✔ It is much more affordable than a longer trip away
✔ The enjoyment of a trip abroad and new sights will be positive for your mental health
✔ It helps a worthy cause - helping others and giving you a feel-good factor
✔ You can add the experience to your CV - helping you to stand out from the crowd
✔ Volunteering work gives you something positive to talk about in job interviews
✔ A summer away gives you time to think about what you want to do next
✔ Summer volunteering is sociable - you can make friends for life!
✔ A summer away will give you a break after the treadmill of school / university/ work
✔ Volunteering can provide networking opportunities - perhaps you will meet someone who will help you get into a career you hadn’t considered
✔ Personal development - boost your confidence, authenticity, positivity
What leadership skills will I learn?
- Develop emotional skills to gain trust from your team
- Learn from challenging new environments - using limited resources
- Build confidence in your ideas, skillset and discover your expertise
- Gain introspection by connecting with others and teamwork
- Helping others will give you additional motivation and inspiration as a manager
- You will learn how to face a challenge and step out of your comfort zone
What are the best summer volunteering program for me?
With dates that run through the summer, you can choose a short or long term experience to suit you
Summer Volunteering Programs Abroad Programs
4 to 7 weeks
An action-packed 7 week tour combining travel & adventure with volunteering on Australia’s famed East Coast. View details ›Book now »
Gain internationally recognised PADI qualifications & protect Costa Rica's Turtle population on the stunning Pacific Coast.
Scuba Diving, 3 PADI Scuba Qualifications, Sea Turtle ConservationView details ›Book now »
2 to 4 weeks
Start in London and explore 11 amazing European cities with maximum time to explore.
All Accommodation, Meals and Support, Optional one month London University Study ProgramView details ›Book now »
4 to 12 weeks
Make a difference to children's lives as a volunteer teacher - you can choose e. g. between health or social care and teaching!
All Accommodation, Meals, Training and SupportView details ›Book now »
An incredible 4 week journey through the Rainbow Nation of South Africa, supporting two different volunteering projects along the way!View details ›Book now »
4 to 8 weeks
Visit the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu in this Latin American adventure through Peru and Ecuador.
All Meals, Accommodation, UK LeaderView details ›Book now »
4 to 8 weeks
Volunteer and backpack your way through South East Asia’s most sought-after destinations. View details ›Book now »
Assist vital conservation efforts in the Sumatra jungle and experience the incredible rainforest and wildlife it hosts.
Accommodation, Meals and SupportView details ›Book now »
A 4 week travel and volunteer adventure to one of the world;s most renowned backpacker destinations
Accommodation, Leader, Meals and MoreView details ›Book now »