Volunteering in Bangladesh with Projects Abroad
- Placement location: Dhaka
- Project Lenghts: From two weeks
- Accommodation: Host families
- Top places to travel: Lalbagh Fort, Dhakeshwari Temple
Projects Abroad provides the opportunity for volunteers to travel with purpose to Bangladesh.
Bordering India, Bangladesh is home to lush vegetation and nearly fifty wildlife sanctuaries. It is also one of the most populated countries in the world. More than 98 per cent of Bangladeshis speak Bengali, the country’s official language and locals enjoy their traditional meal of fish and rice and different types of biryani dishes. Although Bangladesh is one of the biggest peacebuilding forces to the United Nations, the country struggles with challenges that include poverty, famine, political issues and urban pollution.
Where You Will Live in Bangladesh with Projects Abroad
Projects Abroad is based in the capital in city of Dhaka, which is also known as the City of Mosques and described as the Venice of the East. Dhaka offers a humid tropic savanna climate and has a lively cultural scene. Volunteers will live with a local host family in Dhaka who will welcome them into their home and help them become part of the local community.
Tourism and travel in Bangladesh
Volunteers living and working in Dhaka will have plenty of opportunity to explore the stunning landscape around them, both over the weekends or after completing their placement.
Some of the top places to travel include the Dhakeshwari Temple, the Star Mosque and the well-known Lalbagh Fort, which was built in 1678 by then Viceroy of Bengal Prince Mohammad Azam. Dhaka has a very rich history and volunteers will be able to learn more about it at the Liberation War Museum and the Bangladesh national museum in the city centre.
Projects available in Bangladesh
Volunteer at a care center in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and help provide general care and support for disadvantaged children.
Volunteer at a public hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and gain valuable practical experience while shadowing local doctors and participating in meaningful outreach activities.
Volunteer at a primary or high school in Dhaka, Bangladesh and help teach English and provide educational support to underprivileged children.