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Volunteer Travel Opportunities

Volunteer travel is the perfect way to explore the world in a meaningful way, and Projects Abroad can help you achieve this. Over our history, nearly 100,000 international volunteers have supported the developing world while travelling and learning from other cultures. We work in 30 countries and our hundreds of programmes make it easy to see the world with purpose.

A group of volunteers in a traditional ger in Mongolia

Volunteer travel: the best way to travel

Travel with a community of like-minded volunteers: We send over 10,000 volunteers abroad each year. You'll have a community of other travellers built right into your time abroad.

Travel with the support of local staff: Our local staff will meet you when you arrive, help you settle in, introduce you to other volunteers, arrange a worthwhile work placement for you, help you make travel arrangements, and more. Most importantly, they are available anytime you need them, 24 hours a day.

Travel without being a tourist: Live with a host family, eat local food, and take local transportation. Truly experience the country in which you've chosen to volunteer and travel.

Travel with a purpose: Don't just be an observer. Be part of our ongoing volunteer and internship work. You'll have a truly useful role while you explore and you'll be travelling through the structure of volunteer work.

Explore through Volunteer Travel

A volunteer travel programme allows you to completely immerse yourself in a different environment and culture. You will gain a deeper understanding of the world in a way that isn't possible through ordinary travel.

While any of our projects will give you the opportunity to travel the world and give back, here are some options that are particularly good for volunteer travel:

A volunteer makes traditional pottery in Cambodia

  • Care and Teaching projects - Work in orphanages, care centres, kindergartens and special needs clinics– all of which are understaffed and lack resources. You can also spend your time overseas teaching English to local children.
  • Conservation & Environment projects – Live and work in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, dive with sharks in Fiji, preserve and enhance biodiversity in the Himalayas and more.
  • Culture and Community projects - These may be some of the best programmes for volunteer travellers. Get a taste of true adventure by living with a nomadic family in Mongolia or Morocco. Learn more about traditional Khmer culture in Cambodia, Maroon Culture in Jamaica, or Maasai Culture in Tanzania. Live and work in a small village community in Fiji or Samoa.
  • Our Archaeology programmes in Peru and Romania are a fantastic way to explore a culture through its history.

Develop an intercultural understanding during your travels; no matter what you choose to do, by the time your project has finished you'll realise that you've gained much more than you could have as an ordinary traveller.

You'll come away with a greater understanding of the culture, friends all over the world, and memories that will keep you on the path of exploration. What better way is there to travel?

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