Although we don't offer overseas volunteering opportunities, we know some people who do. Check out the list below.
If you're interested in volunteering for The Prince's Trust in the UK, please visit our volunteering pages.
The Arrol Trust
The Arrol Trust provides grants for people wishing to broaden their horizons through travel in the UK or overseas for gap years and educational trips. Application forms may be obtained from the correspondent and must be supported by a reference from the applicant's teacher or employer. Applicants must be willing to attend an interview with the trustees and be willing to report back on the completion of their trip. Lindsays, Caledonian Exchange, 19a Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8HE
Eurodesk is a Europe-wide network of organisations giving young people access to information on opportunities to work, study, travel and volunteer abroad, including info about funding. 0207 389 4030
International Service are running the International Citizen Service (ICS). The ICS volunteering scheme gives young people aged 18 to 25 the opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people in developing countries. It's also a unique way to develop life skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication and decision-making.
Lattitude Global Volunteering
Lattitude offer international placements worldwide for 17- to 25-year-olds and have over 30 years of experience. Opportunities like this normally involve raising a lot of money to cover your costs but Lattitude are offering funded places so that young people without access to funds don’t miss out.
Experience life in another part of the world and gain valuable skills and experience while making a positive contribution to overseas communities. Projects range from three to 12 months and you will be fully supported while overseas.
For more information about the projects on offer visit the Lattitude website or call 0118 959 4914.
Fancy going trekking in Costa Rica or supporting a local community in Borneo? Raleigh International is looking for volunteers to take part in its expeditions overseas. Our expeditions are open to absolutely anyone who’s looking for an adventure. The Raleigh experience is tough, but will help you develop skills employers are looking for and will set you apart from the crowd. You’ll work on worthwhile sustainable projects with local communities so you know you’ll be making a genuine difference. Visit the website or call 0207 183 1270 for information on what bursaries are available and to apply.
Skillshare International are looking for volunteers for the International Citizen Service. The programme aims to help reduce poverty overseas in Botswana, India, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland and Tanzania while giving young people the chance to develop skills such as team working and communications. The scheme is open to young people aged 18 to 22, with placements lasting from 10 to 12 weeks. 0116 254 1862
VSO is one-stop-shop for overseas volunteering opportunities. 020 8780 7500
Youth International is a learning program that combines international travel, inter-cultural exchange, adventure, volunteer community service work, and homestays.
- Want to volunteer for organisations in the UK? Click here for more details.