Best International Volunteer Opportunities For Solo Travelers

calendar_today April 18, 2023
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While there are a bunch of travelers who are restless and always up for solo trips, there are others who are skeptical about venturing out alone, yet feel the tickles of wanderlust every now and then.

If you are one of those who took the resolution to travel solo in the post-pandemic times and want to volunteer abroad, here are the safest destinations where you can find the best volunteering projects. Put all your worries on pause and pick the project that intrigues you the most.

Hopefully, you’ll have an amazing solo volunteering trip!

International Volunteer Opportunities For Solo Travelers

Turtle Conservation Program in Costa Rica


As the locals say, Costa Rica is the place to experience ‘Pura Vida’, meaning ‘Pure Life’. Undoubtedly, this picturesque Latin American country is a perfect destination for solo travelers, and the Turtle Conservation Program would be apt if you are keen on working with animals. You’ll be staying at the volunteer house or ranger house either near the Caribbean or the Pacific Coast, close to your project site.

Highlights of the Program:

  • Get involved in projects that are designed with the intention to protect turtle nests from human poachers
  • Help to manage sustainable egg-harvesting programs
  • Spend time cleaning the beach and go for night patrolling
  • Experience the goodness of a traditional lifestyle in a beach town of Costa Rica
  • Go on adventure trips to Arenal Volcano and explore several other eco-reserves


2 Weeks Special Voluntour in Peru


If you are an ardent lover of history and have the zeal to explore the Inca Trails, then Peru would be the ideal destination to kick-start your solo journey. Our country coordinators would be there to assist you always, and you can volunteer and travel safely with us. The 2 Weeks Special Volunteer in Cusco, Peru, has been essentially designed for the youngsters (who are all set to feel the adrenaline rush)! Feel the warmth while volunteering at a rural, spend your time with the little ones and shower them with the love they deserve.

Highlights of the Program:

  • Immerse yourself in the local Peruvian culture and interact with the locals to learn about their rich traditions
  • Go for a guided tour of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
  • Walk down the UNESCO World Heritage Site and indulge in knowing more about the Inca Civilization
  • Binge on the lip-smacking Peruvian Cuisine
  • Contribute meaningfully towards the lives of the underprivileged little ones attending the rural school


Football Coaching Program in Ghana


Are you a sports lover looking for a volunteering opportunity abroad? What can be better than opting for the Football Coaching Program in Ghana, where you’ll get to spend your days with enthusiastic school kids, teaching them the hacks of the game. The Ghanaians are extremely passionate about football and while coaching the young players, you’ll also get to feel the vibes. Ghana is a safe destination for solo travelers, and our in-country team will be there to assist you always. As a volunteer, you’ll be working and living in the city of Tamale, with is an international hub, with travelers from all across the world.

Highlights of the Program:

  • Volunteer at the local schools to mentor enthusiastic players and help them learn the tips and tricks of football
  • Live with the natives in Tamale and get to know about Ghanaian customs and traditions
  • Go to the Stadium and watch live football matches
  • Go for adventure safaris in the Mole National Park and spot the wildlife


Childcare Volunteer Program in Tanzania


To tell the truth, most of the women solo travelers choose to volunteer for this project, located in Arusha, Tanzania. This is, in fact, one of the most popular projects and if you love to work with children, then this would be the perfect choice for you! The Childcare Volunteering Program majorly focuses on the welfare and development of underprivileged children, and as a volunteer, all you have to do is provide these kids with utmost love and care. The children living in the orphanages are between the age group of 4 to 15 years, but you’ll also find toddlers who have been left here by the families suffering from extreme poverty.

Highlights of the Program:

  • Work alongside the existing staff in the orphanages to care for the children
  • Add some happiness to the lives of the little ones
  • Go for a wildlife safari in the popular Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Fly down to the beautiful coasts of Zanzibar
  • Live with the locals and experience the goodness of the authentic Tanzanian lifestyle


Short-Term Volunteer Program in Kenya


This 2 Weeks Special Voluntour Program in Kenya is specially designed for all those high school and college students who wish to travel abroad during their course break. Meant for young solo travelers, this program has the perfect itinerary to provide you the best that Kenya has to offer. You’ll be volunteering at an orphanage in Nairobi, and spend ample time with the little ones. The focus of this project is to provide adequate love and care to the orphans living in the shelter homes.

Highlights of the Program:

  • Provide your humble assistance to the staff of the Orphanage and take care of the little ones
  • Contribute towards the social cause in a meaningful manner
  • Go for a guided city tour of Nairobi and visit the Giraffe Manor, located on the outskirts
  • Visit the Mamba Village and Bomas of Kenya
  • Experience the thrill of spotting the Big 5 during a wildlife safari at Maasai Mara
  • Get to know more about the Maasai tribal folks


Turtle Conservation Volunteering in Sri Lanka

If you have always wanted to play an active role in conservation programs, then now is your chance to be a volunteer and contribute meaningfully towards the wellbeing of the Sea Turtles thriving in the southwestern coasts of Sri Lanka. The main focus of this project is to protect the turtle eggs as well as the baby turtles, and subsequently increase their population.

Highlights of the Program:

  • Spend your time by the exotic beaches of Sri Lanka, to make a difference & support the sea turtle ecosystem in a positive manner
  • Play an active role in beach cleaning and promote responsible tourism
  • Gain first-hand work experience and bond with people from different parts of the world
  • Teach the local communities about the prospects of nature conservation and how to keep the environment healthy

Once you find the project that suits your interests, go ahead and apply for it. We always suggest enthusiastic participants book their volunteering projects in advance. In case you have any doubts or need to know more about our projects, you can simply drop us an email at [email protected] and our Trave Advisors will get back to you, ASAP!

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