A Projects Abroad volunteer who works with children enjoys her volunteer placements abroad.

Flexible Volunteer Projects Overseas

A flexible project that gives you the support and independence you need as you volunteer

Our Flexi Trips are at the core of what we offer at Projects Abroad: flexible, tailored volunteering experiences that are right for you.


You can pick your own start and end dates, and your project doesn’t follow a set itinerary. This gives you freedom to spend your weekends and time off how you want, whether that’s travelling, exploring or resting. Our in-country staff check in with you throughout the project, but you’re always in control.


Anyone over the age of 16 can join a Flexi Trip. You’ll be volunteering alongside people from all over the world, with different experiences and backgrounds.


If you want a trip tailored to your interests and strengths, our Flexi Trips are a great place to start.

Choose a Flexi Trip

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A large lemur balancing on a pole in the rainforest spotted by volunteers during their rainforest conservation volunteering in Madagascar with Projects Abroad.

From $4,295 NZD

Rainforest Conservation Volunteering in Madagascar
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Help protect the diverse, endemic species of lush Madagascan rainforests

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Local woman paddles through the water in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai struck the country in March

From $3,045 NZD

Disaster Relief Volunteer Work in Mozambique
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Volunteer in Mozambique and help rebuild schools and other educational facilities destroyed by Cyclone Idai

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

From $4,295 NZD

Volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru
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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help with vital conservation work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Students pose with school children during their volunteer teaching in Samoa.

From $3,440 NZD

Volunteer Teaching in Samoa
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Support the work of local teachers while experiencing island life in stunning Samoa

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From $3,440 NZD

Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal
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Live and work in the Himalayas and help preserve and enhance the biodiversity of this renowned area

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A student participates in class at one of our volunteer teaching placements in Cambodia

From $3,065 NZD

Volunteer Teaching in Cambodia
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Teach English to children from underprivileged areas in Cambodia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From $3,970 NZD

Conservation Volunteering in the Galapagos Islands
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Work in the Galapagos National Park and contribute to the conservation of many unique ecosystems

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From $4,295 NZD

Marine Conservation Volunteering in Thailand
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Live and work in Thailand, and become part of our efforts to protect marine life and the environment

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Childcare volunteer working with children in Fiji sits in a circle with children during a kindergarten lesson.

From $3,295 NZD

Volunteer with Children in Fiji
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Help local kindergarten teachers and support early childhood education on the island of Viti Levu

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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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. 

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Conservation volunteers and staff help with reforestation as part of our flexible volunteer projects abroad.

What are Flexi Trips?

Flexi Trips are our standard trips that we’ve been running for decades. They're designed to give you the most control over how you spend your time abroad.


Most of our projects can be done in this way, with you choosing when you join and leave the project. You’ll live with a host family and be immersed in the local community straightaway. Projects Abroad staff are available 24/7 in the country you’re staying in, so you'll have a support system in place.


All our projects are sustainable, targeted and focused on helping the local community. You can be assured you’re taking part in an ethical project that has lasting impact.

Is a flexible volunteer project abroad right for me?

Our Flexi Trips are for any volunteers who want to make an impact while having the volunteering experience they really want. Because you’re more in control of your time, you’ll be able to focus on the skills and experiences you want to gain and the causes you care about.


Flexi Trips are a great choice if you don’t know how long you want to travel for or if our other trips’ set itineraries don’t feel right for you. They also suit volunteers who want to get to know new people on their project. You’ll be with people from all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities.


If you’re interested in our Flexi Trips, but would like to take on more than one country or project, check out our Combination Trips. You can also read our full list of trip types here.

A local woman has her blood pressure measured by a Medicine intern doing a placement abroad in Mexico.

What will I gain from a volunteer placement abroad?

All our trips are designed to help you make the most of your time abroad and your volunteer project. Previous Flexi Trip volunteers talk about:


  • Safety and security of travelling with a trusted organisation with decades of experience.
  • Benefits of working with in-country staff who know the local community well.
  • Developing confidence, skills and friendships with other volunteers who are a similar age.
  • Doing a trip tailored to your strengths and interests.
  • The experiences you want to have during your weekends and time away from the project