Find out about international volunteering opportunities and why volunteering abroad could be for you.
If you have fallen in love with volunteering, or simply fancy doing something a little bit different, then there's lots of volunteering opportunities abroad.
Why should I volunteer abroad?
Volunteering abroad is an exciting experience, offering you the chance to work on a variety of different projects, meet people from all over the world, learn new cultures, live in another country, and work and live together as a team.
Many of the skills you pick up on overseas volunteer opportunities will look good on your CV for when you want to apply for a job.
What voluntary organisations can I go abroad with?
VSO is a voluntary programme for 18-25 year olds to spend 3 months volunteering abroad in Africa or Asia, providing the chance to experience another culture and develop new skills.
Volunteers from all over the UK come together to help fight poverty and make a lasting difference whilst also developing themselves.
For more information visit the VSO website.
Lattitude Global Volunteering
Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development charity who provide young people with the opportunity to work overseas and build valuable life skills.
If you are aged between 17 and 25 you can volunteer and learn new skills, share knowledge and gain confidence by dealing with different peoples, cultures and lifestyles.
For more information visit the Lattitude Global Volunteering website.
The Project Trust
The Project Trust specialises in sending 17-19 year old school leavers on overseas volunteer placements for 8-12 months to Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
Every year 250 volunteers go to one of 23 countries, with the opportunity to live and work abroad for a year and develop new skills in areas including teaching and social care.
For more information visit The Project Trust website.
Raleigh International is an overseas voluntary organisation for people aged 17-75, providing opportunities to work in Malaysia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, India and Tanzania.
For more information visit the Raleigh International website.