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Volunteer Overseas

Summer Volunteering Abroad

Spending your summer volunteering abroad is a unique way to spend your holiday or leave time, exploring a new culture and working to make a difference in a developing country. You’ll get to combine travel with the opportunity to help others – and discover the local way of life away from the typical tourist activities.

Summer volunteer options

Group of Projects Abroad volunteers and children volunteering in summer at a surfing project in South Africa

    • High School Specials: If you’re between the ages of 15 and 18, and want to volunteer alongside a group of people your own age, then join one of our High School Special programmes! These placements are structured and supervised, and run for between two and four weeks. With plenty of projects and destinations to choose from, there’s something to suit all tastes.

Find out more about our High School Specials

    • 19+ Specials: These are similar to our High School Specials, but aimed at young adults over the age of 19. Travel to a new country, immerse yourself in a different culture and leave a lasting impact by joining one of our 19+ Specials.

Find out more about our 19+ Specials

    • Standard Projects: Our Standard Projects are available all year round, and are open to volunteers of all ages. These placements are ideal, as they have flexible start dates, and you can choose how long you’d like to go for.

Browse our range of Standard Projects

    • Family volunteering: If you’re looking for a memorable summer holiday with a difference, then sign up to volunteer as a family! Children over the age of four are welcome to join with their parents.

Find out more about volunteering as a family

So how do I sign up?

Once you’ve found a project you’d like to join, simply apply using our online application form. Alternately, if you have any questions or would like to find out more information, you can call us on 01273 007230 or send an email to and one of our Programme Advisors will be happy to help.

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