Two High School Special volunteers overseas for Christmas enjoy spending time teaching children in Sri Lanka.

Winter Volunteer Programs Abroad

Volunteer abroad during your winter break to make the most of the holiday season

Volunteer abroad during the holiday season on one of our winter break service trips. You can use the break to support communities by teaming up with a group to do volunteer work. At the same time, you’ll also explore local sights and experience the culture.

Our winter volunteer programs abroad are short-term Team Trips that all form part of our efforts to find long-term sustainable solutions to specific challenges. The work you’ll do is important and it won’t be a quick fix.

These trips run according to fixed dates and each one has a set itinerary. We’ve filled these itineraries with service work and social or cultural activities. You’ll work with a group and you’ll have support from our in-country staff 24/7. We’ll make sure your time abroad is hassle-free and runs as smoothly as possible.

Choose a Winter Break Trip

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Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From $2,420 CAD

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A high school student takes a child's blood sugar measure on our medical internship in Peru

From $3,295 CAD

Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers
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Learn directly from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches with a group your age.

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A young girl has her blood pressure taken on Projects Abroad's medical internship for high school students in Sri Lanka

From $3,070 CAD

Medical Internship for Teenagers in Sri Lanka
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Spend your summer learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during medical outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A doctor explains how to take healthcare measures on our medical internship for high school students in Tanzania

From $3,295 CAD

Medical Internship for High School Students in Tanzania
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Gain valuable medical experience learning from professional doctors and nurses in vibrant Tanzania

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

From $2,420 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
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Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Peru, go on an organised weekend trip to Mach Picchu.

From $2,845 CAD

Childcare & Community Volunteer Work in Peru for Teenagers
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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
A teenager measures blood pressure during our medical internship in Ghana

From $3,620 CAD

Medical Internships in Ghana for Teenagers
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Join other teenagers as you learn from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Archaeology volunteering for teenagers in Peru also includes weekend trips to places like Machu Picchu.

From $3,395 CAD

Archaeology Volunteering in Peru for Teenagers
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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.

From $3,945 CAD

Archaeology Volunteering in Romania for Teenagers
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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
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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 winter break volunteer program right for me?

By volunteering abroad during the winter, you can spend the holidays giving back to communities and traveling.

Our volunteer Team Trips are based on a short-term model that’s part of our long-term goals. What you do is part of a long-term plan. It’s not a quick fix for the holidays.

We also provide you with a hassle-free experience, and you’ll have 24/7 support from our in-country staff while you’re abroad.

What volunteer work can I do during my winter break?

We offer volunteer Team Trips abroad during the winter months for high school and college students. You can choose a type of work you’re passionate about or seize the opportunity to do something new and different.

Depending on which Team Trip you choose, you could:

  • Support early childhood development at care centers
  • Help communities build schools and other important infrastructure
  • Bring basic medical care to communities that lack healthcare services

Many of our destination countries are experiencing their warmer months during this time. You can enjoy the beautiful weather of countries like Fiji, Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa, and Nepal.

For any last-minute winter volunteering applications, please contact our office.