Projects Abroad Grown-up Specials for Volunteers Aged 50+
Gap years and volunteer trips abroad are not just for teenagers! Meaningful travel opportunities are becoming a hugely popular option for older volunteers seeking altruistic and unique experiences outside of their own countries. Projects Abroad offers a range of organised trips, called “Grown-up Specials”, that give those aged 50 and above the chance to do just that: immerse yourself in a new culture while helping to support a disadvantaged community.
Our older volunteers have a wealth of life experience and skills to share, experience and skills that are very much needed at the placements we offer in communities around the world. Whether you’re retired, taking a career break or simply in search of something different, these specially-designed programmes are a wonderful way to give back, achieve personal growth and enjoy a rewarding travel experience.
Grown-up Specials are two weeks long, and each trip is designed for volunteers to have the most impact possible at their placement. As a volunteer, you will work alongside a group of like-minded people your age and follow a daily schedule arranged by our local staff. Whether you find yourself teaching children to read or painting a mural at a school or care centre, you will be making a tangible difference to our efforts in-country.
- What are Grown-up Specials?
- Other suitable projects for older volunteers
- Interview with older volunteers
- Career breaker & older volunteer stories and testimonials
CHOOSE A GROWN-UP SPECIAL PROJECT:
In Jamaica, you will work alongside other volunteers to help care for children, contribute to their early childhood development, and do important renovation work at your placement.
As a volunteer in Nepal, you will be able to make a positive impact on children’s lives in schools and care centres, through running educational activities and games, as well as doing outreach and renovation work.
- Sunday October 23rd 2016 - Saturday November 5th 2016
- Sunday February 26th 2017 - Saturday March 4th 2017
- Sunday February 26th 2017 - Saturday March 11th 2017
Volunteer at an underprivileged school in Cape Town and help improve the students’ learning environment by teaching classes and participating in renovation activities.
- Sunday October 16th 2016 - Saturday October 29th 2016