Volunteer Community Projects Abroad
This category of volunteer projects is incredibly diverse, giving the opportunity to interact with and contribute to communities in many ways. Volunteers on community projects might find themselves teaching children of nomadic Mongolian families, working with drama and dance groups in Romania, teaching basic IT skills in Ghana or Sri Lanka or working on literacy and cultural preservation initiatives in Jamaica.
At Projects Abroad we hope your placement gives you the opportunity to forge real connections with real people in the country in which you volunteer, using and developing your skills in music, dance, building or working alongside people in unique environments such as Vietnamese stilt villages or with Moroccan nomads on the edge of the Sahara.
Community project destinations:
Use your knowledge in Anthropology to provide information and resources for volunteers at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office.
Explore the ancient civilisations and engaging culture of modern Cambodia on our Khmer Projects. Learn some of the Khmer language, cooking and local crafts and visit the main sites of Phnom Penh and the magnificent temples at Angkor Wat.
Volunteers on the Community Project need to be prepared to fully immerse themselves in the community and culture as you will get involved in all aspects of village life.
Live with a traditional Maroon community in Jamaica. You will help with a variety of tasks from teaching reading to cultural preservation projects.
Live and work on the Mongolian steppe with a Nomadic family. Riding horses and camels and collecting firewood are all part of daily life in the desert.
Live and work with the Moroccan nomads. Experience the lifestyle of this ancient civilisation and get involved in looking after the livestock, building nomadic homes, sourcing water supplies and cooking.
Explore ancient and modern Peru with this exciting project, which encompasses clearing Inca ruins, community-development projects, expeditions to Inca sites and work around the Inca Project house to help towards the aim of becoming self-sufficient.
Get involved in a variety of activities that will benefit the local Samoan community such as farming, business or learning how to fish.
Experience a unique insight into the Maasai tribe's way of life and play a vital role when it comes to helping the Maasai people.
Live in a traditional Vietnamese stilt village 160km from Hanoi helping local artisans with their work.
Share your knowledge of IT with Ghanaian students and teachers. You will teach students how to switch a computer on and off, and explain how to use software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Teach IT related skills to students and adults in India and focus on programmes such as Word and Excel.
Teach IT skills and social media like facebook and twitter in primary and junior high schools in and around Mandeville.
Increase understanding of IT and computers among students in Rabat. Teachers will also be significantly helped by volunteers who are good at explaining how programmes work.
Volunteer in the beautiful city of Cape Town and teach children or young adults basic IT skills. Show students how to switch a computer on, explain how to use software programmes and the Internet.
Whatever type of overseas voluntary work you choose to do with Projects Abroad you will receive a unique perspective into the culture of the country in which you are working and you will become an integral part of a local community abroad.
The projects in this Community section place you at the heart of some of the most unusual communities in the world.
By volunteering abroad on these projects you will be contributing towards the preservation of some extraordinary ways of life and working with many local people to achieve a common goal.
"I did not come back the same person as I was when I left. There were many “gifts” that I bought home with me, none of them that you could see or touch. I gave them “things”. What they gave was more precious than gold. Whenever I need courage to live this life back in “civilisation”, I think of the nomads."
Nomad volunteer in Mongolia