Volunteer Culture & Community Projects
Whatever type of overseas voluntary work you choose to do with Projects Abroad you will receive a unique perspective into the culture of the country in which you are working and you will become an integral part of a local community abroad.
The projects in this Culture & Community section place you at the heart of some of the most unusual communities in the world.
By volunteering abroad on these projects you will be contributing towards the preservation of some extraordinary ways of life and working with many local people to achieve a common goal.
"I did not come back the same person as I was when I left. There were many “gifts” that I bought home with me, none of them that you could see or touch. I gave them “things”. What they gave was more precious than gold. Whenever I need courage to live this life back in “civilisation”, I think of the nomads."
Nomad Project volunteer in Mongolia
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Volunteers work on building a community centre in the local township, run activities and sports for children, and also assist with an organic garden and nutrition project.
Volunteers on the Community Project need to be prepared to fully immerse themselves in the community and culture as you will get involved in all aspects of village life.
The Community Village project in Samoa gives volunteers the chance to fully immerse themselves in traditional Samoan village life and learn about their fascinating culture.
Experience a unique insight into the Maasai tribe's way of life and play a vital role when it comes to helping the Maasai people.
Live in a traditional Vietnamese stilt village 160km from Hanoi helping local artisans with their work.
Explore the ancient civilisations and engaging culture of modern Cambodia on our Khmer Projects. Learn some of the Khmer language, cooking and local crafts and visit the main sites of Phnom Penh and the magnificent temples at Angkor Wat.
Live with a traditional Maroon community in Jamaica. You will help with a variety of tasks from teaching reading to cultural preservation projects.
Live and work on the Mongolian steppe with a Nomadic family. Riding horses and camels and collecting firewood are all part of daily life in the desert.