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

Christmas Volunteering Abroad

Make the most of the holidays and use your time and energy to help support communities in need overseas

Join one of our Christmas volunteering opportunities abroad and become part of our ongoing efforts to support local communities. You won't just be working on a quick fix. You'll use your time and energy to help us implement long-term, sustainable solutions where it's needed most. It's a way for you to celebrate Christmas by actively making a difference.


In the summer months, we offer Team Trips that take place over Christmas and New Year. You'll travel over fixed dates and work towards specific goals with a group of passionate individuals.


These programmes act as the perfect alternative from a regular summer spent at home. There's truly no better way to spend your holiday than by jetting off to countries like the Philippines, Cambodia, or South Africa.   

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.

1300 132 831

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Why volunteer abroad over Christmas?

By volunteering abroad during your summer holiday, you can pair the tradition of Christmas with giving back to communities in need.


Our Team Trips are based on a short-term model that’s part of our long-term goals. What you put in contributes to an ongoing plan. You can read more about how we manage projects here.


You can choose from a range of Team Trips, including:  



Over these fixed dates, you’ll follow a set itinerary filled with cultural and social activities, as well as a weekend trip away! 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.

Summer volunteering overseas during the festive season

For 15, 16, and 17 year olds wanting to go abroad during the Christmas period, we strongly recommend our High School Projects. These projects allow you to volunteer abroad with people your own age over your summer holiday.


On one of these programmes, you can help children learn through play, roll-up your sleeves and help on a building site, or shadow lawyers and business professionals, among others.


These summer volunteer opportunities abroad can help you grow personally. You’ll hone soft skills like communication and problem-solving. And when you’re not working, you'll be able to explore in a group setting and experience the culture. There will be support from our in-country staff 24/7, so you don’t have to worry about any of the details. We’ll take care of everything.