Volunteer Work Abroad Program Links

Volunteer Work Abroad Program list

The following is a list of free or low fee volunteer work abroad programs. If you know of a volunteer work abroad program that is free or has a low fee, please share it in the comments and it will be added to the list.

Volunteer Work Abroad Programs in Africa:

Check out our new site: www.volunteerafrica.net
The “Centre De L’Espoir” Children’s Home – Cameroon
Mama Hope – Kenya
ASTVS – Morocco
Training of Rural Women in Uganda
Kawempe Youth Center – Uganda
Volunteer Work in Kenya – Kenya
Iziwe Projects – South Africa
FurKidz – South Africa
About Eden Ministries – Uganda
JICCO – Uganda
Goet – Uganda
We Yone Child Foundation-Sierra Leone (WYCF-SL)
The fun Arts and Clowns – Tanzania
Development Pamoja – Kenya
NKA Foundation – Gahna
SWIWSCO – Tanzania
Dream Seed Academy – Gahna
DRH Holsted
Saint Judes Army – South Africa
Association of Volunteering and Solidarity – Morocco
Volunteer 4 Free – Kenya
RUDEC – Cameroon
Children Reach out Program – Uganda
Ghana Health and Education Initiative – Ghana
Amazing Smile Children – Kenya
The Hoop Dream
Juelsminde Development Instructors – Africa (Denmark based)
African Hope Fund – Africa
Nido di Speranza (Nest of Hope) – Cameroon
Petals Education Center – Ghana
Volta Aid Foundation – Ghana
The Turing Trust – Ghana
Kenya Voluntary and Community Development Project – Kenya (fee)
Awach Sare Community Based Organisation for Health Initiatives – Kenya
Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre – Kenya
International Humanity Foundation – Kenya, Thailand, Indonesia
AUVAS – Morocco
My Own Children International Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone
Small World Initiative for Women’s Security and Children’s Orphanage – Tanzania
Soft Power Education – Uganda
Another Hope Children’s Ministry – Uganda
Culture Waves – Uganda
Kyabirwa Primary School – Uganda
Hope Development Volunteers – Uganda and Kenya (fee)
Zambian Carnivore Programme – Zambia

Volunteer Work Abroad Programs in Asia:

Servants of the King Development Aid and welfare Society – India
The Cambodian Children’s House of Peace – Cambodia
Liter of Light – Thailand
Alliance – Nepal
SNS Volunteer – Nepal
Volunteer Sri Lanka Project
Sadhana Forest – India
SANKALP Volunteer – India
Heeals – India
Educasia – Myanmar and Thailand
Baan Unrak – Thailand
Vina Volunteer Service – Vietnam
Covenant Children’s Homes – India
Sarah’s Covenant Homes – India
Covenant Children Development Centers – India
Milaap.org – India
Humanitarian Affairs Asia
International Cooperation and Vietnam Talent Development – Vietnam
The Great Baikal Trail – Russia
Thai Animal Sanctuary – Thailand
Third Eye Foundation – Nepal
EHN Nepal – Nepal
Friends of IACC – India
Sambhali Trust – India
Kibbutz Volunteer – Israel
Burma Volunteer Program – Burma
Pepy Ride – Cambodia
Volunteer in ecotourism or teach in Cambodia – Cambodia
Sustainable living project – Japan
Mosaic Junction – India
Response net – India
Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) – India
Sunrise Academy – Benha – Sikkim – India
Bethel Evangelistic and Rehabilitation Centre – India
EduCARE – India
Makaibari Tea Estates – India
AIM abroad – India
Sustainable Ecotourism Lodge – India
Indian Social Service Institute – India
Slukate Learning Centre – Indonesia
Teach Myanmar – Myanmar
Experience Himalayan Nepal
Himalayan Farm Project – Nepal
FACE – Nepal (FEE)
Children Welfare Concern Society – Nepal (FEE)
Annapurna Community Development Forum – Nepal (FEE)
Hands for Help – Nepal
The Love Company Orphanage – Nepal (FEE)
Green Earth – Philippines
Isang Litrong Liwanag – Philippines
Tea Leaf Trust – Sri Lanka
Foundation of Goodness – Sri Lanka
Volunteer Work Thailand
Minmahaw Education Foundation – Thailand
Camillian Social Centre – Chang Rai – Thailand
CDS Rural Education – Vietnam

Volunteer Work Abroad Programs in South America:

Vrindavan – Ecuador
Tambopata Macaw Project – Peru
Tangare Foundation – Ecuador
Waves for Development – Peru
Awaiting Angels – Peru
Para los Niños – Bolivia
Otra Cosa – Peru
HOOP – Peru
CooperarPeru – Peru
Para La Tierra – Paraguay
Aldea Yanapay – Peru
Cloud Head – Argentina
CONAGRO – Ecuador
Vecinos De la Boca – Argentina
Center for Human Rights and the Environment – Argentina
LIFE – Argentina
Habitat para la Humanidad – Argentina
The Valley of the Moon’s Children Centre – Bolivia
Bolivia Online – Bolivia
Biblioworks – Bolivia
Casa Do Caminho – Brazil
VE Global (Voluntarios de la Esperanza) – Chile
Fundacion Mariposas Amarillas – Columbia
Cielo Azul – Ecuador
Chinimptuna – Ecuador
Yachana Foundation – Ecuador
Center for the Working Girl – Ecuador
Vrindavan – Ecuador Jungle
Wachimak – Ecuador Jungle
Teach Huaraz Peru
Andean Alliance – Peru
Ayni – Education is life – Peru
Mundo Verde Spanish School – Peru
Santa Martha Foundation – Peru
Eco Truly Park – Peru
Pisco Sin Fronteras – Peru
Tambopata Macaw Project – Peru (FEE)
Sharing Dreams – Peru (FEE)

Volunteer Work Abroad Programs in Central America:

God’s Child – Guatemala
Eco Sanctuary – Costa Rica
Buenas Cosas – Guatemala
Atelier Favela – Nicaragua
Widecast – Costa Rica
Walk Beside me for Knowledge – Honduras
My Favorite Bilingual School – Honduras
Costa Rica Sanctuary – Costa Rica
Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative – El Salvador and Nicaragua
Cofradia Bilingual School – Honduras
SONATI – Nicaragua
La Tortuga Feliz – Costa Rica
Finca Ipe – Costa Rica
El Puente – The Bridge – Costa Rica
Monte Verde Butterfly Garden – Costa Rica
Gaia Vista – Costa Rica
Homidos Unidos – El Salvador
Seeds of Knowledge School – Ixtatan Foundation – Guatemala
Ak’ Tenamit – Guatemala
Safe Passage – Guatemala
Quetzal Trekkers – Guatemala and Nicaragua
Waves of Hope – Nicaragua
La Esperanza – Nicaragua

Volunteer Work Abroad Programs in North America:

Casa de los Amigos – Mexico
Student Sponsor Partners – NYC, US
Camillus House – Florida, US
Hospital for Children – Florida, US
Mission San Luis – Florida, US
The Ronald McDonald House Charities – Florida, US
SPCA – Florida, US

Volunteer Work Abroad Programs in the Caribbean:

Richmond Vale Academy
The Development Gap – Jamaica
Supporting Guasa – Dominican Republic

Volunteer Work Abroad Programs in the Europe:

Volunteers for Peace – UK
GV – Romania

Volunteer Work Abroad Programs, International Organizations:

International Humanity Foundation – Kenya, Thailand and Indonesia
Reach to Teach
The Foundation for Sustainable Development
Eco Teer
Bridges to Prosperity

If you have any volunteer work abroad programs that should be added to our list, please share them in the comments. Thanks!


  1. Hi there, My name is Bart Bijen the owner of http://ecocaminhos.com an Eco Farm in the beautiful mountains of Nova Friburgo, Brazil. We do bioconstruction, organic farming, renewable energy and soon want to start an apprenticeship programme for underprivelged teenagers. You can learn Portuguese, participate in hikes, horseback riding, camping weekends. But most of all you can learn about yourself at our farm.
    We have a number of volunteer programmes. Our long term volunteer programme is 100% free. We offer accommodation, food and wifi in return for the volunteers work. http://ecocaminhos.com/volunteer-opportunities/long-term-volunteering/

    Would it be possible to add our programme on your website. We are already on Volunteer South Ameirca Net.

    Tx for this beautiful website.


  2. Marilla Appleby says:

    Looking for Clinic in Malawi or Uganda. Registered Nurse looking to volunteer for 3-4 months
    Please advise of any good NGO’s

  3. Evance Kessy says:

    Hello, I’m the coordinator of a not for profit organization which is found in Arusha Tanzania known as Arusha Node Marie (ANM). Arusha Node Marie (ANM) is a non-profit organization which provides IT assistance to schools and training institutions for 15 years, usually as subsidized Internet connectivity. By providing free or almost free internet service to schools, education and research institutions so as to improve the quality of education through the use of ICT
    Our vision is to bring the world to Tanzanian Students, through internet access and familiarity with modern information technologies, as represented by the internet, to the students who will be the future managers and decision makers in Tanzanian business and institutions.
    We are looking for volunteer who is passionate about technology in learning and who loves charity to volunteer with us. A volunteer will be able to learn many things as well as visiting the schools and conduct workshops as well as competitions.
    Also we expect volunteer to be able to fundraise as well as to research for available grants opportunity and apply for our organization. For more information please contact us.
    Should there be any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask. You can contact us through our email anm@habari.co.tz and you can visit our website: http://www.arushanodemarie.or.tz, our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/arushanodemarie94. Our instagram page http://www.instagram.com/arushanodemarie and phone call +255 656 596 007
    Asante sana and welcome to Tanzania the land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Serengeti

  4. I recently spent some time with a great little NGO in Southern India
    who are looking for skilled volunteers with a couple of months or more to spare. There’s no fee – you just need to cover your expenses. Have a look at: http://www.save-intl.org/2015/10/

    Some more info:
    South Asian Village Empowerment/TVO is a US registered non-profit whose focus is helping very poor, socially disadvantaged communities in villages around the coastal tourist town of Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu. Initiatives to date have included setting up tuition and vocational programmes, providing health services and clean water, and constructing housing and village infrastructure.

    A current project involves supporting women to produce hand embroidery using their own exquisite rangoli designs. The women take great pride in producing high quality, creative pieces. They now need some help with making these embroidery designs into contemporary products such as bags,cotton and silk accessories, and tableware. Setting up a small business would enable them to support their families.

    SAVE/TVO is looking for skilled volunteers with lots of initiative who can join us for at least two months to work on one or more projects. Perhaps you are taking a career break or are recently retired with experience to share and a spirit of adventure? In return you will have local support to help you get the most out of your time. Plus, there’s no placement fee, although you will need to cover your travel and living expenses.

    Do you have the skills to:
    Help local women to develop their embroidery designs into a small business making a range of appealing accessories?
    Teach English in our tuition centres?
    Help us in other ways?

    Get in touch to find out more.

  5. Asmita Nepal says:

    Volunteer in Asia, Nepal, these two sites are useful to make the positive difference in community http://www.volunteeringinnepal.org/
    http://www.volunteercharitywork.org/ if any one interested to contribute effort in Nepalese community then they provide you an opportunities
    organic farming volunteer opportunity in Nepal also offer by this organization http://www.agricultureinnepal.com/

  6. “ICS alumni have enthusiasm, grit and a global mindset all of which employers are looking for” – youth employability expert David Schindler.

    Use or develop your language skills in a professional setting overseas in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Palestine or Ghana this Autumn to transform your CV forever. By Christmas you could have led a team overseas, used your language in a business context, and developed a range of skills from communications to project management. You’ll also have supported some of the most marginalised people in the world to gain control over their own lives. The 12-week placement is fully-funded; your flights, vaccinations, food and accommodation are all paid for.

    If your current plans don’t give you these opportunities, change them now. You must apply by Friday 10 July, and we’ll meet you on 13th July and you could be in-country by September.

    “I could never afford an unpaid internship, so this fully-funded overseas development programme offers an equal opportunity and life-changing experience for anyone.” – Callum Northcote, ICS UK Team Leader 2015.

    To be eligible, you must be 23 or older with experience of supporting a team, plus you must be a UK citizen or an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for a year with a current UK address.

    Find out more about this opportunity or to apply by contacting Faith today. Faith is a former ICS volunteer who is happy to answer any questions you have. You must apply by July 10th to fly out in September.

    We also have placements for 18-25 year old UK citizens and have no qualification or skill requirements.

    See the link to apply and get in touch!

  7. Enliven Mama Africa is a Ghana NGO that aims to enrich the communities of rural Ghana by empowering young mothers to thrive through small scale entrepreneurship, monetary assistance and volunteer support, with the vision to enable them to become self-sustainable.

    Enliven Mama Africa’s key objective is to make a real difference to communities and therefore we work closely with local stakeholders to develop projects that provide as effective support for the community as possible. We have a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who will welcome you. As a volunteer, you will work on 4 different projects and we can guarantee your volunteering experience will be an extremely rewarding and eye-opening one.

  8. Hi to all,iam looking for a volunters who would like to work in ladakh i run a NGO and is working form the last few year for the betterment of the society and on being a student we a group of few student has founded this organisation.our main motive is to uplift our society we work in education sector and and many others if there is any plzz contact me at my email,,,,muzu113@gmail.com

  9. Social Multipurpose is a Social Movement, Internship Program and Eco-village,farming & Eco-tourism organization working in Nepal. It has working in the sector of Stone/Green/Positive mission, Education, Health, Environment,Eco-farming Skill Development, Community Development,Women Empowerment and sports. Any one from any where can join our projects.Our Volunteer programs perfect way to travel with purpose & make a difference in Nepal

    • Hello, I am a social work student living in Finland. I am looking for an internship\volunteering program for next summer and just came across your comment. Could you please provide a website or some more information about this organization you mentioned?

  10. ‘Rakifi Hostel’ is a soidary hostel for volunteers, travelers and backpackers in the city of Arusha (Tanzania). We provide different volunteer free programs and tourist activities for those who want to know the culture and bring aid to the people of Tanzania.


    Samuel Moyano.

  11. Trip180 is a social enterprise that strives to make volunteer abroad experience affordable and accessible. We provide a global platform for non-profit organizations to directly offer their volunteer opportunities and eliminates the need for a middle man i.e. placement agency/tour operator. That means volunteers pay much less and non-profits get much more.

  12. Winsome Vosloo says:

    Hi. Please could someone help. Would like to do free volunteer work without paying for it. Except air tickets. Please could you refer me to a site please. Regards Winsome

    • Hey Winsome. Where would you like to go and what are you hoping to do. That information may help narrow down your search.

    • Please keep in mind that to volunteer anywhere, someone is paying. I used to look for “free volunteering” until I ended up in the position of trying to find volunteers to help here in Ladakh. Unless and organization has enough support/funding/donations to cover the expense of a volunteer and the cost of the projects, volunteers need to pay. I had not seen it from this perspective before. Of course, there are also volunteer programs that have become big business and make it difficult for legit programs that need the little bit of finacial coverage from volunteers. Best of luck and thanks for wanting to serve others! Kelly Klein www:volunteerladakh.org

  13. Volunteer Ladakh is a non-profit organization run by fellow volunteers who work to meet the educational and environmental needs of Ladakh with the help of other volunteers who seek to share compassionately. English language instruction to young Buddhist monks and nuns, teacher training, access to books in schools, environmental education and sustainable environmental projects are a few of the many things we seek to support.

    We need other like-mnded folks to volunteer in Ladakh, a magical place in the rainshadow of the Himalayas, high on the Tibetan Plateau. I came a year ago and found this to be home!

    • Hi Kelly, Thanks for the link. I was in Ladakh earlier this year. It is a pretty amazing place with fantastic people.

      • You are so right! It is an amazing place and the culture and values of the people are so reassuring and rewarding. We are in the middle of the Dalai Lama’s teachings right now, 150, 000 people present.

        We need help with many things here: environmental education, start-up recycling programs, teaching English to young Buddhist monks and nuns, fundraising for books for schools, building classrooms (many schools do not have classrooms and children sit outside winter and summer!), and numerous other things. If anyone is interested in helping us, please check out http://www.volunteerladakh.org
        Thanks for your work in spreading the word of compassionate action!

  14. Hi, do you have free volunteer opportunities in Hongkong that offer free accomodation for non-hongkong residents? I would appreciate any information you can share. Thank you very much.

  15. Volunteer in Peru! SKIP (Supporting Kids in Peru) is an international NGO registered as a US non profit and a UK charity. We work in an impoverished district of Trujillo, Peru. Our diverse team is comprised of teachers, social workers, psychologists, economic development workers and a range of other volunteers. We provide school fees, uniforms and materials to over 350 children each year. In addition, we provide lessons to reinforce what they are learning in school; reading comprehension, maths, English, art, sport and help with homework.

    SKIP does not just provide direct educational support to children. Our team also work to educate and empower parents so they are able to take control of their lives and improve their own living circumstances. Through the Economic Development Team, we offer microfinance loans, group business training and are in the process of developing several small business ideas with groups of parents.

    Social Work and Psychological support also helps parents to deal with difficult issues and gain better understanding for how to manage their children’s behaviour. This includes innovative projects where we involve the parents as teaching assistants in the educational groups we have for the children in primary.

    If you are interested in volunteering, we’d love to hear from you! Send an email to volunteering@skipperu.org to request more information.

  16. Low cost volunteer position available in Costa Rica. Organic farm looking for volunteers for all aspects of farming. We are a family owned and run farm that produces vegetables and meats for our local organic farmers market. We need help in the garden as well as with the animals and on market day. English and Spanish are both spoken. If you are traveling in Costa Rica and have interest in sustainable living, organic and biodynamic farming methods, a super chill place to stay, please contact us! We are happy to give more details, just send us an email.

  17. Volunteer at an international mindfulness community in Northern Thailand!

    We’re an international mindful recovery community for people who are suffering because of addiction problems, stress, burnout, relationship issues or abuse, or who would simple like to work on self-development. The Foundation offers a wide variety of possibilities for volunteers to help and put their skills into practice. It is a great way to get some practical experience with sustainable agriculture, yoga and meditation, building mud (adobe) houses, massage therapy, preparing Thai meals and more. For more information please visit our website or contact info[at]newlifethaifoundation.com

  18. Medical, teaching , social work volunteers and Interns required. Programs are open all year round.

  19. try http://anyep.org for low cost or free volunteer programs

  20. A volunteering opportunity in Guatemala!

    This is a great chance to be part of something new and to make a difference within Petén’s communities. Las Cruces and the villages surrounding it are seldom visited by tourists, giving volunteers the opportunity to truly integrate themselves with the local culture and make a great impression amongst those they help.

    Volunteers will be working with the town hall, helping on community projects in Las Cruces and surrounding areas. You are likely to be working with the Women’s Office (Oficina Municipal de la Mujer), a department created to promote women’s rights, change discriminatory attitudes and provide the help needed to create a society in which there is gender equality. The specific work you will be doing will depend upon what projects will be running during the period you are volunteering. Should you have particular vocational skills or experience, you may be able to use these to great effect during your time here.

    There is no fee to volunteer, and volunteers will just have to pay for their food and accommodation. Furthermore, as we are not an organisation, the volunteers won’t have to pay anything to us, but directly for the food and accommodation themselves (although we will help them find accommodation prior to their arrival).

    Take a look at the website for more information!

    – Patrick Shead-Simmonds, Volunteer Coordinator

  21. Hello all,
    I want to share with you the unique volunteer opportunities the Kitega Community Center has to offer. The organization is undertaking many different projects and needs volunteers within the area of education, construction, healthcare and agriculture and farming. There are also opportunities for people who want to volunteer for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention projects and Women empowerment projects as well.
    Among the sites given above there is a link to the Kitega Community Centre website, but that is the old link.
    The new website is: http://www.kitegacc.org
    If you are interested you can check the website or you can send an e-mail to: info@kitegacc.org

  22. La Tortuga Feliz says:

    COSTA RICA – Not for profit turtle conservation program seeks keen and enthusiastic individuals to support with operations.
    Unique Island Location
    Beach Accommodations
    3 Meals Daily
    Spanish Lessons

  23. I am currently volunteering at Awamaki and the programs are really great! There is a small fee for volunteering, but if a volunteer completes 6 months, half of the fee is returned to the volunteer! Those who stay for less than 6 months will not receive money back, but it is worth it all the same!

  24. Edem Dzidzienyo says:

    Hamlet of Hope is a non-profit organization based in Ghana that accepts volunteers on a very low cost. Hamlet of Hope also offers flexible schedule for volunteers on her projects. We are currently looking for volunteers who are interested in teaching in schools where teachers are not enough. We are also accepting volunteers for our cultural, agricultural and apicultural projects. Kindly contact us for a placement.

  25. Sonati is nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education. They run a hostel and tour group where all profits finance environmental education and activities. They need help in hostel reception, trekking guides, as well as with environmental education and other areas such as English teachers. In some cases they are able to provide a free bed in a shared dorm. They have 2 location in Esteli and Leon. http://www.sonati.org

  26. I checked out your site. Interesting story. Thanks for sharing

  27. Great opportunity to come and volunteer with this vibrant and growing shelter for homeless children in a beautiful valley near Pune, India. Many diverse tasks to be done – low cost – simply to cover your accomodation and food. We welcome you for short periods and longer – please visit!

  28. Sanctuary in Moín, Costa Rica. A beautiful place near the beach to learn a lot about different animals. You will be taking care of monkeys, sloths, owls, turtles and a lot more, who, unfortunally, are living in this center. Abusing animals is still a problem in Costa Rica, and they need a lot of help! It’s a special place to take care of the injured animals and at the same time meet a lot of different people and learn Spanish!

    I’ve booked two weeks volunteer-work, but stayed four weeks, just couldn’t leave the place. Bed and food included :)


  29. Dear All ,

    If some wants to Volunteer/Internship work in India , and want to Make Difference in People’s Lives then please , share this among your network .

    for more details please visit us at : http://heeals.org/volunteer-zone-
    or mail us at :- communications(at)heeals.org

  30. Cofradia’s Bilingual School offers many free volunteer opportunities and is currently recruiting 14 volunteers for the 2013/14 teaching team. Spanish skills and previous exerience is not neccesary, we are looking for hard working, determined and passionate people. I volunteered at CBS with my husband for 2 years and it was the best thing both of us ever did. It’s challenging but highly rewarding. Please look at our website/facebook and help us to recruit if possible! Thanks you

  31. Vanessa Vázques says:

    I was in Costa Rica Wildlife Sanctuary as a voluntare in Costa Rica. I had the opportunity to care animals as marines tourtles, monkeys, birds… This was an excellent and amazing experience for me and I want to recommend stay with this project. The website is http://www.costaricasanctuary.org

  32. Any one documentary film editor available for a month we need a volunteer in nepal ! We charge no cost but documentary editing volunteer will be responsible for his/her expenses their travel and living.

  33. I am currently volunteering with Promotion et Développement Humain (PDH) in Togo, West Africa.

    The stay is low cost, and the work rewarding. I hope to see more international volunteers join me soon. The local crew are lovely.


  34. Change Volunteers helps people volunteer in Africa and Haiti for Free. If you are interested in saving money, check them out. http://www.changevolunteers.org

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