Who Volunteers with VFP

 

High School Students & Teen Volunteers         Gap Year Volunteers       College Students

Recent Graduates          Adults            Groups            Families

 “I would definitely recommend for someone to volunteer abroad because the experience is just one that cannot be recreated by staying within your boundaries. It challenges you outside of your comfort zone, but in a meaningful way where you get to give back to society.”  – Sylvia T. – Hong Kong 

Volunteering abroad is an amazing opportunity no matter your age, background or experience.

All volunteers offer their own unique skills and are welcomed with open arms!

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High School Students & Teen Volunteers

Volunteering abroad in high school is a great way to start exploring the world while making a difference! Whether it’s your first time abroad or you’ve traveled out of the country before, our programs are a unique opportunity you won’t want to miss.  Teen volunteer projects are developed and organized with teens in mind. You’ll be immersed culturally in a local community with a group of 12-15 international teens from all over the world.

Gain confidence, take on a challenge, learn new skills, meet new people, make a difference, and most importantly… HAVE FUN!

“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 

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Check out our full list of Teen Volunteer Projects to learn more and find your perfect fit!

Visit our Teen Volunteers page to learn more about volunteering abroad in High School.


Gap Year Volunteering

Taking some time off before college (or after, or whenever really) is a wonderful opportunity to explore your interests and the world around you. Our volunteer programs are a great opportunity during a gap year to volunteer, develop your areas of interest, learn new skills and experience diverse cultures. The stats on gap years are not officially recorded, but the trend has been growing over the last decade. Colleges are beginning to realize the benefits of gap years on incoming students; in fact Harvard’s acceptance letter now encourages them!

“One new perspective I have brought back to my daily life is to appreciate everything, the good and the bad. I have always been a positive person, but my volunteer experience abroad has taught me how important it is to let go of the little inconvenience in life and really appreciate the small things.” – Karisa D. – Nepal 

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Contact Us today or start browsing our Volunteer Projects List to find your perfect fit!

Check out the GAP Year Volunteering page for more info!


Volunteering in College

College is about finding your path and advancing yourself and your life into the future. Volunteering abroad is an excellent way to do just that! By choosing a project in your area of study you can gain unique and valuable experiences to add to your degree. You can get hands on experience in what you learn about in the classroom, and have an unforgettable time doing it.

“I would definitely recommend for someone to volunteer abroad because the experience is just one that cannot be recreated by staying within your boundaries. It challenges you outside of your comfort zone, but in a meaningful way where you get to give back to society.”
– Sylvia T. – Hong Kong 

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 You can volunteer on a solo adventure joining a group of international volunteers or choose to bring a friend along! The choice is yours…

Visit our Volunteering in College page to learn more!

Start browsing our Volunteer Projects List to find your perfect fit!


 Volunteering After College

Many of our volunteers are recent college graduates and we find that this is an ideal time of life to do a volunteer project abroad. You have the background and the education of college to help guide your experience abroad, and the freedom and time before starting a career.

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Visit our Recent Graduate Volunteers page to learn more!

Start browsing our Volunteer Projects List to find your perfect fit!


Volunteering As An Adult

No longer consider yourself a recent college grad? Looking for something meaningful to do on a vacation? Retired with time to give towards a cause? No matter what path you’re on in adulthood, volunteering abroad is a wonderful way to give back to the world while having an unforgettable experience in another culture. As an adult, you’ll bring years of unique skills and experiences to the program of your choosing and will be able to share your knowledge and passions in a meaningful way.

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Visit our Volunteering as an Adult page to learn more!

Start browsing our Volunteer Projects List to find your perfect fit!


Group Volunteer Opportunities

VFP specializes in cross-cultural volunteer projects abroad!

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College and University Groups

Community Clubs & Social Groups

High School Groups

Alternative Spring Break Chapters

Church Groups

Our affordable group volunteer projects are developed in collaboration with our partner organizations on the ground in the host country.  We guarantee all projects are mutually beneficial and will provide many opportunities for cultural engagement and service-learning. Groups are always hosted by community organizers and youth leaders from the country where they will be serving.  This enables us to provide the greatest opportunity for deep exchange and maximum impact.

“VFP coordinated a flawless trip from the first email to the moment our wheels touched down at the airport. You made sure that our educational mission was fulfilled and that we had fun at the same time.” Jean L Weingarth, PhD, University of South Carolina

Visit the Group Volunteer Opportunities page to learn more!

Contact Us today to begin planning your group service adventure.


Volunteering With Your Family

Take your family vacation to the next level by embarking on the adventure of a lifetime volunteering abroad together. Parents often find that the unique experience of volunteering with their families creates connections and memories like no other traditional vacation.

“It has been an unforgettable journey where strong friendships and important memories were made. It was enjoyable, fun and truly expanded my perspective of the world. It’s an experience I’ll cherish and it will motivate me to create more of these experiences in the future.” – Julie Y. – Haiti 

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Visit the Family Page page to learn more!

Contact Us today to begin planning your next family volunteer vacation.