Two High School Special volunteers overseas for Christmas enjoy spending time teaching children in Sri Lanka.

Christmas Volunteering Abroad

Make the most of the holidays and use your time and energy to help support communities in need overseas

Join one of our Christmas volunteering opportunities abroad and become part of our ongoing efforts to support local communities. You won't just be working on a quick fix, you'll be using your time and energy to help us implement long-term, sustainable solutions where it's needed most. It's a way for you to celebrate giving by making a tangible difference.


In the winter, we offer Team Trips that take place over Christmas and New Year. You'll travel over fixed dates and work towards specific goals with a group of passionate individuals.


As a bonus, many of these programmes double as the perfect escape from frosty winter days. There's no better way to escape the winter blues than by jetting off to countries like Ghana, South Africa, or Madagascar!

Choose a Christmas Trip

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Teenage volunteers working with children in Cambodia use weekends to explore local attractions.

From £1,370

Volunteering 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
Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From £1,220

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
High school student volunteers doing building work in Nepal pose for a photo with young children and locals.

From £1,420

Volunteer Building in Nepal for Teenagers
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Volunteer in Nepal on a Building Project for teenagers and help rebuild school classrooms

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer and her students play with finger paints during her volunteer work with children for teenagers in Fiji

From £1,645

Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers
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Experience traditional village life and help young kids learn through play at a kindergarten or school

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Besides childcare work in Cambodia, volunteers on a group trip will also help with light renovation work like planting a vegetable garden.

From £1,245

Childcare Volunteering for Groups in Cambodia
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Work with a team to support disadvantaged children at care centres and do community work

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Last Minute Trip
Interns conduct vital sign checks as part of their Public health work in the Philippines for groups.

From £1,695

Public Health Internship in the Philippines for Groups
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Work with a group from around the world and gain medical experience by doing health checks and raising awareness

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A group of Childcare volunteers team up to help children learn about good dental hygiene in Nepal, Asia.

From £1,095

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Group
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Travel to Asia with a group and support the work of local staff at a disadvantaged care centre

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Volunteers in South Africa assist with community maintenance work

From £1,820

Volunteer with children in South Africa with a group
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Work with a group of volunteers in Cape Town and help local children learn through play

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks

Can't find what you're looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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Is volunteering abroad during Christmas right for me?

By volunteering abroad during the winter, you can pair the tradition of Christmas with giving back to communities in need and travelling.


Our Team Trips over Christmas are based on a short-term model that’s part of our long-term goals. What you do is part of a long-term plan. It’s not a quick fix for the holidays.


We also provide you with a hassle-free experience, and you’ll have 24/7 support from our in-country staff while you’re abroad.

What can I do?

Christmas volunteering abroad is a wonderful way to give back and embrace the the true spirit of the holiday season.


Over Christmas and New Year, you can choose from a range of Team Trips: 


  • Childcare & Community in Ghana
  • Childcare & Community in South Africa
  • Childcare & Conservation in Madagascar
  • Building in Nepal
  • Medicine in Ghana
  • Medicine in Sri Lanka


Contact us for any last minute applications in 2018.


With our fixed dates, you can maximise your time off and spend more of it engaged in rewarding, structured volunteer activities.

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