The Volunteer Abroad Program is one of the longest running and most affordable international volunteer programs in the world. Since 1998, the Volunteer Abroad Program has coordinated international volunteers working on volunteer projects with small community groups, non-governmental organizations and institutions seeking volunteer assistance.
From our roots as a student-run volunteer abroad program that started long before the rise of voluntourism, we have grown to become a leader in coordinating well vetted volunteer projects and providing the support and training that is essential for a volunteer abroad experience to be safe, meaningful and effective.
The Volunteer Abroad Program really is quite different from the majority of programs that offer international volunteering experiences. Our focus on providing extensive volunteer training and orientation when volunteers first arrive, the system by which we vet each placement and connect them with appropriate volunteers, and the establishment of our own dedicated volunteer centers makes us a leader in providing well-supported, affordable volunteer abroad experiences.
- up-front access to detailed volunteer placement information
- a team of several support staff in each operating country
- weekly progress evaluations
- a dedicated volunteer center in each country
- comprehensive 7-day volunteer orientation
- 2-day orientation available for volunteers on short-duration programs
- basic language training included in program fees
- extended language training available on-site