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.

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.

1 212 244 7234

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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.