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

1-9 of 53 Projects

Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.
Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager

From £1220

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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.
Volunteer with Children in Cambodia for Teenagers

From £1370

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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
Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers

From £1220

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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
A volunteer works with children on English exercises in Sri Lanka on our project for high school students
Volunteer with Children in Sri Lanka as a Teenager

From £1370

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Join teenagers from all over the world to help support disadvantaged children at care centres

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers planting seedlings during Conservation volunteering in Costa Rica for teenagers.
Conservation Volunteering in Costa Rica for Teenagers

From £1870

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Team up with high school students from around the world to protect the majestic wildlife of Costa Rica

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
While doing community volunteer work in Ghana, teenagers take a group photo with children.
Volunteer Work with Children in Ghana for Teenagers

From £1545

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Team up with young people your age to help support disadvantaged children and do community work

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer with children in Vietnam teaches basic hygiene as part of our project for teenagers
Volunteer with Children in Vietnam for Teenagers

From £1645

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Work with a group your age and help children learn through play and do renovation work in the community

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A doctor explains how to take healthcare measures on our medical internship for high school students in Tanzania
Medical Internship for High School Students in Tanzania

From £1645

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Gain valuable medical experience learning from professional doctors and nurses in vibrant Tanzania

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers taking part in football coaching for high school students in Ghana donate new equipment to a local team.
Volunteer Football Coaching for High School Students in Ghana

From £1545

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Travel with teenagers your age and get coaching experience working with local coaches and disadvantaged children

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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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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