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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 July 8th 2018
Building & French in Senegal (2 Weeks) Care & Community Village Project in Fiji (2 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Care & Community in Cambodia (2 Weeks) Care & Community in Ghana (2 Weeks & 3 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Care & Community in Kenya (2 Weeks) Care & Community in Madagascar (2 Weeks) Care & Community in Nepal (2 Weeks) Care & Community in Senegal (2 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Care & Community in South Africa (2 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Care & Community in Tanzania (2 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Care & Community in Vietnam (2 Weeks) Care & English in Fiji (2 Weeks) Care & Galapagos Island Conservation in Ecuador (2 Weeks) Conservation & Spanish in Mexico (2 Weeks) Dentistry in Sri Lanka (2 Weeks & 3 Weeks) Diving & Marine Conservation & Community in Thailand (2 Weeks) Diving & Marine Conservation in Thailand (4 Weeks) Football in Ghana (2 Weeks) General Building Projects in Nepal (2 Weeks) General Building Projects in South Africa (2 Weeks & 4 Weeks) General Building Projects in Tanzania (2 Weeks) Human Rights in Ghana (2 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Human Rights in South Africa (2 Weeks) Law & Business in China (2 Weeks) Medicine & Spanish in Bolivia (2 Weeks) Medicine in Ghana (2 Weeks & 3 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Medicine in Nepal (2 Weeks) Medicine in Peru (4 Weeks) Medicine in Philippines (2 Weeks) Medicine in Sri Lanka (2 Weeks & 3 Weeks) Medicine in Tanzania (2 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Physiotherapy in Nepal (2 Weeks) Public Health in Cambodia (2 Weeks & 3 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Public Health in Mexico (2 Weeks) Rainforest Conservation & Community in Madagascar (2 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Sea Turtle & Coastal Conservation with Spanish in Mexico (2 Weeks) Shark Conservation in Fiji (2 Weeks) Tropical Dry Forest Conservation & Community in Costa Rica (4 Weeks) Tropical Dry Forest Conservation in Costa Rica (2 Weeks & 3 Weeks)
Projects Starting July 22nd 2018
Care & Arabic in Morocco (2 Weeks) Care & Community Village Project in Fiji (2 Weeks & 3 Weeks) Care & Community in Ethiopia (2 Weeks) Care & Community in Ghana (2 Weeks) Care & Community in Madagascar (2 Weeks) Care & Community in Mongolia (2 Weeks) Care & Community in Morocco (2 Weeks) Care & Community in Nepal (2 Weeks & 3 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Care & Community in Peru (4 Weeks) Care & Community in Samoa (2 Weeks) Care & Community in Tanzania (2 Weeks) Care & English in Fiji (2 Weeks) Care & French in Morocco (2 Weeks) Care & Panda Protection in China (2 Weeks) Classical & Medieval Archaeology in Romania (2 Weeks) Conservation & Spanish in Mexico (2 Weeks) Dentistry in Sri Lanka (2 Weeks) Diving & Marine Conservation in Thailand (2 Weeks) Equine Therapy & Community in Bolivia (2 Weeks) Football in Ghana (2 Weeks) General Building Projects in Nepal (2 Weeks) General Building Projects in Philippines (2 Weeks) General Building Projects in Tanzania (2 Weeks) Journalism in Romania (2 Weeks) Medicine & Spanish in Bolivia (2 Weeks) Medicine in Bolivia (2 Weeks) Medicine in Ghana (2 Weeks) Medicine in Mongolia (2 Weeks) Medicine in Nepal (2 Weeks & 3 Weeks & 4 Weeks) Medicine in Sri Lanka (2 Weeks) Medicine in Tanzania (2 Weeks) Physiotherapy in Nepal (2 Weeks) Public Health & French in Togo (2 Weeks) Public Health in Mexico (2 Weeks) Rainforest Conservation & Community in Madagascar (2 Weeks) Sea Turtle & Coastal Conservation with Spanish in Mexico (2 Weeks) Shark Conservation in Fiji (2 Weeks)

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