A career breaker volunteering with Projects Abroad in Belize helps a child improve literacy at a local school.

Professional Volunteering Abroad and Career Breaks

Do something different overseas and become part of our ongoing efforts to support communities in need

In today's world, a career break can take you to unexpected places. Instead of staying close to home, do something different and explore our career break opportunities abroad.


With Projects Abroad, you'll travel overseas and become part of our ongoing efforts to support local communities. You'll work on long-term, sustainable solutions, not quick fixes. And throughout it all, you'll work alongside passionate volunteers and our dedicated in-country staff.


If you're interested in professional volunteering abroad, we can help you use the skills you've honed throughout your career to make a difference. It's a great way to break away from your 9-5 routine and adapt to a new environment and challenges. Or, you can do something completely different. We'll be able to help you realise your potential and discover what you're capable of regardless of the project you choose.

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From $3,820 AUD

Africa’s Big 5 and Wilderness Conservation in Botswana
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Live in a remote part of the Southern African bushveld and join our effort to protect elephants and other local wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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A picture of a volunteer watching a giraffe whilst on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Kenya.

From $3,545 AUD

Giraffe & Lion Conservation in Kenya
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Live in the Kenyan wilderness and join our efforts to protect the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and other African wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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A large lemur balancing on a pole in the rainforest spotted by volunteers during their rainforest conservation volunteering in Madagascar with Projects Abroad.

From $3,820 AUD

Lemur Research and Protection in Madagascar
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Help protect the diverse, endemic species of lush Madagascan rainforests

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Children are taught by female volunteers working with children in Cambodia inside a community care centre to further their childhood development.

From $2,420 AUD

Volunteer with Children in Cambodia
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Work with children in Cambodia and provide a fun and supportive environment for them to learn and grow in

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A female intern is pictured taking part in testing blood sugar levels whilst on her public health internship in Cambodia.

From $2,420 AUD

Public Health Internship in Cambodia
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Gain practical healthcare experience and help improve the overall health of people in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A female intern from Projects Abroad is pictured treating a child using a stethoscope on her nursing intership in Nepal.

From $2,120 AUD

Nursing Internship in Nepal
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Shadow nurses in hospitals or clinics and gain practical work experience during outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of interns from Projects Abroad during a screening and conducting assessments whilst on theri public health internship in the Phillippines.

From $2,995 AUD

Public Health Internship in the Philippines
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Gain practical experience conducting basic medical checks and raising awareness to prevent diseases

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A student participates in class at one of our volunteer teaching placements in Cambodia

From $2,765 AUD

Volunteer Teaching in Cambodia
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Teach English to children from underprivileged areas in Cambodia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Students hold up educational posters during their Nutrition internship in Samoa.

From $3,365 AUD

Nutrition Internship in Samoa
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Gain valuable nutrition work experience promoting healthy living alongside qualified healthcare professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • 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 well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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Volunteering Abroad for Professionals

For professional volunteering abroad, we recommend our Flexi Trips. These trips are at the core of what we offer at Projects Abroad: flexible, tailored volunteering experiences that are right for you. We can chat to you directly about the placement where you’ll be able to make the biggest difference with your skillset. 


If you’re a medical or healthcare professional, you can volunteer in a rural clinic or community hospital. Here, you can use your skills to run workshops and help local professionals learn about improved or new treatment methods. We also have a number of childcare and teaching placements that would benefit from having professional social workers, teachers, and psychologists there. 


You can also choose to work in law and human rights or as a business consultant on one of our Micro-finance Projects.

Tanzanian medical professionals spend time with a nurse volunteering abroad for her career break.

Volunteering Abroad for Career Breakers

On a career break, you have the freedom to do something different and explore a completely new field. You don’t need to stick to what you know. We’re here to help you discover you’re capable of more.


Here are some of our favourite opportunities for career breakers wanting to try something new:



We’re here to help you find the project that matches your goals for your career break.

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