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Volunteer Travel

Volunteer travel is the perfect way to explore the world in a meaningful way! Since 1992, nearly 100,000 international volunteers have supported the developing world while travelling and learning from other cultures. We work in more than 30 developing countries and our volunteer programmes and international internships make it easy for you to travel with purpose and help others.

Volunteer Travel – the best way to travel

Projects Abroad volunteer travels to Senegal to teach disadvantaged children at a kindergarten

There are a number of benefits to travelling as a volunteer.

Travel with like-minded volunteers: We send over 10,000 volunteers abroad each year. During your time abroad, you will get to spend time working and socializing with a community of volunteers from around the world.

Travel with the support of local staff: Our local local staff will meet you when you arrive, help you settle in, introduce you to other volunteers, arrange a worthwhile work placement for you, and more. Most importantly, they will be available any time you need them.

Travel without being a tourist: Live with a host family, eat local food, and take local transportation. You will be fully immersed in the country you've chosen to volunteer and travel in.

Travel with a purpose: As a volunteer, you are more than just an observer. Be part of our ongoing volunteer and internship work and you will fulfil an important role while you navigate a different country and culture. In addition, you will be travelling through the structure and guidance of volunteer work.

Explore the world through Volunteer Travel

A volunteer travel program allows you to completely immerse yourself in a different environment and culture. You will gain a deeper understanding of the world in a way that isn't possible through ordinary travel.

While any of our programs will give you the opportunity to travel the world and give back, here are some options that are particularly good for volunteer travel:

On her volunteer travel program, this participant learns traditional pottery making on the Khmer Culture Project in Cambodia

Develop a truly intercultural understanding during your travels. No matter what you choose to do, by the time your project has finished, you'll realize that you've gain much more than you could have as an ordinary traveller. You'll come away with a greater understanding of the culture, friends all over the world, and travel memories that will keep you on the path of exploration. What better way is there to travel?

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