Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad is a leading global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Founded in 1992, we have now sent nearly 100,000 volunteers to projects all over the world!

Our projects run year-round and we offer a high level of flexibility and choice. With nearly 700 members of staff worldwide, volunteers will benefit from the support and back up that Projects Abroad provide both before you leave and whilst you are overseas.

Whether you are on a gap year, a student, a career-breaker or a retiree, we have a project to suit you in one of the 30 fantastic destinations in which we operate! We welcome volunteers of all nationalities and backgrounds on our projects and even have projects for families to get involved in!

We have a huge variety of projects available including community-based volunteering, such as Care, Building and Conservation, and internship-style placements in subjects like Business, Journalism and Law & Human Rights.

Projects Abroad also welcome volunteers who have professional qualifications and experience - we offer projects specifically designed for you to put your skills to the best use!

With placements available in 30 destinations across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the South Pacific and Europe, volunteers can enjoy adventurous foreign travel whilst make a positive contribution within a developing country!

Duration / Dates

We accept volunteers year-round and offer flexible start dates.
Volunteers can join us from one week and upwards.

Costs / Pay

Programmes start from £895 for one week.
Prices vary by destination - please see our website for full details.

Contact Info

Tel: +44 (0)1903 708300

Address : Aldsworth Parade, Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN12 4TX

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Projects Abroad Reviews

Volunteering with Projects Abroad proved to be an extremely rewarding experience

Volunteered taught me things I didn’t even know I did not know. I’d recommend it to any first time traveller or anyone looking to experience a country the way the locals do and not a guide book’s checklist.

By: Jess
Nationality: British
Age: 17

Couldn't Recommend More

Projects Abroad are a great company; I taught English in Costa Rica for four months with them a few years ago and had one of the best times of my life.

By: Alice
Nationality: United Kingdom
Age: 22

Great experience

I really had a great experience on my volunteering project! Something I'll remember for life :)

By: Ben
Nationality: Belgian
Age: 25

Life-Changing Experience

I went on a group volunteer trip to Botswana with Projects Abroad when I was 16 years old. Our project was related to wildlife conservation and I got to work with with animals like baobas and elephants. I would highly recommended the experience to anyone, whether you are a teenager, or adult, just apply!

By: Martina Lautizi
Nationality: Italian
Age: 20

Projects abroad care and community project review

I went to Ghana with projects abroad as part of a care and community short time special and had the most amazing time! The whole of the project was well planned and there was support available with anything I needed from the moment I booked until the moment I arrived back home again so I felt safe the entire duration. Volunteering taught me a lot about myself and gave me the opportunity to help out an amazing community who well and truly have a special space in my heart now. The project was challenging- living with strangers with no showers or running water and the electricity would turn off regularly throughout the day and the work we did was challenging in the heat and but was definitely rewarding and our supervisors made sure we was always okay if anyone was feeling unwell or upset. I was worried about making friends before I left as it was my first time travelling alone but I made some of my bestest friends in Ghana who I still regularly meet up with and now have friends all across the globe:)
I would 1000% recommend projects abroad to anyone considering it and I can't wait until I get the next chance to volunteer with them!

By: Megan
Nationality: British
Age: 16

Amazing experience!

This summer I spent a month in Fiji in the shark conservational program, i really enjoyed all the activities from diving to growing mangroves to tagging baby sharks! It's a great experience!

By: Anna
Nationality: Italian
Age: 22

Projects abroad ain't that great

I did projects abroad back in 2009 to south Africa. I was super disappointed because I had done trips with Me to We before that and they were much better organized.
Projects abroad really lacked a team leader. They let you do your own thing which is great if that is what you're looking for. We spent the first week just doing touristy things and then spent the second week just visiting places like refugee camps and after school programs. We never spent more than an hour at each place and that to me is not considered development at all.
The host family was nice but it just kinda felt like we were staying there, not a part of the family.
All in all, projects abroad is NOT a development trip but a good way to travel if you want some cool people to hang out with.

By: Graham
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 26

Great experience!

I volunteered with mountain conservation in Nepal and loved it! Friendly people and great area to go trekking in your free time. I can't wait to get back to Nepal someday!

By: Jinny
Nationality: American
Age: 27

Volunteer in Kenya

I went to Kenya with Project Abroad. It was a project with teens (16 to 19). Sincerely, it was one of the best experience in my life. I worked all the year to be able to go there, because it’s quite expensive for 2 weeks. But I didn’t regret anything. This experience was wonderful, and I have learnt a lot. We spent a lot of time in a recreation center called « Hope & Home ». The story of this place is very moving. They were 20 street children in this orphanage. Everybody was friendly and welcoming. I was so happy to be able to help them. We build a drainage, to bring water to the garden. We also spend a lot of time with children, and it was the best. I gained a lot from this experience and I can’t wait to do it again! (Sorry if there are mistakes)

By: Clara Leporcq
Nationality: Belgian
Age: 17

A great experience for professionals too

I went on the "Lawyer (Projects for Professionals)" programme to Arusha, Tanzania for a month in August 2017. It was an amazing experience! The Projects Abroad office in Arusha is very well run and the programme involved working alongside talented and committed Tanzanians who knew their communities very well to deliver programmes where we made an appreciable, immediate difference. I felt like my skills were well utilised and I also had a great time. I'll definitely be going back!

By: Jane
Nationality: New Zealand
Age: 47

Maternity in Togolese Hospital

I spent 6 weeks volunteering in the maternity unit of a public hospital in Togo's capital city Lome. The overall experience from start to finish was very smooth, with staff communicating with me from pre-departure to after my return. The staff at Projects Abroad are extremely helpful and are always available to answer questions. The work placements are admittedly a bit hit-and-miss, with some volunteers feeling not totally useful at their jobs. I personally had an excellent placement, although due to the significant culture difference there were tasks I didn't feel comfortable completing as they didn't align with my personal training (this is not at all the fault of Projects Abroad of course). Projects Abroad organized weekly events for the volunteers to participate in- some with an "outreach" purpose and others simply for socializing among the volunteers. The only downfall would be that there is a certain degree of limitation on the experience as Projects Abroad closely monitors their volunteers and at times this can feel slightly overbearing (enforcing curfews, chaperoning trips and outings, etc) although of course this may be a very desirable quality for someone who is traveling for the first time. Overall, I would recommend the organization and feel that the price is reasonable for the experience you get (travel insurance, food, accommodations, airport transfers, 24/7 support).

By: Amy MacNeill
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 24

First hand experience of shark conservation - science and outreach in action.

I only was able to spend a week at the Fiji Project Abroad. But it was a brilliant week filled with everything and more. Not only was it a great place to meet people of like minded-ness, but as a budding marine biologist, I was able to learn how to conduct fish surveys, shark tagging and monitoring and also mangrove rehabilitation. I wish I could have stayed longer to truly have felt like I had given back to this amazing community...

By: Mae
Nationality: British
Age: 23

Experiencia Peruana

The time flys by! Two years ago I went with Projects Abroad to Peru, made fascinating experiences and got to know amazing people and great places - Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Nasca Lines, etc. The whole journey I was supported by Projects Abroad. They helped me to orient myself. They helped me when I was sick. They helped me planning trips. I want to thank Projects Abroad and want to recommend this great organization.

Regards, Osquitar.

By: Oscar
Nationality: German
Age: 20

AMAZING EXPERIENCE AND OPPORTUNITY

I volunteered for 6 weeks in Fiji with projects abroad in 2015 (may-june) in the care project. Along with another volunteer, I worked at a kindergarten from monday to friday, helping the teachers with day to day tasks. I lived with a local family and also had a roomate from USA who fast became a close friend. It was such a growing experience. From the moment I arrived at the airport, project abroad staff picked me up to bring me to my host family, who I adored and were very friendly and welcoming. The locals are so friendly and you always receive a “Bula” (hello) when walking in the streets. The weekly activities organized for all the volunteers allowed everyone to meet up and socialize. On weekends, we had off and could visit other islands in Fiji or do activities with other volunteers. The staff at projects abroad was always just a phone call away, came to visit us if needed and ready to help us with anything. I would redo this trip any day and recommend projects abroad to Anyone who wants to volunteer! You meet people from all around the world, who i’m still in contact with! ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

By: Alexandra
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 22

Medical Program in Ghana

I went to Ghana last summer for 4 weeks for a medical program. It was an amazing experience that taught me a lot. I had the opportunity to get to know about the health care system. I’ve learned a lot while volunteering in Cape Coast Teaching Hospital. All the volunteers I met there were absolutely amazing so does the family that hosted us. I would recommend it for everyone who wants to discover themselves and help others.

By: Natalia
Nationality: Polish
Age: 18

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