Short-term Volunteering Projects in Developing Countries
People today lead very busy lives and cannot be expected to simply put their life on hold in order to volunteer overseas for a protracted period of time. If you have ever thought that you would like to take part on a voluntary placement abroad, but are just not able to commit the amount of time that is commonly required for this sort of thing, then Projects Abroad may be the international volunteering organisation you have been looking for!
We organise short-term volunteering placements in 28 destinations around the world. We offer a broad choice of projects in each destination, from Teaching, Care, Sports and Conservation & Environment to Medicine, Law, Journalism and Business. We also have some unique one-off projects, such as our Disaster Management Project in Jamaica, our Nomad Project in Mongolia, our Drama Project in Romania and our Inca Project in Peru.
We have no set start dates, which means that you get to choose your own. We also have flexible project lengths - with some of our placements requiring a commitment of just 2 weeks! Our prices include all accommodation, meals, insurance and support – from directly employed local staff - for the duration of your volunteering period. And because we send over 9,000 volunteers abroad every year, there is sure to be a variety of ages, abilities and nationalities among your fellow volunteers.
Short-term Voluntary Opportunities
Short-term volunteering is very important to the developing world, when done with an organised, reputable organisation such as Projects Abroad. Our ethos is that any period of time a volunteer is able to give is better than none at all. And when their short-term volunteering is part of a large-scale, sustained, structured programme then it becomes easy for local communities to see their value.
Projects Abroad volunteers are seen as a genuine part of the communities in which they work. They make a really valuable contribution to our partner organisations – the schools, orphanages, care homes and hospitals that we work with. And because they only volunteer for short periods, as well as the fact that we are able to shuffle our volunteers around a large variety of different placements, it means that they cannot be used as a substitute for local employment.
If you want to find out more about the “Projects” or the “Destinations” we have on offer, please click on the relevant button on our top menu-bar. If you have any questions feel free to call our office on +44 (0)1903 708300.