia

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Last Minute Trip
A volunteer and her students play with finger paints during her volunteer work with children for teenagers in Fiji

From $2,970 USD

Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers
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Experience traditional village life and help young kids learn through play at a kindergarten or school

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Last Minute Trip
Interns conduct vital sign checks as part of their Public health work in the Philippines for groups.

From $3,070 USD

Public Health Internship in the Philippines for Groups
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Work with a group from around the world and gain medical experience by doing health checks and raising awareness

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Besides childcare work in Cambodia, volunteers on a group trip will also help with light renovation work like planting a vegetable garden.

From $2,220 USD

Childcare Volunteering for Groups in Cambodia
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Work with a team to support disadvantaged children at care centres and do community work

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of Childcare volunteers team up to help children learn about good dental hygiene in Nepal, Asia.

From $2,170 USD

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Group
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Travel to Asia with a group and support the work of local staff at a disadvantaged care centre

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers in South Africa assist with community maintenance work

From $3,270 USD

Volunteer with children in South Africa with a group
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Work with a group of volunteers in Cape Town and help local children learn through play

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks

Can't find what you're looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project 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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What volunteer work can I do during my winter break?

We offer Team Trips during the winter months. You can choose a type of work you’re passionate about or seize the opportunity to do something new and different.


Depending on which Team Trip you choose, you could:


  • Support early childhood development at care centers
  • Protect endangered wildlife and ecosystems
  • Bring basic medical care to communities that lack healthcare services


Many of our destination countries have summer at this time. You can enjoy the beautiful weather of countries like the Philippines, South Africa, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.


For any last-minute 2018 winter volunteering applications, please contact our office.

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