Volunteering Abroad for Skilled Professionals
Projects Abroad PRO is an arm of Projects Abroad designed specifically for graduates, professionals on a career break, and retirees who wish to take part in voluntary work in a developing country.
We currently have volunteering projects for professionals in various destinations across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific. These projects can last from two week to several months and you can decide your own dates.
The aim of these projects is to listen to the needs of local communities and to harness the expertise of qualified volunteers. Projects Abroad matches each volunteer to a placement where your existing knowledge will have the greatest impact. By working alongside local partners as well as fellow volunteers you will use your skills to help improve the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.
Projects Abroad PRO requirements for voluntary work abroad
Projects Abroad PRO are looking for confident, friendly and well-organised people who have an open-minded approach to international volunteer work. Each project has specific requirements regarding qualifications. However, any related experience you may have will also be taken into consideration when you apply. Generally speaking, we are looking for the following individuals:
- Professionals on a career break with a diploma in the relevant area
- Retired seniors
- University Graduates
- Individuals with at least two years’ experience in the relevant area but who hold no degree or diploma.
- Individuals who hold non-professional qualifications in the relevant area. Examples of acceptable qualifications can be seen below:
- UEFA coaching badge
- Examples of qualifications that we will not accept:
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
Some destinations and projects require a good level of spoken French or Spanish. This is because communication is a key aspect of building a strong relationship with your project partner. If you are in doubt about any of the requirements, feel free to get in touch with us using the contact details below.
If you cannot find a project here that fits your skills, please contact us. We will try to arrange something that matches your area of expertise. You can also contact us if you think your knowledge may be useful but do not have the required qualifications.
If you are not a trained professional you can still take part in a volunteer project with us. Click here to view our regular volunteer projects.
If you have a particular skill or qualification and are keen to put it to use then please find below a list of the different projects that Projects Abroad PRO has to offer: