Conservation volunteers working together abroad

Volunteer Abroad

Become part of ongoing efforts to support those in need and discover what you're capable of

Volunteer abroad on one of our safe, sustainable, and worthwhile projects and help make a difference in local communities. As a volunteer, you’ll work towards long-term goals to address needs identified by local community members. This is a chance to give your time and energy where it’s needed most and become part of an extraordinary global network.


We offer a diverse range of volunteer abroad opportunities, so you can do something you’re really passionate about. This includes activities like improving early childhood development for young children, monitoring endangered wildlife, or working on medical outreaches.  


The work you do will help support a community in need. In the process, you’ll also learn and grow as a person. Our volunteer abroad opportunities are also a chance for you to add practical skills and experience to your CV.

With so many volunteers joining us for voluntary work overseas each year, you’re sure to make lifelong friends as you explore and experience a different way of life together.


You’ll get to know a completely different facet of travelling, something you wouldn’t be able to experience as a tourist. Step out of your comfort zone and discover what you’re truly capable of by volunteering overseas.

Is volunteering overseas right for me?

Our volunteer community is made up of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. No matter your age, experience level, or home country, there is a place for you to make a difference on one of our volunteer projects.

 

You'll also find that some of our trips are more suited for you than others. Our Flexi Trips are open to anyone aged 16 and older. We also have organised Team Trips on fixed dates, where you can team up with others to make a difference. For example, if you’re between the ages of 15 and 18, you can join our High School Specials for teenagers. You can explore our different trip formats here.

 

For most of our volunteer abroad opportunities, you don’t need any specific qualifications to join. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 to support and guide you through your work. We have trained local staff in every country where we work.

 

If you're looking for work experience, we'd recommend you take a look at our internships abroad. You can learn new skills in Medicine & HealthcareLaw & Human Rights and more.

A volunteer paints playground equipment during her voluntary work overseas.

You can also read more detailed information below about our volunteer opportunities for:



As well as more specific types of trips during different times of the year, like volunteering over Christmas.

Choose a Volunteer Project

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This picture shows two male cheetahs focused but resting in the shade and was taken on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Botswana.

From $4295 NZD

Africa’s Big 5 and Wilderness Conservation in Botswana
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Live in a remote part of the Southern African bushveld and join our effort to protect elephants and other local wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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A picture of a volunteer watching a giraffe whilst on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Kenya.

From $3970 NZD

Giraffe & Lion Conservation in Kenya
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Live in the Kenyan wilderness and join our efforts to protect the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and other African wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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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 $4295 NZD

Lemur Research and Protection 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
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

From $2920 NZD

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
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Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

From $4295 NZD

Animal Rehab in the Amazon Rainforest – 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 $3440 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
Teenage volunteers working with children in Cambodia use weekends to explore local attractions.

From $3295 NZD

Volunteer with Children in Cambodia for Teenagers
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Work with other teenage volunteers as you teach and care for children from disadvantaged communities in Cambodia

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer and her students play with finger paints during her volunteer work with children for teenagers in Fiji

From $3970 NZD

Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers
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Experience traditional village life and help young kids learn through play at a kindergarten or school

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From $3045 NZD

Himalayan Conservation Expedition 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 1 week
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