Children & Community
Help children and local communities as a volunteer abroad. Community volunteering is a rewarding and worthwhile way to spend your gap trip. Community volunteering can involve helping out as a teaching volunteer, caring for kids in childcare or orphanage projects abroad, or rebuilding communities from the ground up on a building or community project.
Helping out in a community is about improving the day-to-day quality of life for local people. It's about coming to understand and respect their culture. There are few more satisfying ways of spending your time than becoming a community volunteer abroad. You just need to decide what is the best way you can make your mark while you travel and see the world!
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Help kids in the community
One way in which you can make a real difference to local communities is to help educate, inspire and care for its children. Get involved as a volunteer teacher or help out at amazing childcare projects. Our most popular trip is our Cape Town Community Volunteers programme. Sign up to help communities in stunning South Africa!
Build communities from the ground up
Another way to make your mark as a community volunteer is to (quite literally!) lend a hand and help out with local building projects. Whether the community needs new schools, water facilities or other community buildings, if you put your weight behind a building project abroad you'll see the difference it makes for yourself!
Make a difference as a medical volunteer
Do you care about the health and wellbeing of communities abroad? Get involved with vital medical work while you are away. If you have previous medical experience as a doctor, nurse, dentist, physiotherapist or other healthcare professional then your skills are in high demand. Help out in local communities around the world!
Help with conservation in communities
Many communities around the world depend on the natural resources that surround them. Despite this, local communities are not always aware how important it is to protect their natural environment. Volunteer at rewarding conservation projects and help save the natural world.
Care for communities
There are plenty of community projects waiting for your help abroad! The only question to ask yourself is: Which community will you help first?
South Africa Wild Adventure
15 days from4.5 34
Wonderful wildlife adventures in South Africa!Our 15-day epic South African volunteering and safari adventure! Combines wildlife conservation, community volunteering, stunning safaris, camping in Kruger National Park, adventure activities and exciting excursions. It’s the ultimate African experience!
Volunteer in a School in Kerala - India
2-8 weeks from4.0 2
Make a real difference in children's lives!Volunteer with kids at schools in gorgeous Fort Kochi in Kerala. Help teach English in schools and care for kids as a volunteer in inspirational India!
Cape Town Community Volunteers
Up to 60 days from4.0 15
Volunteer with Disabled Children in India
2-8 weeks from
Look after disabled children in beautiful Kerala!Become a valued volunteer on this challenging but rewarding project looking after disabled children in beautiful Kerala, India.
Teach Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka
2-6 weeks from
Volunteer & Learn Spanish in Costa Rica
6-8 weeks from4.5 6
Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican CultureLearn Spanish is Costa Rica, live with locals in a homestay and volunteer with kids, communities or wildlife conservation projects in this stunning Central American country.
Paid Teaching in Thailand
6 or 12 months or longer from4.5 6
Volunteer Teaching Sri Lanka
2 - 6 weeks from4.0 1
Help at childcare, teaching & community projects in Sri LankaBecome a volunteer English teacher on this super-rewarding volunteer programme in Sri Lanka! Teach kids aged 3-12 and make a real difference in the local community!
Coach Football in South Africa
4-12 weeks from4.5 1
Sports Coaching in Ghana
2-12 weeks from4.0 2
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