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Teen Volunteer Abroad: High School Specials

High School Volunteer Work Abroad

If you are 15 to 18 years old and enrolled in full-time education you can join us on a High School Special.  Each project follows a schedule of taught sessions, hands-on and observational work, as well as evening activities and weekend excursions.  Lasting two to four weeks, these programs are designed to make the most of your short time abroad while contributing to your community service credit requirements or college applications.

Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer Abroad infographic

Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer Abroad infographic

Read more about the structure of High School Specials, how travel arrangements work, or explore below the variety of High School Specials projects available.

Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read our 2017 High School Specials Impact Report.

To see which High School Special projects other Hong Kong and Singapore volunteers have chosen, click here.

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Projects Starting April 14th 2019
Projects Starting December 1st 2019

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