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Volunteering Abroad for Skilled Professionals

Volunteer opportunities abroad for skilled professionals.

Projects Abroad’s Projects for Professionals are projects designed specifically for graduates, professionals on a career break, and retirees who want to volunteer and use their skills to give back to local communities in a developing country.

We currently offer volunteer programs for professionals in various destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific. These projects can last from two weeks to several months and dates are entirely flexible: you decide when to start and how long you will stay abroad for.

Our goal at each of these projects is to listen to the needs of local communities and to harness the expertise of qualified volunteers for the benefit of the people. We match each volunteer to a placement where your existing knowledge will have the greatest impact. By working alongside local partners as well as fellow volunteers, you will use your skills to help improve quality of life and contribute to sustainable development.

Requirements for Professional Volunteer Work Abroad

Projects Abroad is looking for confident, friendly, and well-organized people who have an open-minded approach to international volunteer work. Each project has specific requirements regarding qualifications. However, any related experience you may have will also be taken into consideration when you apply. Generally speaking, we are looking for the following individuals:

Qualified physiotherapist runs a workshop for local therapists at her volunteer placement in Mongolia.

  • Professionals on a career break with a degree in the relevant area
  • Retired seniors
  • University graduates
  • Individuals with at least two years’ experience in the relevant area but who hold no degree or certification.
  • Individuals who hold non-professional qualifications in the relevant area.

Some destinations and projects require a high level of spoken English, French, or Spanish. This is because communication is a key aspect of building a strong relationship with your project partner and the local population. If you are in doubt about any of the requirements, feel free to contact us.

Which Volunteer Projects are available for Professionals?

You can view a complete list of our available Projects for Professionals programs on our prices page. If you cannot find a project here that fits your skills, please get in touch with us. We will try to arrange something that matches your area of expertise. You can also contact us if you think your knowledge may be useful but you do not have the required qualifications.

If you are not a trained professional you can still take part in a volunteer project with us. Take a look at our standard Volunteer Abroad and Intern Abroad programs.

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