Volunteer Abroad & Internships

Discover what you're capable of

Projects Abroad is the world’s largest provider of international volunteering, internships, and meaningful travel experiences. We’ve been running for over 30 years and have been trusted by over 130,000 participants who’ve joined our award-winning trips.

As champions of Responsible Travel, all our volunteer projects work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This means you’re helping to work towards a better and more sustainable future for all.

While you’re making an impact, we ensure you do so safely. Safety is at the heart of everything we do, which is why you’ll have access to 24/7 support for the duration of your trip. From start to finish, we’re there for you.

We truly believe that travelling abroad should be easy, fun, and rewarding. That’s why we take care of everything, so you can focus on making the most of your time abroad. Whether it's our impactful volunteering projects, structured internships, High School Specials, or Authentic Adventures, you'll be sure to get the Projects Abroad gold standard of staff support.

So come and join us. Learn new skills, meet new people, make a real difference, and have the experience of a lifetime.

We cannot wait to help you find out what you’re capable of.

What makes us different?

Gold Standard of Support

Safety is everything to us and has been for over 30 years. Everyone we work with is thoroughly vetted and trained. Our teams at home and abroad provide a world-class support network to help you thrive.

How we keep you safe

Hassle-free Approach

We take care of everything, so you don’t have to. Shopping around for insurance, organising airport pickups, and finding safe, clean accommodation all takes time and extra money. We take care of it all for you, and it’s included in the price as standard.

Our hassle-free approach

Make a Real Impact

This isn’t just a holiday and we don’t want to waste your time. That’s why we invest in planning, measurement tools, and training resources. This means any project you choose is meaningful and creates real, positive change where it’s needed the most.

How you make an impact

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

Call one of our experts on:

09 801 2518

Meet Us

We love meeting up with people to talk about our projects and give advice. If you’d like to meet us in person, see the options below:

One on One

We have staff in New Zealand who are always available to meet you. We can also arrange for you to meet former Projects Abroad volunteers.

We’ll arrange a meeting at a time and place that suit you.

Career fairs
and presentations

We regularly attend Careers Fairs and do presentations at schools, colleges, universities, and businesses across the country.

See where we’ve been recently and arrange for us to come and share our passion for volunteering with you.

Group Trips

Tailor-made Group Trips

Volunteer with a School, University, or Corporate Group

If you're looking to volunteer with 5 or more friends or colleagues, we can provide a bespoke project to suit your exact requirements, including evening and weekend activities and a tailor-made itinerary.

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