Volunteer Projects By Type
With over 3,000 projects offered all over the world, Volunteers For Peace has MANY diverse options for you to choose from. Whether you already have a set of skills you’d like to further develop or if you’d like to explore a new area of interest, we can help you find the type of volunteer program abroad you’re looking for!
Some of our most popular project types include:
“My VFP project was a truly unforgettable experience. I met many amazing and interesting people from all over the world! The participants were from Spain, France, Italy, China, Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, and Turkey. We worked together to build a playground from the ground up for the local children in Singen.”
– Matthew S. – Germany 2013
Scroll below to learn more about our program offerings within each theme
Volunteering with children isn’t only a heart-warming and smile inducing experience, it lets you make a real and lasting difference in the life of a child. You can connect with and influence youth from diverse backgrounds while sharing your passions and interests. You’ll end up learning more from each other than you ever imagined. Our youth development projects allow you to share your talents and interests with kids, while serving as a role model and ambassador between our culture and theirs.
Below are projects working with kids by region:
Ready to get your hands dirty? Volunteering abroad doing environmental or agricultural work is the perfect hands-on experience to get to know a new country’s land, culture and people. Working with the land is highly respected and honored in many cultures around the world, as agriculture is the backbone of many countries. Volunteering in this type of program, you will be playing an important role in our global environmental sustainability.
Below are our environmental & agricultural programs by region:
Volunteering with animals abroad is sure to be an unforgettably rewarding experience. Across the world, many animals both domestic and wild are in need of assistance and rehabilitation. Volunteers For Peace offers many animal care programs across the globe such as working at a sea turtle sanctuary in Mexico, a horse farm in Italy or a wildlife recovery center in Spain.
Below are our animal care projects by region:
Volunteering directly with communities around the world is an eye-opening experience and a wonderful way to connect with others and make meaningful differences during your time abroad. Community Development and Cross-Cultural Awareness are highly important aspects of our global sustainability and understanding. From helping the elderly in community homes, to socializing with underprivileged children in an after school center, to learning how to create fair trade artisan goods or cooking authentic local cuisine, the opportunities are endless.
Below are our social and cultural programs by region:
Whether you have experience in construction, renovation or archaeology, or are interested in rolling up your sleeves and learning through volunteering, we offer many programs to suit your interests. Learn about the fascinating history of ancient cultures through restoration and archaeology projects or help build organizations towards the future on construction programs abroad.
Below are our construction/renovation/archaeology programs by region: