Join one of our summer mission trips for high school students

Mission Trips from Canada

Volunteer with us and use your time, energy, and skills to support communities in need

If you're looking for an experience similar to a mission trip, volunteer with Projects Abroad. You'll become part of our ongoing efforts to support people in developing countries worldwide. At the same time, you’ll be working alongside our dedicated in-country staff and passionate volunteers.


Volunteering with Projects Abroad is different from a typical mission trip. We’re a secular organisation and our programs aren’t affiliated with any religion. You can also travel independently or with a group. We offer a hassle-free experience, and our in-country staff are there to support you 24/7.


Our programs address a wide range of issues, so you can support what you’re most passionate about. For example, you can care for children, protect the environment, take part in medical outreaches, and more. Whatever you do, you’ll be contributing to our long-term, sustainable goals.


We recommend our Flexi Trips if you’re volunteering independently and want to choose your own travel dates.  You can also opt for an organised Team Trip if you’d like to work with a set group on fixed dates throughout the year.These programs are the best fit for non-religious mission trips for adults. If you’re older than 50, you may also be interested in our Grown-up Specials.

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

From $2,295 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 $2,520 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 $3,415 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 $2,290 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 $2,520 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 $4,690 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 $2,745 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 $3,295 CAD

Birds, Butterflies and Bats Conservation 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
Children play on the swings under the supervision of a volunteer working with children in Costa Rica

From $2,745 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Costa Rica
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Live in central America and prepare children for school by teaching important early childhood development skills

  • 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. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re ready to answer your questions, big or small.

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Mission Trips for Youth

At Projects Abroad, our High School Specials are a great fit for any teen interested in traveling abroad to volunteer. You’ll work with a group your age and everything is organised for you. Best of all, you’ll have constant support and guidance from our trained staff. They’ll be at your side 24/7, from the moment you arrive in-country, until you step on the plan to return home.


If you’re looking for summer mission trips for high school students, our High School Specials run on fixed dates in June, July, and August. We recommend booking early, as popular trips fill up fast!

Volunteers paint a building during a non religious mission trips from Canada

What sets Projects Abroad apart

Projects Abroad is a secular organization, unaffiliated with any political or religious group. We’re also not associated with any creed or faith. If you’re interested in non-religious mission trips from Canada, our programs are a good fit for you.


Through the diversity of our volunteers, staff, and the communities we work in, we believe we can learn from one another and help each other grow and change the world.


We also:


Offer dedicated staff support


While volunteering abroad, you’ll work with members of a local community and Projects Abroad staff. You’ll also be part of a wider network of volunteers. Each project has a full-time member of staff to support you and the other volunteers. They are available 24/7 to make sure you get the most out of your trip and get to make a genuine impact through your work.


Record our work in a secure database


We created a Global Impact Database to track the impact of our projects. The database is secure and anonymous, and we use it to identify specific areas of need. We also use the database to monitor individual projects to track their development. This means your work is part of a bigger picture, and your efforts will continue to benefit a community after you’ve returned home.


We’ve set out long-term goals for each project in our Management Plans.


Many projects to choose from


Our programs cover a range of types of work. You can choose a program that suits your interests, or we’ll help you build a custom project. Here are the projects most suited for someone looking for an experience similar to a mission trip:


  • Childcare
  • Public Health
  • Building
  • Teaching


We work in developing countries around the world, from Africa to Asia. Go somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to, and experience different cultures and landscapes with your own senses.

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