2018 Best Volunteer Abroad Programs, Organizations, & Projects
If you’ve resolved to travel and make a difference in 2018, there’s no shortage of amazing volunteer, intern, and teach abroad programs awaiting you.
All of the organizations outlined below have excellent reviews from very happy volunteers, interns, and teachers here on Volunteer Forever–read on to see what they’ve said and to find the perfect volunteer abroad, internship abroad, teach abroad, Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), or language program.
Whether you’re a student, or you’re taking a gap year, or you’re a professional or a career break traveler, you’re guaranteed to find a volunteer placement, language immersion opportunity, TEFL certificate course, or hands-on internship such as a teach English abroad internship (no teaching experience required) from the award-winning organization, Global Vision International, that will allow you to explore the world, make a difference, and meet new friends.
If you’re looking to add real skills to your resume, consider enrolling in a Teach English as Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate program from International TEFL Academy to become qualified for English as a Second Language (ESL) jobs around the world. Native English speakers with TEFL certifications are in very high demand around the world – and what’s cooler than traveling around the world while getting paid! On the flip side, if you are looking to boost your resume by learning a new language, be sure to check out Maximo Nivel’s Spanish Immersion programs, which may also qualify for university credit.
Or if you’re interested in volunteering with animals, then check out Global Vision International’s volunteer with elephants in Thailand project, one of the most popular in the world. If you want to work with animals in exotic locations, then check out Fronteering, which offers a Husky Ranch volunteer project in Canada and Predator Research Internship in the Amazon.
If you are in high school and looking for a teen volunteer abroad opportunity, then be sure to check out the under 18 projects offered by Global Leadership Adventures, an organization whose founder was recognized by President Obama or this Under 18’s Volunteer and Adventure Experience in beautiful (and safe) Costa Rica!
Lastly, while traveling abroad can be expensive, we feature wonderful programs such as International Volunteer HQ, which offers affordable volunteer programs starting at just $180 per week and has hosted over 70,000 volunteers.