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.
Africa’s Big 5 and Wilderness Conservation in Botswana
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $3,570 CAD
Projects Abroad volunteer collects Giraffe data on the Kenya Conservation Project
Giraffe & Lion Conservation in Kenya
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $3,295 CAD
A large lemur balancing on a pole in the rainforest spotted by volunteers during their rainforest conservation volunteering in Madagascar with Projects Abroad.
Lemur Research and Protection in Madagascar
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $3,570 CAD
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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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