Explore Volunteering Opportunities Abroad
Create a strong social impact with every step when you volunteer abroad. Make new friends, learn, or share your skills, and add an enriching experience in your CV to advance your career. Giving to others while going the extra mile to conserve nature and minimize your carbon footprint gives your vacation the purest sense of purpose.
We work in a few select locations in Asia, South America and South Africa. Our programs embrace inclusivity and diversity, whether you join us in India for women’s empowerment, in Cambodia or Peru for medical internships, in Sri Lanka for elephant conservation, Maldives or Costa Rica for sea turtle projects or in South Africa for wild animal research.
At Volunteering Journeys we are committed to people, safety and environmental sustainability in all our programs abroad and prioritize it above all else. Our teams are transparent and reachable round the clock to assist you when you journey with us.
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Cambodia will allow you to explore the heart of Southeast Asia, a nation replete with lush natural landscapes from dense forests to rice paddy fields, bustling cities, and the majestic architectural remnants of the great Khmer empire dotting every bit of the country.
The charming city of Phnom Penh is the capital and also serves as our base of volunteer operations. Volunteering Journeys Cambodia volunteer abroad projects include Teaching English, Working with NGO’s, helping Special Needs individuals, and Medical & Nursing Internships. Whether you are a gap year student, career breaker or a family or a mature volunteer, you can apply to any of our volunteer in Cambodia projects.
Volunteering Abroad in Costa Rica is a paradise for nature lovers. This small South American country boasts incomparable biodiversity and culture. It is home to 6 percent of the Earth’s biodiversity and over 25% of the country is protected in an extensive national park and preserve system.
Most of Volunteering Abroad in Costa Rica community deals development projects like Education, Women empowerment and Healthcare or Medicine are located in San Ramon de Alajuela and neighboring towns. Wildlife conservation volunteering programs like Sea Turtle Conservation and Environment based are located in the pacific coast and Fortuna Area. Our Volunteering Abroad in Costa Rica are suitable for all age groups and are open year round.
Volunteering abroad in India is one of our top rated volunteer destinations. India has enchanted adventurers, mystics, and thrill seekers from the days of yore. It’s energy, bustle, colors, scenery, and its warm and welcoming people make it an irresistible travel destination.
Our volunteer programs in India are based in the tropical paradise Kerala, Southern India. Here you can join us for Women’s Empowerment, Teaching Children, Disabled Care, Yoga & Volunteering, and Medical or Healthcare Internships. We also offer an exclusive climate change related eco farming volunteer programs in Assam (East India) that is perfectly suited for eco-warriors and climate conscious volunteers.
Volunteering abroad in Maldives is nothing but spectacular. Maldives is a tropical paradise with endless sapphire waters famous for its coral atolls and rich marine biodiversity. Maldives offers top-notch scuba diving for thrill seekers whereas those pursuing a cultural experience gain from its amalgamation of various traditions.
We offer volunteering programs in Maldive on the spellbinding island of Naifaru.
Our sea turtle and marine conservation programs in Maldives offer an opportunity for volunteers to contribute to the welfare and conservation of endangered sea turtles. In addition we also have Medical Internships and Placements in Maldives where you can learn from experienced doctors and also assist with home visits and public health awareness.
Volunteering abroad in Nepal is truly an incredible experience. Nepal has rightfully earned the sobriquet “The roof of the world”. Nestled among the lofty Himalayas, this country that houses the mighty Mt. Everest is a hotbed of culture and stunning scenic beauty. The capital Kathmandu is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites and where we run most of our volunteer programs.
You can volunteer in Nepal with us and assist with unique projects like Teaching Monk Children English, Women’s Empowerment, Disabled Care, Teaching English, Medical Internships and Dental Internships, Engineering Internships and NGO Placements for social development. We also have a family volunteering option in Nepal ideal for family vacations during the school holidays.
Our volunteer abroad program in Peru are based in the vibrant and beautiful city of Cusco. Cusco is a city in the Peruvian Andes and was once the capital of the Inca Empire. When you join our volunteer programs you will find ample time to explore nearby attractions such as Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred valley of the Incas.
Our most popular volunteer programs in Peru include Teaching and Child Care Programs, Medical and Nursing Electives, Dog Shelter and Veterinary Programs with animals and internships for those seeking long term volunteering programs. Volunteering Aboad in Peru is suitable for gap year and solo travellers, family volunteering holidays as well as a career-break option.
Volunteering abroad in the Philippines is ideal for beach lovers. Philippines consists of thousands of islands with the color gradient of beach sands ranging from white to pink. It is known for vibrant cities such as Manila and Makati which are resplendent with the echoes of a colonial culture. Indulge in the local cuisine and the world-famous hospitality of the Filipino people or trek along the coastline to discover unseen vistas!
Our principal volunteering program in the Philippines is Medical and Nursing Internships. We are partnered with top-tier hospitals and clinics in the historic city of Tacloban which played a key role in the allied effort during World War II. Our nursing program is perfect for nursing students or people interested in learning the fundamentals of this age-old profession.
Volunteering Abroad in South Africa for an experience of a lifetime. Wildlife and Surf lovers flock to South Africa from all corners of the globe. The country is home to legendary game parks such as the Kruger park, where you can be living and volunteering in the African Bush. Our Big 5 Wildlife Conservation Program gives you the opportunity to observe and be a part of the research/monitoring teams on the reserve.
South Africa also has a rich cultural heritage and history which is preserved in its vibrant cities. Majority of our community volunteering abroad programs are in Cape Town. Here you can volunteer for Teaching Children English, Surfing and Sports, Women’s Empowerment, Gap Year Volunteering and Medical Internships and Medical Electives.
When you Volunteer abroad in Sri Lanka you can be assured this will be a trip you will cherish for years to come. Miles of sandy white beaches, dense forests filled with wildlife, misty mountains and quaint colonial towns, Sri Lanka is a dream destination. The tiny island nation is known for its vibrant traditions and untamed natural beauty. It is a hot destination for surfing and boasts of some of the most spectacular beaches in Asia.
Our volunteer holidays in Sri Lanka are mostly centered around Galle and Wasgamuwa. Galle is a historic city which showcases exemplary pieces of colonial architecture, whereas Wasgamuwa is a nature lover’s dream. In Galle you can join us for Monk Teaching, Dog Care and Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy Internships, Medical Internships and Medical Electives. In Wasgamuwa you will be volunteering with Wild Elephant Conservation, an award-winning project not to be missed.
Volunteering abroad in Thailand is the perfect way to immerse in a new culture. This charming Southeast Asian country is renowned for its tropical beaches, ornate monuments, and its incredible diversity of wildlife and forests. The cuisine of the Thai people has tantalized people across the globe and continues to lure people with its range of delicacies and flavors.
We operate several programs around Thailand, predominantly from the Surin province which is famous for its elephants, jasmine rice, and ancient ruins from the Khmer era. Our main volunteer programs in Thailand is our Elephant Conservation program and our Medical Internships.
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Why Volunteering Journeys
Responsible and impact based programs that are non discriminatory
Comprehensive orientation programs for both volunteers and local project partners.
Sustaining local livelihoods by fairly compensating local staff, accommodation hosts, and partner
When you volunteer with us, you are no longer just a tourist. You are a part of our family and the local community. Your volunteering activities bring you intimately close to local culture and issues while leaving a positive impact.
We offer programs in some of the most striking locations across Asia, South Africa and South America. We are competitively priced and flexible with our programs. Our team of partners and locals are friendly and professional with a high regard for ethics and responsible volunteering.
Our programs include extensive orientation sessions to make your program transition effortless, comfortable, and lots of fun.
Our programs align closely to United Nations (UN) 17 Sustainable Goals. We aim to create a culture of cohesion and eliminate cultural barriers to meet or exceed as many of these sustainable goals as possible. Each of the programs in our active charter fulfills one or more of the UN Sustainable Goals.