A woman plants mangroves as part of our volunteer abroad opportunities.

Volunteer Abroad

Become part of ongoing efforts to support those in need and discover what you're capable of

Volunteer abroad on one of our safe, sustainable, and worthwhile projects and help make a difference in local communities. As a volunteer, you’ll work towards long-term goals to address needs identified by local community members. This is a chance to give your time and energy where it’s needed most and become part of an extraordinary global network.


We offer a diverse range of volunteer abroad opportunities, so you can do something you’re really passionate about. This includes activities like improving early childhood development for young children, monitoring endangered wildlife, or working on medical outreaches.  


The work you do will help support a community in need. In the process, you’ll also learn and grow as a person. Our volunteer abroad opportunities are also a chance for you to add practical skills and experience to your CV.

With so many volunteers joining us for voluntary work overseas each year, you’re sure to make lifelong friends as you explore and experience a different way of life together.


You’ll get to know a completely different facet of travelling, something you wouldn’t be able to experience as a tourist. Step out of your comfort zone and discover what you’re truly capable of by volunteering overseas.

A volunteer paints playground equipment during her voluntary work overseas.

Is volunteering overseas right for me?

Our volunteer community is made up of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. No matter your age, experience level, or home country, there is a place for you to make a difference on one of our volunteer projects.

 

You'll also find that some of our trips are more suited for you than others. Our Flexi Trips are open to anyone aged 16 and older. We also have organised Team Trips on fixed dates, where you can team up with others to make a difference. For example, if you’re between the ages of 15 and 18, you can join our High School Specials for teenagers. You can explore our different trip formats here.

 

For most of our volunteer abroad opportunities, you don’t need any specific qualifications to join. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 to support and guide you through your work. We have trained local staff in every country where we work.

 

If you're looking for work experience, we'd recommend you take a look at our internships abroad. You can learn new skills in Medicine & Healthcare, Law & Human Rights and more.

Choose a Volunteer Project

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A volunteers takes a picture with children at her placement in Samoa

From $3295 AUD

Community Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Samoa
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Team up with people your age and give back while immersing yourself in traditional Samoan village life

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Children are taught by female volunteers working with children in Cambodia inside a community care centre to further their childhood development.

From $2715 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 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

From $2595 AUD

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 holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers working with children in Cambodia use weekends to explore local attractions.

From $2945 AUD

Volunteer with Children in Cambodia for Teenagers
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Work with other teenage volunteers as you teach and care for children from disadvantaged communities in Cambodia

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A student participates in class at one of our volunteer teaching placements in Cambodia

From $2715 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
Projects Abroad volunteers run a dental hygiene class at our volunteer teaching placements in Nepal.

From $2365 AUD

Volunteer Teaching in Nepal
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Travel to Nepal and get practical classroom experience by helping children improve their English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad Childcare volunteer in Samoa hosts a lesson.

From $2720 AUD

Volunteer with Children in Samoa
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Support the educational development of local children while experiencing life in this Pacific paradise

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Children line up with their backpacks outside their classroom in Nepal

From $2120 AUD

Volunteer with Children in Nepal
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Gain childcare experience and support early childhood development in care centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer and her students play with finger paints during her volunteer work with children for teenagers in Fiji

From $3545 AUD

Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers
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Experience traditional village life and help young kids learn through play at a kindergarten or school

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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You can also read more detailed information below about our volunteer opportunities for:



As well as more specific types of trips during different times of the year, like volunteering over Christmas.