A Law and Human Rights intern gains work experience on a volunteer opportunity abroad

Volunteer Work Abroad

Work with children, protect the environment, build a school, and more on an international volunteer opportunity with us

Do something exciting and different this year and take part in a volunteer opportunity abroad. You’ll have a direct role in supporting local communities or protecting endangered environments. 


You’ll grow in confidence and discover more of what you’re capable of as you work and meet people from all corners of the world. Our international volunteer programs are all built around implementing long-term, sustainable solutions to problems we’ve identified. You’ll use your time, energy, and skills to help us work toward those goals. 


International volunteering is the perfect opportunity to also gain new skills and learn from the people you meet. You’ll work alongside experienced professionals. This will help you build your knowledge and hone skills like communication and organization. You’ll also be able to learn from our passionate and dedicated in-country staff. They’ll be there 24/7 to give you support when you need it. 


Whatever project you do, use this time abroad to boost your resume, and use it at a later stage as a conversation starter during university or job interviews.

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Archaeology volunteering for teenagers in Peru also includes weekend trips to places like Machu Picchu.
Archaeology Volunteering in Peru for Teenagers

From $3395

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Learn from archaeologists and work with a group to uncover ancient civilisations and history in Peru

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers on the Archaeology in Romania for Teenagers project analyse their findings.
Archaeology Volunteering in Romania for Teenagers

From $3945

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Join a group of teenagers your age and help archaeologists uncover ancient civilisations in Eastern Europe

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing construction work in Tanzania carry bricks needed for a wall.
Building Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Tanzania

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Team up with volunteers your age to build classrooms for disadvantaged children in a Maasai community

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A group of students built a toilet block as part of their building volunteer work in Ghana
Building Volunteer Work in Ghana

From $2520

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Get your hands dirty and assist with hands-on construction work while volunteering in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A team from Projects Abroad take part in construction volunteering in Jamaica to build playhouse for local school
Building Volunteer Work in Jamaica

From $3415

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Use your hands to make a difference and build important infrastructure in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers in Nepal dig up sand for cement to help rebuild schools as part of their construction volunteer project.
Building Volunteer Work in Nepal

From $2295

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Travel to Asia and help rebuild and repair classrooms damaged by earthquakes.

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteer helps to build a wall during her construction volunteer work in Tanzania
Building Volunteer Work in Tanzania

From $3190

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Build classrooms and other school buildings for children in a Maasai community

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers take part in building volunteer work in the Phillippines to help construct water sanitation building
Building Volunteer Work in the Philippines

From $2795

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Get your hands dirty helping to improve sanitation facilities for families in the Philippines

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Peru, go on an organised weekend trip to Mach Picchu.
Childcare & Community Volunteer Work in Peru for Teenagers

From $2845

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Join a group of volunteers your age and support disadvantaged children and do community work while exploring Peru

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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What can I do on an international volunteering program?

With us, you can actively contribute to sustainable development in communities that need your help. We can also help you find the type of volunteer work abroad that best matches your goals and interests. You can volunteer abroad and: 



If you want real-world work experience, choose one of our global internships. You’ll do things like:


  • Shadow doctors and nurses in busy hospitals
  • Observe vets as they conduct surgical procedures at animal clinics
  • Tackle law and human rights issues and raise awareness
  • Help budding entrepreneurs launch businesses through interest-free loans


If you’d like to work more independently, we strongly recommend our Flexi Trips. For those wanting to travel with a set group on a volunteer vacation, we offer Team Trips. We also have organized group trips for middle school students, high school students, and people over the age of 50.


Our Project Experts are here to help match your skills and interests to one of our volunteer opportunities abroad. Tell us what you want to do, and we’ll make sure you have a hassle-free and enjoyable experience.

A group of students on an international volunteering program, identify a butterfly species

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