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Volunteer Overseas

Adventure Holidays

A Male volunteer walks with a boy in a surf project in South Africa

If the idea of a standard holiday somewhere doesn’t excite you anymore and you’re looking for something a little different and out of the ordinary, then an adventure holiday might be just what you need. And by adventure holiday we don’t just mean skydiving out of a plane at 18,000 feet or white water rafting. Adventure travel has recently been defined as any tourism involving physical activity, a cultural exchange or interaction with nature.

Projects Abroad offers volunteers the unique opportunity to get involved in meaningful projects in a variety of destinations around the world. You’ll have the option to participate in adventure activities either on the project itself or as an addition outside of volunteering hours.

A few of these options include:

Diving with sharks at our Conservation project in Fiji - Complete your PADI Open Water dive course and work alongside respected scientists and shark research experts.

Surfing on a Sports project in South Africa - Learn how to surf and mentor children from disadvantaged backgrounds on the beautiful beach of Muizenburg in Cape Town.

Trekking Machu Picchu on our Archaeology project in Peru - Marvel at the majestic ruins that are Machu Picchu while assisting renowned archaeologists at our Inca Project in the Lucumayo Valley.

Trekking the Himalayas when volunteering in Nepal - Nepal is an ideal destination for adventure lovers and many volunteers choose to trek the beautiful Himalayas on completion of their placement.

Climbing Kilimanjaro when volunteering in Tanzania - Summit Africa’s highest peak when volunteering on a project in Tanzania.

Why adventure with Projects Abroad?

Volunteers on top of Kilimanjaro

Adventure with a community of like-minded volunteers: We send over 10,000 volunteers abroad each year. You'll have a community of other travellers built right into your time abroad.

Adventure with the support of local staff: Our local staff will meet you when you arrive, help you settle in, introduce you to other volunteers. We’ll arrange a worthwhile placement for you, help you make travel arrangements, and more. Most importantly, they are available anytime you need them, 24 hours a day.

Adventure without being a tourist: Live with a host family, eat local food, and take local transportation. Truly experience the country in which you've chosen to volunteer and travel.

Adventure with a purpose: Don't just be an observer. Be part of our ongoing volunteer work. You'll have a truly useful role while you explore and you'll be travelling through the structure of volunteer work.

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