Discover the perfect opportunity to spend a summer volunteering abroad. We've got a range of programmes to suit your needs and give you the best experience possible. In this section we also share other opportunities.
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Volunteering abroad is a great way to get experience and give something back. We have a range of opportunities on offer.
The providers below are our "preferred providers" meaning that we have assessed their programme and built a relationship with them. We believe that their programmes are unique, offer good value for money and we regularly collect feedback from students to make sure we can confidently recommend the programme to other students.
If you are aware of a programme that you'd like to see added to our list - please contact us via email@example.com.
"Essex abroad enabled me to have one of the best experiences I’ve ever had to date; research, conservation and education has never been more fun"
Please note these are external opportunities which have been recommended to us by students and university staff. They have therefore not been assessed in the same way that our preferred partner opportunities have. Make you read and understand all the terms and conditions before making any commitments.
Americamps give you the chance to work and earn a salary at one of many American summer camps. Americamps state they offer the highest salary whilst also providing meals and accommodation whilst you work.
AIESEC is a global youth-led organisation striving to achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential. Together with partner organisations, AIESEC facilitates cross-cultural exchanges in the form of volunteering experiences and professional internships.
Summer Camp USA is your chance to spend the summer living, working as a camp counsellor, and travelling in America. Boost your CV with the most fun job you'll ever have while making friends for life, learning new skills, and getting a unique slice of American culture.
Drop’pin@EURES is the place where companies and organisations can promote and showcase their youth opportunities designed to help young Europeans take their first steps into the labour market.
ErasmusIntern provides an integrated market place that aims at bringing together internship providers and students seeking an internship opportunity abroad.
Eurodesk raises awareness on learning mobility opportunities and encourages young people to become active citizens. Opportunities for learning, internships, volunteering, and grants are available.
Information and advice on how to start volunteering. Plus search for opportunities and organisations which are actively looking for volunteers.
The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative that creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad, benefitting communities and people across Europe.
International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime, UK government-funded programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities in Africa and Asia. They offer 10 to 12-week placements and, currently, you only need to fundraise £800 to take part in a programme.
We run lots of different sessions throughout the year to provide you with essential information about going abroad. From first year and second year briefings to funding chats and country low-downs, we've got it covered.