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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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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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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