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Volunteer Overseas

Projects Abroad Grown-up Specials for Volunteers Aged 50+

A volunteer reads to a child on a Grown-up Special placement

Gap years and volunteer trips abroad are not just for teenagers! Meaningful travel opportunities are becoming a hugely popular option for older volunteers seeking altruistic and unique experiences outside of their own countries. Projects Abroad offers a range of organised trips, called “Grown-up Specials”, that give those aged 50 and above the chance to do just that: immerse yourself in a new culture while helping to support a disadvantaged community.

Our older volunteers have a wealth of life experience and skills to share, experience and skills that are very much needed at the placements we offer in communities around the world. Whether you’re retired, taking a career break or simply in search of something different, these specially-designed programmes are a wonderful way to give back, achieve personal growth and enjoy a rewarding travel experience.

Grown-up Specials are two weeks long, and each trip is designed for volunteers to have the most impact possible at their placement. As a volunteer, you will work alongside a group of like-minded people your age and follow a daily schedule arranged by our local staff. Whether you find yourself teaching children to read or painting a mural at a school or care centre, you will be making a tangible difference to our efforts in-country.

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