The Best Volunteer Abroad Programs for Solo Travelers


While there are a bunch of travelers who are restless and always up for solo trips, there are others who are skeptic 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 2018 and wants 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 in 2018.

Volunteer Abroad Programs 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 someone who’s 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 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 the 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 the enthusiastic players and help them learn the tips and tricks of football
  • Live with the natives in Tamale and get to know about the 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


Orphanage Volunteering 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 Orphanage 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 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 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 wildlife safari at Maasai Mara
  • Get to know more about the Maasai tribal folks


Yoga and Volunteer Adventure in India

himalayasyoga - Best Volunteering Programs for Solo Travelers

Are you a solo traveler, keen on exploring India, but not quite sure about the safety issues? Well, no worries! Trust me, India is an absolutely safe country for travelers (which include female travelers as well) and thousands of people from all across the world visit this enchanting land, every year. The Yoga and Volunteer Adventure Program in the Himalayas would be a perfect choice for those who wish to learn the art of Yoga and Meditation while living in a quaint Himalayan town and also volunteer for the children at a rural school.

Highlights of the Program:

  • Spend 2 weeks in the Himalayan town of Palampur, explore the tea gardens and live in a house that’s located in the foothills of the Himalayas
  • Cleanse your mind and soul as you learn the art of Yoga and Meditation
  • Go for a day trip to McLeodganj and visit the monastery of His Holiness The Dalai Lama
  • Go for a weekend trek to Bir, and choose to paraglide from Billing (World’s Second Best Paragliding Point)
  • Volunteer at child care centers and make a difference


3 Weeks Ultimate Thailand Voluntour

thailand - Best Volunteering Programs for Solo Travelers

Known to be ‘The Backpacker’s Paradise’, Thailand has always been on the top of the list of destinations for solo travelers. In case you are planning to take a month long break and explore Thailand, there can be nothing better than this amazing and adventurous voluntour that is packed with all the crazy things! In a month’s time, hop from Bangkok to Surin, Sangkhlaburi to Koh Phangan and experience the best of traveling and volunteering.

Highlights of the Program:

  • Live with the mahouts and volunteer for the elephants while living in a village in Surin
  • Explore the nightlife of Bangkok
  • Take part in the construction project in Sangkhlaburi and help the local communities
  • Join the madness of the parties in Koh Phangan
  • Chill at the beaches, binge on lip-smacking Thai food, and learn to cook
  • Go for snorkeling, surfing and scuba diving


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 a mail at [email protected] and our Trave Advisors will get back to you, ASAP!

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