By spending your vacation as a volunteer with Projects Abroad, you are joining a community of fellow volunteers and local people in developing countries - working hard, traveling and having a good time while achieving worthwhile goals. Increasing numbers of people are volunteering with Projects Abroad following a period, or even many years, spent in full-time employment. They may have chosen to take time out voluntarily or had to leave work for other reasons, such as redundancy, but the levels of skill and experience they bring with them means that Career Break volunteers are always greatly valued by the organizations we work with. There are great opportunities for Career Break volunteers to use their skills as well as gain work experience in new and exciting areas of work.
Volunteering Vacations Abroad
Perhaps you are perfectly happy in your chosen career, but just want some time away to explore a particular area of interest, or even just to help others? Enjoy your vacation time with Projects Abroad! Our minimum project length of one month means that you can volunteer on one of our projects during a vacation. On selected Care projects there is even the possibility of doing just two weeks. Many teachers even choose to volunteer with us for the whole of their six week summer break!
Volunteer Vacation Programs
More and more employers are starting to see the value of offering their staff longer periods of unpaid absence and Career Breaks, during which the volunteer can satisfy their wanderlust, safe in the knowledge that they still have a secure job at the end of it. Employers may even be willing to finance some of the costs of a voluntary project, providing there is some tangible benefit in doing so. We can help you to provide any relevant information once you have applied.