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International Volunteering

The international volunteering opportunities offered through Projects Abroad allow you to channel your skills and energy into making a positive impact in one of over 30 developing countries worldwide. Furthermore, you’ll get the chance to travel abroad and explore a new culture, meeting new people and making friends across the globe.

International Volunteering – Why, Who and What?

Our programmes are open to volunteers of all ages, from age 16 up. Indeed, the Projects Abroad volunteer community is incredibly diverse – our volunteers come from all backgrounds and walks of life. Whether you’re a high school or university student, a recent graduate or qualified professional, or even a career-breaker or retiree, there’s a place for you to make a difference on one of our international volunteer placements.

What international volunteer opportunities are available?

Projects Abroad is one of the world’s leading international volunteer organisations. We have hundreds of different international opportunities in over 30 countries around the world – so you’re spoiled for choice! Whether you choose to spend time with disadvantaged children, protect the environment on a Conservation placement or help to provide communities with vital medical care, you’ll be working towards long-term sustainable goals that uplift others.

How do I decide what kind of international volunteer work is best for me?

Projects Abroad Volunteers on an international volunteering Teaching project in Tanzania read a story to young children at their placement

While we pride ourselves on the level of diversity and variety we offer, we also understand that it can be difficult to choose between so many options. For those that need some additional guidance, you may find the resources below useful to narrowing down your opportunities:

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