A Conservation volunteer crosses the tallest canopy walkway in South America on his volunteer holiday in Peru.

Volunteering Holidays

Travel to a developing country and do valuable volunteer work abroad during a volunteering holiday

Go beyond the typical tourist experience and make your next holiday something exciting and different. On a volunteer holiday with Projects Abroad, you’ll go overseas and become part of ongoing efforts to help where it’s needed most.  


We believe in long-term, sustainable solutions, not quick fixes. You can help children learn important early childhood development skills, or work with conservationists to protect endangered animals. If you’re eager to be outdoors, help build schools and houses or coach sports at disadvantaged schools. You can holiday independently on a Flexi Trip or work with a group on a Team Trip.


No matter what you do or where you go, we’ll provide you with a hassle-free experience. We also have dedicated in-country staff to support you whenever you need it while you’re abroad.


When you’re not working, there’s plenty for you to see and do to further enjoy your volunteering holiday. Our in-country staff can give you tips on where to go and what to do over weekends. See local sights, eat your weight in delicious traditional food, and take in the culture and traditions.

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Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From £1440

Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal
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Live and work in the Himalayas and help preserve and enhance the biodiversity of this renowned area

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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 £1265

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 2 weeks
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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Can't find what you're looking for?

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

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A group of students participate in a beach clean-up on a beach in Fiji as part of their volunteer holiday.

Why do volunteer work during my holiday?

Volunteer travel during your holiday is a great way to experience something different overseas and give back at the same time. We’re facing a lot of challenges in today’s world, so you can choose to channel your energy into creating positive change while you’re on holiday. Instead of relaxing at a beach resort, for example, you can travel to a black sand beach in Mexico and save endangered sea turtles.


Our projects make it easy for you to take a volunteering holiday at any time throughout the year. Our projects run all year round, no matter how many volunteers we have, so you can join when it suits you.  


If you’re keen on a humanitarian holiday, you don’t need any previous experience to participate. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to do the work. You’ll also have the support of local colleagues at your placement.


We also have guidelines in place for working with children, so you don’t have to worry that your volunteer holiday has any negative impact. The same applies to volunteer holidays with animals or wildlife conservation volunteer holidays. We have guidelines in place for working with animals and wildlife, so you’ll be able to work knowing that it’s only benefiting animals, and not harming them. 

Supporting you on your volunteering holiday

We understand how stressful volunteer travel can be. That’s why we take a hassle-free approach when it comes to going abroad. Once you’ve applied, our team will:


  • Provide visa advice
  • Arrange accommodation
  • Organise your programme
  • Arrange an airport pickup when you arrive
  • Cover your transportation to and from your placement
  • Organise health and travel insurance


All of this is included in your programme fees and there are no hidden costs.


We’re also able to book flights for you. We book changeable tickets, with the shortest, most convenient layovers.

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