ABOUT VOLUNTEERING ABROAD
World Endeavors’ international volunteer programs match participants with certain interests or skills to specific service projects in need of hands-on help. Our volunteer programs are immersive – volunteers live in the communities they serve, meet local people, learn the language, and experience local customs and traditions. Embarking on an international volunteer program is a life-changing experience that emboldens participants and inspires them to notice, care, and engage more fully in their world. World Endeavors volunteer abroad programs have flexible durations and start dates, and can be tailored to last between 1 week and 3 months. Short-term and long-term projects are available and provide a rewarding and meaningful experience!
World Endeavors volunteers support communities in several destinations in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, economically developed and developing, and English-speaking and non-English speaking. Each site offers a range of projects focusing on the social and environmental issues that are important to the local community.
World Endeavors currently offers volunteer programs in the following countries:
QUESTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19?
The health and safety of our participants is our highest priority. We are meticulously monitoring travel recommendations and restrictions for each of our program countries, and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants' safety. World Endeavors is implementing a number of initiatives to ensure our participants can continue to be transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.
World Endeavors volunteers contribute to a range of social and environmental projects around the world. Browse below by project, to see in which countries each project is offered.
World Endeavors currently offers the following volunteer projects:
WHO VOLUNTEERS ABROAD
Applicants to most of our programs must be 18 years of age or older, though exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. There is no age limit for participating in a World Endeavors program. World Endeavors volunteers are students, graduates, professionals, families, couples, and retirees. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who are hardworking and dedicated to contributing to a community abroad.
A successful international volunteer doesn’t impose personal perceptions and beliefs, but instead stays open to the needs of the community and responds in an appropriate and respectful way. World Endeavors volunteers should be willing to experience a certain amount of culture shock as a part of the process of widening their comfort zone, recognizing and letting go of cultural stereotypes and expectations. In this sense, volunteers should expect to be challenged as well as transformed. Our volunteer programs are meant to be powerful, formative experiences that appeal to someone looking to contribute time, effort, skills, and compassion to serving a local community on their terms.
Making the choice to go abroad is bound to bring up a lot of questions—and the World Endeavors team is here to help! Let us guide you to the answers you need to embark on your own global travels. Select the “Request a Call” button, and one of our team members will get in contact with you.
At World Endeavors, we understand that cost is a major concern when contemplating an international program. Receiving a scholarship or outside funding may be the key to making your experiences abroad possible. Luckily, there are thousands of scholarships for students, recent graduates, and even mid-career professionals. In order to make this information more accessible, we've created this helpful guide. Included in its pages are a variety of scholarships and funding sources relevant to World Endeavors programs. We hope that it provides useful information in order to make your dreams of interning, studying, or volunteering abroad a reality. Fill out the information below, and a copy of our Scholarship and Funding Guide will be made accessible to you.