Don’t have enough time to volunteer abroad for a long period of time? No worries! We’re able to connect you with long-term and sustainable projects in places where your help is needed most.
You won’t be part of a quick fix. Instead, you’ll be part of our ongoing efforts to meet specific goals in developing countries where extra support is critical. We work directly with local community members and organisations, ensuring that our work meets real needs. You'll still be part of this even if you're only volunteering for a short period on a Flexi Trip, Team Trip, or High School Special.
We have a number of short term volunteer trips available for you to do. You can join from one to two-weeks and more. Even though you’re with us for a short time, we’ll provide you with the same hassle-free approach and 24/7 support from staff that we provide our longer-term volunteers.
Short-term overseas volunteering for groups
If you prefer volunteering with a group, you can join one of our short-term trips over fixed dates. This is the perfect opportunity to team-up with passionate volunteers from around the world who’re also eager to make a difference. With a group, you’ll work toward achieving a goal together.
If you’re between the ages of 15-18, we recommend you join our High School Specials. You can join for 2 or 4 weeks throughout the summer months and winter break.
If you’re over 18 years old and looking to volunteer in a group on a short-term project, try our Team Trips abroad.
We have our Grown-up Specials for volunteers over the age of 50 who prefer travelling with a group.
Even though you have a short time to complete your project work on a fixed-date trip, you can still expect to:
- Have supervision and support from our staff throughout your trip
- Work with passionate volunteers from all over the world
- Take part in organised weekend trips and see the country’s sights
Will I make a real difference on a short term volunteer trip?
With many hands working towards the same goals, we can achieve great things. This is a longstanding viewpoint of ours. It means that even on a short volunteering trip, you can still make a difference and discover what you’re capable of.
To ensure that we make a positive impact in the areas where we work, we have plans in place. We plan, monitor and evaluate all our projects in close consultation with local communities. We’re constantly doing rigorous impact assessments as standard practice. This means that you’re actively contributing to deserving projects while you learn and grow.
As a short term volunteer abroad, you’ll also continue work that previous volunteers have started or completed. After you leave, more volunteers will follow to continue the work you did.