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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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 $3570 CAD

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
A volunteer working with children in Peru sits with a child in a classroom to help them with an activity.

From $2295 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Peru
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Work with local teachers to support early childhood development at disadvantaged childcare centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteers interact with a child in Argentina during a community day at a local care centre.

From $2520 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Argentina
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Live in vibrant Argentina and prepare children for school through general development and teaching them basic life skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Female volunteer working with children in Romania at a care centre for her Childcare Project.

From $3415 CAD

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

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A student finishes an English exercise on the white board at a volunteer teaching placement in Peru.

From $2290 CAD

Volunteer Teaching in Peru
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Work a at schools in Peru and help young students and teachers improve their English language skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteer working with children in Mongolia helps a child draw around their hands during an educational acitivity.

From $2520 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Mongolia
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Work with disadvantaged children in Ulaanbaatar and support early childhood development

  • 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 $4690 CAD

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
Projects Abroad volunteer working with children in Mexico cares for a baby at a care centre for children from working families.

From $2745 CAD

Volunteering with Children in Mexico
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Work with children and support their care and education in kindergartens and daycare centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer and staff member work together on a reforestation initiative during Conservation volunteering in Costa Rica.

From $3295 CAD

Conservation Volunteer Work in Costa Rica
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Live in Costa Rica’s dense tropical dry forest and work on the frontlines of conservation

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re ready to answer your questions, big or small.

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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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