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COMPARE 1127 VOLUNTEER ABROAD PROGRAMS

We connect you with the world's best volunteer abroad organizations
How It Works

COMPARE 1127 VOLUNTEER ABROAD PROGRAMS

We connect you with the world's best volunteer abroad organizations
How It Works
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Volunteer World is the largest volunteer abroad comparison platform worldwide. We enable you to search and compare offers from large travel agencies as well as smaller local specialists and grass-root projects (NGOs) with only one click!
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Why apply through Volunteer World?

Volunteer World is the world's leading comparison platform for international volunteer opportunities. We guide you through a safe and easy application process. Planning your next meaningful trip with Volunteer World gives you free access to:

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Quality assurance
High ethical standards & transparent social impact
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Change your reservation at no extra costs
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We refund your fees if your project cancels your trip
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All program fees are charged directly by your volunteer organisation.

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Get actively involved to transform our world

Volunteer World stands out through its broad experience and profound expertise within the sustainable tourism industry:
  • High transparency - Our agenda: achieving transparency of costs and services, pursuing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and creating a positive change in the industry.
  • Ethical standards - Each quality checked partnered organization fulfills our high standards for humanitarian support and animal protection.
  • Social impact - We empower local projects as well as globally operating organizations to recruit qualified and motivated volunteers from all over the world.
This new level of quality allows international volunteers an easy access to organizations worldwide and thus to save time, efforts and costs.

We this comparison platform

Hanna Volunteerism to me, is a demonstration of one’s heart and so it’s something we can all do that keeps us connected. Volunteering and traveling in South-East Asia was a great experience that I will never forget in my whole life. Vijendra Shekhawat I dreamt of my own handmade paper business and for that reason I began saving money. At the beginning of 2002, I founded “Traditional Paper”, a volunteer project in India which is focused on making paper from sustainable products. Brad Brasseur Education gives people in poverty the skills to not only earn money but also improve their basic daily knowledge. It is a sustainable tool that does not only help someone for one day but rather a lifetime and can be passed down to generations.

Find the best volunteer abroad programs

Volunteer World’s volunteer abroad program search allows users to compare international volunteering opportunities in just a few clicks from more than 1,000 organizations and charities in over 80 countries.

Volunteer World lists the world’s most popular and trustworthy providers for international voluntary work such as Plan My Gap Year, Gapforce, The Great Projects, Global Nomadic or Volunteering Solutions to name just a few.

Simply enter where you want to go and your desired travel dates, and let our search engine compare the best volunteer abroad programs for you.

Teaching, wildlife & community projects

There is a broad choice of volunteer abroad programs with focus on humanitarian aid and animal welfare. No matter if you’re passionate about marine conservation in the Indian Ocean or the protection of wildlife in the vast grasslands of Africa: our team organizes ideal volunteering opportunities for a group of high school students or good friends and even for families with small children.

If you volunteer for marine conservation the focus will be on the protection and research of marine species such as whales, dolphins, sharks and sea turtles. There are also numerous of programs that deal with wildlife conservation for African lions, rhinos, pandas, orangutans or gorillas. Volunteer World provides you with the best information about working at elephant sanctuaries, sloths rescue centers and street animal shelters.

Are you interested to work with people from a different culture and want to get insights on how other local communities live? Volunteer World also lists many organizations that pay particular attention to community services. Your helping hands are always needed to support underprivileged children and local communities overseas.

Gain valuable teaching experience overseas and take an accredited TEFL courses abroad. Use your skills and qualifications and choose from a wide range of teaching opportunities worldwide. If you are on a budget, there are many cheap teaching and community projects - some are even free of charge.

New experiences at every stage of life

Volunteers from every background and age can easily find the perfect volunteering opportunity on our platform. If you want to join the peace corps but can’t travel for a long time, Volunteer World offers suitable alternatives for short-term volunteering that are organized by renowned charities.

Most programs are suitable for high school students and college students as well as adults from all backgrounds. While under 18 year olds prefer voluntary work in the summer holidays or spring break, adults are able to join programs throughout the year - thanks to sabbaticals, career breaks or annual vacations. The most popular destinations for summer volunteering are South Africa, Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Nepal and Vietnam.

How to apply online

Volunteer World is an international platform for volunteer abroad programs with an extensive price comparison, the average rating and extensive reviews. From free opportunities over cheap and affordable projects to luxury volunteer and travel trips, this comparison platform makes it easy to apply online. You can search from a large variety of charities and organizations in travel destinations around the globe such as Africa, Asia, Latin America, Australia and Europe. This means that while users decide on Volunteer World which programs best suits their needs, the booking process itself is completed through our safe and secure application system.

Let Volunteer World help you find the best international volunteer work opportunities from over 1,000 projects abroad!

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