• Volunteer Abroad in Asia

    Volunteer & Travel Abroad…

    Get ready to meet inspiring people, see unique places, live in authentic communities, make meaningful contributions and embark on an uplifting journey of a lifetime…


Volunteering Journeys is about bringing you closer to rising global and social issues and helping you to experience travel in a responsible way. You, us, the people you work with, and the people you encounter along the way, are all passionate about seeing the world with a new perspective. As such, our volunteer programs abroad are about living in local communities, learning, growing by sharing and, adding value to your life and those you meet along the way.

We specialise in volunteer programs in some of the most gorgeous locations in South Asia. You can volunteer in India in the tropical paradise of Kerala to teach English, assist women’s empowerment programs or do a medical placements in local hospitals for your international medical experience, or in Sri Lanka you could be helping sea turtle or Elephant Conservation or teaching Buddhist Monks. Wherever you go, you can assured of support, high quality standards and well serviced programs. So deepen connections, broaden horizons and discover the world through our unique and inspiring volunteering opportunities abroad that will both challenge and inspire you.

Join us in the gorgeous sunshine state of Kerala, Southern India on community development projects that make a real difference. 

Join us in the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka on some of our unique well supported volunteer programs with animals and communities.


We are intimate & personal: 
We aren’t corporates; our local teams in each destination offer personal service and give attention to each volunteer.

Tailored experience: 
We are not a one-size-fits-all company so we’ll tailor each trip to your needs.

Quality in service:
Our local teams take pride in giving our volunteers the best experience with attention to detail and hard work. We focus on providing a high level of services catered to western standards.

Teaching volunteering in Sri lanka
Sea-Turtle-Conservation-Baby turtle at Kosgoda Turtle Sanctuary.

Safe travel:
Our volunteering locations are carefully handpicked with safety in mind. On our projects we prioritise health and safety at all times making it ideal for females, first time or younger travellers.

Incredible Destinations:  
Be it the best tropical beaches of the Indian Ocean, the mighty Himalayas or the exotic backwaters of Kerala, our projects are in some of the most beautiful parts of the world.

Expand your mind: 
Learn new skills for both personal and vocational growth. Our volunteer opportunities can help to enhance your career, build self-confidence, and broaden your mind.



  • ‘My experience in India was absolutely fantastic. Having never done anything like this before, Volunteering Journeys made sure I settled in well and supported me throughout my time. Being placed with an amazing family gave me the chance to experience Indian culture first hand.  I was part of the Disabled Childcare Programs for two weeks.  Although short, I felt the time I spent was so valuable for the children. If this is something that you are interested in I would 100% recommend it. The memories, friendships and experiences you will develop will be ones that you will never forget.’

    Fiona Kirk
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  • ‘The teaching experience was second to none. I was overwhelmed by the respect and politeness all the children have, which made it some much easier to work with them, even with the language barrier. The amazing thing about the schools I visited was that all the children are like little sponges, they absorb everything you say, teach and do! It’s quite outstanding how much they gain from just a small conversation in the playground or in the class room.
    So in general if you are questioning whether you want to volunteer and you don’t know what company to go with, it has the be Volunteering Journeys. You will be well looked after, gain an immense experience and make friends for life!!!’

    Jemima Kershberg
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  • ‘I took a short sabbatical from work in November 2013 and decided to come to India. I was helping at a small school in Fort Kochi, teaching English, Maths, Science and the odd nursery rhyme. The school where I volunteered had amazing teachers and the kids were great. Ridhi and the team organised everything brilliantly – from cycling tours to the backwaters, to hosting me with a family that made my stay feel like home. If you’re going to volunteer in India then I highly recommend Volunteering Journeys’

    Glyn Owen
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  • “J’ai passé deux mois formidables à Kochi en travaillant comme volontaire avec Volunteering Journeys. Deux mois de ma vie que je n’oublierais jamais. J’ai rencontré des gens incroyables et participé à des projets qui me tenaient vraiment à coeur. J’ai pu voir l’aboutissement de mes efforts et le sourire sur le visage des enfants. Une expérience magique que je recommande à tous. Merci Rainbow”

    Laura Prigogine
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  • ‘I spent 3 wonderful weeks with the Volunteering Journeys team in Kerala, it marked the beginning of almost 2 months adventuring through India, and I can say without a doubt it was one of my favourite experiences of my time spent in incredible India! From the moment my plane landed and I was greeted by a friendly face and whisked away to a wonderful home, the local staff were incredibly welcoming, helpful, supportive and great fun to be around!
    I spent my time volunteering in 2 local schools, assisting with English studies. The enthusiasm and joy with which the children approach their days will ensure you never want to leave!I cannot recommend Volunteering Journeys highly enough, it was such a joyful introduction to India – it’s culture, people and crazy beautiful way of life. You will leave with some fond memories and firm friendships’


    Katie Parsons
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  • ‘I volunteered by teaching English both at a school and at an all girls’ orphanage for two months. It has been the best experience of my life so far. I really got to know the children I was teaching and seeing the children’s English improve over my time was an incredible feeling. From being introduced to yoga to tasting delicious flavoursome Indian cuisine and living in “God’s own country”, has left me eager to return. I have made friends across the World who made my time spent in Kerala unforgettable. I highly recommend volunteering with Volunteering Journeys; Kerala is beautiful and you will gain fun memories.’

    Elidith Cameron
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  • ‘I spent two weeks running an art workshop which was absolutely fantastic. The children were so enthusiastic and bustled about with paste and paint, putting together the most amazing creations. They were not used to producing collaborative work and were thrilled when their individual efforts achieved a glorious whole. Their personalities really shone through and I became very fond of them in the short time I was with them. Thank you to Volunteering Journeys for enabling me to have such a wonderful experience!’

    Jane Daniell
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  • ‘There is some kind of magic that happens when you’re in India. The climate, the people, the warm welcome, the happiness in every person, the culture, it’s simply inspiring. On top of that having a group of friendly, thoughtful organizers guiding me through the program made my time volunteering with Volunteering Journeys one of the most memorable moments in my life.
    If anyone reading this is considering becoming a volunteer, don’t hesitate, become a volunteer. It will be the most rewarding experience and adventure of your life. I assure you that you will have a vital impact on the community, the place and the children. I would recommend Volunteering Journeys without hesitation. Well organized and hassle free adventure. You get help and guidance with everything you need. Kerala was my destination. Safe, beautiful and very friendly. Just do it and have an adventure of your life!’

    Harminder Athwal
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  • “Volunteering at the schools was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Once again the friendships you create are irreplaceable. Admittedly, the first few days were scary, in the sense that my partner and I were only 18 & 20 yrs old and we were teaching women and children a language that was not their first. However the persistence and willingness of Indians is not to be tested. Each of our students put in 100% and naturally we became very personal with everyone and these women and children taught us much more. We came out of this experience with more than we had ever anticipated. It can’t be put into words just how much we learnt from volunteering. Ever aspect of our lives and mindset has changed.”

    Aimee Chirio
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  • ‘I think it was quite an eye opening experience to kind of see how people live and enjoy their lives very differently to what we do probably in UK. Even though comparatively they didn’t have as much, the children still came to school with a smile on their face and they were really keen to learn. They were ever so happy and always had a smile on their face regardless of the circumstances that they are living in, and I think that was an amazing experience for us to take back. We have comparatively much more wealth in the UK and we have much more available at our fingertips. Yet we were quite not so happy’

    Andrew Davies
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  • ‘We decided to volunteer as part of our family vacation. It was the perfect balance: making a contribution but not being asked to do too much, with Volunteering Journeys staff with us every step of the way to help, support, clarify, etc. I was also impressed that they didn’t feed us a line about how we were changing the world in a week; I knew going in that *we* would be the ones most changed, and the staff’s perspective’s was the same: we were making an impact by showing we cared and sharing experiences, which hopefully meant something to a lot of people.’

    Bob- Family-Volunteering-Review
    Bob Macauley & Family
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This is volunteering with a difference. And it’s also volunteering made easy.
We know the challenges of working abroad, so we’ve taken care of absolutely everything. So what are you waiting for? Book your volunteer travel experience with us today!

Our Programs include

  • Pre-departure Support
  • Safe accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals
  • Local staff
  • 24/7 Emergency support
  • Training and orientation


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If you want to find out more about how you can broaden your horizons through travel and make deep and meaningful connections with people from all over the world, download our brochure today. Our volunteer abroad brochure gives you information on all of our programs including English teaching, medical electives, healthcare volunteering, wildlife or marine conservation, construction and community projects, sports coaching, yoga programs and more. Whether you’re a student looking for a gap year program, retired or a career breaker looking to make a difference, or just someone who wants to have a real travel experience, our volunteering programs have something just for you.

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