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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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

From $3395

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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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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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