Our Experience and Track Record
We understand that travelling to a new place by yourself can be a daunting experience. But you can rest assured that you’re in good hands – since we were founded in 1992, Projects Abroad have placed nearly 100,000 volunteers and interns on meaningful projects throughout the developing world.
Furthermore, many of our nearly 700 full-time staff members are former volunteers themselves, inspired by their own experiences to continue our mission. Indeed, some of our staff were part of the original groups of volunteers back in the early 90s! As a result, we understand your concerns and can offer expert advice to ensure that you have a rewarding, memorable trip.
While on your project, our friendly local staff will provide guidance and supervision. Many of them are experts on the communities in which we work, having lived there their whole lives. Our local staff also have vast experience in fields such as community development and education.
We also work with a number of reputable gap year organisations – take a look at our full list of Projects Abroad partners.
Some of our achievements over the last 24 years:
- Volunteers from 41 different nationalities across the globe have taken part in our projects
- 502 Care centres, orphanages, disabled-centres and other organisations have benefited from our help
- Our Teaching projects have assisted 367 different schools, language centres and other organisations
- Our Diving & Marine Conservation project in Cambodia has spent over 390 hours diving to collect marine debris, and successfully collected over 1300 kg of abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear
Projects Abroad is a family-run business, and we extend that philosophy to our ever-growing network of volunteers. With over 24 years in the business, we’re more than equipped to ensure you have a safe, worthwhile and enjoyable experience overseas.