A woman plants mangroves as part of our volunteer abroad opportunities.

Volunteer Abroad

Become part of ongoing efforts to support those in need and discover what you're capable of

Volunteer abroad on one of our safe, sustainable, and worthwhile projects and help make a difference in local communities. As a volunteer, you’ll work towards long-term goals to address needs identified by local community members. This is a chance to give your time and energy where it’s needed most and become part of an extraordinary global network.


We offer a diverse range of volunteer abroad opportunities, so you can do something you’re really passionate about. This includes activities like improving early childhood development for young children, monitoring endangered wildlife, or working on medical outreaches.  


The work you do will help support a community in need. In the process, you’ll also learn and grow as a person. Our volunteer abroad opportunities are also a chance for you to add practical skills and experience to your CV.

With so many volunteers joining us for voluntary work overseas each year, you’re sure to make lifelong friends as you explore and experience a different way of life together.


You’ll get to know a completely different facet of travelling, something you wouldn’t be able to experience as a tourist. Step out of your comfort zone and discover what you’re truly capable of by volunteering overseas.

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This picture shows two male cheetahs focused but resting in the shade and was taken on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Botswana.

From £1795

Wildlife Conservation Volunteering in Botswana
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Live in a remote part of the Southern African bushveld and join our effort to protect elephants and other local wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Children are taught by female volunteers working with children in Cambodia inside a community care centre to further their childhood development.

From £1265

Volunteer with Children in Cambodia
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Work with children in Cambodia and provide a fun and supportive environment for them to learn and grow in

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A group of children with Projects Abroad Childcare volunteers outside a kindergarten in Sri Lanka.

From £1120

Volunteer with Children in Sri Lanka
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Support early childhood development in disadvantaged care centres while experiencing life in Sri Lanka

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

From £1220

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
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Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers working with children in Cambodia use weekends to explore local attractions.

From £1370

Volunteer with Children in Cambodia for Teenagers
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Work with other teenage volunteers as you teach and care for children from disadvantaged communities in Cambodia

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Children line up with their backpacks outside their classroom in Nepal

From £995

Volunteer with Children in Nepal
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Gain childcare experience and support early childhood development in care centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

From £1795

Volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru
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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help with vital conservation work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.

From £2365

Shark Conservation Volunteering in Fiji
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Dive in the stunning waters of the South Pacific and play a vital role in shark conservation efforts

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Childcare volunteer blows bubbles with a child in Ghana

From £1270

Volunteer with Children in Ghana
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Gain childcare experience and help children develop their skills in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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A volunteer paints playground equipment during her voluntary work overseas.

Is volunteering overseas right for me?

Our volunteer community is made up of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. No matter your age, experience level, or home country, there is a place for you to make a difference on one of our volunteer projects.


You'll also find that some of our trips are more suited for you than others. Our Flexi Trips are open to anyone aged 16 and older. We also have organised Team Trips on fixed dates, where you can team up with others to make a difference. For example, if you’re between the ages of 15 and 18, you can join our High School Specials for teenagers. You can explore our different trip formats here.


For most of our volunteer abroad opportunities, you don’t need any specific qualifications to join. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 to support and guide you through your work. We have trained local staff in every country where we work.

You can also read more detailed information below about our volunteer opportunities for:



As well as more specific types of trips during different times of the year:



You can also read more about voluntourism, another way of talking about volunteering overseas.