Volunteering during the school/college/university holidays - summer placements with Projects Abroad
If you are looking to do some volunteering on a summer placement overseas, then Projects Abroad almost certainly has something to fit your requirements. With 24 “developing world” destinations offering a mixture of around 20 basic project types, and thousands of individual placements, the hardest task is likely to be working out what you want to do and where! Maybe you fancy working in an care centre in Ghana? Or teaching conversational English in Nepal? Or coaching your favourite sport in Peru?
If you choose to volunteer with Projects Abroad you will be joining the most popular international volunteering organisation in the world. The key to our success is that we are able to offer such a variety of projects and destinations, and that this variety is backed up by a huge amount of flexibility; as well as working with you to find out exactly which placement your talents and abilities will be suited to, we also offer flexible start dates and project lengths.
Summer Placements for volunteers of all ages and abilities
The vast majority of our projects are available to people of all ages and abilities. There are some exceptions. Some of the placements that we work with require people with experience in a particular field – for example our Medicine and our Law projects in China require volunteers who have had a year’s experience in those particular areas – usually just a year on a related university course will suffice.
The only age limits we have – apart from a requirement that all volunteers are over the age of 18 (or over the age of 16 with expressed parental consent) – are on our 2 Week Special projects. These are run during the school summer holidays, and operate as a sort of volunteering “taster” for 16-19 year olds, who can volunteer with us safe in the knowledge that they will be part of a group of people their own age, and will have evening and weekend activities organised for them by our local staff.
The rest of our projects are available throughout the year and are for anyone, whether you are still in education and looking to get some work experience out in Thailand, a teacher looking to do something a bit different with their summer break out in Mongolia, or have recently retired and always wanted to visit Tanzania.
Booking your summer placement overseas with Projects Abroad
We like to have at least 3 months between when you apply to volunteer and your departure date. Ideally we would have a lot more, as this time helps our local staff to get to know you that little bit more and find the right placement for you. But if you are reading this and wanting to book something at late notice, then we will always try to do our very best to accommodate you, just give us a call on +44 (0) 1273 007230.
To find out more about what projects and destinations are available, please use the top menu bar to navigate to either “Projects” or “Destinations”.