A woman plants mangroves as part of our volunteer abroad opportunities.

Volunteer Abroad

Become part of ongoing efforts to support those in need and discover what you're capable of

Volunteer abroad on one of our safe, sustainable, and worthwhile projects and help make a difference in local communities. As a volunteer, you’ll work towards long-term goals to address needs identified by local community members. Give your time and energy where it’s needed most and become part of an extraordinary global network.


We offer many different volunteer abroad opportunities, so you can do something you’re really passionate about. This includes activities like working with young children through education, protecting endangered wildlife, or serving those without access to healthcare through medical outreach work.


Your work will support a community in need, and you will grow in the process! Our volunteer abroad opportunities are great to add practical skills and experience to your resume.


With so many volunteers joining our international volunteer opportunities each year, you’re sure to make lifelong friends. Explore and experience a different way of life together. You’ll get to know a completely different form of travel - something you wouldn’t be able to experience as a tourist. Step out of your comfort zone and discover what you’re truly capable of by volunteering overseas.


If you're interested in traveling with us on short notice, you can read more about last minute volunteering abroad here.

Choose a Volunteer Project

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Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From $2865 CAD

Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal
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Live and work in the Himalayas and help preserve and enhance the biodiversity of this renowned area

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer working with children in Peru sits with a child in a classroom to help them with an activity.

From $2640 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 2 weeks
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 $2865 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 2 weeks
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 $3090 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 2 weeks
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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Is volunteering overseas right for me?

Our volunteer community is made up of people from all walks of life. No matter your age, level of experience, or where you’re from, you can make a difference on one of our volunteer projects.


You might find that some of our trips are more suited for you than others. Our Flexi Trips are for those aged 16 and older. We also have organized Team Trips on fixed dates, where you can team up with others to make a difference. For example, if you’re between 15 and 18, you can join our High School Specials for teens. Explore our different trip formats here.


On all our projects, our dedicated staff are available 24/7 to help with anything you need. They'll support you through your work to and make sure you're getting the most out of your trip.

A volunteer paints playground equipment during her voluntary work overseas.

You can also read more detailed information below about our volunteer opportunities for:



As well as more specific types of trips during different times of the year:



You can also read more about voluntourism, another way of talking about volunteering abroad, or find out more about service learning abroad.