"It was one of the best experiences I have ever had, and I would love to go back. I made many great friends who I will keep in contact with. I had many new experiences such as paintballing, high ropes, jet skiing and many more. I loved meeting international and local people. I learnt about other countries and their cultures. I became more independent and my confidence has increased in many different aspects. It was AMAZING!" - Georgia, volunteer on a sports project in Estonia.
The life-long benefits of volunteering abroad are endless. The experiences you will gain will help you develop yourself, personally and professionally.
On the volunteer project, you will live and work on an equal basis, with people from many different cultures, backgrounds and ways of life. This will enable you to communicate, share ideas and learn about each other in many different ways. Cultural differences can be obvious (like language and food) or much more subtle – different ways of working, different expectations and different social norms. Gaining awareness of these will deepen you understanding and appreciation of the global community.
The type of volunteering you do varies a lot from project to project and could be anything from environmental work in France to teaching English in Nepal. No matter what kind of project you take part in, you will without a doubt come home with a loads of new skills. Not only will you have learnt skills related to the project you have done but, overcoming the challenges you will encounter during your trip will enable you to develop on a personal level.
Your impact will remain long after you finish you return home. We work hard with our global partners to ensure that our projects are ethical and inclusive.
There are a million reasons why volunteering is brilliant. Whatever your motivation we've got some resources and information to make your experience unforgettable.
With our community led programmes you can be sure you are going to make a real difference.
Volunteering is a great way to improve existing skills or learn a new one.
Volunteering is a brilliant way to learn a new language, or practice one you are already learning.
Get ready to form new friendships with people from all over the globe whilst on your project.
Volunteering abroad is a great way to discover and explore new places.