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:

Working with Kids          Environmental & Agricultural          Working with Animals

Social & Cultural         Construction/Renovation/Archaeology

“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


Projects Working with Kids

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:

Education Program in Greece

Education Program in Greece

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Kids camp in Belgium

Working with Kids in Europe

Working with Kids in Asia

Working with Kids in Africa

Working with Kids in the Americas

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Environmental & Agricultural Projects

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:

Recycling Project in India

Recycling Project in India

Farming Project in Italy

Farming Project in Italy

Environmental & Agricultural Projects in Europe

Environmental & Agricultural Projects in Asia

Environmental & Agricultural Projects in Africa

Environmental & Agricultural Projects in the Americas

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Projects Working with Animals

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 with elephants in Sri Lanka

Volunteering with elephants in Sri Lanka

Sea Turtle Conservation in Mexico

Sea Turtle Conservation in Mexico

Working with Animals in Europe

Workng with Animals in Asia

Working with Animals in the Americas

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Social & Cultural Projects

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:

Traditional cooking in Japan

Traditional cooking in Japan

Participating in Icelandic culture

Participating in Icelandic culture

Social & Cultural Projects in Europe

Social & Cultural Projects in Asia

Social & Cultural Projects in Africa

Social & Cultural Projects in the Americas

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 Construction, Renovation & Archaeology Projects

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:

Archaeological site in Belarus

Archaeological site in Belarus

Construction Project in Kenya

Construction Project in Kenya

Construction & Archaeology in Europe

Construction & Archaeology in Asia

Construction & Archaeology in Africa

Construction & Archaeology in the Americas