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Volunteering abroad can give you an amazing and rewarding time whilst experiencing cultures very different from ours here in the UK.

However we can only recommend a particular international volunteering opportunity or organisation once we are able to verify the quality of the opportunities offered and the integrity of the management of the organisation.


Unlike with UK-based charities this is very difficult to do, but for a number of years we have had strong links with the charity People First India. Each summer we arrange for students to go to India to volunteer with the charity - you'll find information about this opportunity on the Community volunteering page behind the International symbol.


What we can do though is provide you with some links to various organisations that offer International opportunities - we would advise that you research the organisation and opportunity fully before committing your time and/or money to it - all we want to do is make sure you have a safe and fulfilling experience. Some of the things you should consider are:

  • What does the organisation do?
  • How are they managed?
  • What would you be expected to do as a volunteer?
  • What do you have to pay & where does this money go?
  • Other things to think about: flights, insurance, visa's, vaccinations, equipment


If you have any questions about volunteering abroad contact Jane Kilby, our Volunteer Co-ordinator. You can get in touch with Jane at jkilby@lincoln.ac.uk.

E: volunteer@lincolnsu.com T: 01522 886420


We would recommend that you look at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website before deciding where to volunteer abroad.


Volunteer opportunities overseas - please visit the links below:-

Volunteering Contact

Work Ready Contact

Work Ready Drop In

  • Tuesday 10th October, 2pm - 3pm, MHT.
  • Thursday 12th October, 2pm - 3pm, AAD.
  • Tuesday 17th October, 2pm - 3pm, Isaac Newton.
  • Thursday 19th October, 2pm - 3pm, Joseph Banks.
  • Tuesday 24th October, 2pm - 3pm, David Chiddick
  • Thursday 26th October, 2pm - 3pm, Careers & Employability Centre
  • Tuesday 31st October, 2pm - 3pm, Minerva.

What next?

Once you have looked at the options please email volunteer@lincolnsu.com or come to a drop-in.

We can then discuss any organisations or opportunities that you would like to volunteer for so that we can make the arrangements for you.