Volunteering abroad can give you an amazing and rewarding time whilst experiencing cultures very different from ours here in the UK.
Unlike with UK-based charities, navigating international opportunities can sometimes be a bit of a minefield. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of organisations that we have dealt with over the years. We would, however, advise that you research the organisation and opportunity thoroughly before fully committing your time and/or money. We want you to have a safe and fulfilling experience, so here are a few things you should consider:
- 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 and where does this money go?
- Other things to think about could be; flights, insurance, visas, vaccinations, equipment, etc.
If you have any questions about volunteering abroad, contact our Employability team at [email protected]
We would recommend that you look at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website before deciding where to volunteer abroad.
Overseas volunteer opportunities
Africa & Asia Venture Africa Youth Ministries Agape Volunteers Akwaaba Archelon
Azafady BUNAC Challenges Abroad College for International Co-operation and Development
Choose a challenge Cross-Cultural Solution Difference Travel Development Through Action
East African Playgrounds Education for the Children Gap Year Directory Gapforce
Global Xperience GoEco Help2Educate Humana People to People Inka Magik
International DRH Movement International Service Jamaica International Project
Kaya - Responsible Travel Kunata Voluntary Organization Leprosy Mission
Life Foundation Lincs2Nepal Online Volunteering Service Operation Wallacea
Original Volunteers OuTrop People First India - Village Experience Place for Change
Plan My Gap Year Platform2 Progressio Projects Abroad UK READ International
Restless Development Skillshare Supporting Kids In Peru SLV.Global- Student & Graduate Placement Abroad
Starfish STA Travel - Gap Year Support International UKECharisma UNA Exchange
Volunteers for Educational Support & Learning Village-to-Village Volunteers Direct
Voluntary Services Overseas YEBO Yummy Sports Coaching South Africa
WH Volunteer Holidays India World at Play www.vso.org.uk