International Development Volunteering Abroad
Our voluntary International Development projects are aimed at providing you with practical work experience to improve your CV. These projects are ideal for volunteers who would like to acquire an in-depth understanding of the problems many communities face.
The International Development placements give you the chance to discover a way of life in a different environment and you can choose to work in a country such as Mexico or Vietnam.
Each International Development programme is designed to cater for the individual volunteer and qualifications or previous work experience is directly relevant. As a volunteer, you will be able to support marginalised communities abroad to enhance and empower them. You will gain a well-rounded view of how international development charities or NGOs work and the unique set of challenges they face in achieving their goals.
While working on our International Development placements, volunteers receive support and guidance from our qualified in-country staff. As a volunteer you’ll meet other volunteers from all over the world and will form part of the Projects Abroad volunteer community.
‘My placement in Cape Town, South Africa was a transformational experience. I worked with Sunrise Educare Centre located in the heart of one of the oldest segregated communities formed during the apartheid era. It has become a multi-racial, multi-cultural community with many refugees from other African countries.’
International Development in South Africa
International Development Projects in:
Volunteers work alongside local NGOs to empower, train and educate people through various development programmes.
You can spend time working with one of a variety of NGOs situated Guadalajara focusing on issues such as transport, human rights, women's rights and immigration.
Work alongside NGOs in Cape Town focussing on education and training support schemes, as well as tackling issues such as unemployment, crime, domestic violence and alcohol abuse.
Volunteer on our International Development project in Togo and work alongside NGOs, helping communities tackle development issues such as human rights and HIV/Aids.
Based in bustling Hanoi, you will work directly with Projects Abroad’s partner organisations to help tackle issues like drug addiction, prostitution, mental health, disabled people’s rights and HIV/AIDS problems.
This project designs programmes that address individual and community resilience to disasters, especially amongst the most vulnerable sectors of society.