Volunteers travel and assist on a conservation project in Thailand

Volunteer Travel Opportunities

Travel with purpose and explore a different country while supporting local communities in need or the environment

Seize the opportunity to travel abroad and give back to communities or environments in need. With Projects Abroad, you’ll become part of our ongoing efforts to support long-term solutions to specific challenges. At the same time, you can explore and experience the culture in your free time.  


The volunteer travel experience starts with choosing what kind of work you want to do and where you want to go. You can support children’s education, protect endangered wildlife, or build houses, and more. If you’re eager to travel more independently, we recommend joining a Flexi Trip. You can also join a Team Trip if you want to be part of a set group that tackles a challenge together. 


When you’re not working, we encourage you to make the most of your free time. Our in-country staff also will have plenty of recommendations of must-see places, like restaurants, markets, live music and other local events. If you’re on a Team Trip with us, we’ll organize cultural and social activities and weekend trips for you.

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Children learn how to tell the time from a volunteer teaching in Mexico

From $3,090 CAD

Volunteer Teaching Project in Mexico
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Teach English to school or university students to boost their confidence and career prospects.

  • 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 $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

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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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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Is a volunteer travel program right for me?

If you want to do something meaningful for others or the environment, and you’re passionate about travel, a volunteer trip is for you. We also believe in making your trip as hassle-free as possible. This gives you the space to focus on your work and what’s important to you. 


There are several benefits to doing a volunteer trip with Projects Abroad. You will: 


  • Add real-world experience and new skills to your resume
  • Start and end your Flexi Trip whenever you want. Make it fit your schedule
  • Decide how much time you can commit on a Flexi Trip. You can volunteer abroad anywhere from one week to a full year
  • Become part of a global network of volunteers from around the world
  • Have the support of our trained in-country staff 24/7. They will ensure that you have all the backup and support you need throughout your volunteer trip


Outside of our Flexi Trips and Team Trips, we also have volunteer travel programs specially built for different age groups. These include:



Whether you’re looking to volunteer independently around the world or embark on a humanitarian trip with a group, we can help match you to the project that best fits your goals and passion.

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